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Darrin Arriens Appointed PD At KSKS/Fresno
Arriens brings years of programming and operations experience to KSKS. [more]

Westwood One Names Jack Foley Vice President, Business Development

Raphael Takes Over Evenings On Q102/Philadelphia

iHeartMedia, Live Nation To Present the iHeartRadio "On The Rise" Tour

Radionomy Unveils New Interface For RadioManager

In Brief - October 1, 2014
Charli XCX Goes Platinum In DC
September 30, 2014

iHeartMedia Atlanta Names New Market President and Vice President of Sales
Justin Schaflander upped to Market President, Jason Mosher rises to VP of Sales

iHeartMedia Myrtle Beach Names Zac Davis Operations Manager

Tim Maranville Joins Cross Platform Media Group As Chief Content Officer

Study: New Brain Research Demonstrates High Effectiveness Of Radio Advertising

Survey: Justin Timberlake Is Music’s Best Male Role Model

In Brief - September 30, 2014
Barbra Streisand at SiriusXM Town Hall
September 29, 2014

Jon Pinch Delays Retirement, Named Market Manager At Cumulus-Atlanta
Cumulus EVP/COO Pinch had been planning to retire this fall but now will oversee the company's six-station Atlanta cluster.

iHeartMedia Names Earl Jones SVP, Urban Operations

Report: Few 13-20’s Name FM As #1 Music Source

New Study: Radio An Effective Way To Influence Swing Voters

In Brief - September 29, 2014
Sammy Suarez named PD at WBWZ, WPKF/Hudson Valley, Ashley Z joins KDND/Sacramento for nights
September 26, 2014

In this week's eQB we honor WFLZ/Tampa’s 25th Anniversary as FMQB revisits a special tribute feature to the legendary Power Pig. It's a fascinating inside look that chronicles the birth of one of the country's ground breaking Top 40 stations from the people who lived it! In Programming To Win, our imaging expert Rich Van Slyke chats with WGRD/Grand Rapids Brand Manager John Walker. Question of the Week asks: What are your current guilty pleasures: Song, TV show, snack food? Plus, Hot Shots and the FMQB History page featuring WFLZ through the years.

The Week In Review: 9/22-9/26

Cox Media Group Names Pete Spriggs News/Talk/Sports Radio Format Leader, Drew Anderssen Format Coordinator
Spriggs and Anderssen will continue their current roles, but also work closely with CMG VP/Radio Programming Steve Smith

Mann Gets HOT From HITS In Bakersfield Announces Launch Date, Features

In Brief - September 26, 2014
September 25, 2014

iHeartRadio Music Festival Generates 5 Billion Social Impressions
Twitter dominant platform for social sharing, representing two-thirds of overall activity.

In Brief - September 25, 2014
KXT/Dallas taps Amy Miller as APD, WKTU/New York names Colleen Shea Producer of Cubby And Carolina In The Morning
September 24, 2014

Report: Southern California Broadcasters Association White Paper
Consumer response and listening satisfaction of broadcast Radio vs. Pandora internet music service

In Brief - September 24, 2014
Lisa Sherman named President/CEO of the Ad Council
September 23, 2014

Jelli Selects Digigram To Provide Sound Cards For RadioSpot
Digigram’s analog & digital stereo sound card will provide RadioSpot platform broadcast-quality audio in the playout of commercial content.

In Brief - September 23, 2014
Emmis promotes Alan Fish to National Sales Manager for New York and Los Angeles
September 22, 2014

BIA/Kelsey Projects $139.3 Billion In Local Media Revenue By 2015
Mobile local ad revenue and local social media ad revenue are predicted to see strong growth next year.

Allison Warren Named VP/Market Manager For Cumulus-Nashville

Lauren MacLeash Named OM For CBS Radio's KMNB, KZJK/Minneapolis

CBS Radio’s “We Can Survive” Concert Returns On October 24

In Brief - September 22, 2014
September 19, 2014

Broadcast Music, Inc. Reports Record-Breaking Revenues Of $977 Million
BMI distributes a 75-year high of $840 million to songwriters, composers and music publishers

The Week In Review: 9/15-9/19

106.7 The Beat Comes to Columbus

In Brief - September 19, 2014
September 18, 2014

Cat Collins Joins iHeartMedia's National Programming Platforms Team
iHeartMedia-San Francisco programmer promoted to the company's National Programming Platforms and Strategic Services teams.

TT Torrez Joins HOT 97/New York As Music Director

In Brief - September 18, 2014
September 17, 2014

Charese Fruge Named VP, Programming, CBS Radio Las Vegas
Veteran Program Director to retain programming responsibilities at KMXB-FM and KXTE-FM

iHeartRadio Music Festival To Stream, Broadcast Live Across Multiple Platforms Nationwide

KDKB/Phoenix Becomes ALT AZ 93-3, Arizona's Alternative

Report: U.S. Advertising Expenditures Increased 0.7 Percent In Q2 2014

In Brief - September 17, 2014
September 16, 2014

Nielsen Releases Radar September 2014 Network Ratings

Republic Records Restructures Media Department, Adds Key Executives

NRG Media Names Erica Dreyer Director Of Integrated Media

In Brief - September 16, 2014

CCM+E San Antonio Names Don Gosselin PD For KAJA, KRPT

BIA/Kelsey Releases New Study On SMB Social Media Usage

Republic Records Names Rick Krim EVP, Artist Development
Krim will be responsible for fostering and encouraging the development and growth of various artists on the company's roster.

iStream Data Debuts, Appoints VP/GM

In Brief - September 12, 2014
September 11, 2014

iBiquity Digital, TagStationTo Deliver Next Generation Of The Digital Dash

In Brief - September 9, 2014
Chase Daniels upped to PD at WNTR/Indianapolis

In Brief - September 8, 2014

In this week's Cover Story we feature WFLY/Albany APD/MD Marissa Landchak. Marissa is celebrating ten years at the heritage Top 40 station which is concurrently enjoying its 35th anniversary in the format. FLY 92 thrives in a very special class of Pop stations that have managed to withstand the test of time and remain a winning and relevant brand for three and half decades. Marissa is certainly one of the central reasons the station currently stays on top. In Programming To Win, Pat Welsh gives a list of potential topics and ideas that programmers can teach to their staffers. From airchecking talent to fully understanding ratings methodology, there is always something new to be learned at your station. Question of the Week asks: Which three songs best define the summer of 2014 for your format? Plus, Hot Shots and the FMQB History page.

FMQB FYI... Links You Should Know About looks back at WBCN

FMQB FYI... Links You Should Know About
Washington Post highlights Clear Channel's "On The Verge" program

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Music News

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga Land #1 Album
The duets record Cheek To Cheek debuts atop the Nielsen Soundscan sales chart. [more]

Quick Hits: U2, Eddie Vedder, Alt-J

Lorde Drops "Yellow Flicker Beat"
The singer offers a new single while reflecting on her breakthrough year since Pure Heroine was released.

Quick Hits: Gwen Stefani & Pharrell Williams, Mary Lambert, Alex & Sierra

Taylor Swift, Metallica & More Headlining 2015 Rock In Rio USA
The U.S. edition of the festival will be held next May in Las Vegas.

Quick Hits: Britney Spears, Prince, Birdman, Black Sabbath, Rancid

Thom Yorke Releases Surprise Solo Album Via BitTorrent
Radiohead singer instantly released his second solo album today, titled Tomorrow's Modern Boxes.

The Week In Review: 9/22-9/26

Quick Hits: R.E.M., AC/DC, U2

Metallica Has Goodies In Store This Holiday Season
The band is releasing a vinyl single on Black Friday and re-releasing the movie Some Kind of Monster for its 10th anniversary.

Quick Hits: Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Wiz Khalifa & Amber Rose, Brandi Carlile, Neil Young, Bob Seger

Streisand, Chris Brown Top SoundScan Sales Chart
Five new albums make up the top five this week, with debuts from Tim McGraw, George Strait and Train as well.

Nickelback Moving To No Fixed Address In November
The rockers' new album is due out November 18 on Republic Records.

Quick Hits: AC/DC, Bruce Springsteen, Weezer, Outkast, The Who

T.I. Gets Paperwork In Order
The rapper's new album features cameos from Pharrell, Usher, Chris Brown, Iggy Azalea and more.

FMQB Photo Pass: Lily Allen

Quick Hits: Kelly Clarkson, Bob Dylan, Iggy Azalea, Lana Del Rey, Jeff Bridges

iHeartRadio Festival Takes Over Vegas
Alicia Keys, Chris Brown, Jason Derulo and more made surprise appearances in Sin City over the weekend.

FMQB Photo Pass: Black Keys

Quick Hits: Lorde, Hozier, Charli XCX, Madonna, Pink Floyd

Jennifer Hudson Talks New Album
The singer/actress will release JHUD on September 23.

The Week In Review: 9/15-9/19

Quick Hits: Queen, Freddie Mercury, Michael Jackson, Foo Fighters, JLo, Iggy Azalea,

U2, Apple Partnership Has More In Store
Bono says the band is working on a new audiovisual interactive format for music.

Quick Hits: Metallica, Kanye West & Lorde, Dr. Dre, Paul McCartney

FMQB Photo Pass: Steve Winwood & Tom Petty

Quick Hits: Lecrae, Bruce Springsteen, Jessie J

Taylor Swift Talks 1989
The title refers to the year of Swift's birth, but also gives a nod to "a very experimental time in Pop music."

Quick Hits: Katy Perry / MTV EMAs, Icona Pop, Whitney Houston, Manchester Orchestra, Mary Lambert, K. Michelle

One Direction Says "Steal My Girl"
The first official single from Four will be unleashed on September 29.

Quick Hits: Beyoncé & Jay Z, Neil Young's Bridge School Benefit, Bon Jovi, George Harrison

Quick Hits: Gwen Stefani, Iggy Azalea, Demi Lovato, Calvin Harris, Ellie Goulding, Kendrick Lamar

U2 Already Plotting Next Album?
The band offers a behind-the-scenes video of studio footage and Bono hints at "Songs of Experience."

The Week In Review: 9/8-9/12

Quick Hits: Madonna & Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Ariana Grande, iHeartRadio Australia Music Festival, Stevie Wonder

Maroon 5 Land Second #1 Album With V
The Pop group's new album hits #1, while Jeezy debuts at #2 with Seen it All: The Autobiography.

Ariana Grande To Hit The Road For "The Honeymoon Tour"

Quick Hits: Nicki Minaj, Paul McCartney, John Mellencamp, The Lumineers

U2 Gives Away New Album Via iTunes
The band surprises fans with a sudden free digital release of Songs of Innocence.

Quick Hits: Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys, Avicii, P!nk, Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie

One Direction Announce The Release Of New Album FOUR
The band offers free track download, “Fireproof,” as a "Thank You" to fans for 24 hours only.

Quick Hits: G.R.L.


FMQB Retro-Active: Ken Sharp Gets Up Close with Graham Nash and Tom Petty

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