This Week's e-QB
June 10, 2016

Brad Savage, PD, WAPS/Akron
Finding Stability, Creativity and Growth in the Non-Comm Triple A World

By the time Brad Savage took the stellar reputation he built as the PD at WCNR/Charlottesville and headed to Akron’s non-comm WAPS, he was following the path laid out by many high profile PDs before him, including KCMP/Minneapolis’ Jim McGuinn, KCSN/Los Angeles’ Sky Daniels and WNRN/Charlottesville’s Mark Keefe, among others. In this FMQB interview, Savage talks about what it is that keeps attracting commercial radio programmers to the left end of the dial, the musical freedom he’s experiencing and the new experience of programming directly for the people who pay the bills: the members. [more]

Public Radio…Public Radio

For our newest Programming to Win column, Larry Johnson of Paragon Media dives into the world of Public Radio. Johnson gives us all a history lesson about non-commercial radio and takes a look around the diverse role that these stations play on the dial today.

Which songs do you feel will define the summer of 2016 and who is your sleeper pick break-out new artist for the summer? [more]

Pitbull, Rob Miller, Skywalker, Magic, Jordan Fisher, Java Joel [more]

CBS Radio's Music Summit Hits Manhattan [more]

John Ivey, Lee Leipsner, Jeremy Rice, Nikki Farag, John Boulos, Felicia Swerling [more]

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WXPN/Philadelphia Reaches A Milestone 30,000 Members
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iHeartMedia-Columbia Names Jonathan Reed Program Director At WNOK
Hilary Returns to 91X/San Diego
Greater Media Restructuring Leads to Layoffs
June 24, 2016
European Music Industry Reacts to "Brexit"
iHeartMedia-Nashville Names Morgan Huelsman Digital PD
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June 23, 2016
Republic Records Names Dan Cohen As VP/Marketing
WMMR/Philadelphia's 11th Annual I Bleed For Preston & Steve Blood Drive Hailed A Big Success
CBS Radio's Lisa Dent, Tim Roberts & Mick Anselmo Honored By Country Radio Hall Of Fame
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Cumulus Media Appoints John Abbot as Chief Financial Officer
iHeartMedia Cannes Event With Ryan Seacrest And Usher
Berlin School & iHeartMedia Announce Return Of 'Leadership in Audio Innovation' Scholarship Competition
iHeartMedia/St. Louis Announces Launch Of Pride Radio St. Louis
June 21, 2016
Community Broadcasters Purchase Florida Stations From Apex Broadcasting
jâcapps to Host Webinar on Understanding the Connected Car
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Jennifer Hudson Signs With Epic Records
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BET Awards Honor Prince, Get Political
Drake Still at #1, Chili Peppers Debut at #2
Kelly Clarkson Signs Worldwide Deal With Atlantic Records
Quick Hits: Bernie Worrell, Rihanna, Aerosmith, Kennedy Center Honors, Ralph Stanley
Led Zeppelin Wins Copyright Trial
Quick Hits: Kanye West, The BET Awards
Kanye West, The Weeknd + more to play The Meadows Music and Arts Festival
Quick Hits: Music Midtown festival, Drake, Chance the Rapper. Outta This World concert, Maynard James Keenan
Nick Jonas Debuts at #2, Drake Still Tops Billboard 200
Quick Hits: Made In America festival, Drake, Rita Ora, P.M. Dawn, Grouplove, The Beatles
Quick Hits: Guns N' Roses, Christina Aguilera, Meat Loaf, Suicide Squad soundtrack
The Recording Academy Announces Amendments and Dates For Grammy Voting

Brad Savage, PD

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