Tom Leykis, Norm Pattiz, Rob Cesternino, Andy Bowers bring podcasting to RAIN Summit West

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A power-packed podcasting panel will highlight RAIN Summit West, April 12 in Las Vegas.

Called On Demand Is In Demand, the panel will gather podcast personalities and podcast network executives onstage to discuss their shows, and the future of this hot industry segment. (CLICK HERE for registration and info.)

Confirmed speakers for the panel include:

norm pattiz thumbnailNorm Pattiz: Pattiz, founder and CEO of PodcastOne, will moderate the panel. Pattiz, founder and former chief executive of WestwoodOne, is a high-energy advocate of podcasting as a new form of radio.

Tom Leykis in his Burbank studio.Tom Leykis: One of the foremost podcast personalities, Leykis is a refugee from broadcast, where his popular talk show was discontinued in a station format change. He sat through a non-compete period, then took his act to podcasting, where he runs a profitable streaming talk show.

rob cesternino thumbnailRob Cesternino: A podcast star who first came to fame as a contestant on the Survivor reality TV show. His popular podcast (Rob Has A Podcast) frequently covers reality TV shows and features guests from those shows. Cesternino also produces Post Show Recaps which is currently covering House of Cards and other scripted programs.

andy bowers thumbnailAndy Bowers: As Executive Producer and Creator of Slate’s podcast operation, Andy Bowers has a deeper background than most in podcast production and programming. Bowers and Slate recently launched Panoply, a new podcast listening platform and ad network feature both in-house programs and show produced externally — launch partners include The New York Times Magazine and Huffington Post.

RAIN Summit West is the preeminent information and networking event for the streaming audio industry. It is co-located with the NAB Show, April 12 in Las Vegas. CLICK HERE for more information about panels and speakers, and to register.

Brad Hill