David Goodman, President, CBS Interactive Music Group
In May 2009 CBS Corp made a landmark decision in how it was going to operate in the digital space in the current decade. The company formed CBS Interactive Music Group, a division that would aggregate all of the group’s digital assets and partners under one management umbrella. They needed an executive ace to head the division. One who was familiar with the turf, but also equipped and flexible enough to apply his skills-set to an ever-changing world, with his sights set on the future. Enter David Goodman…[more]
Up Close: Brian Michel, PD, KUDD/Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City is one of the more competitive Pop markets in the country. Stations share much of the same music as each strives to play the variety of hits that paint the CHR canvass today. When it comes to KUDD and Brian Michel, the modus operandi is differentiation in the music and doing it in a way, as Michel describes, “That focuses on the hits of Utah and not on a particular genre, texture or national chart.” There’s much more focus to Brian Michel that also includes his outspoken views on programming, Pop music cycles, and running a label promotion department.
Up Close: JVC Broadcasting VP Vic Latino
Vic Latino has gone from being an intern to overnights to prime time air personality in radio's #1 market. Nowadays he serves a VP at JVC Broadcasting where he not only oversees programming but is involved in station ownership. Make no mistake life is busy, but good for Vic Latino!
Up Close: KYSR (98.7)/Los Angeles MD Josh Venable
Josh Venable worked his way up from high school intern to MD at KDGE/Dallas, then joined newly-flipped Alt Rocker KYSR (98.7)/Los Angeles in 2008. He now holds down MD duties and afternoons at KYSR, while also voice tracking back home in Dallas. Venable spoke to FMQB about moving to the City of Angels, how 98.7 stands out in a very crowded market and the importance of specialty programming. [more]
Up Close: Lou Brutus…Radio’s Last Hope
Lou Brutus is a man of many talents. He is entering his 15th season as host of the nationally syndicated hardDrive with Lou Brutus and is also host of its weeknight counterpart hardDrive XL. During the day, he is Senior Director of Active Rock Programming at Sirius XM. He lives, breathes and defecates music. He has crowned himself as “Radio's Last Hope.”[more]
In this special Guest Perspective column, DeMers Programming offers a toolbox for radio station Facebook management. This is a handy checklist of seven ways to make sure stations are maximizing their use of social media for listener interaction.
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Toby Knapp, APD, WIHT/Washington, D.C
Joe Daddio, National Director Top 40 East Coast, Jive Label Group