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April 11, 2014 Issue
eQB COVER STORY

Taking Chances To Break Artists: Glassnote’s Nick Petropoulos


Nick Petropoulos entered the record business through an internship at RED, which led him to his current post as Head of Promotion for Glassnote Entertainment Group, building the careers of acts like Phoenix, Mumford & Sons, Childish Gambino and CHVRCHES. Petropoulos recently sat down with eQB to talk about his career, Glassnote and the artists that have given back so much to the label that has given them so much. [more]

PROGRAMMING TO WIN
We’re Number One!....or Maybe Sixth

For this week's Programming To Win, Richard Harker dives into Nielsen Audio's radio ratings and reminds us all that their data is an estimate. Harker takes a closer look at some recent New York ratings data to illustrate his point. [more]

HOT SHOTS
Rich Davis, Little Mix, Dylan Sprague, Rixton, Drive By Truckers, David Dye. [more]
THIS WEEK IN FMQB HISTORY
Nikki Nite, Lee Leipsner, Don Coddington, Rob Roberts, Mike Easterlin, Eric Powers.[more]
April 4, 2014 Issue
eQB COVER STORY

Nik Rivers, PD/Brand Manager, WLKK/Buffalo


Last fall, veteran Modern Rock programmer Nik Rivers took on a new challenge, joining Entercom-Buffalo as PD/Brand Manager of the recently-flipped WLKK (Alternative Buffalo 107.7FM). Rivers arrived from Modern Rock WZNE & Adult Hits WFKL/Rochester, where he had been PD of both stations. In this week's eQB Cover Story, Rivers discusses Buffalo radio listeners’ excitement over the new station, his dedication to introducing new artists to the market and the frigid Buffalo weather. [more]

PROGRAMMING TO WIN
Audio Today Takeaways for Programmers

The Nielsen Audio Programming Team contributes this week's Programming To Win column, as Bill Rose and Tony Hereau dive into data from the company's recent study, entitled State Of The Media: Audio Today. Rose and Hereau examine the relationship between the workday and radio dayparts, listening at home vs. away and Millenial listening trends. [more]

HOT SHOTS
Rixton, Dylan Sprague, Mike Easterlin, Tom Poleman, Christina Perri, Tim Castelli, Marissa Morris, Greg Glenday, Nancy Hill, Peter Gray, NoNoNo. [more]
THIS WEEK IN FMQB HISTORY
Greg Thompson, Billy Santiago, Jeff “Hitman” Dewitt, Lee Leipsner, Jazzy Jim Archer, Erik Bradley.[more]
March 14, 2014 Issue
eQB COVER STORY

Nikki Nite, Station Manager/Program Director,
KDND/KBZC Sacramento


Programming in the current climate of full multi-media frontal assault is presenting radio groups with an entirely revised assessment of who should be running the show at their radio properties. The gig simply goes well beyond what a traditional PD used to do, and strategic decisions on a daily basis involving content, branding and distribution are at a whole new level. Nikki Nite has more than fit the bill for Entercom as they have placed a high degree of confidence in her ability to meet today’s challenging programmer standards and turned the keys of two of their prize possessions over to her. [more]

PROGRAMMING TO WIN
10 Ways Get The Most Out Of Your Station Voice

eQB's resident production and voiceover expert Rich Van Slyke is back with a new Programming To Win column. This time around, Van Slyke offers PDs ten tips on getting the most bang for your buck out of working with the person behind your station's voice.[more]

HOT SHOTS
John Ivey, Rixton, Beata Czechowski, Chris P, Christina Perri, Johiah, Adam Star, Emblem3, MKTO, Rhett Miller, Dan Reed [more]
THIS WEEK IN FMQB HISTORY
John Boulos, John Ivey, Jeff Kapugi, Lee Leipsner, Chris Edge[more]
February 21, 2014 Issue
eQB COVER STORY

John David, NAB EVP of Radio


The NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) is a key trade organization for broadcasters throughout the U.S., and is closely involved in advocacy for a wide variety of issues facing the industry today. NAB EVP of Radio John David has been a part of the organization since 1984, when he joined the NAB Board of Directors, representing Kansas and Missouri. He officially joined the NAB in 1989, serving in a variety of roles over the years, and becoming EVP of Radio in 1998, a position he holds to this day. In this week's eQB Cover Story, David discusses the many priorities the NAB is focused on in 2014, from the ongoing battle over the Performance Royalty to FM radio chip activation in mobile devices. [more]

PROGRAMMING TO WIN
We Can Work It Out – As A Team

For this week's Programming To Win column, Jacobs Media consultant Bill Jacobs examines the parallels between The Beatles and Steve Jobs. Aside from their shared love of the word "Apple," what lessons did the late Jobs learn from the Fab Four? And most importantly, how can they be applied to radio? [more]

HOT SHOTS
MKTO, Jonathan Reed, John Legend, Joe Mack, Karmin, Rich Davis, Martin Garrix [more]
THIS WEEK IN FMQB HISTORY
Paul “Cubby” Bryant, Tom Poleman, John Fullam, Steve Perun, Tracy Austin, Lee Leipsner, Fisher, J.J. Rice[more]
February 14, 2014 Issue
eQB COVER STORY

WTTS/Indianapolis PD Brad Holtz: Still Passionate


Brad Holtz took over the PD chair at heritage Triple A WTTS/Indianapolis ten years ago as very young radio enthusiast, developing into one of Triple A’s leading programmers, bringing ’TTS its period of greatest success. Holtz tells FMQB how he has grown professionally while the industry changed at lightning speed.[more]

PROGRAMMING TO WIN
Exclusive Content: Behind the Scenes and Personal

With all forms of media promising "exclusive content" nowadays, what can radio do to stand out? In this week's Programming To Win column, Michele Tharp of Paragon Media offers a few suggestions for types of exclusive access that radio can offer its listeners. She proposes taking your station's fans behind the scenes and closer to the action, thanks to the power of today's technology. [more]

HOT SHOTS
John Legend, Joe Mack, Karmin, Rich Davis, Martin Garrix [more]
THIS WEEK IN FMQB HISTORY
Tony Travatto, Mark Anderson, Elvis Duran, Tom Poleman, Scott Shannon, Dave McKay[more]
February 7, 2014 Issue
eQB COVER STORY

Tom “Jammer” Naylor, PD, WEZB (B97)/New Orleans


Life is pretty good nowadays for Tom "Jammer" Naylor! He's having fun in The Big Easy, playing the hits, and making B97 must-listen radio! He and his staff are focused on creating a brand of radio that is sure to entertain while also serving the community that makes them New Orleans #1 choice for "All The Hits!" [more]

PROGRAMMING TO WIN
New Year’s Resolutions for Air Talent

It's never too late to makes some New Year's Resolutions! Pat Welsh offers a list of helpful reminders to air talent for 2014, with a number of suggestions to improve your on-air performance and be an even better jock. [more]

HOT SHOTS
Rich Davis, Bastille, Disclosure, Elvis Duran, Sam Smith. Austin Mahone, Joe Mack, Chris Wallace, Dan Pearson, JohnJay & Rich, Mat Mitchell [more]
THIS WEEK IN FMQB HISTORY
Charlie Walk, Michael Martin, Richard Palmese, LA Reid, Erik Bradley, Todd Cavanah[more]
January 31, 2014 Issue
eQB COVER STORY

Dom Theodore


Dom Theodore’s been cast in many prominent executive programming roles throughout his career and has guided, advised and mentored several PD’s at major radio groups along the way. There are Dom disciples who have been influenced by his passion for and acumen of radio in general, especially as it applies to strategic programming. His path through the industry served as an ideal setting and preparation for his current incarnation as a consultant. Dom’s never been at a loss for strong opinions about the business he loves most and expresses himself in true fashion across a variety of issues in this week’s Cover Story.[more]

PROGRAMMING TO WIN
Try Something New in 2014

It's not too late to still make some New Year's Resolutions, as Bob Quick suggests in this week's Programming To Win column. Quick opts for optimism in his first column of 2014, and shares a tale from his life outside of radio.[more]

HOT SHOTS
Charlie Walk, Jessie J, David Nathan, Peter Edge, Tom Corson, Gavin DeGraw, Mikky Echo, Phillip Phillips, Joe Mack [more]
THIS WEEK IN FMQB HISTORY
Nikki Nite, Tom Poleman, Paul “Cubby’ Bryant, John Ivey, Howard Stern[more]

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