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As the SVP of Programming for SummitMedia, Bill Tanner is still playing a vital role in the radio industry today. His career is about as fascinating as it gets given his six decades of service and the several ground breaking accomplishments he’s achieved during that time. Tanner’s reputation and experience as a programmer and an on-air personality precede him and that along with the many colleagues he has collaborated with over the years are all on display in this week’s Cover Story. In Programming to Win, Richard Harker is looking at how Presidential polling numbers compare to radio ratings. Harker reminds us that in both cases, the data provided is just an estimate and to think carefully about how to interpret such numbers. Question of the Weeks asks, "Who is on your “Mt. Rushmore” of radio programmers and/or on-air personalities?" And Hot Shots goes on location at #Trendfest 2016 and This Week in FMQB History. [more]

Pandora Revenue Up in Second Quarter of 2016
Total consolidated revenue hits $343 million in Q2 for the streaming music service.

John Crenshaw Named OM at Cumulus-Youngstown, OH

Alpha Media Savannah-Hilton Head Launches Throwback Station "G100"
July 21, 2016

iHeartMedia, Cumulus, Entercom, Cox, Sun Broadcast Group & Shazam Collaborate on New Audio Measurement
Major broadcasters announce strategic alliance with Shazam for a new audio measurement system.

Justin Riley Named PD For Power 93.3 & 106.1 KISS FM-Seattle

Universal Music Publishing Promotes David Gray to EVP/Head of West Coast A&R

Steve Mann Named APD/Night Host at WGRR/Cincinnati

John Crenshaw Named OM at Cumulus-Youngstown, OH

Entercom Names Kim Reis VP/Digital Audience Engagement
July 20, 2016

UMG And Interscope Ink Multitiered Pact With Downtown Records Celebrating 10th Anniversary
Innovative deal provides flexibility to label known for breaking Gnarls Barkley, Cold War Kids, Major Lazer, Chet Faker, Santigold and Eagles Of Death Metal.

WCTO PD Jerry Padden Adds WLEV Programming Duties in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton

Cox Media Group Tulsa Names Mary Garcia Digital Sales Manager For Tulsa Radio
July 19, 2016

Beasley Broadcast Group to Acquire Greater Media For $240 Million
Beasley will acquire Greater Media's 21 stations in seven markets.

UMG Appoints Maria Alonte SVP/Film & TV Synchronization for Def Jam, Island & Republic

iHeartMedia Stakes Claim to Historic New York Skyline on Iconic East River Billboard
July 18, 2016

iHeartMedia Announces The Return Of The 2016 iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina
iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina Will Broadcast Live on iHeartMedia Stations and Stream on on November 5.

Brooke & Jubal Show Joins Aimee KVGS (Star 107-9)/Las Vegas

WQEN/Birmingham's #JustShowUpShow Draws Big Crowd

In Brief - July 18, 2016
July 15, 2016

CBS Radio Baltimore Debuts UpClose Studio
Venue to host a variety of music and entertainment events; Sofia Carson, Magic! set to perform in Baltimore’s newest live performance space.

Cealleigh Moore Named GSM At Entercom Sacramento
July 14, 2016

iHeartRadio Opens Its Doors To NPR Stations
More than 260 NPR member stations now have the opportunity to reach millions of dedicated listeners via iHeartRadio.

Pierre Bouvard Insights: Millennial Myths and Realities
July 13, 2016

Greater Media Rebrands WBOS as "ALT 92.9"
The station is committed to delivering Boston's Best Alternative music.

Danie B In The Afternoon To Debut On AMP Radio/Orlando

Intergr8 Research: The Limitations of Using Streaming Data to Pick New Music

Jacobs Media Strategies Publishes Second Episode of Podcast About Radio and the Connected Car
July 12, 2016

Jeff Jarnigan Joins Cumulus Media-Knoxville as Operations Manager
Programming veteran to oversee station cluster.

Alpha Media Announces Regional Directors of Engineering

Nielsen: Summer Radio Tuning Has A Classic Feel This Year
June 11, 2016

2016 National Radio Hall of Fame Inductees Announced
This year's class for the National Radio Hall of Fame has been revealed.

WQHT, WBLS & WLIB-AM/New York To Simulcast "One Voice"
An open discussion on the relationship between the African American community and Police.

Erik Bradley Re-Ups with CBS Radio's B96/Chicago

Cumulus Media Promotes Bill Michaels to OM of Toledo/Monroe Station Group

iHeartMedia, NBC News Join To Launch NBC News Radio

The Breakfast Club Launches In Phoenix On KNRJ
In Brief - July 11, 2016
Jay Hudson leaving 89X/Windsor-Detroit
July 8, 2016

Todd Shannon’s wealth of programming experience continues to pay dividends for him as the current Ops Director of the Cox Media Group in Jacksonville where he oversees a wide variety of formats including legendary Top 40 outlet WAPE where he also serves as PD. Shannon is front and center as this week’s Cover Story. Also be sure to check out Bob Quick’s Programming To Win column with advice on finding new air talent. Hot Shots features Jonathan Shuford, Todd Cavanah, Erik Bradley and Reid, while The History Page remains a hot-recurrent with some very cool blasts from the past.

CBS Radio Officially Files IPO
As expected, CBS Radio has filed an initial public offering valued at up to $100 million in shares.

Paul Brenner Promoted To Executive Director At Emmis

DJ Holiday Named MD At 102.7 The Beach/Miami

hardDrive Celebrates Two Decades on the Air

In Brief - July 8, 2016
July 7, 2016

Emmis Announces First Quarter Earnings
Radio net revenues up slightly.

iHeartRadio Partners with Libsyn Podcasting
July 6, 2016

Report: CBS Corp Going Public With Radio Division
Bloomberg reports it's a sign that the owner of the most-watched U.S. TV network can’t find a buyer willing to pay the right price.

NextRadio Expands Into Canada

Alpha Media Peoria’s Energy 102.3 Adds Brooke & Jubal

Jacobs Media Strategies Launches DASH Podcast Series Focusing on Radio and the Connected Car
July 5, 2016

Tim Roberts Named CBS Radio-Detroit VP of Music Programming
Roberts promoted at CBS Radio's Motor City cluster.

The Cooper Lawrence Show Will Take Over Mornings at 106.1 WBLI

Greater Media Names Scott Kunnath Sales Manager At WMGC (105.1 The Bounce)/Detroit

BuzzAngle Music 2016 Mid-Year Report: Music Consumption Up 6.5%
July 1, 2016

Greater Media-Detroit Launches 105.1 The Bounce
WMGC replaces Sports format with "Detroit’s Throwback Hip Hop and R&B."

Reports: Apple Courting Tidal, Blocking Spotify

Judge Will Not Extend Protective Order Against Kane

Cumulus-Toledo Rebrands Hot AC WWWM (Channel 105.5) to Q105.5

Cumulus Media Launches Columbia’s Classic Hits 98.5 WOMG
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New David Bowie Box Set Includes Previously Unreleased Album
Who Can I Be Now? (1974-1976) will include his never-released album The Gouster. [more]

Quick Hits: Rihanna, KoRn, My Chemical Romance, Jennifer Hudson, Regina Spektor, Oasis

Temple of the Dog Announce First-Ever Tour
The Rock supergroup will play five shows this fall behind a deluxe reissue of their album.

Quick Hits: The Beatles, Iggy Azalea, My Chemical Romance, Haim

Quick Hits: Alternative Press Music Awards / Marilyn Manson, Wilco, Beck, Led Zeppelin, Kesha

Drake Returns To #1 On Billboard 200
Views now has spent 10 weeks on top, while Schoolboy Q debuts at #2.

Kanye, Taylor Swift Feud Over "Famous" Lyric Again
Kim Kardashian released audio recordings of the music stars discussing the song on the phone; Swift calls it "character assassination."

Quick Hits: Coldplay, Schoolboy Q, Prophets of Rage, Celine Dion, Against Me!

Katy Perry Releases Olympics Anthem
"Rise" is the Pop star's first new song in three years.

Quick Hits: Britney Spears, M.I.A.

Beyoncé, Adele Earn Emmy Nominations
Lemonade and Adele's concert special are each up for Emmy Awards.

Drake, Adele Top Nielsen Music Mid-Year Album Charts
Views and 25 have been the two biggest releases in the first six months of 2016.

Quick Hits: Guns N' Roses, Beasties Boys

Taylor Swift Ranked As Top-Earning Celebrity of 2016
Swift earned $170 million last year, with One Direction listed at #2.

Quick Hits: Joe Perry, Bad Boy Entertainment

Blink-182 Knocks Drake From Billboard 200 Top Slot
After nine weeks at #1, Drake's Views moves aside as Blink-182 earn their second #1 album ever.

Quick Hits: Joe Perry, Ruth B, VH1 Hip Hop Honors

Quick Hits: AC/DC, Amos Lee, VH1 Hip Hop Honors

Quick Hits: Justin Timberlake, Ariana Grande, Jason Derulo, Christina Grimmie, The Naked and Famous

Music Superstars Join "Hands" For Orlando
GLADD and Interscope Records release a musical tribute to benefit Orlando's victims and families.

Quick Hits: Shawn Mendes, Pixies, Missy Elliott

Drake Continues To Sit Atop Billboard 200
Views is at #1 on the chart for the ninth straight week in a row, while The Avett Brothers debut at #3.

Quick Hits: Beck, Lollapalooza, VH1 Hip Hop Honors

Quick Hits: Bastille, Pearl Jam / Third Man Records

FMQB Retro-Active: Ken Sharp Enthuses On The Who's Still-Thriving Music Career, As Well As Their Charitable Efforts
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