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]




 
Breaking News
RAB Report: Radio Shows Double-Digit Growth In Digital Revenue For Q3
The Week In Review: 11/17-11/21
Jaysson Reno Named VP, Sales For KGO-AM, KSFO-AM
Kassof Research: CHR P1's: Excited & Social
In Brief - November 21, 2014
November 20, 2014
Cumulus Promotes Jeff Davis To National Director Of Stratus Music Scheduling
Mike Fredrick Named Hubbard Radio Cincinnati VP/Market Manager
Hubbard Radio Announces New Division, 2060 Digital, LLC
Kassof Research: Christian Radio P1’s: Mission Accomplished
In Brief - November 20, 2014
November 19, 2014
Musicians On Call Raises $700,000 At 15th Anniversary Celebration
iStreamMEDIA Adds Christopher Cottrill As VP/Music Content, Programming
Jordan Blaugrund Promoted To VP, Digital Marketing, RCA Records
DeVito/Verdi Retained To Drive Awareness Of NextRadio App
Kassof Research: Rock P1’s: Too Cool to Care?
In Brief - November 19, 2014
November 18, 2014
100.3 The Beat Launches In St. Louis
MADE Music Announces Partnership With Vevo
Kassof Research: Urban P1’s: Into It!
Southern California Radio Roars Back In October
In Brief - November 18, 2014
November 17, 2014
Vevo Announces Leadership Transition
BMG Acquires Vagrant Records
Republic Records Names Delmar Powell Director of Urban A&R
Gordon Smith, NAB To Be Honored By Broadcasters Foundation Of America
Kassof Research: News/Talk P1's: It's Not About Happy
Music News
Iggy Azalea, J. Lo To Team Up on AMAs
The Week In Review: 11/17-11/21
Quick Hits: Saturday Night Live, Billboard Touring Awards, YouTube Music Awards, Arcade Fire
Quick Hits: One Direction, Taylor Swift, Young The Giant, Guns N' Roses, Jimmy Ruffin
Taylor Swift's 1989 Remains At #1
Quick Hits: U2, Katy Perry, Paramore, Lana Del Rey, The Voice
Foo Fighters Announce Major 2015 North American Tour
Ed Sheeran Launches "Thinking Out Loud"
Quick Hits: American Music Awards, New Now Next Awards / Jessie J, Smashing Pumpkins, Prince Royce, Marilyn Manson, The Decemberists, Bonnaroo, James Blunt
U2 Postpones Tonight Show Residency
Quick Hits: AC/DC, J. Cole, Giorgio Moroder, alt-J, Lollapalooza South America
Kid Rock Gearing Up For First Kiss
The Week In Review: 11/10-11/14
Quick Hits: Paramore, AC/DC, Ryan Seacrest‘s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve
Quick Hits: One Direction, Juvenile, Randy Jackson, MTV Awards shows
FMQB NOW

Jon Zellner
SVPP, iHeartMedia

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