e-QB Archive

June 27, 2014 Issue
eQB COVER STORY

Jared Banks, MD/Mornings, KUDD, Salt Lake City


Jared Banks plays a major role in determining what music his audience at KUUD gets to hear and that’s a good thing. Driven by passion that is equitably distributed between his love of radio and his affection for music, Banks is determined not to sell his audience, or his station short. Along with PD Matt Johnson, the programming team at KUDD is a credible force that insures consummate entertainment for its listeners in a very crowded SLC radio lane.[more]

PROGRAMMING TO WIN
Radio’s Most Dangerous Experiment

In this week's Programming To Win column, Richard Harker looks at the state of the radio industry and declares that we are in the midst of its "most dangerous experiment." After years of cutbacks and personel consolidation, what effect will it all have on radio as whole? Harker examines some of the possibilities. [more]

HOT SHOTS
Rich Davis, Jason Derulo, Greg Thompson, Katy Perry, MKTO, Bob Patrick, Paul Rodgers,
Fred Jacobs, Steve Goldstein, Gary Krantz, Nik Carter, Roger Coletti.
[more]
THIS WEEK IN FMQB HISTORY
Justin Chase, Paul “Cubby” Bryant, Charlie Walk, Erik Bradley, John Ivey, Joe Riccitelli,
John Boulos
[more]
June 20, 2014 Issue
eQB COVER STORY

Brett Andrews, PD, KSLZ & KBWZ/St. Louis


Brett Andrews is one of the industry's young bright new programming minds. He lives, eats and breathes radio! It's that passion and dedication that has served him well throughout his career, and now in St. Louis as Program Director of Z107-7 & Wild 104-9. Both stations are on a mission to remain the #1 choice for Hit Music in the Gateway to the West! [more]

PROGRAMMING TO WIN
The Top 10 Myths of Radio Imaging

Our imaging guru Rich Van Slyke is back with his latest Programming To Win. Van Slyke offers his Top 10 myths of radio imaging - and then proceeds to dispel each one of them! [more]

HOT SHOTS
Mariah Carey, Bob Pittman, Tom Poleman John Sykes, Nicki Farag, T.I. Rob Stringer, Ashley Newton, Joel Klaiman, Ed Sheeran, Ezra Kucharz, Scott Herman, Chris Oliviero, Jim Ryan, Katy Tiz, Brody [more]
HOT SHOTS EXTRA
B96/Chicago Presents Pepsi Summer Bash 2014! [more]
THIS WEEK IN FMQB HISTORY
Casey Kasem... Radio Legend… (1932 - 2014) [more]
June 13, 2014 Issue
eQB COVER STORY

Fishboy, MD/Nights, WKRZ Wilkes-Barre/Scranton


There’s something to be said for a hometown boy that gets his dream radio gig in the market he’s lived in his entire life. Fishboy knows WKRZ all too well as a fourteen year station vet, and more importantly he knows the audience he plays to. An avid music enthusiast, Fish has an uncanny feel for the hits that make sense for the legendary Top 40 he lives for, while he rules nights in the market with consistent 20 shares.[more]

PROGRAMMING TO WIN
How Different Is Summertime Radio Listening?

Summer-summer-summertime is right around the corner. How will the warm weather affect your station's listening? In this week's Programming To Win column, the Nielsen Audio Programming Team takes a close look at summer listening trends for the past few years and analyzes what factors could lead to a ratings spike in the upcoming months. [more]

HOT SHOTS
Ariana Grande, Monte Lipman, Charlie Walk, Rich Davis, Ed Sheeran, Brody, Ellie Goulding, Joe Mack, MKTO [more]
THIS WEEK IN FMQB HISTORY
Jazzy Jim Archer, Eric Powers, Chet Buchanan, Scott Shannon, Dan Ingram, Kidd Kraddick, John Boulos [more]
May 23, 2014 Issue
eQB COVER STORY

KTAO, LUNA103/Taos Owner Katie Speirs


Katie Speirs arrived in Taos with a love of radio and music to take the Production Director job at independently owned Triple A KTAO. A decade later she is the controlling owner of a group that includes not only KTAO, but also AC LUNA and the KTAOS Solar Center performance venue, bar and restaurant. In the following interview, Speirs explains each entity’s place in the community and how they tie together, as well as why she thinks “mission statements” are not just for non-commercial stations anymore.[more]

PROGRAMMING TO WIN
The Curve

How do Candy Crush and Star Wars tie in to radio programming? Bob Quick will bring them all together in this week's Programming To Win column! Quick shows how everyone is at a different point on the learning curve, when it comes to pop culture or knowledge of your radio station.[more]

HOT SHOTS
Roc Nation/Columbia Records Rita Ora Showcase In NYC! [more]
THIS WEEK IN FMQB HISTORY
Rob Morris, Paul “Cubby” Bryant, Kevin Weatherly, Alex Tear, Garett Michaels [more]
May 9, 2014 Issue
eQB COVER STORY

Dave McKay, WPST/Trenton, PD/Morning Host


Dave McKay celebrates his 20th anniversary with WPST this year and that alone serves as a testament to his core values of loyalty, dedication, consistency and success. Located equidistantly between the highly competitive Philly and NYC markets, McKay has managed to sustain an integral role as a key constituent of the PST programming team that has led to the juggernaut roll this station has sustained over the years. [more]

PROGRAMMING TO WIN
10 Ways Get The Most Out Of Your Station Voice

eQB's resident production and voiceover expert Rich Van Slyke is back with a new Programming To Win column. This time around, Van Slyke offers PDs ten tips on getting the most bang for your buck out of working with the person behind your station's voice.[more]

HOT SHOTS
My Crazy Girlfriend, Joe Mack, Lew Dickey, James Goldston, Steve Jones, Benjamin Booker, David Dye, Jacky BamBam, Clem Burke [more]
THIS WEEK IN FMQB HISTORY
Elvis Duran, Boomer, Jeff Kapugi, Brenda Romano, Angie Martinez, Greg Thompson. [more]
May 2, 2014 Issue
eQB COVER STORY

jacAPPS COO Bob Kernen


In 2013, verteran Internet executive Bob Kernen joined jacAPPS, the mobile app developer division of Jacobs Media, as its new COO. Launched approximately five years ago, jacAPPS has continued to grow in recent years and earlier this year expanded into building mobile games for radio as well. In this week's eQB Cover Story, Kernen discusses how his previous experiences in other industries have informed his time at jacAPPS, the latest Jacobs Media TechSurvey, the growth of apps for radio and much more. [more]

PROGRAMMING TO WIN
Q2 2014 New Technology Update

As we are well into the second quarter of 2014, it's time for Pat Welsh to bring us a roundup of the newest in advancements in audio technology. Welsh checks in with a list of the latest updates to the worlds of streaming audio, in-car entertainment and much more.[more]

HOT SHOTS
FMQB takes you backstage with our friends @ WHKF, WAEB & WLAN for #TrendFest 2014 with Icona Pop, Hot Chelle Rae, American Authors, Cash Cash, NoNoNo and DJ Cassidy. [more]
THIS WEEK IN FMQB HISTORY
Erik Bradley, Chris Lopes, Howard Stern, John Boulos, Pete Cosenza, Lee Leipsner [more]
April 25, 2014 Issue
eQB COVER STORY

Mike Miller, PD, WHKF/Harrisburg, PA


It's not often that you get to live out your dream and help launch a hot new radio station in your own hometown, and then 10 years later you become the guy in charge! But that's exactly what Mike Miller has done at Clear Channel Top 40 WHKF (Kiss FM)/Harrisburg. He helped launch the station in 2001 and was named its Program Director in 2011. Since then, Kiss FM hasn't missed a beat and remains focused on being Harrisburg's Hit Music Station & #1 for New Music! [more]

PROGRAMMING TO WIN
Meeting expectations: It's not always what you expect

The late night TV wars have been grabbing headlines for months now, with a series of shakeups to the previously-stable time slots. What can radio learn from the different late night talk hosts? Robby Bridges draws some parallels in this week's Programming To Win column. [more]

HOT SHOTS
Rich Davis, Rixton, Jared Fallon, Jeff & Josh, Passenger [more]
THIS WEEK IN FMQB HISTORY
Tom Poleman, Joe Riccitelli, Tim “Romeo” Herbster, Ryan Seacrest, Monte Lipman, Ken Benson [more]
April 11, 2014 Issue
eQB COVER STORY

Taking Chances To Break Artists: Glassnote’s Nick Petropoulos


Nick Petropoulos entered the record business through an internship at RED, which led him to his current post as Head of Promotion for Glassnote Entertainment Group, building the careers of acts like Phoenix, Mumford & Sons, Childish Gambino and CHVRCHES. Petropoulos recently sat down with eQB to talk about his career, Glassnote and the artists that have given back so much to the label that has given them so much. [more]

PROGRAMMING TO WIN
We’re Number One!....or Maybe Sixth

For this week's Programming To Win, Richard Harker dives into Nielsen Audio's radio ratings and reminds us all that their data is an estimate. Harker takes a closer look at some recent New York ratings data to illustrate his point. [more]

HOT SHOTS
Rich Davis, Little Mix, Dylan Sprague, Rixton, Drive By Truckers, David Dye. [more]
THIS WEEK IN FMQB HISTORY
Nikki Nite, Lee Leipsner, Don Coddington, Rob Roberts, Mike Easterlin, Eric Powers.[more]
April 4, 2014 Issue
eQB COVER STORY

Nik Rivers, PD/Brand Manager, WLKK/Buffalo


Last fall, veteran Modern Rock programmer Nik Rivers took on a new challenge, joining Entercom-Buffalo as PD/Brand Manager of the recently-flipped WLKK (Alternative Buffalo 107.7FM). Rivers arrived from Modern Rock WZNE & Adult Hits WFKL/Rochester, where he had been PD of both stations. In this week's eQB Cover Story, Rivers discusses Buffalo radio listeners’ excitement over the new station, his dedication to introducing new artists to the market and the frigid Buffalo weather. [more]

PROGRAMMING TO WIN
Audio Today Takeaways for Programmers

The Nielsen Audio Programming Team contributes this week's Programming To Win column, as Bill Rose and Tony Hereau dive into data from the company's recent study, entitled State Of The Media: Audio Today. Rose and Hereau examine the relationship between the workday and radio dayparts, listening at home vs. away and Millenial listening trends. [more]

HOT SHOTS
Rixton, Dylan Sprague, Mike Easterlin, Tom Poleman, Christina Perri, Tim Castelli, Marissa Morris, Greg Glenday, Nancy Hill, Peter Gray, NoNoNo. [more]
THIS WEEK IN FMQB HISTORY
Greg Thompson, Billy Santiago, Jeff “Hitman” Dewitt, Lee Leipsner, Jazzy Jim Archer, Erik Bradley.[more]
March 14, 2014 Issue
eQB COVER STORY

Nikki Nite, Station Manager/Program Director,
KDND/KBZC Sacramento


Programming in the current climate of full multi-media frontal assault is presenting radio groups with an entirely revised assessment of who should be running the show at their radio properties. The gig simply goes well beyond what a traditional PD used to do, and strategic decisions on a daily basis involving content, branding and distribution are at a whole new level. Nikki Nite has more than fit the bill for Entercom as they have placed a high degree of confidence in her ability to meet today’s challenging programmer standards and turned the keys of two of their prize possessions over to her. [more]

PROGRAMMING TO WIN
10 Ways Get The Most Out Of Your Station Voice

eQB's resident production and voiceover expert Rich Van Slyke is back with a new Programming To Win column. This time around, Van Slyke offers PDs ten tips on getting the most bang for your buck out of working with the person behind your station's voice.[more]

HOT SHOTS
John Ivey, Rixton, Beata Czechowski, Chris P, Christina Perri, Johiah, Adam Star, Emblem3, MKTO, Rhett Miller, Dan Reed [more]
THIS WEEK IN FMQB HISTORY
John Boulos, John Ivey, Jeff Kapugi, Lee Leipsner, Chris Edge[more]
February 21, 2014 Issue
eQB COVER STORY

John David, NAB EVP of Radio


The NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) is a key trade organization for broadcasters throughout the U.S., and is closely involved in advocacy for a wide variety of issues facing the industry today. NAB EVP of Radio John David has been a part of the organization since 1984, when he joined the NAB Board of Directors, representing Kansas and Missouri. He officially joined the NAB in 1989, serving in a variety of roles over the years, and becoming EVP of Radio in 1998, a position he holds to this day. In this week's eQB Cover Story, David discusses the many priorities the NAB is focused on in 2014, from the ongoing battle over the Performance Royalty to FM radio chip activation in mobile devices. [more]

PROGRAMMING TO WIN
We Can Work It Out – As A Team

For this week's Programming To Win column, Jacobs Media consultant Bill Jacobs examines the parallels between The Beatles and Steve Jobs. Aside from their shared love of the word "Apple," what lessons did the late Jobs learn from the Fab Four? And most importantly, how can they be applied to radio? [more]

HOT SHOTS
MKTO, Jonathan Reed, John Legend, Joe Mack, Karmin, Rich Davis, Martin Garrix [more]
THIS WEEK IN FMQB HISTORY
Paul “Cubby” Bryant, Tom Poleman, John Fullam, Steve Perun, Tracy Austin, Lee Leipsner, Fisher, J.J. Rice[more]
February 14, 2014 Issue
eQB COVER STORY

WTTS/Indianapolis PD Brad Holtz: Still Passionate


Brad Holtz took over the PD chair at heritage Triple A WTTS/Indianapolis ten years ago as very young radio enthusiast, developing into one of Triple A’s leading programmers, bringing ’TTS its period of greatest success. Holtz tells FMQB how he has grown professionally while the industry changed at lightning speed.[more]

PROGRAMMING TO WIN
Exclusive Content: Behind the Scenes and Personal

With all forms of media promising "exclusive content" nowadays, what can radio do to stand out? In this week's Programming To Win column, Michele Tharp of Paragon Media offers a few suggestions for types of exclusive access that radio can offer its listeners. She proposes taking your station's fans behind the scenes and closer to the action, thanks to the power of today's technology. [more]

HOT SHOTS
John Legend, Joe Mack, Karmin, Rich Davis, Martin Garrix [more]
THIS WEEK IN FMQB HISTORY
Tony Travatto, Mark Anderson, Elvis Duran, Tom Poleman, Scott Shannon, Dave McKay[more]
February 7, 2014 Issue
eQB COVER STORY

Tom “Jammer” Naylor, PD, WEZB (B97)/New Orleans


Life is pretty good nowadays for Tom "Jammer" Naylor! He's having fun in The Big Easy, playing the hits, and making B97 must-listen radio! He and his staff are focused on creating a brand of radio that is sure to entertain while also serving the community that makes them New Orleans #1 choice for "All The Hits!" [more]

PROGRAMMING TO WIN
New Year’s Resolutions for Air Talent

It's never too late to makes some New Year's Resolutions! Pat Welsh offers a list of helpful reminders to air talent for 2014, with a number of suggestions to improve your on-air performance, and be an even better jock. [more]

HOT SHOTS
Rich Davis, Bastille, Disclosure, Elvis Duran, Sam Smith. Austin Mahone, Joe Mack, Chris Wallace, Dan Pearson, JohnJay & Rich, Mat Mitchell [more]
THIS WEEK IN FMQB HISTORY
Charlie Walk, Michael Martin, Richard Palmese, LA Reid, Erik Bradley, Todd Cavanah[more]
January 31, 2014 Issue
eQB COVER STORY

Dom Theodore


Dom Theodore’s been cast in many prominent executive programming roles throughout his career and has guided, advised and mentored several PD’s at major radio groups along the way. There are Dom disciples who have been influenced by his passion for and acumen of radio in general, especially as it applies to strategic programming. His path through the industry served as an ideal setting and preparation for his current incarnation as a consultant. Dom’s never been at a loss for strong opinions about the business he loves most and expresses himself in true fashion across a variety of issues in this week’s Cover Story.[more]

PROGRAMMING TO WIN
Try Something New in 2014

It's not too late to still make some New Year's Resolutions, as Bob Quick suggests in this week's Programming To Win column. Quick opts for optimism in his first column of 2014, and shares a, tale from his life outside of radio.[more]

HOT SHOTS
Charlie Walk, Jessie J, David Nathan, Peter Edge, Tom Corson, Gavin DeGraw, Mikky Echo, Phillip Phillips, Joe Mack [more]
THIS WEEK IN FMQB HISTORY
Nikki Nite, Tom Poleman, Paul “Cubby’ Bryant, John Ivey, Howard Stern[more]
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