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This week’s Cover Story shines the spotlight on Erik Bradley, who has called B96 and Chicago home for more than 20 years. Erik is without question one of the most resepected Music Directors in the industry. His passion for the business is fueled by his love for the music and the artists who record it. In Programming to Win, Robby Bridges celebrates his 10th anniversary of writing for FMQB by reminding us all that content is STILL king when it comes to radio, or any other media. Question of the Week asks: Which songs will best define the summer of 2015 for your format? Plus, Hot Shots and the FMQB History page. [more]

The Week In Review: 5/25-5/29

Marketron Executes The First-Ever Real Time Programmatic Spot Buy For Radio
Stations published inventory to Marketron's Mediascape Marketplace platform.

Alpha Media Names Stefan Brock Corporate VP/Interactive

Roadrunner Promotion, Atlantic Records Announces Two Regional Hires

WPLJ/New York Joins Jayde Donovan In Her Apple-A-Day Program

In Brief - May 29, 2015
May 28, 2015

John Sutherland Promoted To VP/Market Manager For Cumulus Providence
Sutherland previously served the company as VP/Sales in Worcester, MA.

iHeartMedia, CW Network And Yahoo Announce The 2015 "iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party"

iHeartMedia And Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Honored For Nationwide Radiothon Campaign

In Brief - May 28, 2015
May 27, 2015

iHeartMedia Connecticut Names Zac Davis PD of WKSS & WKCI
Davis heads north to oversee programming at sister Top 40 WKSS (KISS 95.7) and WKCI (KC101) effective June 15.

iHeartMedia Phoenix Appoints Spivey And Wolff To APD Posts

Former Dial Global/Westwood One Execs Launch DGital Media

Radio Promotion Executive Bridget Herrmann Joins Crush Music

Sinclair Broadcast Group And iHeartMedia Join Forces For UNCF "An Evening Of Stars"

In Brief - May 27, 2015
May 26, 2015

Michelle Jubelirer Promoted To COO, Capitol Music Group
Top-level entertainment executive has played a key role in the company's resurgence.

CBS Radio Phoenix Names Tim Richards VP/Programming

Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas & Phil McIntyre Announce Formation Of Safehouse Records

Free Registration Offered To Radio Show's First-Ever Student Scholars Program

In Brief - May 26, 2015
May 22, 2015

Hubbard Radio Ups Jeremy Sinon To Corporate Digital Director
Sinon will continue to serve as Digital Director for Hubbard's Minneapolis/St. Paul cluster.

The Week In Review: 5/18-5/22

KSZR/Tucson Becomes Classic Hip Hop, 97.5 The Vibe

In Brief - May 22, 2015
Don Gosselin exits the PD post at KAJA & KRPT/San Antonio, Paul Martin named MD at WBRU/Providence
May 21, 2015

President Obama To Renominate Jessica Rosenworcel As FCC Commissioner
Rosenworcel set to return for a second term as FCC Commissioner

Herndon Hasty Joins Cumulus Kansas City As VP/Sales

In Brief - May 21, 2015
May 20, 2015

Bruce Lundvall, Longtime Blue Note President, Dies At 79
Influential label executive presided over the iconic Jazz label for nearly 30 years.

Zach Mullins Named Digital Sales Manager For Cox Media Group/Atlanta

Quality Control Music Signs Joint Venture With Capitol Music Group/Motown Records

Spotify Adds Video Content, Podcasts

In Brief - May 20, 2015
May 19, 2015

iHeartCommunications To Pay $1M For Misusing EAS Tones During The Bobby Bones Show
The company will also implement a three-year compliance and reporting plan and delete EAS tones from its production libraries.

Nielsen Study: Radio Delivers Decision-Makers For American Family Insurance

Triton To Represent XAPP Ad Inventory For jâcapps Broadcasters

Pandora To Acquire Next Big Sound

Deezer Expands Content With News, Entertainment and Sports Podcasts

Republic/Island Execs & Artists at the BMA’s

In Brief - May 19, 2015
May 18, 2015

Alpha Media To Purchase Morris Communications Radio Stations
Deal sees Alpha Media acquiring 36 signals from Morris Communications.

"Party Ben" Gill Joins Pandora

Spanish Broadcasting System First Quarter 2015 Results

Communion Records US Signs Broad Agreement With Capitol Music Group

BMG Acquires US Rock Label Rise Records

In Brief - May 18, 2015
May 15, 2015

Mary Quass, Dan Vallie To Be Honored With The Conclave Rockwell Award For 2015
This year’s Rockwell Award will be presented during The Conclave’s 40th Anniversary

The Week In Review: 5/11-5/15

In Brief - May 15, 2015
Josh Everett named PD of KHOW and KKZN/Denver, WRAL/Raleigh PD Barry Foxx exits
May 14, 2015

iHeartMedia Brand Campaigns Win At Festival Of Media Global Awards
iHeartMedia honored with “Best Media Vendor of the Year” and “Best Media Owner Sales Team Initiative”

Rdio Introduces "Rdio Select"

XAPPmedia Raises $3.8 Million To Expand Interactive Audio Services

In Brief - May 14, 2015
May 13, 2015

Cumulus Appoints Gary Mertins VP/Market Manager For Melbourne, FL
Mertins joins from West Virginia Radio Corporation, where he served as Market Manager since 2005.

Live Nation Entertainment Names Jordan Zachary Chief Strategy Officer

VuHaus Site And App Launches Today

In Brief - May 13, 2015

This week’s Cover Story showcases Rick Cummings who has held a variety of pivotal programming posts with Emmis Communications over his 34 year tenure with the company. He started as PD of Emmis’ first station in Indianapolis in 1981 and grew to his current role as President of Programming. He’s been there every inch of the way with CEO Jeff Smulyan and has helped grow Emmis into the very successful player it is today. In Programming to Win, Rich Van Slyke speaks up in favor of radio internships and what they can bring to your station, as well as the future of the industry. Question of the Week asks: If you were stranded on a deserted island, who would you want with you for comic relief and which artist would you desire for music relief? Plus, Hot Shots and the FMQB History page.

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Hozier, Nick Jonas And More To Play iHeartRadio Music Festival's Daytime Village
Christina Grimmie named winner of "Macy's iHeartRadio Rising Star" campaign. [more]

The Week In Review: 5/25-5/29

Quick Hits: Chance The Rapper, Mariah Carey, Michael Jackson, The Doors

Riot Fest Reels In Modest Mouse, No Doubt and More
The three-city festival will feature some headliners performing seminal albums in their entirety.

Quick Hits: Mumford & Sons, MS MR, Fun Fun Fun Fest, Daughtry, The Roots / Philadelphia Music Alliance, Bonnaroo SuperJam

Twenty One Pilots Hit #1 On Billboard 200
The Alt duo land their first ever #1 debut on this week's chart.

Quick Hits: U2, NiFi Festival, Azealia Banks

A$AP Rocky Drops Early Release
After leaking, At.Long.Last.A$AP comes out a week early.

Quick Hits: Neil Young, Of Monsters and Men, Chris Cornell, Boston Calling festival, Rob Thomas

Adam Lambert Unveils Two New Tracks
The singer is giving fans a sneak peak into The Original High.

Academy Award-Nominated Actress Hailee Steinfeld Inks Record Deal With Republic Records

Quick Hits: Taylor Swift, Eminem, Enrique Iglesias, Slayer

The Week In Review: 5/18-5/22

Quick Hits: Taylor Swift, Madonna, Little Mix, Roger Waters

Pitch Perfect 2 Comes In At #1
The soundtrack to the hit movie sequel lands atop this week's Billboard 200 chart.

Quick Hits: Foo Fighters, The Rolling Stones, Kanye West, Five Finger Death Punch, Amy Winehouse, Riot Fest

FMQB Photo Pass: MMRBQ 2015

Quick Hits: Sam Smith, B.B. King, Life Is Beautiful festival, Bullet For My Valentine

Taylor Swift Cleans Up at Billboard Music Awards
The singer took home eight trophies from the Las Vegas ceremony on Sunday night.

Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj Lead 2015 BET Awards Nominees
Beyoncé and Lil Wayne each earn four nods for the 15th annual awards show.

Quick Hits: Taylor Swift, Bob Dylan, Janet Jackson, Nick Jonas, Chinx

Blues Legend B.B. King Passes Away
The iconic Blues musician has died at the age of 89.

The Week In Review: 5/11-5/15

FMQB Photo Pass: Radio 104.5 Birthday Show

Quick Hits: Eddie Vedder, Drake, U2, LouFest, Earl Sweatshirt

Mumford & Sons Earn Second #1 Album With Wilder Mind
The band's third album debuts atop this week's Billboard 200 chart.

Quick Hits: Pitbull & Chris Brown, Owl City, Jack White & Loretta Lynn, Tedeschi Trucks Band

Quick Hits: Britney Spears & Iggy Azalea, Billboard Music Awards, BMI Pop Awards / P!nk, Jennifer Lopez, Coldplay, BET Experience

Kanye Added To Billboard Music Awards, Receives Honorary Degree
West was honored by the School of the Art Institute in Chicago, and spoke as part of the commencement.

Quick Hits: Ed Sheeran, Kendrick Lamar, Jennifer Hudson, Phil Collins

Taylor Swift Drops Hints About "Bad Blood"
The star-studded video will premiere Sunday night as part of the Billboard Music Awards.

Quick Hits: American Idol, Leona Lewis, Nate Ruess, Alabama Shakes, Metallica / X Games Austin, Grammy Awards

Prince's "Rally 4 Peace" In Baltimore To Stream Via Tidal
Tidal will also match all donations made via its website during Sunday's webcast.


FMQB Retro-Active: Aerosmith's Joey Kramer Talks Donington DVD, The Beatles, and Rockin and Roastin Coffee

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