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December 7, 2012

eQB COVER STORY

Amber Miller, WEQX/Manchester, VT-Albany PD


Longtime Modern Rock tastemaker station WEQX/Manchester, VT-Albany has been on the air for over 28 years and seen a number of influential programmers pass through its doors. Since 2010, Amber Miller has served as the PD for EQX. Over the past year or so, the Modern Rock format pendulum has swung closer to EQX’s direction, with the success of Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers, Passion Pit and a number of other artists that fit perfectly into the station’s wheelhouse, regardless of trends. For this week’s eQB Cover Story, Miller spoke to FMQB about the unique experience of programming an independently-owned station, the music that made up the past year and much more.[more]


PROGRAMMING TO WIN
How to Be a Number One PPM Draft Pick

For this week’s Programming To Win, Arbitron’s Jon Miller draws inspiration from college football’s bowl season. The move from college to the pros finds players in essentially the same game, but with a whole new atmosphere. Miller argues the same can be said for programmers who go from diary market ratings to the world of PPM. [more]
QUESTION OF THE WEEK





 



If corporate Santa could grant your (radio station/record label) one wish this holiday season what would it be and why?
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HOT SHOTS



 


Cher Lloyd, Rich Davis, The Ready Set, Derrick Cole, David Dyer, Dave Ravikoff, John Hogan, Bob Pittman, John Sykes, Scott Borchetta, The Band Perry, Woody Johnson. [more]

THIS WEEK IN FMQB HISTORY







John Ivey, Joe Riccitelli, Scott Jameson, Justin Chase, Charese Fruge, Paul “Cubby” Bryant [more]




 
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February 25, 2015
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NAB Statement On Introduction Of Local Radio Freedom Act In House, Senate
Report: Radio’s 2015 Digital Revenue Poised For Double-Digit Growth
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In Brief - February 25, 2015
February 24, 2015
106.1 KISS FM Changes Name To 106.1 LAURA FM
In Brief - February 24, 2015
February 23, 2015
Industry-Wide Consumer Awareness Campaign Launches For NextRadio
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Salem Communications Corporation Becomes Salem Media Group
In Brief - February 23, 2015
February 20, 2015
eQB NOW
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KMVQ/San Francisco Inks Morning Hosts Fernado And Greg To Multi-Year Agreement
Edison Research: Monthly Podcast Listeners Grow To 46 Million Americans 12+
In Brief - February 20, 2015
February 19, 2015
iHeartMedia Reports Results For 2014 Fourth Quarter And Full Year
Music News
Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith Rule BRIT Awards
Quick Hits: Foo Fighters, Carly Rae Jepsen, The Airborne Toxic Event, Echosmith, Finding Neverland Album with John Legend & Rita Ora
Imagine Dragons Roar To Top Debut
Quick Hits: U2, Firefly Festival, Nico & Vinz, Lady Gaga, Three Days Grace, Free Press Summer Festival
Sam Smith Set For Another U.S. Road Trip
Quick Hits: One Direction, Lorde, Brandon Flowers, Redfoo, Fuji Rock Festival
Quick Hits: John Legend & Common / The Oscars, Ed Sheeran, In This Moment, Passion Pit, Kaaboo Del Mar Festival, Pixies
Kanye Talks New Album & More With Power 105.1's Breakfast Club
Quick Hits: Foo Fighters / Sonic Highways, Coldplay, Squamish Valley Music Festival
Lil Wayne Working Up Free Weezy Album
Quick Hits: Nate Ruess of fun., Foo Fighters, Blur, Volbeat, Iron Maiden, Blues Traveler
Drake Debuts At #1 On Billboard 200
Quick Hits: Firefly Festival, Taylor Swift, Sia, Nicki Minaj
Kid Rock Reprises $20 Ticket Tour
Quick Hits: Governors Ball Festival, Lady Gaga, Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, Pharrell Williams
FMQB NOW

Rob Roberts
OM/Cumulus Atlanta

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