e-QB Archive
April 24, 2015 Issue
eQB COVER STORY

Rick Cummings, President of Programming, Emmis Communications


It’s easy to buy into a company culture and philosophy when you’ve played an instrumental role in building, defining and nurturing the very qualities that contribute to those essential areas. Rick Cummings has been with Emmis for three and a half decades and remains as fresh and enthusiastic about his company’s position and command in the radio marketplace as the day he started. As its top programming exec, Cummings supplies constant vital input into the decision making process of one of the most successful small radio group companies in the business.[more]

PROGRAMMING TO WIN
Here Come The Interns - Watch For The Fire and the Burning Desire

How many radio programmers, air personalities and other radio personel got their start as interns? A good number of them for sure. In his latest Programming To Win column, Rich Van Slyke speaks up in favor of radio internships and what they can bring to your station, as well as the future of the industry. [more]
HOT SHOTS
LunchMoney Lewis, Lee Leipsner, Greg Marella, Mike Miller, Kyle Due, Shaggy, Joe Mack [more]
THIS WEEK IN FMQB HISTORY
Erik Bradley, Sharon Dastur, Tom Poleman, Tony Smith, Greg Thompson, Julie Pilat. [more]
April 10, 2015 Issue
eQB COVER STORY

Skywalker, APD, WSPK (K104), Hudson Valley


Longevity and consistency are two words that apply quite well for the fifteen year Pamal Broadcasting vet. His afternoon show remains atop the ratings in the Hudson Valley, while he's been a part of a unique programming team with PD Scotty Mac for his duration with the station. [more]

PROGRAMMING TO WIN
Tips for a Better Morning Show

For this week's Programming To Win column, Pat Welsh gives us a rundown of tips and advice for morning shows. How do you keep the energy going for a content-intesive, early morning shift? When is the right time for a certain segment? And how often should your best material run? [more]
HOT SHOTS
Milky Chance, Monte Lipman, Brett Alperowitz, Steven Van Zandt, Mark Thompson, Breaking Benjamin, Roxy Myzal [more]
THIS WEEK IN FMQB HISTORY
John Boulos, Leslie Fram, Sean Demery, Patrick Davis, Jeff Rizzo, Rod Phillips [more]
March 27, 2015 Issue
eQB COVER STORY

Pat Paxton, President of Programming, Entercom


Pat Paxton typifies what any radio group would desire from one of its top executives: expertise, commitment, loyalty and a great attitude. His programming roots lie in traditional values that are still relevant in the medium today, but he also has his sights set on the future and what radio needs to do to retain its competitive edge in an ultra competitive marketplace. He’s played a valuable role in setting the agenda for Entercom’s multiple properties and reinforcing the powerful brands the company claims. He signed a new deal last year and remains eager to tackle the challenges that today’s multi-media arena presents. [more]

PROGRAMMING TO WIN
Internet Trolls

Online bullying and Internet trolls have been a major story in the meda over the past year. For our Programming To Win column this week, Bob Quick suggests strategies for air talent and programmers if anonymous online critics attack you and your station. . [more]
HOT SHOTS
Hozier, Rob Stringer, Joel Klaiman, Ryn Weaver, Chris Patyk, Mark Tremonti, Roxy Myzal [more]
THIS WEEK IN FMQB HISTORY
Jon Borris, Lee Leipsner, Brian Phillips, Chris Lopes, Brian DeGues, John Boulos. [more]
March 20, 2015 Issue
eQB COVER STORY

Brad Dolbeer, PD KINK/Portland


Growing up in Portland, OR, Brad Dolbeer was bitten by the radio bug after becoming an adolescent fan of the then-Progressive Rock KINK. As fate would have it, KINK is still around today and is one of the stalwarts of the Triple A format, and so is Dolbeer, who took the PD reins of his hometown station late in 2014. In this FMQB interview, Dolbeer talks about how he maintains a brand with a 40-year heritage, as well as how sometimes things just aren’t as complicated as they may seem. [more]

PROGRAMMING TO WIN
Format Winners and Losers in 2014

In this week's Programming To Win column, Richard Harker crunches the numbers and determines which formats were "winners" and "losers" in 2014. Which formats increased their share nationwide last year? Which formats saw their share shrink? Harker explains it all in his contribution to eQB. [more]
HOT SHOTS
Ryn Weaver, Haze, Ludacris, Jonathan Reed, Brody, Alabama Shakes, Ed Green, Jon Salter [more]
THIS WEEK IN FMQB HISTORY
Todd Cavanah, Jon Zellner, Dylan Sprague, Tony Smith, Jan Jeffries, Jimmy Steal [more]
March 6, 2015 Issue
eQB COVER STORY

Lee Leipsner, EVP/Promotion, Columbia Records


Lee Leipsner is one of the music industry's most passionate and respected label executives. He's earned that reputation through a relentless work ethic that began the minute he walked into the mailroom at Capitol/EMI in Washington, DC in 1985. Following a four year stint at Mercury Records in 1989, Lee would eventually find his way to Sony Music in the Big Apple. With the exception of a few years at Epic Records, Lee found out quickly that Columbia Records would become his career home. He's made quite a name for himself rising through the ranks to EVP/Promotion. Along the way he's accrued many accolades and awards including a FMQB Career Achievement Award as the industry's top CHR Promotion Executive. For Lee, it's always been about the music, artists and radio! [more]

PROGRAMMING TO WIN
Basic Information…Please!

For this week's Programming To Win column, Paragon Media's Larry Johnson discusses some helpful format reports that the former Arbitron used to publish. Johnson analyzes the offerings that Nielsen Audio now publishes online, comparing and contrasting the type of information available today, while specifically examining data on Public Radio. [more]

HOT SHOTS
Carly Rae Jepsen, Mark Medina, Kid Kelly, Annie Lennox, Joe Mack [more]
THIS WEEK IN FMQB HISTORY
John E. Kage, Greg Thompson, John Ivey, Tom Poleman, Joel Klaiman, John Boulos [more]
February 20, 2015 Issue
eQB COVER STORY

Rob Roberts, OM/Cumulus Atlanta & PD/Q100


Rob Roberts is a seasoned programmer who has displayed a penchant for loyalty and longevity at the stations he’s served. Currently the OM of Cumulus Atlanta and PD of Q100, Rob’s claim to fame also includes a successful long-term run at Y100/Miami. His experience as a Clear Channel RVPP has also led to his growth as a programming executive and has given him the ability to oversee multiple properties and stay strategically focused on multiple goals and objectives. [more]

PROGRAMMING TO WIN
The Advocate Within

Bill Jacobs of Jacobs Media tackles the idea of "advocacy" in this week's Programming To Win column. Jacobs notes that many companies look externally for brand advocates to herald their products, yet rarely think to look within their own ranks. He explains how radio can better involve their own employees in spreading the word. [more]

HOT SHOTS
Ryn Weaver, John Ivey, Jessie J, Adam Bomb, Nick Jonas, Joe Mack [more]
THIS WEEK IN FMQB HISTORY
Steve Kingston, Chio The Hitman, Ross Zapin, Todd Cavanah, Hitman Haze, Kid David, Jerry McKenna[more]
February 6, 2015 Issue
eQB COVER STORY

Dom Theodore, CEO Radio Animal Media Strategies and VP/Programming for The Blaze Radio Network


Dom Theodore dwells in the upper echelon of free thinkers these days. His views and insights have always been a cut above and his passion for his radio beliefs and values can never be discounted. Call it strategic thinking, innovative analysis and application, and risk-taking for progress, Dom possesses all of these qualities and is now in an entrepreneurial position where he can put them into practice. If you want forward and out-of-the-box thinking, framed by a pragmatic approach, then you’ll more than enjoy Dom’s outspoken and provocative thoughts and perspectives.[more]

PROGRAMMING TO WIN
Why Every Day Matters in PPM

Nielsen Audio's Jon Miller checks in with us for this week's Programming To Win column, with another angle to look at his company's PPM data. While most programmers examine their ratings by daypart, Miller suggests studying the numbers by days of the week to determine which days work best for promotions, giveaways and other appointment listening. [more]

HOT SHOTS
Prince Royce, Jonathan Reed, Ella Henderson, Joey Brooks, Avery Lipman, The Mowgli's, Matt Galle, Mike Marquis [more]
THIS WEEK IN FMQB HISTORY
Vince Pellegrino, Paul “Cubby” Bryant, Scott Shannon, Todd Pettengill, Mark Anderson, Tony Travatto [more]
January 30, 2015 Issue
eQB COVER STORY

Jacent Jackson, PD, KITS (Live 105)/San Francisco


Modern Rock format veteran Jacent Jackson arrived in the Bay Area in 2014 as the newest PD of heritage station KITS (Live 105)/San Francisco. Jackson previously spent eight years at Modern Rocker WLUM/Milwaukee, re-launching the station as “FM 102/1” and building it into one of the most respected stations in the format. In a new Q&A with eQB, Jackson discusses the challenges of joining such an established station, the current airstaff at Live 105 and even the 2014 World Series.[more]
PROGRAMMING TO WIN
Top 10 Easy Ways to Get Motivated in the Production Studio

For our Programming To Win column this week, our production expert Rich Van Slyke gives you a list of ten ways to get motivated and get creative in the production studio. Inspiration can come from many places, even if they aren't obvious at first, and Van Slyke has multiple tips to get the juices flowing. [more]

HOT SHOTS
Charli XCX, Joe Mack, Ella Henderson, Lee Leipsner, Hoodie Allen, Sean Stewart [more]
THIS WEEK IN FMQB HISTORY
Charlie Walk, Rick Stacy, Monte Lipman, Brody, Tracy Johnson, Brian Corona [more]
January 23, 2015 Issue
eQB COVER STORY

Alicia Tyler, PD, WZNE/Rochester


Alicia Tyler has spent plenty of time behind the mic on both coasts, but a few years back, she returned to her original stomping grounds of Rochester, NY. Early last year, Tyler was named PD of Stephens Media Group Modern Rocker WZNE (94.1 The Zone). In this week's eQB, she discusses her first year running The Zone, the Rochester market, the state of the Modern Rock format and more.[more]
PROGRAMMING TO WIN
2015: A Radio Odyssey

To kick off 2015, Robby Bridges is looking ahead to the next 12 months with a friendly reminder of the basics for radio broadcasting. For this week's Programming To Win column, Bridges says to keep things simple, play the hits and stay out of the way of the music, while still injecting personality along the way. [more]

HOT SHOTS
Ella Henderson, Rob Stringer, Joel Klaiman, Lee Leipsner, Jim Burruss, The Script, Sean Stewart, Meghan Trainor, Carson Daly, Papa Roach, Roxy Myzal [more]
HOT SHOTS EXTRA
iHeartMedia Music Summit 2015 [more]
THIS WEEK IN FMQB HISTORY
Kevin Weatherly, Phil Quartararo, Howard Stern, John Ivey, Joe Riccitelli, John Boulos [more]
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