e-QB Archive


July 22, 2016 Issue
eQB COVER STORY

Bill Tanner, SVP/Programming, SummitMedia


Sometimes it’s prudent to look back before you move ahead, especially when your reference point is a legendary radio programmer and personality like Bill Tanner who has been integrally involved with the business of radio from the early 70’s right up until today. One could actually write a book about Tanner’s radio career and the many influences he’s had on the medium for the past sixty years, but we’ll have to suffice the appetite with an interview piece with one of the most fascinating personalities to serve this business.[more]

PROGRAMMING TO WIN
Winning Within the Margin of Error

This week, Richard Harker brings us a very timely Programming to Win column, looking at how Presidential polling numbers compare to radio ratings. Harker reminds us that in both cases, the data provided is just an estimate and to think carefully about how to interpret such numbers.
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HOT SHOTS
FMQB takes you backstage and on stage with our friends at WHKF & WLAN for #TrendFest 2016 with Charlie Puth, Troye Sivan, Daya, Nathan Sykes, Shawn Hook and Melanie Martinez. [more]
THIS WEEK IN FMQB HISTORY
Nikki Nite, Tony Smith, Maxwell, Dan Mason, Jeff "JR" Rizzo, Scott Shannon, Wolfman Jack [more]
July 8, 2016 Issue
eQB COVER STORY

Todd Shannon, Operations Director,
Cox Media Group/Jacksonville


Todd Shannon has certainly made the rounds in radio over the past couple decades. He’s traversed the country from Knoxville to San Diego to Columbus to Dallas to Philly, and now his hometown of Jacksonville where he’s currently having the time of his career with Cox Media Group overseeing eight stations representing a variety of formats offering about as diverse a set of challenges as one is going to encounter in today’s marketplace. [more]

PROGRAMMING TO WIN
Star Search

In this week's Programming to Win column, Bob Quick gives PDs some advice on how to find new on-air talent. Where will your next jock come from? New local talent? Syndication? Or poaching the competition? Quick examines the options available to programmers today.
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HOT SHOTS
Jonathan Shuford, Troye Sivan, Todd Cavanah, Meghan Trainor, Erik Bradley, Reid, Selena Gomez,
Zac Davis, Charlie Puth
[more]
THIS WEEK IN FMQB HISTORY
John Boulos, Guy Zapoleon, Ryan Seacrest, Lee Leipsner, Brian Philips, Brian Rhodes, Jeremy Rice. [more]
June 10, 2016 Issue
eQB COVER STORY

Brad Savage, PD, WAPS/Akron
Finding Stability, Creativity and Growth in the Non-Comm Triple A World


By the time Brad Savage took the stellar reputation he built as the PD at WCNR/Charlottesville and headed to Akron’s non-comm WAPS, he was following the path laid out by many high profile PDs before him, including KCMP/Minneapolis’ Jim McGuinn, KCSN/Los Angeles’ Sky Daniels and WNRN/Charlottesville’s Mark Keefe, among others. In this FMQB interview, Savage talks about what it is that keeps attracting commercial radio programmers to the left end of the dial, the musical freedom he’s experiencing and the new experience of programming directly for the people who pay the bills: the members. [more]

PROGRAMMING TO WIN
Public Radio…Public Radio

For our newest Programming to Win column, Larry Johnson of Paragon Media dives into the world of Public Radio. Johnson gives us all a history lesson about non-commercial radio and takes a look around the diverse role that these stations play on the dial today.
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HOT SHOTS
Pitbull, Rob Miller, Skywalker, Magic, Jordan Fisher, Java Joel [more]
HOT SHOTS EXTRA
CBS Radio's Music Summit Hits Manhattan [more]
THIS WEEK IN FMQB HISTORY
John Ivey, Lee Leipsner, Jeremy Rice, Nikki Farag, John Boulos, Felicia Swerling [more]
May 20, 2016 Issue
eQB COVER STORY

John Mayer, PD, WFLZ/Tampa


There’s a generational movement that’s been thriving inside the ranks of iHeartMedia for the past few years that has seen some of the industry’s finest young programmers upgrade their market positions and in the process take on more core responsibilities. John Mayer happens to be in the forefront of this esteemed group having served at KC101/New Haven and WRVW/Nashville before arriving at the legendary Power Pig in Tampa just over a year ago. [more]

PROGRAMMING TO WIN
PUMM (Persons Using Measured Media) Report

What on Earth is PUMM? Why it's one of Pat Welsh's favorite aspects of the PPM Analysis Tool. In this week's Programming to Win column, Pat takes a deep dive into some of the data that can be created via a PUMM report.
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HOT SHOTS
John Ivey, Gwen Stefani, JB King, Lukas Forchhammer, Chad Fitzsimmons, Michael Martin, Jeff Sottolano, Heather Stas, Rob Scorpio, Jay Lil Dicky, Anthony Iovino, Mike McVay, Garth Brooks[more]
THIS WEEK IN FMQB HISTORY
Guy Zapoleon, John Boulos, Maxwell, Chris Lopes, Jon Zellner, Steve Kingston, Elvis Duran [more]
April 22, 2016 Issue
eQB COVER STORY

Nick Petropoulos, Head of Promotion, Glassnote Music


It must be something special working for the “cool” label with all the “cool” bands, where the music indeed makes a difference. Nick Petropoulos lives that life and as Head of Promotion for one of the most successful Indie labels in the business, he has managed to inspire a generation of programmers to believe in award winning artists who are collectively on a mission to raise the level of quality and diversity among all the music being offered these days to eager audiences.[more]

PROGRAMMING TO WIN
10 Cool Things You Should Know About Using Your Voice

Your voice is the most important instrument when on the air, recording promos or in many other aspects of your radio career. Our voiceover expert Rich Van Slyke is back this week with ten tips about how to best use your voice.
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THIS WEEK IN FMQB HISTORY
Clive Davis, Prince, Michael Martin, Justin Chase, Charese Fruge, Guy Zapoleon, Marc Chase,
Rob Roberts, Tony Banks
[more]
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.
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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.
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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.
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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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