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In this week's eQB, we talk to Modern Rock KITS (Live 105)/San Francisco PD Jacent Jackson. Jackson discusses his move to the Bay Area, what he has learned about the market and the challenges of programming a heritage station. In Programming To Win, Rich Van Slyke offers ten easy ways to motivate yourself in the production studio. Since Katy Perry is performing at this weekend's Super Bowl, Question of the Week asks, who do you feel would be other quality choices for future Super Bowl halftime shows, and who wins the game, the Seattle Seahawks or New England Patriots? Plus, Hot Shots and the FMQB History page. [more]

The Week In Review: 1/26-1/30

Emmis-St. Louis Launches NOW96.3
Emmis flips Adult Hits KIHT to become the first new CHR station in 17 years to debut in the St. Louis market.

Red Bull Records Partners With Sony Music For Worldwide Distribution

In Brief - January 30, 2015
January 29, 2015

Jim Lawson Expands Duties With iHeartMedia
Lawson rises to Regional Manager for Colorado and OM for Colorado Springs and Pueblo.

Republic Records Promotes Brett Alperowitz To SVP/A&R, Casablanca Records

Univision Extends Contract Of President, CEO Randy Falco

In Brief - January 29, 2015
January 28, 2015

XAPPmedia, jâcapps Announce Partnership
Partnership integrates XAPP interactive Audio Ads into jâcapps mobile platform.

Westwood One Ups Paul O’Malley To SVP Strategic Sales Partnerships

Entercom Rochester Promotes Emily Wild to Music Director/PM Drive At WPXY

SoundExchange Wraps Record-Setting Year With $773 Million In Payments To Recording Artists, Record Labels

WRWM-FM Introduces New Classic Hip Hop In Indianapolis

Sunday Night Slow Jams Heads to San Antonio, Cyprus and 12 New Affiliates

In Brief - January 28, 2015
January 27, 2015

Triton Digital, eXelate Develop First Streaming Audio Data Management Platform
Exclusive partnership enables multi-channel programmatic ad campaigns.

SiriusXM Announces Sports And Entertainment Programming For Super Bowl Week

XL106.7/Orlando's Johnny Magic Gets His Revenge

In Brief - Jaunary 27, 2015
January 26, 2015

Joe Clair Returns To WPGC For Mornings
Clair will serve as host of the station’s morning show alongside Tati, Guy Lambert and Poet beginning February 9.

CBS Sports Radio To Broadcast Nearly 50 Hours Of Super Bowl Coverage

In Brief - January 26, 2015
January 23, 2015

For this week's eQB, we check in with Modern Rock WZNE/Rochester PD Alicia Tyler. Tyler chats about her first year running The Zone, her hometown Rochester, the state of the Modern Rock format and more. In Programming To Win, Robby Bridges looks ahead to the rest of 2015 with a friendly reminder of the basics for radio broadcasting. Question of the Week asks, Who are your favorite people you follow on Twitter and/or Instagram and what interests you the most about their posts? Plus, Hot Shots and the FMQB History page.

The Week In Review: 1/19-1/23

Tommy Chuck Named Program Director of WIHT/Washington, D.C. & WPOC/Baltimore
Chuck heads north from Tampa to oversee programming at DC's #1 Hit Music Station HOT 99.5 and Country 93.1 WPOC Baltimore's New Country.

iHeartRadio Surpasses 60 Million Registered Users

SFX Entertainment Names New President & COO

Third Music Industry Reunion Planned For Los Angeles

In Brief - January 23, 2015

The Week In Review: 1/12-1/16

The Week In Review: 1/5-1/9

The Week In Review: 12/29-1/2

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Katy Perry Has Big Plans For Super Bowl Halftime Show
More information revealed about Perry's performance this Sunday night. [more]

The Week In Review: 1/26/-1/30

Quick Hits: Suge Knight, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Shakira, Passion Pit

More Artists Added to Grammy Week Celebrations
Diverse acts including Walk The Moon, Ariana Grande and Rosanne Cash will be part of various special events.

Quick Hits: Lil Wayne, Kanye West, Adam Lambert, Loudwire Music Festival, Ringo Starr, Brian Wilson

Fall Out Boy Earns Third Chart-Topper
Joey Bada$$, The Decemberists and Marilyn Manson also score Top 10 debuts this week.

Quick Hits: Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett, Blink-182, Juno Awards / MAGIC!, Airbourne

Barker, Hoppus Talk Status Of Blink-182
In an interview with Rolling Stone, the musicians discuss their split from Tom DeLonge.

Quick Hits: Sam Smith / Tom Petty, Chris Brown, John Legend & Common, Forecastle Festival

Slipknot Prepares For Summer's Last Stand
The band rolls out an extensive slate of summer tour plans with Lamb of God and Bullet For My Valentine.

ThinkSay Records Signs Recording Artist Matt White

Quick Hits: Blink-182, Faith No More, Death Cab For Cutie, U2, Jason Mraz, AWOLNATION

Paramore Announce Spring Theater "Events"
Paramore's "Writing The Future" shows will be at smaller venues this April and May.

The Week In Review: 1/19/-1/23

Quick Hits: Kanye West, The Black Keys, Rush, Nick Jonas

BET Honors Usher, Kanye West
Performers like K. Michelle, Mary J. Blige and Ne-Yo will pay tribute to Usher and Kanye at the BET Honors 2015.

Quick Hits: Ariana Grande, TLC, Art Of Anarchy, Rob Zombie, Aerosmith, Rocklahoma

Meghan Trainor's Title Debuts At #1
Pop singer Trainor's first full-length release tops the Billboard 200 this week.

LL Cool J Returning As Grammy Host

Quick Hits: The Grammys, Gwen Stefani, Pharrell, Linkin Park, Interpol, David Byrne

Madonna Bares Her Rebel Heart
The iconic singer has unveiled the 19-song tracklist for her upcoming album, due in March.

Quick Hits: Slipknot, Justin Bieber, NKOTB / TLC / Nelly, Mötley Crüe, "Weird Al" Yankovic


FMQB Retro-Active: Ken Sharp Talks to Longtime Music Scribe Harvey Kubernik About His Latest Musical Tome

The Week In Review: 1/12/-1/16

The Week In Review: 1/5/-1/9

The Week In Review: 12/22-12/26
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