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One of Triple A’s favorite bands, Dawes, scores Most Added with 27 stations jumping on All Your Favorite Bands. Next is Courtney Barnett’s Sometimes I Sit and Think, Sometimes I Just Think, picks up 21 more adds to land in second. Next is Heartless BastardsRestless Ones with 14 adds, followed by Mumford & SonsWilder Mind, putting 12 adds on the board. Finally, with 11 adds each, Good Old War and Bhi Bhiman tie for the last slot.
            Next week finds Della Mae’s “Boston Town” on your desk, along with “You and I” by HoneyHoney, Kaleo’s “All The Pretty Girls,” Reverend Freakchild with “All I Got Is Now,” and “Mama Knows” by Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds. The full list of impacting records is always found on the Available For Airplay page of the Triple A format room at FMQB.com.

WYEP Releases Various Artist WYEP Live & Direct Volume 17
WYEP/Pittsburgh released its WYEP Live & Direct Vol.17, featuring twenty songs from live studio performances since the station signed on-air in 1974, with Jesse Colin Young being the first guest ever to perform on air. Live performances have become a staple of 'YEP's programming over the years.
Among the artists featured are Pittsburgh natives The Clarks, Nickel Creek, Nicole Atkins, The Hold Steady, Black Joe Lewis, David Gray, Lucius, and others. The CD is available as a thank-you gift for a $75 membership pledge.

Boulder: More Fox Artists Announced
The FMQB Triple A Conference returns to Boulder, CO August 5-8, 2015 and the rest of the Fox Theatre lineup was announced last week. Added to the lineup were George Ezra, Grace Potter and Galactic, joining The War On Drugs, Jackie Greene, The Lone Bellow, Lord Huron, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear and GIVERS. Registration is just $329 through April 30 and you can book your room at the St. Julien, which is almost sold out, with the special FMQB rates starting at only $219 by calling (720) 406-9696 and mentioning FMQB

Triple A News Bites
SonglinesSean Coakley is looking for music for the Music Meeting at WXPN/Philadelphia’s NON-COMMvention, May 13-15 in Philadelphia. If you have new music that will not have been serviced radio by mid-May, send it to sean@sonlinesmusic.com. Please designate a focus track, bio information, street date, and when and how it will be serviced to radio. Coakley’s asking that you note that your submission is for the Non-Comm Music Meeting so that it doesn’t get lost… Speaking of ’XPN, this Friday (4/17) they will celebrate the Grateful Dead 50th anniversary with The Day Of The Dead – 24 hours of nothing but Grateful Dead music. The day will feature a Dead-centric Free At Noon and “Dead cred” guest hosts stopping in during the day, including Comcast Spectacor’s Ike Richman on with Dan Reed from 4-7 and FMQB’s Jack Barton helming the 7-midnight slot, followed by a 6-hour Grateful Dead Hour special hosted by David GansKCMP/Minneapolis’ afternoon host Mary Lucia is taking a leave of absence that began on Thursday, April 9. Patrick H. Kelly was charged last October with one count of stalking, which carries a sentence of up to ten years in prison, and/or a $20K fine. KCMP previously sent a cease-and-desist letter to Kelly. During Lucia’s absence, Jim McGuinn, Bill Deville and David Campbell will share her shift until she returns…KTAO/Taos has announced its new frequency, 96.3 FM, which will serve the mountain communities around the Taos area. The station can still be heard on 101.9 FM.

Salem Communications Expands Partnership With Clip Interactive
Clip Interactive and Salem Communications announced the implementation of Clip Interactive's Total Audience Solution to Salem's 109 radio stations in 29 markets across the country. The Total Audience Solution provides the same listener experience from the broadcast, mobile (FM chip/stream), and web with interactivity and measurable results for both advertisers and stations.
"We had launched the Clip Interactive apps in a few markets and truly believe that this is the most comprehensive and innovative solution for our company," said Rodney Whitaker, Director of Digital Media, Salem Communications. "The solution is being utilized and interacted with regularly by our listeners, creating increased value for our advertising clients and revenue gains for the stations."
The partnership will provide all Salem stations with the ability to generate new and incremental revenue through a singular solution for broadcast, web and mobile. Listeners will now be able to access the stream or tune into their local Salem station via the FM chip on activated phones.
"As one of the first groups to leverage Clip's platform, Salem has become a leader in providing increased value and new interactive capabilities to users and advertisers. We are excited to expand our Total Audience Solution to all of their markets," said Bill Freund, Chief Revenue Officer, Clip Interactive.

CÜR Media Names JP Lespinasse Chief Marketing Officer
CÜR Media, Inc. announces the hiring of JP Lespinasse as its Chief Marketing Officer to spearhead the Company's marketing efforts for the planned launch of CÜR Music, a social mobile and web streaming music service designed to enable its users to go beyond the limitations of traditional music streaming services.
"We are excited to have JP on board with CÜR Media at this critical stage in our company's development. His expertise in social media and new user acquisition through cost effective viral, digital and traditional marketing will be of tremendous value as we progress towards the anticipated launch of CÜR Music," said Tom Brophy, Founder & CEO of CÜR Media. "We look forward to his leadership in building our marketing team and driving subscriber growth in the years to come as we work to change the course of music streaming through the creation of a truly social music experience."
"I'm thrilled to be taking on this new role and join the dynamic team at CÜR Media to help capitalize on the remarkable opportunities ahead," said Lespinasse. "Throughout my career, as marketing tools have migrated from traditional to digital, I have been at the forefront of numerous mass market launches, which makes CÜR Music particularly attractive to me. CÜR Music is designed to go beyond the traditional music streaming services by creating an inexpensive and immersive sharing experience perfectly conceived for today's consumer. I look forward to working with the CÜR Music team to deliver a comprehensive launch strategy, using digital, social, and traditional media approaches to drive mass consumer adoption and build CÜR Music into a driving force in this rapidly growing industry."

Andre J. Fernandez Named President Of CBS Radio
Andre J. Fernandez has been named President of CBS Radio. The announcement was made by Leslie Moonves, President and CEO of CBS Corporation, to whom Fernandez will report. He begins next week and will be based in New York.
In this role, Fernandez will oversee the direction and management of the division, which includes 117 stations in 26 major markets as well as a growing collection of digital assets. He was most recently President and Chief Operating Officer of Journal Communications, where he was responsible for the company’s broadcasting and publishing assets.
"Andre is a terrific executive who brings a wealth of experience to this role – operations, financial management, programming and digital distribution, among many other attributes," said Moonves. "He has had great success working in large and mid-sized markets, which has primed him to lead our major market operations. I’m confident Andre’s many qualities will make him a superb manager and help build upon an incredible foundation at CBS Radio."
"CBS is an exceptional media company, and this is a terrific opportunity to join a world-class operation and continue its growth and innovation," said Fernandez. "I’m very impressed with not only CBS’s collection of market-leading brands, but the interface it has achieved with its complementary TV and digital assets, which gives us great opportunities for further development. I could not be more pleased to join this outstanding team."
Fernandez succeeds Dan Mason, who announced his retirement after 17 years with the Company, during which he led CBS Radio for a total of 15 years.   
"Dan is a legendary leader in the radio business," said Moonves. "His passion for the business is well-known, and is a major reason why he’s been able to turn around so many of our major market stations. Above all, he’s been a good friend and a superb colleague. We will miss him dearly and thank him very much."
Previously, Fernandez served in several executive positions at Journal Communications. Named President in 2012 and Chief Operating Officer in 2014, Fernandez was responsible for operational oversight of Journal’s broadcast and publishing segments, as well as a number of corporate functions. He also served as the company’s Chief Financial Officer from 2008 through 2014.

Bob Lawrence Joins Saga Communications As VP/Group PD
Saga Communications, Inc. announces that Bob Lawrence is joining the company as Vice President and Group Program Director. Lawrence previously was President and CEO of Pinnacle Media Worldwide, a company that worked with radio clients in the areas of strategic research, product direction, and brand focus.
Edward K. Christian, President and Chief Executive Officer of Saga Communications, Inc. said, "We had excellent candidates express interest in the position of Vice President and Group Program Director for Saga. We have worked with Bob Lawrence and Pinnacle for years and have always been impressed with his radio knowledge, analysis, and solutions to problems. He already understands the Saga culture and this will be a seamless transition for him and us. I welcome Bob as a member of our team."
Lawrence said, "I'm so very honored and thrilled that Ed Christian has invited me to join the many talented managers and programmers at one of the most respected and successful media companies in the industry. Leaving such a labor of love as Pinnacle Media after so many years is indeed, difficult. I have created so many wonderful, lifelong friendships but I am very blessed and grateful for this new and exciting chapter with Saga."


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