e-QB Archive


April 8, 2016 Issue
eQB COVER STORY

Randy Malloy, Owner/President/General Manager, WWCD 102.5 FM, Columbus


Randy Malloy has pretty much done it all in radio, except for one thing. He's never worked for "The Man.” After 25 years WWCD (CD102.5) in Columbus, OH had managed to be one of the last privately owned ALT stations in the country. From intern to owner, Randy has kept CD102.5 dynamic, focused and on-point as he’s helped craft and brand a compelling radio station that is truly part of the fabric of its city. [more]

PROGRAMMING TO WIN
Three Things to Know About Audiences Today

For our latest Programming to Win column, Nielsen Audio's Jon Miller examines some of the latest data driving radio listenership, such as popularity amongst millenials and the politics of each format's P1s.
[more]
HOT SHOTS
Alessia Cara, Java Joel, Chris Tyler, Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake, Mike Miller, DJ Duke Dumont, Niykee Heaton, Joe Rainey, Dixie Tripton. [more]
THIS WEEK IN FMQB HISTORY
Clive Davis, Carrie Underwood, Jeremy Rice, Nicki Farag, Tim Clarke, Paul “Cubby” Bryant,
Kid David, Mike Easterlin.
[more]
March 11, 2016 Issue
eQB COVER STORY

Buzz Knight, SVP of Program Development, Greater Media


Buzz Knight was promoted to SVP of Program Development last month, another in a series of promotions that have marked his 14 year Greater Media career. In the process Knight has become an astute pupil and strong proponent of the philosophies espoused by the company’s admirable leader, CEO Peter Smyth. Knight’s expansive role includes overseeing programming development for Greater Media’s 21 properties and collaborating with the individual stations to build winning content, along with digital and brand management strategies. [more]

PROGRAMMING TO WIN
Making Better Programming Decisions

Everyone makes bad decisions at some point in their life. In this week's Programming to Win column, Richard Harker gives some advice on ways to minimize any programming decisions that may come back to haunt you down the road.
[more]
THIS WEEK IN FMQB HISTORY
Kevin Weatherly, Greg Thompson, John Boulos, John Fullam, Tom Poleman, Paul “Cubby” Bryant [more]
February 26, 2016 Issue
eQB COVER STORY

Tommy Chuck, PD, WIHT/D.C. & WPOC/Baltimore


When iHeartMedia needed a programming ace to take the reins of two of its most valuable assets, they called on Tommy Chuck to tackle the challenge, and after spending eight years at WFLZ/Tampa he was certainly up for the task. So a year after his arrival in D.C., CHR WIHT/HOT 99.5 and Country outlet WPOC/Baltimore are operating in the highly successful manner in which they both have grown accustomed to. [more]

PROGRAMMING TO WIN
Listen to Your Listeners

What can radio learn from the executives at McDonald's? Bill Jacobs notes that the fast food giant recently made some changes that their customers were asking for, and says radio would be wise to do the same. Listening to your listeners and hearing what they truly do and don't want is key to strong ratings and a successful station.
[more]
HOT SHOTS
On The Road with Tryon![more]
THIS WEEK IN FMQB HISTORY
Nikki Nite, Mike Preston, Chris Lopes, Patrick Davis, Lee Leipsner, Jon Zellner[more]
February 12, 2016 Issue
eQB COVER STORY

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


We like to check in with Dom Theodore now and again because of all the radio professionals we encounter, Dom ranks up there when it comes to out-of-the-box thinkers and resolute problem solvers. Never one to shy away from any challenge, Dom’s approach to programming is to remain on offense and not lose ground to the macro-competitive environment that envelopes the world of terrestrial radio. More candid advice and solutions abound from Professor Theodore. [more]

PROGRAMMING TO WIN
Pre-Planning

Change is inevitable in radio, especially when it comes to personnel leaving your station. What do you do when a beloved air personality or market veteran leaves? Bob Quick examines how to handle such a situation in this week's Programming To Win column.
[more]
THIS WEEK IN FMQB HISTORY
Scott Shannon, Kevin Weatherly, Chio, John Ivey, Kid David Corey, Dave McKay, Jamie Hyatt. [more]
January 29, 2016 Issue
eQB COVER STORY

Mike “OD” O’Donnell, OM, Entercom - Scranton Wilkes-Barre, PA


There’s a certain symmetry that exists between Mike O’Donnell and Entercom that has lead to his nine year stint with the company. The common qualities of dedicated hard work, the art of thinking ahead, and the pragmatism of live and local, seem to have blended well and vastly contributed to this winning combo. OD has become one of Entercom’s most valued OM’s and all it took was a track record. OD’s managed to keep heritage Top 40 giant WKRZ and Country stalwart WGGY at the top of the ratings heap book after book with admirable consistency. [more]

PROGRAMMING TO WIN
What’s New for 2016?

For his first Programming to Win column of 2016, Pat Welsh takes a look around the tech world to give us all an update on the latest innovations. But most importantly - how can they be applied to the radio industry and what do they mean for its future?
[more]
THIS WEEK IN FMQB HISTORY
Todd Cavanah, John Boulos, Guy Zapoleon, Kevin Weatherly, John Roberts, Fernando Ventura[more]
January 15, 2016 Issue
eQB COVER STORY

Willobee, OM/PD, KRZQ, Reno


If you were to characterize Willobee’s career path in short, multi-dimensional would play a big role in your description. Although radio’s been a predominate force throughout the years, his penchant for taking calculated risks and attempting fresh challenges in different lanes of the business is what makes his story so unique. The collective sum of these varied experiences allows for him to advantageously operate in his current role with a broad understanding and vision of all relevant factors that could affect his radio cluster in positive ways. [more]

PROGRAMMING TO WIN
New Year’s Checklist

To kick off 2016, Robby Bridges has crafted a New Year's Checklist. Bridges gives both programmers and air talent a list of things to think about and ways to stay focused in the months ahead.
[more]
FMQB FLASHBACK
FMQB culled our archives and came up with this Flashback Interview gem with Bowie from 1999. [more]
THIS WEEK IN FMQB HISTORY
Remembering David Bowie 1947-2016 [more]
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