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This week’s eQB Cover Story lands safely in Sacramento where Christopher K is celebrating his 16th anniversary at KDND. As one of the original cast members of the Sac Top 40 since its inception in 1998, Chris has been a model of long-term stability in a business mired in much volatility. He currently serves as APD/MD of KDND/The End and sister HAC KUDL/Star, and this week offers up some perceptive perspectives on a variety of hot issues. In Programming To Win, it's been over a year since the Nielsen-Arbitron deal happened and Paragon's Larry Johnson takes a look at the state of radio ratings. Question of the Week asks: Who was the best boss you’ve had throughout your career and what qualities made him/her such a good boss? Plus, Hot Shots and the FMQB History page. [more]

Nielsen Reports Third Quarter 2014 Results, Announces $1B Share Repurchase Authorization
3Q’14 revenues increased 13.3% to $1.57 billion, up 14.4% in constant currency.

iHeartRadio Now Available For Use In Apple's CarPlay

In Brief - October 23, 2014
October 22, 2014

Pandora AMP Allows For "Large Scale" Artist Analytics
The new, free online service gives artists and their managers a detailed view of their audience on Pandora.

Spanish Broadcasting System Names Eric Garcia Radio Revenue Chief, GM, New York Market

The Conclave To Honor Ginny Morris With The Rockwell Award

In Brief - October 22, 2014
October 21, 2014

Report: Ron Fair Departs Virgin Records
Fair had served as Chief Creative Officer/EVP of the label since 2013.

Adobe, Nielsen To Create Comprehensive Measurement Platform For Digital Content

DMR/Interactive Names Doug Smith VP/Marketing Strategy

Triton Digital's August 2014 Ranker: Major News Events Show Impact On Top 20 Streaming Audio Markets
October 20, 2014

iHeartMedia San Francisco Names Mark Adams PD of KYLD & KIOI
Adams returns to the Bay Area to oversee programming at Hot AC Star 101.3 and Rhythmic CHR WiLD 94.9.

Premiere Networks Promotes Claudine Cazian To VP/Programming & Branded Entertainment

Entercom Names Carlos Lamadrid VP/National Sales, Strategic Partnerships

Pandora Hires Steve Bené As General Counsel

In Brief - October 20, 2014
October 17, 2014

In Brief - October 17, 2014
Legendary Philadelphia International Records officially shuts down, Royce Stevenson adds APD duties at KDGS, Alpha Media adds Energy to Peoria

The Week In Review: 10/13-10/17
October 16, 2014

Michael Jordan Named PD At WAMZ
Jordan will continue to serve as OM for iHeartMedia's Lexington cluster and PD of WBUL

Dan Chertoff Named VP, A&R, RCA Records

Greater Media Chairman, CEO Peter Smyth Named Among The 2014 Giants of Broadcasting

Joe Cuello Joins TuneCore As Chief Creative Officer

Clip Interactive Reports Milestones In Revenue, MAUs, Engagement For Radio Station Partners

iHeartMedia Wins Gold Award At Healthcare Marketing IMPACT Awards

In Brief - October 16, 2014
October 15, 2014

Gayle Troberman Named iHeartMedia EVP And Chief Marketing Officer
Troberman will develop strategies to connect company’s multiple brands even more closely to consumers

John Geary Appointed Market President For iHeartMedia Sacramento

Sun & Fun Media Partners With Premiere Networks For Ad Sales

TuneCore Pays Artists $32.7 Million In Q3 2014 for Music Distribution, Expands Music Publishing Catalog

In Brief - October 15, 2014
October 14, 2014

Warner Music Group Broadens Senior Management Team
Eric Levin apppointed Chief Financial Officer, Brian Roberts to become EVP, Corporate Strategy & Operations

Tribune Media Announces $400 Million Stock Repurchase Program

New Generation Radio Partners With Colbert Media Group

In Brief - October 14, 2014
October 13, 2014

Steve Davis Named VP/Programming, CBS Radio Washington, D.C.
Davis will continue to serve as Program Director of CBS Radio’s WPGC-FM and WIAD-FM.

Capitol Music Group Names Ambrosia Healy SVP/Head Of Media Strategy & Relations

Alpha Media To Purchase Buckley Broadcasting of California, LLC, Buckley Communications, Inc. Radio Stations

Alicia Keys Added To CBS Radio's "We Can Survive" Lineup

In Brief - October 13, 2014
October 10, 2014

In this week's eQB we catch up with KKRQ & KMIY/Tucson PD Chris P who is not only programming the radio station he grew up listening to 93.7 KRQ, he's overseeing another, sister Hot AC My 92.9. His understanding of radio as a business has made Chris P one of the format's top up and comers and a programmer to watch! In Programming To Win, What can radio programmers learn from Starbucks? The Nielsen Audio Programming Team break down listeners beyond the P1s into three categories, the same ones used by Starbucks to delineate their own customer base. Question of the Week asks: Who was your very first artist interview and what was memorable about it? Plus, Hot Shots and the FMQB History page.

The Week In Review: 10/6-10/10

iHeartMedia Presents "iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2014 Concert Tour"
The iHeartRadio Jingle Ball will be live streamed exclusively on Yahoo Live and televised as an exclusive nationwide two-hour broadcast special on The CW Network ­ December 18.

In Brief - October 10, 2014
October 9, 2014

Emmis Announces Second Quarter Earnings
Reported revenues up 12.5%; Emmis radio stations continue share gains.

Michael O'Rielly Renominated As FCC Commissioner

Nielsen Study: The Car IS The Information Superhighway

Shazam, Sun Broadcast Group Announces Partnership

iHeartRadio Now Integrated With Android Wear

Westwood One, Benztown Sign Multi-Year Extension

In Brief - October 9, 2014
October 8, 2014

Three UMG Executives Included In Variety's 2014 Women's Impact Report
This year’s Women’s Impact Report represents a selection of the most influential women in the entertainment industry.

Steve Dahl Returns To WLS-AM

Paul Cannell Named PD At WMFX

CBI, SoundExchange Reach Settlement On Many Webcasting Issues

In Brief - October 8, 2014
October 7, 2014

iHeartMedia, Omnicom Media Group Announce Partnership
Partnership will collaborate on developing new, groundbreaking audio, cross platform opportunities for clients that leverage technologies, insights from both companies.

Republic Records Names Marleny Dominguez VP/Marketing

Streaming Rates Must Reflect Competitive Market, NAB Tells Copyright Royalty Board

In Brief - October 7, 2014

October 6, 2014

Scott Greer Named EVP Of Capitol Music Group
New senior member of CMG executive management team will oversee operations in New York.

Suzy Rufail Named iHeartMedia San Francisco General Sales Manager

iHeartMedia Washington, D.C. Names Todd Freundlich General Sales Manager

The Beggars Group Announces Expansion, Promotions Within Radio Department

In Brief - October 6, 2014
October 3, 2014

iHeartMedia Connecticut Names Dave Symonds Operations Manager
Symonds joins from iHeartMedia Richmond where he served as Regional Program Manager.

Veteran Broadcaster Kevin Metheny Passes Away

KLIF/Dallas Re-Brands As The All-New HOT 93.3

The Week In Review: 9/29-10/3

Kenny Jay, Adam Sprenger Upped To PD's At CBS Radio Minneapolis

In Brief - October 3, 2014
October 2, 2014

CBS Radio Adds Philadelphia, Miami Stations In Swap With Beasley
Beasley to acquire CBS Radio’s mid-size market stations in Tampa and Charlotte, as well as WIP-AM/Philadelphia.

Cox Media Group Radio Names New Leaders In Atlanta, San Antonio, Tulsa

iHeartMedia Names Hector Marcano VP/Hispanic Operations East

Russ Jones Named SVP/News Operations Of IRN/USA Radio Network

iHeartRadio Announces Fiesta Latina

Nielsen's Music 360: Americans Make Music Top Entertainment Choice Ignites A To Z Hits Preview

In Brief - October 2, 2014
October 1, 2014

Darrin Arriens Appointed PD At KSKS/Fresno
Arriens brings years of programming and operations experience to KSKS.

Westwood One Names Jack Foley Vice President, Business Development

Raphael Takes Over Evenings On Q102/Philadelphia

iHeartMedia, Live Nation To Present the iHeartRadio "On The Rise" Tour

Radionomy Unveils New Interface For RadioManager

In Brief - October 1, 2014
Charli XCX Goes Platinum In DC
September 30, 2014

iHeartMedia Atlanta Names New Market President and Vice President of Sales
Justin Schaflander upped to Market President, Jason Mosher rises to VP of Sales

iHeartMedia Myrtle Beach Names Zac Davis Operations Manager

Tim Maranville Joins Cross Platform Media Group As Chief Content Officer

Study: New Brain Research Demonstrates High Effectiveness Of Radio Advertising

Survey: Justin Timberlake Is Music’s Best Male Role Model

In Brief - September 30, 2014
Barbra Streisand at SiriusXM Town Hall
September 29, 2014

Jon Pinch Delays Retirement, Named Market Manager At Cumulus-Atlanta
Cumulus EVP/COO Pinch had been planning to retire this fall but now will oversee the company's six-station Atlanta cluster.

iHeartMedia Names Earl Jones SVP, Urban Operations

Report: Few 13-20’s Name FM As #1 Music Source

New Study: Radio An Effective Way To Influence Swing Voters

In Brief - September 29, 2014
Sammy Suarez named PD at WBWZ, WPKF/Hudson Valley, Ashley Z joins KDND/Sacramento for nights
September 26, 2014

In this week's eQB we honor WFLZ/Tampa’s 25th Anniversary as FMQB revisits a special tribute feature to the legendary Power Pig. It's a fascinating inside look that chronicles the birth of one of the country's ground breaking Top 40 stations from the people who lived it! In Programming To Win, our imaging expert Rich Van Slyke chats with WGRD/Grand Rapids Brand Manager John Walker. Question of the Week asks: What are your current guilty pleasures: Song, TV show, snack food? Plus, Hot Shots and the FMQB History page featuring WFLZ through the years.

The Week In Review: 9/22-9/26

Cox Media Group Names Pete Spriggs News/Talk/Sports Radio Format Leader, Drew Anderssen Format Coordinator
Spriggs and Anderssen will continue their current roles, but also work closely with CMG VP/Radio Programming Steve Smith

Mann Gets HOT From HITS In Bakersfield Announces Launch Date, Features

In Brief - September 26, 2014
September 25, 2014

iHeartRadio Music Festival Generates 5 Billion Social Impressions
Twitter dominant platform for social sharing, representing two-thirds of overall activity.

In Brief - September 25, 2014
KXT/Dallas taps Amy Miller as APD, WKTU/New York names Colleen Shea Producer of Cubby And Carolina In The Morning
September 24, 2014

Report: Southern California Broadcasters Association White Paper
Consumer response and listening satisfaction of broadcast Radio vs. Pandora internet music service

In Brief - September 24, 2014
Lisa Sherman named President/CEO of the Ad Council
September 23, 2014

Jelli Selects Digigram To Provide Sound Cards For RadioSpot
Digigram’s analog & digital stereo sound card will provide RadioSpot platform broadcast-quality audio in the playout of commercial content.

In Brief - September 23, 2014
Emmis promotes Alan Fish to National Sales Manager for New York and Los Angeles
September 22, 2014

BIA/Kelsey Projects $139.3 Billion In Local Media Revenue By 2015
Mobile local ad revenue and local social media ad revenue are predicted to see strong growth next year.

Allison Warren Named VP/Market Manager For Cumulus-Nashville

Lauren MacLeash Named OM For CBS Radio's KMNB, KZJK/Minneapolis

CBS Radio’s “We Can Survive” Concert Returns On October 24

In Brief - September 22, 2014
September 19, 2014

Broadcast Music, Inc. Reports Record-Breaking Revenues Of $977 Million
BMI distributes a 75-year high of $840 million to songwriters, composers and music publishers

The Week In Review: 9/15-9/19

106.7 The Beat Comes to Columbus

In Brief - September 19, 2014
September 18, 2014

Cat Collins Joins iHeartMedia's National Programming Platforms Team
iHeartMedia-San Francisco programmer promoted to the company's National Programming Platforms and Strategic Services teams.

TT Torrez Joins HOT 97/New York As Music Director

In Brief - September 18, 2014
September 17, 2014

Report: U.S. Advertising Expenditures Increased 0.7 Percent In Q2 2014

FMQB FYI... Links You Should Know About looks back at WBCN

FMQB FYI... Links You Should Know About
Washington Post highlights Clear Channel's "On The Verge" program

The Week In Review: 9/8-9/12

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The Year In Review - 2013
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Taylor Swift Reveals Songs of 1989
The singer/songwriter has announced her official track list, as well as a bevy of radio appearances to promote her new album. [more]

One Direction Goes "On The Road Again"
The group reveals additional dates for their 2015 stadium tour.

Quick Hits: American Music Awards, Justin Timberlake, New Now Next Awards, Foo Fighters, Jake Miller, ShipRocked

Florida Georgia Line, Bob Seger Lead Sales Chart
You+Me, The Game, Hoodie Allen, U2 and Jesse J all debut in eclectic SoundScan Top Ten.

Quick Hits: Taylor Swift, Foo Fighters, Gwen Stefani, Cold War Kids

Charli XCX, Haim and More Contribute to Hunger Games
The Lorde-curated soundtrack also features diverse artists like Kanye West, CHVRCHES, and Grace Jones.

Quick Hits: Meghan Trainor, Smashing Pumpkins, Milky Chance

U2 Sits Down For Intimate Radio Special
Bono and Larry Mullen Jr. were on hand Friday night for iHeartRadio Icons Live: U2, The Making Of Songs Of Innocence.

Quick Hits: Coldplay, Gwen Stefani, Foo Fighters, Dropkick Murphys, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear

One Direction Reveal Four Tracklist
The British boy band unveiled the full tracklist for their new album, due out November 17.

The Week In Review: 10/13-10/17

Quick Hits: Iggy Azalea, U2, Snoop Dogg / Pharrell, iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina

Pitbull Goes Global In November
The singer's new album, Globalization, will feature Chris Brown, J. Lo, Sean Paul and others.

Quick Hits: Sam Smith, MTV EMAs, Songwriters Hall of Fame, The Pixies, Fall Out Boy, Bonnaroo

Jason Aldean, Hozier Top Album Sales Chart
Country singer Aldean hits #1 while Irish singer-songwriter Hozier's debut album arrives at #2.

Quick Hits: Foo Fighters, Prince, Ariana Grande

Taylor Swift Taps Into the '80s For "Out Of The Woods"
Co-writer Jack Antonoff says the music from John Hughes movies inspired the songwriting for 1989.

Quick Hits: One Direction, Christina Aguilera / The Voice, Jack White, Kelly Clarkson, T.I., Wilco

Iggy Azalea Leads 2014 AMA Nominees
The female rapper has six nods for this year's awards, while John Legend, Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams have five each.

Quick Hits: Foo Fighters, Soul Train Awards, Iggy Azalea, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Alicia Keys & David Byrne, Forbes Under 30 Music Festival

THE WHO HITS 50! Tour Set For North America 2015
THE WHO will celebrate their 50-year legacy when they bring their THE WHO HITS 50! tour to North America in 2015.

The Week In Review: 10/6-10/10

FMQB Retro-Active: Ken Sharp Revisits the Magic of The Turles With Singer Howard Kaylan

Quick Hits: Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Foster The People, Counting Crows, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals

Green Day, NIN Up For Rock Hall of Fame Induction
Other artists on the 2015 ballot include N.W.A., Sting, The Smiths, Lou Reed, and Chic.

Quick Hits: Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Pink Floyd, Adele, Rated X

Ed Sheeran Straps On His Dancing Shoes
The musician studied ballroom dancing in order to craft his new video for "Thinking Out Loud."

Quick Hits: album sales, Jessie J, VH1 You Oughta Know, Beach Boys/BBC, Depeche Mode, Trey Anastasio

Quick Hits: Pharrell Williams, SIXX:A.M., Patti Smith, John Lennon

Foo Fighters Camp Out On Letterman
The band will do a residency on the Late Show from October 13 to 17.

Quick Hits: Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett, Calvin Harris, Muse, Paul Revere & The Raiders

Springsteen, Eminem & Metallica To Play HBO Concert For Veterans Day
Dave Grohl, Rihanna and a number of celebrities to take part in The Concert Of Valor.

The Week In Review: 9/29-10/3

Quick Hits: Fergie, Jack White, Wu-Tang Clan, Fiona Apple

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga Land #1 Album
The duets record Cheek To Cheek debuts atop the Nielsen Soundscan sales chart.

Quick Hits: Ed Sheeran & Ariana Grande, Justin Timberlake, Haerts, On The Rise Tour

Quick Hits: U2, Eddie Vedder, Alt-J

Lorde Drops "Yellow Flicker Beat"
The singer offers a new single while reflecting on her breakthrough year since Pure Heroine was released.

Quick Hits: Gwen Stefani & Pharrell Williams, Mary Lambert, Alex & Sierra

Taylor Swift, Metallica & More Headlining 2015 Rock In Rio USA
The U.S. edition of the festival will be held next May in Las Vegas.

Quick Hits: Britney Spears, Prince, Birdman, Black Sabbath, Rancid

Thom Yorke Releases Surprise Solo Album Via BitTorrent
Radiohead singer instantly released his second solo album today, titled Tomorrow's Modern Boxes.

The Week In Review: 9/22-9/26

Quick Hits: R.E.M., AC/DC, U2

Metallica Has Goodies In Store This Holiday Season
The band is releasing a vinyl single on Black Friday and re-releasing the movie Some Kind of Monster for its 10th anniversary.

Quick Hits: Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Wiz Khalifa & Amber Rose, Brandi Carlile, Neil Young, Bob Seger

Streisand, Chris Brown Top SoundScan Sales Chart
Five new albums make up the top five this week, with debuts from Tim McGraw, George Strait and Train as well.

Nickelback Moving To No Fixed Address In November
The rockers' new album is due out November 18 on Republic Records.

Quick Hits: AC/DC, Bruce Springsteen, Weezer, Outkast, The Who

T.I. Gets Paperwork In Order
The rapper's new album features cameos from Pharrell, Usher, Chris Brown, Iggy Azalea and more.

FMQB Photo Pass: Lily Allen

Quick Hits: Kelly Clarkson, Bob Dylan, Iggy Azalea, Lana Del Rey, Jeff Bridges

iHeartRadio Festival Takes Over Vegas
Alicia Keys, Chris Brown, Jason Derulo and more made surprise appearances in Sin City over the weekend.

FMQB Photo Pass: Black Keys

Quick Hits: Lorde, Hozier, Charli XCX, Madonna, Pink Floyd

Jennifer Hudson Talks New Album
The singer/actress will release JHUD on September 23.

The Week In Review: 9/15-9/19

Quick Hits: Queen, Freddie Mercury, Michael Jackson, Foo Fighters, JLo, Iggy Azalea,

U2, Apple Partnership Has More In Store
Bono says the band is working on a new audiovisual interactive format for music.

Quick Hits: Metallica, Kanye West & Lorde, Dr. Dre, Paul McCartney

FMQB Photo Pass: Steve Winwood & Tom Petty

Quick Hits: Lecrae, Bruce Springsteen, Jessie J

Taylor Swift Talks 1989
The title refers to the year of Swift's birth, but also gives a nod to "a very experimental time in Pop music."

Quick Hits: Katy Perry / MTV EMAs, Icona Pop, Whitney Houston, Manchester Orchestra, Mary Lambert, K. Michelle

One Direction Says "Steal My Girl"
The first official single from Four will be unleashed on September 29.

Quick Hits: Beyoncé & Jay Z, Neil Young's Bridge School Benefit, Bon Jovi, George Harrison

Quick Hits: Gwen Stefani, Iggy Azalea, Demi Lovato, Calvin Harris, Ellie Goulding, Kendrick Lamar

U2 Already Plotting Next Album?
The band offers a behind-the-scenes video of studio footage and Bono hints at "Songs of Experience."

The Week In Review: 9/8-9/12

Quick Hits: Madonna & Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Ariana Grande, iHeartRadio Australia Music Festival, Stevie Wonder

Maroon 5 Land Second #1 Album With V
The Pop group's new album hits #1, while Jeezy debuts at #2 with Seen it All: The Autobiography.

Ariana Grande To Hit The Road For "The Honeymoon Tour"

Quick Hits: Nicki Minaj, Paul McCartney, John Mellencamp, The Lumineers

U2 Gives Away New Album Via iTunes
The band surprises fans with a sudden free digital release of Songs of Innocence.

Quick Hits: Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys, Avicii, P!nk, Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie

One Direction Announce The Release Of New Album FOUR
The band offers free track download, “Fireproof,” as a "Thank You" to fans for 24 hours only.

Quick Hits: G.R.L.


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