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.
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?
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