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April 17th, 2016

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Join RAIN in Las Vegas on Sunday April 17th for RAIN Summit West, a partner event to NAB Show!


Plan ahead and reserve your seat at RAIN Summit West!

The premiere knowledge and networking event for the Internet radio and the online audio industry!

A partner event to the NAB Show.

A full day of special presentations, networking opportunities, and expert discussions on all aspects of the evolving online audio marketplace.

rsw 2014 cocktail partyTo top it off,  the best networking event in the industry — the RAIN Summit Cocktail Party!


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ginny morris OFFICIAL large square crop 100wGINNY MORRIS, Keynoter

Chair and CEO of Hubbard Radio, Ginny Morris has been in radio for over 30 years.



zach sang from Westwood One siteZACH SANG
Multimedia superstar and radio prodigy for Westwood One, Zach Sang captures a challenging audience for radio — the 12-to-34 crowd, for five hours a night. Immersed in social, connected to stars and fans equally, “Zach Sang & The Gang” creates a constant stream of digital output along with the broadcast. In a RAIN Summit interview, Zach will talk about his background, his passion for radio, and daily production.


francesco baschieri 100wFRANCESCO BASCHIERI

Founder and CEO, Spreaker, a broadcast and podcast service that enables amateurs and professionals to create and monetize audio programs.



vickie nauman 100wVICKIE NAUMAN

Principal and Owner, CrossBorderWorks Consulting & Advisory, Vickie Nauman works with a portfolio of music/tech companies including ROK Mobile, SXSW Music, and CUR Media.


russ crupnick 100wRUSS CRUPNICK

Russ Crupnick is Managing Partner of MusicWatch, a research company providing insights and marketing research to the music and entertainment industries.



jack hobbs cropped square 100wJACK HOBBS

President of reVOLVER Podcasts, the new bilingual podcast and video streaming platform targeting a fast growing Latino audience, Jack Hobbs is ex-Univision (and a former pro baseball player).


stefan brock 100wSTEFAN BROCK

Stefan Brock is an Emmy Award-winning executive, and Vice President of Interactive at Alpha Media.



ted gurley 100wTED GURLEY

As Vice President Digital Sales at Univision Communications, Ted Gurley executes advertising strategies to reach the digital Latino across 128 TV/radio stations and 71 websites. Gurley also co-authored one of the first books about online audio: Plug-In: The Guide to Music and the Net.


margaret hunt linkedin 100wMARGARET POMEROY HUNT

Margaret Pomeroy Hunt is the Chief Development Officer at New York Public Radio, home to on-demand audio brands Here’s the Thing, Freakonomics, Note to Self, Radiolab, and others. New York Public Radio’s flagship station, WNYC, recently opened WNYC Studios for podcast development.


owen grover crop 02 100wOWEN GROVER
Senior Vice President and General Manager for iHeartRadio, Owen Grover has been actively involved in the media and entertainment industry for more than 15 years. He joined iHeartMedia in 2005, and formerly served as the Senior Vice President of Digital Ventures, where he led new product development and partnerships for the company.


norm pattiz thumbnailNORMAN PATTIZ

Founder of Westwood One, inductee in the National Radio Hall of Fame, and currently Founder & Chairman of Podcast One, Norman Pattiz is one of audio’s great innovators. PodcastOne owns and/or represents a portfolio of about 200 programs, including The Big Podcast with Shaq, Loveline, and The Steve Austin Show Unleashed!.


ted cohen linkedinTED COHEN

Ted Cohen is Managing Partner of Tag Strategic, a strategic advisory company providing business development for clients as diverse as Coca-Cola and Gibson. He was SVP of Digital Development at EMI Music for six eventful years (2000-2006), and holds many consulting and board positions.


susiehedrickSUSIE HEDRICK

As Senior Vice President of Sales, North America, for advertising technology company WideOrbit, Susie Hedrick continues an executive career representing large suites of sell-side software for the broadcast industry. Before WideOrbit Susie help leadership roles at Marketron. She is the subject of a RAIN Fireside Chat at RAIN Summit West.


david levin thumbDAVID LEVIN

Vice President of New Media and Strategic Development and BMI, David Levin is a pioneer in digital media and entertainment. Before joining BMI in 2012, Levin held leadership roles in Sony Music, and Bertelsmann Music Group before that.


jeremy sinon 100wJEREMY SINON

As Corporate Digital Director of Hubbard Radio, Jeremy Sinon manages website strategy, new product innovation, social media, mobile app development, and all other aspects of interactive products across the radio stations in Hubbard’s nine markets.


ruth presslaff 100wRUTH PRESSLAFF

Founder of Presslaff Interactive Media, a technology and marketing company. A specialist in building audience engagement and relationships, Presslaff describes herself as “a major data geek.”


kurthansonKURT HANSON
Founder of RAIN and CEO of online radio pioneer AccuRadio, Kurt Hanson is a forward-thinking legend in the industry. He will present his traditional State of the Industry Address, a data-packed analysis of key trends laced with fly-by 60’s TV references. Keep your eyes (and ears) open. An event in itself.


Larry Rosin Headshot-2011-OutsideLARRY ROSIN

Edison Research President Larry Rosin returns to RAIN Summit West with fresh insights from The Infinite Dial, the cornerstone consumer survey on American listening habits co-produced with Triton Digital. The 2016 edition of this annual study will be the 24th in a series that dates back to 1998, illuminating long-term trending patterns.



Broadcast law attorney David Oxenford is a foremost expert on the complex legalities that underlie radio and streaming audio. Fortunately for conference attendees, he is also a master at demystifying the regulatory tangle, and he will moderate the RAIN Legal Panel in Las Vegas. This timely high-level discussion comes as webcasting enters a new five-year royalty period for the use of recorded music. Count on this session to clarify the Copyright Royalty Board’s rate-setting process and outcome.


karen allenKAREN ALLEN

Describing herself as “a Millennial in a Gen X body,” Karen Allen is a business consultant who focuses on digital solutions for the entertainment industry. As head of her own consultancy and VP of Business Development for Kwaai Oak, Karen has her ear to the ground of the tech startup landscape. She will host RAIN’s Startup panel in Las Vegas.


mike dougherty 300wMIKE DOUGHERTY

An investment banker turned startup entrepreneur, Mike Dougherty is the Founder and CEO of Jelli, a programmatic platform for broadcast radio. Jelli powers the Expressway from Katz, and is the technology provider for programmatic sales at iHeartMedia. Mike has said that 2016 is the year that programmatic goes to scale. “The largest advertisers want to buy radio and audio using the same tactics as digital,” he says. “It’s about data and efficiency.”


kevin goldbergKEVIN GOLDBERG

Kevin Goldberg comes to RAIN Summit West from Washington law firm Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, where he specializes in copyright and trademark issues,and has represented webcasters in music licensing issues.

Praise for RAIN Summit West 2015

RAIN Summits are always one of the most informative and well-managed events I attend.”

“I flew down from Dubai for this and it was totally worth the effort.”

“I find the entire conference fascinating and feel like we are exploring the future.”

“Great content. The program moved. Well worth the money.”

“Attracts the people I need to speak to face-to-face.”

“Excellent panels, and very well paced.”

“I found the content and speakers to be top notch.”

“A good networking opportunity with like-minded people.”

“Helps me clearly see how to move forward in an ever-evolving environment.”

“Great! Just as I had hoped.”

“Always the right crowd.”

“Packed with lots of information and insight. Thank you!”

“Met some great colleagues; some will be good friends.”

“It was excellent. Lots of chances to network, meet new people, and share ideas.”

“Informative and insightful look into the on-demand, Internet radio world.”

“Moderators did a great job keeping the discussions on track.”

“Good opportunity to get the pulse of the industry.”

“RAIN packs a lot of info into one day. Love it.”

“I found the summit extremely valuable.”

“Always a great time.”

“I absolutely loved the summit.”