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The New Pornographers is at the top of the Most Added list, with 22 stations adding White Out Conditions. Next is the new single from Arcade Fire f/Mavis Staples, “I Give You Power,” which scores 20 adds. Making it three weeks in a row on the list, Spoon picks up 16 adds, tying Ray Davies for the third position. Finally, Real Estate’s In Mind puts 14 stations on the board to round out the list.
On the extensive list for next week, you’ll find Angelica Garcia with “Orange Flower,” “A Little Uncanny” by Conor Oberst, “Loveless” from Lo Moon, Robert Ellis and “California,” The New Pornographers’ “High Ticket Attractions” and “On My Mind” by The Outdoor Type. The full list of impacting records will always be found on the Available For Airplay page of the Triple A format room at FMQB.com.             

Boulder: WXPN’s David Dye Subject of Keynote Interview
is proud to welcome WXPN/Philadelphia’s and World Café host and producer David Dye to the 2017 FMQB Triple A Conferenceas the subject of the Keynote Interview at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, August 9 at the St. Julien Hotel & Spa in Boulder, CO, at a session hosted by KCMP/Minneapolis’ Jim McGuinn. Dye recently announced his retirement from World Café, while adding that he will continue to do occasional interviews for the show and remain at ’XPN part-time to host a pair of specialty shows
            Dye started his radio career while still in college, joining the staff of seminal Progressive Rock WMMR/Philadelphia during the halcyon days of free form radio (Bruce Springsteen even name-checked him in his autobiography as one of his earliest supporters). After ’MMR, radio opportunities led him first to Portland, ME and then back to Philadelphia, where in 1981 he landed at WIOQ during its legendary Album Rock era. After spending the better part of the ’80s at ’IOQ, Dye started work at non-commercial WXPN/Philadelphia in 1989, hosting its weekend Sleepy Hollow show. But David Dye’s legacy will always be tied to the moment he was asked to research the viability of a new type of music show for public radio, research that led to the launch of the NPR-distributed, WXPN-produced World Café. 
            Since the launch of World Café in 1991, Dye has served has host and producer, overseeing every aspect of the on-air product, including artist bookings, conducting most of the interviews, the meticulous scheduling of each show’s very eclectic music, and the development of the show’s Sense of Place series that has visited 19 locations around the world to explore each locale’s contribution to the international music scene. The show is currently syndicated on over 200 public radio stations and has spawned 45 Live at World Café CDs and two books, while both Dye and World Café have been honored with numerous local and industry awards.
            In honor of an influential career that has impacted Triple A radio on both ends of the dial, McGuinn will ask Dye to not only talk about World Café, but also to share stories and lessons from his 40+ years in radio.
Early Bird Registration for the FMQB Triple A Conference is now available. Register by March 15 and you’ll be able to take advantage of the lowest 2017 rate of only $269. You can register at registration.fmqb.com. You can also take advantage of special FMQB rates at the St. Julien, starting at only $229/night by going to stjulien.com and using group code GRPQB6 or calling (720) 406-9696 and mentioning FMQB.

Triple A News Bites
KGSR/Austin has officially upped MD Emily McIntosh to the PD chair, which she has been keeping warm since the departure of Haley Jones last year. In announcing the promotion, Emmis Austin VP of Programming and Operations Chase Rupe commented, “I’m proud to announce Emily McItosh drops the “interim” title, and effective immediately, she is the official Program Director for 93.3 KGSR.  Emily has done an outstanding job over the past five months running our heritage venerable AAA brand, and we look forward to her continued success in this very important role.”… WXRT/Chicago is preparing to celebrate Lin Bremmer’s 25th Anniversary as the Morning Host at the station.  On Friday, February 3, Lin
Bremmer and Mary Dixon will have a live broadcast at King’s Bowl at MB Financial Park. The broadcast
kicks off at 6 a.m. and will feature live music and special guests… WFUV/New York will hold its FUV Dance Party at the Warehouse at FTC on Saturday, March 4, from 8 p.m. to Midnight. Music will be spun by FUV deejays Rita Houston, Corny O’Connell, Alisa Ali and Sarah Wardrop. Tickets for the event include admission and one free drink courtesy of WFUV.

David Wolter Named EVP of Virgin Records
Highly regarded and respected music executive David Wolter has been named Executive Vice President of Virgin Records, it was announced by Capitol Music Group (CMG) President Ashley Newton to whom Wolter reports.   In his new position - which marks the first major step by CMG in the rebuilding of its historic Virgin label and returns Wolter to the home where he achieved his first executive position – he will sign and develop artists for Virgin, as well as oversee recording projects for new and established artists. Wolter is based in Hollywood in CMG's iconic Capitol Tower.
According to Newton, "David's track record speaks to his impeccable taste and skills as an A&R executive. We've had a longstanding and close working relationship in the past, and I couldn't be happier that he is taking on such an important role at Virgin Records as we reimagine the label."
Wolter commented, "When Ashley Newton first brought me to Virgin almost 20 years ago, the label was creatively left of center and far ahead of the curve. Steve Barnett and Ashley articulate a similarly exciting vision for where they want Virgin to be headed, and I thank them for this great opportunity to be playing a key position in helping that vision become reality."
Wolter comes to Capitol after nine years at RCA Records, most recently as Senior Vice President of A&R. Having been brought to that label in 2007 by Newton, Wolter worked closely with an array of artists that included Walk The Moon, Elle King, Bleachers, The Strokes, Cage The Elephant and Ray LaMontagne. Prior to joining RCA, Wolter was Vice President of A&R for Virgin Records, having also been recruited to that label by Newton, in 1997, and working some of the label's most successful artists, including Gorillaz, Katy Perry, 30 Seconds To Mars, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus and many others. Wolter began his career at Mercury Records in 1993, followed by a stint at Hollywood Records as in 1996.

Coleman Insights Names David Baird & Eileen Genna To New VP Positions      
Coleman Insights has announced that David Baird has been named Vice President of Research Operations and that Eileen Genna has been named Vice President of Business Operations. The appointments, which are effective immediately, were made by Warren Kurtzman, president at Coleman Insights.
“We have been fortunate to have these two talented people at Coleman Insights for a very long time,” said Kurtzman. “Their loyalty has not gone unrecognized and I believe David and Eileen are vital to the future growth efforts of our company.”
Baird, who took over as Director of Research Operations in 2008, will continue to oversee the research and field department operations at Coleman Insights. He joined the company as a Research Analyst in 2004 from KMSO in Missoula, Montana, where he was the Program Director for three years. David also has radio air talent experience and worked in the publicity department at Asylum Records in Nashville, Tennessee.
Genna, who took on the role of Director of Business Operations in 2008, will oversee the company’s finances, human resources, facilities and information technology infrastructure. Eileen has been with Coleman Insights for 20 years, starting as the firm’s Business Manager in 1997. She has over 35 years of accounting experience and previously worked at Casablanca Records, Polygram Records & Filmworks and Megaforce Records.

BMG Acquires BBR Music Group
The new BMG has announced that it has acquired Nashville-based independent powerhouse BBR Music Group (BBRMG), including its associated labels Broken Bow Records, Stoney Creek Records, Wheelhouse Records, Red Bow Records and its music publishing company Magic Mustang Music. The agreement includes the rights to a number of major country artists including Jason Aldean, Trace Adkins, Dustin Lynch, Randy Houser, Thompson Square and many others. BBR Music Group is BMG’s biggest single acquisition in the recordings business since its launch in 2008 as the first new international music company of the streaming age. The deal gives BMG a significant position in the Nashville music business and promises a number of benefits to BBRMG and BMG-signed artists and songwriters. BBRMG clients will have a greatly enhanced international scope as they are plugged into BMG’s global platform and BMG recording artists will gain a significant new marketing resource.
Since its formation by entrepreneur Benny Brown in 1997, BBR Music Group (BBRMG) has become one of the most successful independent music companies in Nashville and the broader US music industry. BBRMG has scored seven multi-platinum or platinum albums, 19 multi-platinum or platinum singles and 32 number one airplay singles across eight different artists. Jason Aldean alone has sold over 14 million albums including 18 Number One Country Singles and seven platinum or multi-platinum albums.
BBRMG will continue to operate from its Nashville headquarters and its 48 staff will transfer to BMG. It will sit alongside BMG’s recording operations in Los Angeles, which has released US Number One albums by Janet Jackson (2015) and Blink-182’s Grammy-nominated California (2016), New York – home to a roster including pop sensation Andy Grammar and Number One Christian artist Danny Gokey and Portland, Oregon, where rock label Rise Records' roster includes PVRIS and At The Drive-In.


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