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December 19, 2014
eQB COVER STORY

Year-End AT ISSUE:
Radio’s Future Path For 2015 And Beyond


The grand finale eQB of 2014 enlists a select and diverse group of industry pros as we give them the opportunity to shed some light on the current state of affairs surrounding radio, and have them peek at the path of future progress. Expect astute contributions from: Peter Smyth, Pat Paxton, Rick Cummings, Jon Zellner, Dom Theodore, Rick Vaughn, Jimmy Steal, Pat Welsh, Fred Jacobs, John Mayer, Bob Quick and Brad Holtz. [more]

PROGRAMMING TO WIN
How Not to Pick the Hits

Radio is in the business of "picking the hits," but of course this concept is far more complex than the average person might think. In his latest Programming To Win column, Richard Harker looks back at the history of how programmers chose their playlist, while also analyzing how PPM has affected this practice in the present. [more]

PROGRAMMING TO WIN
Fans Don’t Want To Be Sold On Facebook; They Want To Feel Welcomed

Facebook is a key component to every radio station's social media strategy, but with its ever-shifting policies, it can be difficult to keep up. Jacobs Media's Digital & Social Media Strategist Lori Lewis takes a look at Facebook's latest adjustments, how they could affect your station's reach online, and how to be smart about counteracting these changes. [more]

QUESTION OF THE WEEK





 
Most Memorable Moments of 2014:
1) Proudest moment of the year?
2) Most embarrassing moment of the year?
3) Major influence of the year (person or event)?
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HOT SHOTS



Pharrell, Rob Stringer, Joel Klaiman, Lee Leipsner,
Jim Burruss, Jon Borris, Sam Smith, Jared Fallon, Nicole Michalik, Richard Lewis, Iggy Azalea, Rich Davis, Lucas Phelan, Bebe Rexha, Fishboy, Pentatonix, Joe Riccitelli,
Tom Corson, Peter Edge
[more]
THIS WEEK IN FMQB HISTORY




Casey Kasem, Scott Shannon, Joe Riccitelli, Rob Morris,
John Boulos, Lee Leipsner.
[more]



 
Breaking News
eQB NOW
Rich Davis Named VP Of Programming For iHeartMedia-Seattle
December 18, 2014
Sharon Dastur Named SVP/Programming Integration At iHeartMedia
Mark Medina Named Program Director At Z100/New York
Denon Electronics, iHeartMedia Announce Partnership
Deezer Appoints Hans-Holger Albrecht CEO
TuneCore Acquires DropKloud And Its Founders
SoundHound Reveals Top Songs, Artists, Albums Of 2014
In Brief - December 18, 2014
December 17, 2014
iHeartMedia Names Don Parker VP/Programming, For San Francisco And Sacramento
Senate Approves Michael O'Rielly For Five-Year FCC Term
Nielsen Report: A Focus On The Public Radio Listener
iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2014 To Air On The CW Network
In Brief - December 17, 2014
December 16, 2014
Beasley Names Rafe D'Amico VP/Strategic Partnerships
NRG Media Taps Shane Sparks Market Manager, Northwoods, WI Cluster
Shazam Upgrades Windows Phone App
KLUC’s 16th Annual Chet Buchanan & The Morning Zoo Toy Drive Breaks Records
Rdio Brings Personalized Internet Radio, On-Demand Music Subscription To Windows Phone 8.1
In Brief - December 16, 2014
December 15, 2014
CBS Radio, Carson Daly Agree To Multi-Year Contract Extension
JVC Media Closes On Purchase Of WHKQ/Orlando
Bruce Gilbert Named SVP/Sports For Cumulus And Westwood One
Don Martin Rises To SVP/Sports Programming For Premiere Networks
Columbia Promotes Bryan Younce To SVP/Video, Content Production
In Brief - December 15, 2014
Music News
Madonna Announces New Album, Releases Six Songs Digitally
J. Cole Earns Third Chart-Topper
Quick Hits: Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, Joan Jett & The Who, Metallica, Van Morrison, Grammy Special Merit Awards
Green Day, Joan Jett Make The List For Rock Hall
Quick Hits: Madonna, Michael Jackson, The Voice
Quick Hits: Imagine Dragons, Iggy Azalea & Britney Spears, Mad Season, David Byrne / Talking Heads tribute concert
Iggy Azalea Maps Out Arena Tour
Quick Hits: Ne-Yo, Selena Gomez, Gwen Stefani & Pharrell Williams, Stevie Wonder, Everclear, Alex & Sierra, Modest Mouse
Taylor Swift Spends Another Week At #1
The Week In Review: 12/8-12/12
Quick Hits: Epicenter Festival, Beyoncé, Dr. Dre, American Music Priz
Quick Hits: Coldplay, New Year's Rockin' Eve, Golden Globe Song nominees, Judas Priest
Quick Hits: BET Honors, Modest Mouse, Rush
U2 Extends iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour
Quick Hits: Kid Ink, Seether & Rise Above Fest, TV On the Radio, Bob Dylan
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