The Week In Review: 10/8 - 10/12

eQB NOW
This week’s eQB Cover Story features Chris Edge, who was recently named OM for CCM+E’s Raleigh, NC cluster. Edge talks about how digital impacts the brand, as well as his return to the market he thinks of as home and his excitement to lead a powerful cluster of stations to new heights. In Programming To Win, Arbitron’s Jon Miller discusses how to talk about PPM ratings numbers with your sales team. Question of the Week asks: What radio/record industry figure would make a good moderator for a Presidential debate and why? Plus, Hot Shots and the History Page.   [more]

Merlin Sells WRXP/New York To CBS Radio, Will Flip To WFAN Simulcast
Modern Rock WRXP/New York is sold to CBS Radio for $75 million. CBS announces the station will become an FM simulcast of Sports talker WFAN.     [more]

Steve Barnett Reportedly To Be Named Chairman Of UMG's New EMI  [more]

Pandora's Westergren Blogs On Artists' Digital Payouts
In a blog post supporting the proposed Internet Radio Fairness Act, Pandora founder Tim Westergren discusses how much musicians can make online.     [more]

SoundExchange President Weighs In On Internet Fairness Act
SoundExchange President Michael Huppe says Pandora's recent claims of artist royalty payouts are misleading.     [more]

Emmis Pro Forma Radio Revenue Up In Fiscal Q2     [more]

Liberty’s Maffei: SiriusXM Takeover Could Take 18 Months     [more]

SiriusXM Reports 446,000 Q3 Net Additions, Raises 2012 Subscriber Guidance     [more]

Roadrunner's Mike Easterlin Named GM Of Fueled By Ramen     [more]

American Idol Creator Fuller To Bid On EMI Spinoffs In Europe     [more]

Jerrell Jimerson Named Clear Channel SVP Of Product For Digital
Jimerson joins CCM+E to oversee aspects of iHeartRadio, as well as the company’s network of websites.     [more]

Producer/Songwriter The-Dream Named EVP Of A&R At Def Jam    [more]

Clear Channel Offers $2 Billion Deal To Lenders, Pursuing Credit Amendments
Clear Channel Communications announces a pair of new fiscal moves.   [more]

Report: 47 Cumulus Stations To Drop ESPN For CBS Sports    [more]

Report: ISPs Planning "Six Strikes" Policy To Fight File-Sharing     [more]

Terra Firma Requests New Trial In Citi Suit Over EMI     [more]

Radio Music Licensing Committee Files Anti-Trust Suit Against SESAC     [more]

In Brief - October 8, 2012
WERO (Bob 933)/Greenville-Jacksonville has rare night show opening    [more]

In Brief - October 9, 2012
Wes Styles named PD at Active Rock WQBK (Q103)/Albany  [more]

In Brief - October 10, 2012
Saga Communications re-names its Program Directors as "Brand Managers"   [more]

In Brief - October 11, 2012
Kiss 108/Boston moving Jingle Ball to TD Garden, iHeartRadio launching in Australia and New Zealand   [more]

In Brief - October 12, 2012
Coca-Cola reportedly interested in Spotify stake   [more]

FMQB FYI... Links You Should Know About  [more]




 
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Taylor Swift Ranked As Top-Earning Celebrity of 2016
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