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CHR: WNOU/Indianapolis PD Chris Edge

The South Hadley, Massachusetts native has worked at some of the most respected radio stations in the business. Beginning in Hartford at WKSS, moving on to WDCG in Raleigh and now putting roots down in Indianapolis at WNOU, where he has spent the last two years. Not bad for a guy who never was a radio junkie and “just fell into the business.”  [more]
MODERN ROCK: Atlantic SVP Promotion/Rock Formats Ron Poore 

Our industry appears to be changing weekly. Staying on top of business changes is as important as staying on top of your game. Ron Poore has always applied a high degree of passion to his gig, his artists and his respect for radio. Never short on opinions, Ron enjoys breaking down old paradigms and moving forward. Feel the Passion of Poore in this week's Up Close. [more]
 
ROCK: Q&A with WMMR/Philly Morning Hosts Preston & Steve

After a tumultuous end to their successful tenure at then cross-town Modern Rocker WPLY/Y100 and a brief and contested non-compete sitout, Preston Elliot and Steve Morrison crossed the street to Greater Media Mainstream Rocker WMMR, and the rest is truly Philly radio history. Since their arrival, ratings in mornings (18-24 and 25-54) have soared to Stern proportions. We tap into the guys and get up-to-speed on the current state of the show - one that’s been named best local morning show in the country in FMQB’s Year End Leaders Poll the last two years and in two different formats.  [more]
 
RHYTHM CROSSOVER: KDGS/Wichita PD Greg “The Hitman” Williams

Greg "The Hitman" Williams has spent most of his broadcasting career in Wichita where he served as MD at Mainstream Top 40 KKRD for 14 years. But then he was hired by Entercom to be PD of KDGS in May 2000. In less than six months, he beat his old station and KDGS became the No. 1 18-to-34 station in the market while putting the heritage station out of business. The Hitman has since become the target of new competition, but this is one man who enjoys the battle while maintaining an incredible passion for the business.  [more]
  

Also in the FMQB hard copy issue:

Programming To Win
The Difference between Management and Leadership, by John Silliman Dodge

Programming To Win
Radio Resolutions by Dennis Constantine

Talent Tips
“Clutter Or Companionship” —by Jay Trachman

Media Monitors Spot Ten & StreetPulse Independent Retail Charts

Hot Shots
Clive’s pre-Grammy Party, XM welcomes P!nk, WDCG plays host to Collective Soul

FMQB History
Names in this week’s flashback include Dick Clark, Joan Jett, Erik Bradley, Arrested Development, Doug Clifton and Vince Neil.
 

Question Of The Week:

You’re stranded on a deserted island with one record rep, who would you wish that rep to be and why? [more]




 
Breaking News
Report: Facebook In Talks With Major Labels
In Brief - July 2, 2015
July 1, 2015
American General Media Names Picazzo Stevens PD At KAGM & KDLW/Albuquerque
Brandi Young Named SVP Of Sales For iHeartMedia Phoenix
Cumulus Media & Audioboom Announce Strategic Partnership
In Brief - July 1, 2015
June 30, 2015
iHeartRadio Takes Flight With Virgin America
Meredith Gardner & Josh Kahn Promoted To VPs of Digital Marketing & Product
In Brief - June 30, 2015
June 29, 2015
Alpha Media Louisville Names Otis Program Director/Afternoon Host At WDJX
Broadcasters Foundation Of America Names Dan Mason Co-Vice Chairman/Treasurer
JJ Kincaid Set To Wake Up Denver
BMG Acquires Verse Music Group
In Brief - June 29, 2015
June 26, 2015
eQB NOW
Sirius XM Agrees To Pay For Recordings Released Before 1972
Cumulus Names Troy Hanson PD At WKQX/Chicago
Brandon "Buster" Satterfield Joins Atlantic Records
June 25, 2015
Taylor Swift To Put 1989 On Apple Music
WLTW/New York To Celebrate 15 Years Of Broadway In Bryant Park
Report: Six Main Causes of Lost Quarter Hours
June 24, 2015
iHeartMedia Austin Names Zach Dillon Program Director For KHFI
jâcapps Introduces "App Everywhere"
Pierre Bouvard On "New Data on TV Viewing Levels and Demographics"
Music News
Demi Lovato Is Feeling "Cool for the Summer"
Quick Hits: Rihanna, Taylor Swift / album sales, Prince
Rockers Breaking Benjamin Land Their First #1 Album
Quick Hits: Rihanna, Robin Thicke, Apple Music, Prince
Chris Brown, Beyoncé Top BET Award Winners
Quick Hits: Shinedown, Rob Thomas, Foo Fighters, AC/DC, Kings of Leon
Yes Bassist Chris Squire Passes Away
FMQB Photo Pass: Rush
Quick Hits: Demi Lovato, Jessie J, Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival
Beyonce & The Weeknd Headlining Made In America Festival
Quick Hits: Pharrell & Adele, Eminem / Southpaw soundtrack, Legacy of Hope concert
Quick Hits: Apple Music, Chris Brown
Quick Hits: Billboard 200, BET Awards, Smashing Pumpkins, Tyga, Riot Fest, The Neighbourhood, Marina and the Diamonds, Roger Waters
Disturbed Ends Four-Year Hiatus with Immortalized
Quick Hits: Janet Jackson, Nickelback, Tove Lo, Rod Stewart, Grateful Dead, James Horner, Hollywood Walk of Fame
FMQB NOW

Brian Mack, PD
WXXL/Orlando

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