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Beasley Broadcast Group Names New Management Team In Tampa-St. Petersburg
Kent Dunn named VP/Market Manager, Tee Gentry named OM. [more]

Beasley Promotes Chris O’Kelley To OM In Augusta, GA

Darla Thomas Named PD At WLNK-FM
November 25, 2014

Entravision Announces Extension Of Share Repurchase Program

OG 97.9 FM Debuts In Atlanta Today

Kassof Research: Country P1’s: Country Proud

In Brief - November 25, 2014

November 24, 2014

T-Mobile Doubles Down On Music Freedom, Adds 14 New Services
Un-carrier customers streaming more than 66 million songs per day.

Shawn Barron Named VP, Urban A&R For Atlantic Records

Kassof Research: A/C P1’s: Comfort Food

In Brief - November 24, 2014
November 21, 2014

RAB Report: Radio Shows Double-Digit Growth In Digital Revenue For Q3
Off-air revenues also show significant gains as industry revenues indicate improving trends.

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
Davis will continue to program WQSM/Fayetteville for Cumulus.

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
Event Honored Kelly Clarkson and Charlie Walk with Performances by Jessie J, Nick Jonas and Shawn Mendes.

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
100.3 The Beat will be the home for throwback Hip Hop

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
President and CEO Rio Caraeff to leave the company at the end of 2014

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

In Brief - November 17, 2014
November 14, 2014

This week’s Cover Story touches base with iHeartMedia SVPP Jon Zellner, who has an ongoing highly successful career. His programming roots have served him well and as one of iHeart’s key executive programmers he is able to pool his vast knowledge and experience to help advise, guide and direct several young PD’s as well as strategize with other members of the Executive Programming team. It’s a diverse and fascinating career and Zellner checks in on a variety of isuues. Pat Welsh tackles some big issues in his latest Programming To Win column, as he gives some key ways terrestrial radio can remain on top for listeners in an increasingly fragmented audio world. Question of the Week asks: Who were your favorite artists to work with in 2014 and why? Plus, the FMQB History page.

The Week In Review: 11/10-11/14

Kassof Research: P1 Station Makes Listeners Happy

Gracenote Launches New Connected Music Solution For Cars
November 13, 2014

iHeartMedia And Bobby Bones Announce Production Partnership
RIGHT SIDE BLIND will develop scripted and unscripted programming for cable and network television with an emphasis on original, sophisticated and innovative concepts.

Steve Chessare Promoted To VP/Market Manager Of Greater Media Detroit

Mike Crusham Announces Retirement From iHeartMedia Minneapolis

Clive Davis, The Recording Academy Present The Pre-Grammy Gala

Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc. To Purchase 16 Radio Stations Fom Omni Broadcasting Company

Vevo Names Stacy Moscatelli VP/Marketing

Slacker Radio Expands Kid, Family Reach With Three Radio Disney Stations

Cox Media Group Meets Atlanta’s Better Buildings Challenge

In Brief - November 13, 2014
November 12, 2014

Radio One, Inc. Reports Third Quarter Results
Net revenue decreased 5.3%.

Morvan Boury Named VP, Global Business Development & Digital Strategy, Sony Music Entertainment

Zachary Wellsandt Named PD At WSNX

In Brief - November 12, 2014
November 11, 2014

Cumulus Reports Operating Results For Third Quarter 2014

Tribune Media Company Reports Third Quarter 2014 Results

Farneda Departing WXRT

Mike Tierney Named PD At KDKB (ALT AZ 93-3)/Phoenix

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek Sounds Off About Streaming Music Myth's

In Brief - November 11, 2014
November 10, 2014

Republic Records Promotes Rob Harvey To Vice President of Top 40
Harvey will additionally be the lead promotion support executive for Island Records.

Big Machine President/CEO Scott Borchetta Tells Nikki Sixx Pulling Taylor Swift From Spotify Is About Creating And Sustaining Value For Artists

In Brief - November 10, 2014
November 7, 2014

This week’s eQB Cover Story features Mark “Fish” Fishman who has spent his entire career at one station in one market, KMTN/Jackson Hole, a Triple A outlet that was a Rock station in the ’90s. Fish talks about keeping The Mountain true to its values while adapting to the many changes and challenges the radio industry has presented over two decades. In Programming To Win, Bob Quick raves about actor/comedian Jay Mohr's transition into Sports Talk radio and says that Mohr's drive to be the best should inspire programmers and hosts to strive for greatness. Question of the Week asks: What is the one thing, personally and/or professionally, that you thought you'd accomplish this year but have yet to do? Plus, Hot Shots and the FMQB History page.

The Week In Review: 11/3-11/7

iHeartMedia Portland Names Dave Hill VP of Programming
Hill will oversee all programming operations for Portland's nine-station cluster.

Nina Webb, David Grant Named VP/Co-Heads Of Atlantic Records’ Pop, Rock Marketing Department

Saga Communications, Inc. Reports 3rd Quarter Results

In Brief - November 7, 2014
November 6, 2014

Leo Baldwin Named Operations Manager At Palm Beach Broadcasting
Baldwin will oversee the West Plam Beach cluster of stations including WRMF, WEAT, WMBX and WIRK.

CBS Corporation Reports Third Quarter 2014 Results

Townsquare Media, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2014 Results

Tim Graves Joins Cumulus Toledo As APD of WRQN, WWWM

iStreamMUSIC Partners With Nobex, Debuts Mobile Apps

In Brief - November 6, 2014
November 5, 2014

STRATA Partners With Programmatic Direct Platform iSocket
Strategic partnership adds efficiency and effectiveness to Media Buying process

Liberty Media Corporation Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results

In Brief - November 5, 2014
November 4, 2014

Premiere Networks To Launch The Kane Show Nationwide
Washington D.C.’s #1 Morning Show is set to go national beginning December 29.

Warner Music Group, SoundCloud Announce Groundbreaking Partnership

iHeartMedia Names Adam Denenberg As CTO

Russ Jones Promoted To VP, Video Network Relations & Branding, RCA Records

In Brief - November 4, 2014
November 3, 2014

Cumulus Signs Multi-Year Contract Extension With Westood One COO Charles Steinhauer
Steinhauer will continue to oversee the management of Westwood One’s day-to-day operations.

Mary DeSilva Named PD At WFAS-FM

Entercom Communications Corp. Reports Third Quarter Results

iHeartMedia Dallas Names Kelly Parker VP Of Sales

Westwood One Promotes Five Programmers

In Brief - November 3, 2014
October 31, 2014

Pat Cerullo Named PD of KTFM & JACK-FM/San Antonio
Cerullo joins Alpha Media San Antonio following previous stints at Beasley Broadcasting Philadelphia, CBS Radio Detroit, and iHeartMedia Washington, DC.

The Week In Review: 10/27-10/31

Nielsen Report: Country Music’s Cross-Over Popularity

Triton Digital Announces Compliance With IAB Specification For Digital Audio Ads

In Brief - October 31, 2014
October 30, 2014

Journal Communications Reports Third Quarter 2014 Results
Revenue of $105.1 million, up 8.5%; Radio revenue of $21.6 million, up 5.1%.

Irving Azoff Leading New Music Rights Venture

Crush Music Announces Two New Hires

In Brief - October 30, 2014
October 29, 2014

Def Jam Recordings Promotes Scott Maness To VP/Rhythm Crossover Promotion
Six-year veteran of the Def Jam Promotion Department has served as Sr. Director since 2008.

Melissa Etheridge, Ingrid Michaelson To Perform At National Radio Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

In Brief - October 29, 2014
October 28, 2014

iHeartMedia, Inc. Reports Results For 2014 Third Quarter
Revenues up 3% totaling $1.6 billion, 1% increase at iHeartMedia and 3% increase at Outdoor

SiriusXM Reports Third Quarter 2014 Results

Talus Knight Named PD/Afternoon Host At KKND

iHeartMedia San Francisco Names John Leathers Vice President Of Sales

Radio Advertising Bureau Board of Directors Elects New Officers & Directors

Pandora Hires Chris Phillips As Chief Product Officer

CBS Radio's We Can Survive Achieves High Marks On Social Media

iHeartRadio Survey: Listeners Predict We’ll See A Lot Of Lady Gaga Impersonators

In Brief - October 28, 2014
October 27, 2014

Lulu & Lala Spice Up Afternoons On WFLC-FM
Twin sisters Marissa and Marianela Gonzalez most recently co-hosted on the Ty Loves NY morning show on WNOW-FM/New York.

Universal Music Group Names Michael Frey, President, Supply Chain & Media Services

Benztown Releases First-Ever Benztown 50 Voice Power Index

Noise Fusion Unleashes Next Generation Sounds Online

In Brief - October 27, 2014
October 25, 2014

This week’s eQB Cover Story lands safely in Sacramento where Christopher K is celebrating his 16th anniversary at KDND. As one of the original cast members of the Sac Top 40 since its inception in 1998, Chris has been a model of long-term stability in a business mired in much volatility. He currently serves as APD/MD of KDND/The End and sister HAC KUDL/Star, and this week offers up some perceptive perspectives on a variety of hot issues. In Programming To Win, it's been over a year since the Nielsen-Arbitron deal happened and Paragon's Larry Johnson takes a look at the state of radio ratings. Question of the Week asks: Who was the best boss you’ve had throughout your career and what qualities made him/her such a good boss? Plus, Hot Shots and the FMQB History page.

The Week In Review: 10/20-10/24

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Music News

One Direction Celebrate 4th Straight #1 Album
One Direction celebrate fourth straight #1 album and make Spotify hstory with largest first week U.S. Streams. [more]

Quick Hits: Rihanna, Bruce Springsteen, Prince, Scott Stapp

Fall Out Boy To Drop Album in January
The band's sixth effort, American Beauty/American Psycho, will be out on January 20.

Quick Hits: Kurt Cobain, One Direction, Bob Dylan, Baha Men

One Direction Dominates 2014 AMAs
The 1D boys won three trophies on the night, while Katy Perry and Iggy Azalea also scored multiple awards.

Katy Perry Is Ready For Some Football
The singer will headline the halftime show of Super Bowl XLIX in Arizona.

Quick Hits: 5 Seconds of Summer, Drake & 2 Chainz, Grammy Foundation Legacy Concert, James Blake & Kanye West

Iggy Azalea, J. Lo To Team Up on AMAs
The two divas are set to perform "Booty" for the first time together on television.

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
New releases from Foo Fighters, Pink Floyd, Garth Brooks and Big K.R.I.T round out this week's SoundScan top five.

Quick Hits: U2, Katy Perry, Paramore, Lana Del Rey, The Voice

Foo Fighters Announce Major 2015 North American Tour
The Foos will play arenas and stadiums across the U.S. and Canada next summer and fall.

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
Bono's injury forces the band to put the show on hold, but the singer can still be heard in the new Band Aid 30 charity single.

Quick Hits: AC/DC, J. Cole, Giorgio Moroder, alt-J, Lollapalooza South America

Kid Rock Gearing Up For First Kiss
The rocker's first album for Warner Bros. Records is due on February 24.

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

Taylor Swift 1989 Holds On To #1
Coming off a record week with 1.2 million sold, Swift moves another 400,000 albums to hang on to the top spot.

Quick Hits: Concert For Valor, Omarion, Foo Fighters

Usher Drops Track Into Cereal Boxes
Select boxes of Honey Nut Cheerios offer a free download of an exclusive Usher song.

FMQB Retro-Active: Ken Sharp Talks to Todd Rundgren About The Unpredictable Tour, Breaking Bad and More

Quick Hits: A Very Grammy Christmas, Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Sugarhill Gang, Governor's Ball Festival

One Direction Wins Big at MTV EMAs
The boys took home trophies for Best Pop, Best Live and Biggest Fans. Katy Perry and Ariana Grande also won two awards each.

Quick Hits: American Music Awards, Rise Against / Rock In Rio USA, Marilyn Manson, Light Of Day Winterfest

Lorde Talks Mockingjay, Celebrates Her Birthday
The singer-songwriter discusses working on the soundtrack to the new Hunger Games movie.

The Week In Review: 11/3-11/7

Quick Hits: AC/DC, Taylor Swift, American Music Awards, U2, Rick Roasas

Nickelback Unveils No Fixed Address Tour
The band will hit the road starting in February 2015.

FMQB Photo Pass: Chrissie Hynde

Quick Hits: Selena Gomez & Imagine Dragons, AC/DC, Foo Fighters, Lollapalooza

Taylor Swift Scores Monster Sales Week
1989 sets sales record for 2014 by becoming the biggest selling album of the year.

Quick Hits: U2, People's Choice Awards, Justin Timberlake, Atreyu, Kelly Rowland, Linkin Park / Loudwire Music Festival

Beyoncé To Release CD/DVD Box Set This Month
A four-disc "Platinum Edition Box Set" of her self-titled 2013 album is due November 24.

Quick Hits: Foo Fighters, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay soundtrack, Saturday Night Live, Papa Roach & Seether

Taylor Swift To Kick Off Tour In May
The singer revealed 1989 tour dates and a performance at the American Music Awards.

Wayne Static Death Brings Conflicting Reports

Quick Hits: Linkin Park, Nickelback, Meghan Trainor, The Decemberists, Kongos, Echosmith

Pitbull & Enrique Iglesias Continue The Party
The two singers add a second leg to their North American tour.

The Week In Review: 10/27-10/31

Quick Hits: Iggy Azalea, Foo Fighters, Robin Thicke, Metallica, Public Enemy

Quick Hits: K. Michelle, Billboard Touring Awards, George Ezra, Phish

Slipknot Land Second #1 Album With .5: The Gray Chapter
Veteran masked rockers land atop this week's Nielsen SoundScan sales chart, followed by T.I. and Neil Diamond.

Quick Hits: Metallica, Coldplay, Pitbull, Nile Rodgers

Taylor Swift Sings From The Rooftops
For last night's 1989 Secret Sessions with iHeartRadio, Swift sang five songs from a Manhattan rooftop.

Quick Hits: Nicki Minaj, David Guetta, Calvin Harris, Soundgarden, R.E.M., The Who's Teenage Cancer Trust

Fergie, Lorde Join AMA Performers
The boys of One Direction also will perform on the November 23 American Music Awards.

Eric Clapton Offers Tribute to Jack Bruce

New Imagine Dragons Song Featured In Sprite LeBron James Commercial

Quick Hits: Imagine Dragons, Taylor Swift, Rock In Rio USA, Band of Merrymakers, Prince, Beady Eye

Taylor Swift Talks Pop Genre, 1989 & More
The omnipresent singer also played Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday as she gears up for her new album's release next week.

The Week In Review: 10/20-10/24

Quick Hits: The Grammys, Sam Smith, Foo Fighters, The Grateful Dead

Taylor Swift Reveals Songs of 1989
The singer/songwriter has announced her official track list, as well as a bevy of radio appearances to promote her new album.

One Direction Goes "On The Road Again"
The group reveals additional dates for their 2015 stadium tour.

Quick Hits: American Music Awards, Justin Timberlake, New Now Next Awards, Foo Fighters, Jake Miller, ShipRocked

Florida Georgia Line, Bob Seger Lead Sales Chart
You+Me, The Game, Hoodie Allen, U2 and Jesse J all debut in eclectic SoundScan Top Ten.

Quick Hits: Taylor Swift, Foo Fighters, Gwen Stefani, Cold War Kids

Charli XCX, Haim and More Contribute to Hunger Games
The Lorde-curated soundtrack also features diverse artists like Kanye West, CHVRCHES, and Grace Jones.

Quick Hits: Meghan Trainor, Smashing Pumpkins, Milky Chance

U2 Sits Down For Intimate Radio Special
Bono and Larry Mullen Jr. were on hand Friday night for iHeartRadio Icons Live: U2, The Making Of Songs Of Innocence.

Quick Hits: Coldplay, Gwen Stefani, Foo Fighters, Dropkick Murphys, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear

One Direction Reveal Four Tracklist
The British boy band unveiled the full tracklist for their new album, due out November 17.


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