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Coming off two weekends at Desert Trip, The Rolling Stones lands on top of the Most Added list, with 17 stations adding the album of Blues covers, Blue & Lonesome. Right behind The Stones is Jim James, who scores 12 adds on his new Eternally Even. Finally, it’s nine adds each for Pretenders, Conor Oberst and Lee Fields & The Expressions to round out the list.
            Among the songs to check out at the next music meeting you’ll find “Healing,” the new single by Paul Janeway of St. Paul & The Broken Bones. As always, the full list of impacting records is always found on the Available For Airplay page of the Triple A format room at FMQB.com.

KFOG Announces 2016 Concert For Kids Lineup
KFOG/San Francisco announced the lineup for its 31st Concert For Kids. The concert takes place Thursday, December 8, 2016, at the Masonic in San Francisco, with Band of Horses, Blind Pilot and The Revivalists. Proceeds from the show will benefit UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals and Marines Toys for Tots.
KFOG PD Bryan Schock said, "Band of Horses has been one of my favorite indie rock bands for the last decade, and we're excited to have our longtime friends, Blind Pilot, back in the Bay after their recent sold-out Fillmore show. When it comes to songs I just can't get out of my head, “Wish I Knew You” by The Revivalists is at the top of the list! I can't wait to see all three of the bands live, and when you take into consideration that it's all for a great cause, I know it will be a very special night in San Francisco.”

FMQB 2016-17 Reporting Schedule
The last week of Triple A reporting for 2016 will be Monday and Tuesday, December 5-6. Reporting for 2017 will begin Monday and Tuesday, January 9-10, with the tracking site opening for station reports at 8 a.m. Eastern on Friday, January 6.

Triple A News Bites
Pre-Registration opened last week for the 2017 FMQB Triple A Conference, August 9-12 at the St. Julien Hotel & Spa in Boulder, CO. The Pre-Reg non-refundable rate is only $225 through December 31, 2016 only. You can register at registration.fmqb.comGlassnote Records has promoted Mario Vazquez as Northeast Regional Manager of Promotion, effective immediately. Vazquez comes to Glassnote from iHeart where he was the National Entertainment Coordinator... WXPN/Philadelphia OM/MD Dan Reed has announced the 17th Annual NON-COMMvention will take place in Philadelphia May 17-19, 2017.  More info can be found at thetop22.com.

CBS Radio Names Brian McHale SVP/Information Technology
CBS Radio
has named Brian McHale as Senior Vice President, Information Technology, effective today.  In this newly created role, McHale will be responsible for building and overseeing CBS Radio’s first dedicated information technology team, along with effective technological strategies and infrastructure to support the Company’s 117 radio stations across 26 markets, and digital assets. He will be based at the Company’s New York City headquarters, and report to Andre Fernandez, CBS Radio’s President. McHale will also develop security solutions to protect CBS Radio’s multi-platform products, and build a structure to support the IT needs of the Company’s employees at both the enterprise and local market levels.
            “In today’s hyper digital world, the flow, security and enhancement of information technology is the backbone of any company,” said Fernandez. “Brian has vast experience with developing and implementing world-class IT infrastructures and will lead CBS Radio to create a superior system that supports every function of our business.”
McHale added, “It’s an exciting time to join CBS Radio as the Company forges a path for future innovation and growth. Information Technology is a business enabler, a support structure that partners with every division to drive optimum performance across all platforms. I’m honored to develop and lead this important function for CBS Radio.”
            Most recently, McHale served as the SVP/Chief Information Officer of American Apparel Inc., where he rebuilt the entire IT organization from the ground up. Prior to that, he was the Chief Technology Officer of Journal Broadcast Group where he was responsible for broadcast engineering for the Company’s radio and television stations, and developed a multi-platform technology plan that also incorporated web, mobile and OTT properties. Before Journal Broadcast Group, McHale served as the VP/Technology for Fisher Communications where he introduced news automation, cloud-based sharing and a media asset management system to improve collaboration amongst the Company’s radio and television stations.

Rob Stringer Promoted To CEO Of Sony Music Entertainment
Michael Lynton, CEO of Sony Entertainment, announced that Sony Music Entertainment CEO Doug Morris will transition from the operational management of Sony Music Entertainment and assume the role of Chairman in April 2017.  Rob Stringer, currently Chairman and CEO of Columbia Records, will become CEO of Sony Music Entertainment.  He will have overall operational responsibility for Sony Music Entertainment globally. He will report directly to Lynton.
Over the last six years as CEO, Doug Morris has each year increased Sony Music’s market share and profitability, strengthening the company’s position as an industry leader and the second largest music company in the world.  He has done so with an unwavering focus on cultivating artists and hits, while also keeping the company nimble and innovative to keep pace with the ever-changing landscape of the music business. Sony Music’s roster of talent has grown with Doug’s direct involvement. Morris also restructured some of Sony Music’s key labels to better position them in today’s market. He strengthened the company through innovative partnerships with Ultra, Astronauts Wanted, and Disruptor Records. He also extended the company’s successful joint venture deal with Syco Entertainment in 2015.  In addition, he was instrumental in Sony Music acquiring 100 percent of The Orchard, the world’s leading distribution platform serving independent labels. He also furthered Sony Music’s support of the growth and development of Vev, the leading premium music video platform which he founded with Eric Schmidt in 2009. He is the only executive who has held the title of CEO of all three music majors, Warner Music Group, Universal Music Group, and currently, Sony Music Entertainment. He has worked with artists ranging from the Rolling Stones to The Chainsmokers. Today, Sony Music includes Columbia, RCA, Epic, Legacy, Masterworks, Provident, Sony Music Nashville and other entities.
Commenting on Morris, Lynton stated, “I want to thank Doug for his dedication and continued commitment to Sony Music. He has been an innovative force in the music business for over five decades and I look forward to working with him in this next phase of his outstanding career. In his new advisory role he will report directly to me. Since 2011, he has expertly led Sony Music through some of the most transformative and challenging issues facing the music industry, while each year increasing the company’s market share and profitability.  His passion for music, devotion to artists and tireless energy has made Sony Music the industry leader it is today.”
Under Stringer’s successful leadership, Columbia has grown into the industry’s leading label by market share, with a roster that includes many of the most accomplished and iconic artists in the world, including Adele, Beyoncé, AC/DC, Bruce Springsteen, Barbara Streisand, Bob Dylan, Calvin Harris, David Bowie, Daft Punk, Dixie Chicks, John Legend, John Mayer, One Direction and Tony Bennett. Over the course of his watch, Columbia has been home to some of the biggest commercial and critical hits, and the most groundbreaking releases of the last decade. Stringer most recently oversaw the launch of the record-breaking album 25 by Adele, the groundbreaking visual album Lemonade by Beyoncé and the final studio album by David Bowie, Blackstar.
During Stringer’s time leading Columbia, the label’s artists have been awarded numerous Grammys, among them 6 wins for Adele in 2012, including Best Album for 21, and 5 wins for Daft Punk in 2014, including Best Album for Random Access Memories.
Commenting on Stringer’s appointment, Lynton stated, “Rob Stringer is one of the most skilled and successful executives in the music industry. His efforts and achievements at Columbia have contributed immeasurably to the overall strength of Sony Music worldwide. Not only is he a tremendous developer of talent and nurturer of stars who has overseen numerous massive hits, but also he is an innovator who understands how to grow revenue and market share in the rapidly changing music business. His ability to adapt to meet the needs of artists and fans in a dynamic marketplace that mixes digital audio, visual media and physical goods makes him the perfect fit to head the company moving forward. I am thrilled to have him leading Sony Music’s next chapter.”  
Doug Morris stated, “I am extremely proud of the great leadership team and organization we have built at Sony Music. Our focus on building and maintaining the best creative centers led by world-class executives has yielded fantastic success over the last six years. Rob is a passionate and competitive executive who understands the importance and value of hits, and like a heat-seeking missile, he locks onto great artists. Most importantly, he is one of the finest people I know. And moving forward, Sony Music Entertainment will be in the great hands of Rob Stringer. I look forward to continue working with Michael, Rob and the rest of the Sony family moving forward.”
Rob Stringer stated, “As someone who has spent his entire career at Sony Music, it is a tremendous honor to be named CEO. I would like to thank Kaz Hirai and Michael Lynton for believing in the value and power of music, and for their continuing support of me. I’d also like to extend a special thanks to Doug for both his friendship and mentorship to me personally, as well as for the great leadership and service he has provided to Sony Music. This is a time of enormous opportunity and change for the music business. I am excited to work with the great team we have built at Sony Music to continue to be a champion for artists, and further adapt and grow the business as we meet the challenges ahead.”


Jon Zellner
EVP/Programming Operations

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