The Quarter In Review: Q2 2012

The Week In Review: 4/2 - 4/6

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For this week’s eQB Cover Story, Train frontman Pat Monahan talks to FMQB about his band’s new album California 37, Train’s new ventures, and the joy of three guys rediscovering the friendship and passion that drove them to success in the first place. In Programming To Win, Paragon’s Michele Tharp dives into "social media overload" to find out what is the best digital plan for you. Question of the Week asks if you hit the Mega Millions jackpot, what's the first thing you do? Plus Hot Shots Extra: The Music Industry Unites For A Taste Of Hope In NYC. Also Hot Shots and This Week in FMQB History.   [more]

RAB Names Erica Farber President/CEO 
Radio Advertising Bureau EVP Farber promoted as Jeff Haley exits to embark on a new venture.  [more] 

Marketron Names Jeff Haley As President/CEO   [more]

The Week In Review: 4/9 - 4/13

eQB NOW
In this week's eQB Cover Story, Land Shark Promotion Studio Founder Gary Jay reflects on the company's first five years in the promotion ocean. In Programming To Win, Arbitron Director of Programming Jon Miller looks at different programming benchmark elements. eQB also shines the Q&A spotlight on WKSE & WTSS/Buffalo PD Sue O'Neil. Question of the Week asks what concert tour are you and/or your audience most excited to see this summer? Plus Hot Shots and This Week in FMQB History. [more]

CBS Radio Selling West Palm Beach Cluster For $50 Million
CBS Radio will sell its five West Palm Beach stations as part of a deal with Palm Beach Broadcasting, LLC.
 
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BIA/Kelsey: Radio Industry Revenues Flat In 2011     [more]

The Week In Review: 4/16 - 4/20

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In this week's eQB Cover Story, S-Curve Records SVP/Promotion Brad Davidson talks about the challenges and winning strategies that come with promoting and developing artists at an Independent label. With the passing of Dick Clark this past week we flashback 10 years ago to an FMQB interview where Clark was beaming with excitement talking about American Bandstand celebrating its 50th Anniversary. In Programming To Win, Richard Harker applies social Darwinism to the radio business. Harker looks at the historical evolution of radio, in terms of formats as well as technology. Question of the Week asks: What was your best artist interview moment and what was your most embarrassing moment? Plus Hot Shots and This Week in FMQB History.  [more] 

Dick Clark Dead At Age 82 
The massively influential radio and TV personality has passed away.
 
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Sony/ATV-EMI Publishing Deal Gets European Approval
As expected, the EU gives the thumbs up to Sony's acquisition of EMI Publishing.
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The Week In Review: 4/23 - 4/27

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This week’s eQB Cover Story explores the intriguing career of WAPE Jacksonville PD Kobe who has made several key programming stops at a variety of radio groups that ultimately led him to find a home at Cox Media Group where he has the legendary CHR running on all cylinders. In Programming to Win, Pollack Media digital content expert Pat Welsh digs into the multiple digital options that radio currently has at its fingertips. Be sure to prioritize and possibly repurpose your digital content, but not at the expense of what is going out over the air. Question of the Week asks: If you were being roasted, who in the industry would you choose to be on the dais? Plus Hot Shots and Hot Shots Extra: Rita Ora showcased in NYC and This Week in FMQB History. 
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Two Groups Ask For Senate Review Of UMG-EMI Deal 
Public Knowledge and the Consumer Federation of America ask a Senate Judiciary subcommittee to closely examine Universal's deal to acquire EMI. 
 
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NY Post: Roger Faxon Considering Life After EMI 
Meanwhile, suitors begin to line up for publishing assets to be spun off by Sony/ATV.    [more]

The Week In Review: 4/30 - 5/4

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This week’s eQB Cover Story explores the rock concert business through the eyes of a couple founders of Rock on the Range - Right Arm Entertainment Founder Gary Spivack and AEG Live SVP Joe Litvag. In Programming to Win, Bob Quick looks at the recent controversy surrounding Rush Limbaugh. Question of the Week asks: "What is the origin/story behind your radio name, and what is your favorite radio jock name of all time?" Plus Hot Shots and This Week in FMQB History. [more]

Cumulus And Townsquare Announce 65 Station Deal
Cumulus sells 55 stations in 11 markets to Townsquare, and acquires 10 stations in Illinois plus $116 million in return.
 
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Clear Channel Q1 Revenue Up 3% To $1.36 Billion
Clear Channel Media and Entertainment revenue grew 6% in Q1, as CC Media Holdings reports its first quarter financial results.   [more]

The Week In Review: 5/7 - 5/11

eQB NOW
This week’s eQB Cover Story features a look at the world of syndicated network radio with United Stations Radio Networks EVP of Programming Andy Denemark. Denemark discusses what makes for successful network programming and how to stand out in this competitive industry. In Programming to Win, Bridges finds a silver lining in the media’s occasional doom-and-gloom about radio. Question of the Week asks: What do you think the next music trend is based on your own opinion and reaction your feeling from your audience? Plus Hot Shots and This Week in FMQB History.  [more]  

Rosenworcel & Pai Finally Confirmed As FCC Commissioners
After months of delays, Jessica Rosenworcel and Ajit Pai join the FCC as its newest Commissioners.
 
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Cumulus Media Pro Forma Revenue Down 3.5% In Q1
Also, Chairman/CEO Lew Dickey says the boycott of Rush Limbaugh cost the company "a couple million dollars."  
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The Week In Review: 5/14 - 5/18

eQB NOW
This week’s eQB Cover Story features an in-depth conversation with KCSN/Los Angeles PD Sky Daniels. The industry veteran discusses his love of radio, the station’s unique musical mix and more. In Programming to Win, Richard Harker applies social Darwinism to the radio business and looks at the historical evolution of radio. Question of the Week asks: What If you were to change to another media job what field would it be in and what would the job be? Plus Hot Shots and This Week in FMQB History.   [more]

WFNX/Boston Sold To Clear Channel 
Pending FCC approval, the venerable Modern Rocker has been sold by its parent company Phoenix Media/Communications Group to Clear Channel. Layoffs have reportedly already begun. 
 
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RAB: Radio Revenue Up 1% In First Quarter Of 2012
According to the Radio Advertising Bureau, radio's Q1 revenue reached $3.814 billion.  
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The Week In Review: 5/21 - 5/25

Karmazin: "I Want To Be Accountable" For SiriusXM
SiriusXM CEO Mel Karmazin discusses the satcaster's status with Liberty Media at the company's annual shareholder meeting.
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Karmazin Sells Off More Shares Of SiriusXM
The SiriusXM stock story continues, as CEO Mel Karmazin sells off 17 million more shares. [more]

Pandora Revenue Reaches $80.8 Million In Q1 Of Fiscal 2013
Pandora reports a 58 percent revenue increase in Q1 of its fiscal 2013, but its net loss triples.  [more]

 The Week In Review: 5/28 - 6/1

eQB NOW
In this week’s eQB Cover Story we turn the editorial duties over to Triple A PD Brad Savage of WCNR/Charlottesville. In this very engaging, intriguing and unique Guest Perspective, Brad takes us for a journey to discover worldwide radio as an ever-expanding exercise to open up domestic programmers to fresh perspectives on what truly could still be one of the most compelling experiences for U.S. listeners, radio as an innovative art-form. In Programming To Win, Fred Jacobs digs in to some of the data from Jacobs Media’s new Techsurvey8. Question of the Week asks: What artist would you most want to play at your backyard BBQ and why? Plus Hot Shots and This Week in FMQB History. [more]

Jacobs Media's Techsurvey8 Examines Rock Listener Preferences 
Jacobs Media's latest webinar looks at Rock radio listeners' digital, social and media habits.
 
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Liberty Media Lays Out Plan To Take Control Of SiriusXM     [more] 

The Week In Review: 6/4 - 6/8

eQB NOW
In this week’s eQB Cover Story we talk to RCS President/CEO Philippe Generali about Mscore. What exactly is Mscore and why should you care about it? Generali gives our readers a closer look at this useful radio metric. In Programming To Win, Arbitron’s Jon Miller looks at ways to examine the bigger ratings picture in your market. Question of the Week asks: Which celebrity from any entertainment or sports field would you most want to co-host a radio show with and why? Plus Hot Shots and This Week in FMQB History. [more]

Clear Channel Announces Revenue Sharing Agreement With Big Machine
Clear Channel Media and Entertainment and Big Machine Label Group strike a direct deal for performance royalties. 
 
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Royalties, FM Chips Focus Of House Hearing On Future Of Audio
As expected, the Clear Channel-Big Machine deal and FM chips in mobile devices were the hot topics at yesterday's subcommittee hearing.
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The Week In Review: 6/11 - 6/15

eQB NOW
Our Cover Story this week explores the dual programming mission of Clear Channel programmer Stan Priest. As PD of both WKSS/Hartford and WKCI/New Haven, Priest maintains a dynamic set of duties that have vastly broadened his professional horizons and have help him blossom into one of the CCME's star programming talents. In Programming To Win, Our resident imaging expert Rich Van Slyke looks at ways your station’s imaging can make an emotional imprint on listeners. Question of the Week asks: Who have been your mentors in the business, and what was the single most impressive thing you learned from each of them? Plus Hot Shots and This Week in FMQB History. 
 
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Clear Channel Realigns Its Operating Management Team
CCME appoints two new Presidents of Operations: Tom Schurr and Matt Martin.  
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PricewaterhouseCoopers Predicts Music Industy Growth
Pricewaterhouse Coopers releases its Entertainment & Media Outlook 2012-2016 report. 
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The Week In Review: 6/18 - 6/22

eQB NOW
In this week's Cover Story we catch up with Radio Disney VP/Programming Ray De La Garza who talks all things Radio Disney as the network has been enjoying some of its biggest listenership in years. In Programming To Win, Pollack Media digital content expert Pat Welsh digs into the multiple digital options that radio currently has at its fingers. Question of the Week asks: What will your format’s Songs of the Summer be for 2012? Plus Hot Shots and This Week in FMQB History.   [more]

Supreme Court Rules FCC Has Powers Over Indecency
The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously rules that the FCC should have some authority over policing indecency, but its fines against the networks are thrown out.  [more]

Music Industry Execs Debate UMG-EMI Deal In Washington
A number of high-profile music industry executives spoke Thursday at the Senate hearing on the proposed Universal-EMI merger.   [more]

The Week In Review: 6/25 - 6/29

eQB NOW
This week’s eQB Cover Story goes to Memphis and features Entercom PD Chris Michaels who for over a year now has been guiding both (Hot AC) WMC/FM100 and (AC) WRVR/The River to consistent Top 3 ratings in key demos, making a profound impact in only the second PD gig of his career. In Programming To Win, Richard Harker looks around the industry to see what the “hot” formats are in 2012. Question of the Week asks: If you had an unlimited budget, what would your dream promotion be including availability to any artist? Plus Hot Shots and This Week in FMQB History.    [more]

Clear Channel & Yahoo! Ink iHeartRadio Partnership
A "mutifaceted" agreement is announced for iHeartRadio to become Yahoo!'s premier digital radio service.    [more]

iHeartRadio Adds Cox Media Group & Emmis Stations
Clear Channel will add 106 Cox and Emmis stations to the iHeartRadio digital platform.
 
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