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Emmis Reports Lower Revenue in Full Fiscal Year, Fourth Quarter
Emmis Communications' radio net revenue fell six percent in Q4 and four percent in the full year. [more]

Radio One Net Revenue Up 3.1 Percent in First Quarter

Benztown To Distribute Classic Hip Hop and R&B Radio Show Hosted By Sir Mix-a-Lot
May 4, 2016

iHeartMedia Reports Results for First Quarter
Consolidated revenues increased 4 percent to $1.4 billion, Radio up 5.9 percent.

Beasley Broadcast Group Reports Revenue Growth in Q1

WDJX/Louisville DJ Alex Clark Cast In New Fox TV Series Coupled

Dave Ramsey to Keynote 2016 Radio Show

In Brief - May 4, 2016
May 3, 2016

CBS Corporate Revenue Up 10 Percent In First Quarter
CBS Local Broadcasting, which includes CBS Radio, grew by nine percent to $649 million.

Adam Wiener Named EVP/GM, CBS Local Digital Media

iHeartRadio Breaks Another Record: 85 Million Registered Users

Greater Media Renews Relationship with Triton Digital

Live Nation Reports $1.2 Billion in Q1 Revenue

In Brief - May 3, 2016
Wendy Rollins to exit WRFF/Philadelphia
May 2, 2016

Entercom Reports First Quarter Results
Entercom's net revenues for Q! increased 23 percent to $96.1 million.

Cumulus Names Brian Demay PD of WRRM-FM/Cincinnati

CBS Radio Names Kenetta Bailey SVP/Marketing
April 29, 2016

Pandora Revenue, Listenership Rises In Q1
The streaming music service reported a 29 percent increase in revenue in the first quarter of 2016.

In Brief - April 29, 2016
April 28, 2016

SiriusXM Reports First Quarter 2016 Results
Revenue climbs 11% to $1.2 billion, a quarterly record.

CMG Tulsa Names Nathan Reed Director of Branding & Programming at KRAV-FM

Cumulus Media Shreveport Ups Julie Kansy to PD at KQHN

ASCAP Revenue Tops $1 Billion For Second Straight Year
April 27, 2016

Blaire Galaton-Kelleher Joins “The Jack Diamond Morning Show” On WRQX/Washington, D.C
She will serve as Executive Morning Show Producer.

Premiere Networks To Provide Distribution For Aiir

Radio Milwaukee Names Glenn Kleiman Executive Director

In Brief - April 27, 2016
April 26, 2016

CBS Radio Las Vegas Promotes JB King to Operations Manager
King will oversee six station cluster and continue as Program Director for both 98.5 KLUC and Q100.

KLUC/Las Vegas Taps John Moug As New Afternoon Drive Host

Donna Gryn Promoted to VP of Marketing at Republic Records

KIIS FM/Los Angeles Announces Artists Performing At Wango Tango Pre-Show Village

In Brief - April 26, 2016
April 25, 2016

KROQ/Los Angeles Annouces Weanie Roast 2016
Legendary Alt Rock station details its 24th Roast and it's final year at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre on May 14.

Kristie McIntyre Returns To D.C. Airwaves For Nights On WRQX

Karen Mateo Exits Her Post at CBS Radio

Beasley Las Vegas Names Mark Sturcken Director Of Sales
April 22, 2016

As Head of Promotion for Glassnote Music, Nick Petropoulos has one of the more enviable gigs in the music industry. After all, he’s working in a forward-thinking and ultra-creative company culture which has been set forth and nurtured by label President/Founder Daniel Glass, while also involved with some of the coolest bands in the biz. Nick shares his views on what makes Glassnote so special, as well as a variety of other relevant issues. In Programming to Win, Your voice is the most important instrument when on the air, recording promos or in many other aspects of your radio career. Our voiceover expert Rich Van Slyke is back this week with ten tips about how to best use your voice. Question of the Week asks: If you could change careers to the music industry and hold any position, what job would you want and why? Plus, our photo flashback in This Week in FMQB History.

Radio Pays Tribute To The Musical Legacy of Prince
SiriusXM, iHeartRadio and Prince's hometown station The Current are among the broadcasters honoring the late icon.

Hubbard Radio Elevates Jeremy Sinon To Director of Digital Strategy
Sinon will focus full-time on Hubbard Radio’s digital future

In Brief - April 22, 2016
April 21, 2016

Music Icon Prince Has Passed Away
The musical genius was found dead in his Paisley Park home at the age of 57.

Nielsen Reports 1st Quarter 2016 Results

Universal Music Group Ups Barak Moffitt To EVP/Content Strategy & Operations

To Honor Prince, Magic 92.5 Switching to "Purple 92.5"
April 20, 2016

Tanner Kloven Races To Middays On 103.7 KVIL/Dallas

Cumulus New Orleans appoints Rachel Adams and Kelwynn Napoleon as Local Sales Managers
April 19, 2016

Todd Cavanah Named VP/Programming For CBS Radio Chicago
30-year proramming vet will oversee the market's cluster of stations in the Windy City.

Chris York Named Senior Director Of A&R For Capitol Records

Westwood One Launches 2Hours with Matt Pinfield

2016 NAB Crystal Radio Award Recipients Announced
April 18, 2016

Jacobs Media's TechSurvey 12 Shows That "It's An On-Demand World"
The latest data from the study finds that on-demand video consumption signals podcasting and on-demand audio growth.

Entercom Launches “7x7” Alternative New Music Discovery Program

iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party Returns To Miami Beach

Pandora Hits $2 Billion In Royalties For Artists & Songwriters

Nielsen: Urban Contemporary & News/Talk Radio Continue To Soar

Z90/San Diego Recaps An #EPIC48Hours
April 15, 2016

Big Machine Label Group & HSN Rock With Superstar Partnership
Long-term collaboration kicks off with two Big Machine Rocks live specials featuring Martina McBride and Jennifer Nettles.

Entercom-San Francisco Names Elroy Smitth OM/PD for KBLX and KRBQ
April 14, 2016

CBS Radio Elevates Chad Fitzimmons To VP/Music Initiatives
Fitzsimmons will continue to develop and launch a variety of unique partnership opportunities for record labels to promote today’s artists, as well as up-and-coming musicians.

RIAA: Streaming Edges Out Downloads In Music Revenues

EJ Tyler Makes Bakersfield Return On KGFM
April 13, 2016

iHeartMedia San Francisco Announces The New 98.1 The Breeze
Soft AC Music Programming returns to the Bay Area.

Ken Benson Launches P1 Media Group

Cumulus Media-L.A. Names Wendy Ellis Director of Marketing, Strategic and Creative Partnerships

Mr. Master Inks Alpha Media

Loud & Proud Records And ADA Announce Worldwide Partnership
April 12, 2016

Matt Pinfield Named Morning Host at KFOG/San Francisco
Veteran TV and radio personality Pinfield joins the Bay Area rock station.

Report: Global Music Revenues Increase 3.2% As Digital Overtakes Physical

Ian Camfield Named Morning Host at KDKB (ALT AZ 93.3)/Phoenix

iHeartCountry Names Zack Massey Country Content Bureau Chief

In Brief - April 12, 2016
John Cook Has Passed Away
April 11, 2016

Kid Kelly and Dan Mason Join Dom Theodore as Associate Consultants
RadioAnimal Media Strategies expands to include the two seasoned programming pros.

Universal Music Names Ty Roberts to Newly Created Role of Chief Technology Officer

SAG-AFTRA Board Elects Gabrielle Carteris President

In Brief - April 11, 2016
Syndicated Morning Radio Host Doug Banks Passes Away at Age 57
April 8, 2016

This week FMQB's Mase Brazelle presents Columbus ALT station WWCD owner Randy Malloy as the two share a discussion about the 25 year history of one of the last independently owned stations left in the country and Malloy’s unusual path from intern to station owner. In Programming to Win, Nielsen Audio's Jon Miller examines some of the latest data driving radio listenership, such as popularity amongst millenials and the politics of each format's P1s. Question of the Week asks: If you could change the current music cycle of your format, which direction would take it and which artists would help lead the way? Plus, Hot Shots and our photo flashback in This Week in FMQB History.

iHeartMedia Sacramento Names Curtiss Johnson SVP/Programming
30-plus-year radio and media veteran returns to Sacramento to ovesee the company's cluster.

Hot 97 Summer Jam Stadium Stage Announced

KLIF (Hot 93.3)/Dallas Rebrands To BIEBER93.3

The Doc Show Returns to Froggy 101 in Northeast PA

2016 NAB Show To Feature The Biggest Names In Virtual Reality Filmmaking, Content & Technology
April 7, 2016

Greg Thompson Named President Of Maverick Music
Thompson is set to exit the Capitol Tower on June 1 and join Guy Oseary's company.

iHeartRadio Music Awards Captures 115 Billion Social Media Impressions

Tab Nkhereanye Promoted To SVP/A&R, Def Jam Recordings

Entercom Austin Announces Ryan Kliesch As Morning Host On KKMJ-FM
April 6, 2016

Cumulus Promotes Chris Kenney to VP/Market Manager For Cumulus/Wilkes-Barre
15-year radio sales executive to oversee Cumulus’ five-station cluster in Wilkes-Barre, PA.

Cumulus Appoints Anthony "Twitch" Longo To OM For Lexington, KY

Kimberly Harris Promoted To SVP/Publicity For Columbia Records

Ace & TJ Celebrate 18 years In Charlotte

KOST/Los Angeles Names Ryan Manno Senior Producer/On-Air For The Ellen K Morning Show
April 5, 2016

Def Jam Recordings Expands Roles Of Three Promotion Executives
Nicki Farag is upped to SVP/Promotion, Keith Rothschild to SVP/Top 40 and Noah Sheer to SVP/Rhythm Crossover & Dance.

Capitol Music Group Names Ronny Gutfreund Director/Alternative Promotion

Report: Kelly Music Research Analyses Free vs. Pay Music Audio

Cumulus Hot AC WWWM/Toledo Re-Brands as Channel 105.5

Hot 97 Summer Jam Festival Stage Announced
April 4, 2016

iHeartMedia Celebrates Third Annual iHeartRadio Music Awards
Taylor Swift takes home five awards, including Female Artist of the Year and Album of the Year.

Capitol Records Names Andrew Keller Vice President of A&R

Mediabase Partners With Shazam

KCKC/Kansas City Announce New Staff Line-Up
April 1, 2016

iHeartMedia Names Ben Marcotte Program Director KFOO (ALT 102.9)/Seattle
Marcotte arrives via sister stations in Spokane to oversee programming for the ALT brand.

Alpha Media Louisville Names Al Payne PD For WGHL, WGZB & WMJM

NAB Board Election Results Announced
Music News

Austin City Limits Led By Radiohead, Mumford & Sons, Kendrick Lamar
LCD Soundsystem, Willie Nelson, Cage the Elephant and many more are on board for the 15th anniversary of the festival. [more]

Quick Hits: Justin Timberlake, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Drake, Beyoncé, Janet Jackson

Quick Hits: Alicia Keys, Celine Dion, Kanye West

McCartney, Stones, The Who Top New Festival
Roger Waters, Bob Dylan, and Neil Young will also play in the classic rock dream lineup in California.

Quick Hits: Radiohead, Chris Brown, Against Me!, Violent Femmes, Miike Snow

As Expected, Beyoncé Tops Billboard Chart With Lemonade
Lemonade gives the superstar her sixth #1 album, while five Prince albums make the top ten.

Quick Hits: Prince, Radio Disney Music Awards, Radiohead, classic rock festival, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Garbage

FMQB Photo Pass: Pearl Jam
Pearl Jam played the first of a two-night stand in Philadelphia last night.

Blink-182 Announce Album, Tour With Matt Skiba
Pop-punkers return with their new lineup and release the single "Bored to Death."

Drake Expands Tour, Reveals Tracklist For Views

Quick Hits: Demi Lovato & Joe Jonas, Cash Cash, Whitney Houston, Deftones' Chino Moreno

Quick Hits: Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga & Elton John, Prince, Thrival Festival, B.o.B

Quick Hits: Bumbershoot Festival, Fetty Wap, HARD Summer, Jenny Lewis, Bayside

Prince Returns To The Top Of The Billboard 200
The Very Best of Prince and Purple Rain rocket to the top of the charts, following the icon's passing.

Drake Announces Summer Sixteen Tour, OVO Fest
Future will join Drake on his two month tour in support of his new album, Views From the 6.

Quick Hits: Billboard Music Awards, Guns N' Roses, Tegan and Sara, Twin Peaks, Jennifer Hudson, Billy Paul

Beyoncé Releases New Album Lemonade Via Tidal
The superstar's one hour HBO special on Saturday night was the unveiling of her new "visual album."

Tributes Continue To Pour In For Prince
Music fans around the globe have paid tribute to the musical genius.

Entertainment World Reacts to Sudden Loss of Prince
Justin Timberlake, Chaka Khan, Katy Perry, The Weeknd, Morris Day and more utilize social media to honor the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer.

Quick Hits: Mumford & Sons, P!nk, Beyoncé, Mariah Carey

Meghan Trainor Announces Untouchable Tour
Pop singer announces North American dates in support of her upcoming album Thank You.

AC/DC's Brian Johnson Releases Statement
The singer says: "I will always be with AC/DC at every show in spirit, if not in person."

Quick Hits: DJ Khaled / Beyoncé, Afropunk Festival, Paul McCartney, Digable Planets

Gwen Stefani Launching Summer Tour
Stefani's This Is What The Truth Feels Like tour will visit ampitheaters and arenas later this year.

It's True: Axl Rose to Front AC/DC on Tour
The rumors were confirmed Saturday night, as the GNR singer will perform with the iconic Rockers throughout 2016.

The Lumineers Land a #1 Album With Cleopatra
The trio's sophomore release tops this week's Billboard 200 chart.

Quick Hits: Beyoncé, Ariana Grande, James Bay, Young the Giant

Quick Hits: Radiohead, Bob Dylan

Taylor Swift Graces Cover of Vogue
In the May issue of the magazine, Swift says she has "no idea" what will come next after 1989.

Quick Hits: Zayn Malik, Gwen Stefani, Kelly Clarkson

Quick Hits: Paul McCartney, The Black Keys, Rihanna, Iggy Azalea

Quick Hits: Gorillaz, Maxwell, Mamby on the Beach, Bob Dylan Tribute Concert

The Weeknd, Justin Bieber Lead Billboard Music Award Nominees
Drake, Fetty Wap, Taylor Swift and Adele also are among the top finalists for this year's awards.

Kanye's The Life of Pablo Finally Hits the Billboard 200
The long and winding path of West's new album leads it to #1 this week, while Lukas Graham, Weezer and Twenty88 all debut in the top ten.

Quick Hits: Drake, Janet Jackson, Rob Thomas & Counting Crows, Dawes

N.W.A., Cheap Trick & More Enter Rock Hall of Fame
Chicago, Steve Miller Band and Deep Purple were also part of Friday night's induction ceremony.

Coldplay Extend Tour With Arena Dates
The band has added a dozen more shows around their arena shows this summer.
Quick Hits: Bowie Dummer Dennis Davis, Maxwell, VOLBEAT

iHeartRadio Music Festival Reveals Daytime Village Line-up
Cage the Elephant, Panic! at the Disco, Hailee Steinfeld, Cold War Kids and more will perform in Las Vegas this fall.

Quick Hits: A$AP Ferg, Jane's Addiction, Maxwell, Paul Simon

Taylor Swift to Receive BMI's Taylor Swift Award
The Pop star is being honored at the BMI Pop Awards with an award named after her.

Quick Hits: Merle Haggard, Wiz Khalifa & Snoop Dogg, Janet Jackson, Paul McCartney, 80/35 Festival

Selena Gomez Lands Third #1 Single at Top 40 Radio Off Revival
"Hands to Myself" is the third consecutive #1 single off Gomez's latest album.

Radiohead, J. Cole Set For Outside Lands
Lionel Richie and LCD Soundsystem will also top San Francisco's Golden Gate Park festival.

Quick Hits: Pearl Jam / Pemberton Music Festival, Alternative Press Music Awards, The Rolling Stones, Hot Hot Heat

Zayn Debuts at #1 With First Solo Album
Mind of Mine lands atop the Billboard 200, followed by K. Michelle at #2.

Quick Hits: Juno Awards, P!nk, Demi Lovato, Ohana Music Festival, The Beatles, My Morning Jacket, Good Charlotte

Guns N' Roses Announce Summer Stadium Tour
The reunited rockers will play two months' worth of outdoor stadium shows throughout North America.

Quick Hits: Beyoncé, Kanye West, Paul McCartney, Mötorhead
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