The Week In Review: 12/10 - 12/14

In our year-end Cover Story, Cumulus Media Chairman, President & CEO Lew Dickey addresses a myriad of issues including his company’s lively transition year, new digital initiatives and competitive collaborations, strategies to confront the digital media giants, music industry synergy, and much more. In Programming To Win, Ruth Presslaff looks at some of the ways Triple A stations around the country are remaining tuned in to the local communities around them. Question of the Week asks: Most Memorable Moments of 2012: Proudest moment of the year? Most embarrassing moment of the year? Major influence of the year (person or event)? Plus, Hot Shots and the FMQB History Page.  [more]

It's Official: Joel Klaiman Named Columbia Records EVP/GM
As expected, Joel Klaiman joins Columbia Records as Executive Vice President and General Manager of the label.    

Republic Records Names Toby Russell VP Of Top 40 Promotion   [more]

Warner Music Announces Fiscal Q4, Full-Year Results
Revenue up 1.8% in fiscal fourth quarter, but down 3% for the label's full year.    [more]

Entercom And Glassnote Announce Licensing Deal    [more]

Thea Mitchem Named VP Of Programming For Clear Channel-New York
Mitchem joins CCM+E's New York cluster, while Bernie Weiss is promoted to VP Of Sales.   [more]

Who Will Replace Mel At SiriusXM?
Rumors begin as to who will succeed Mel Karmazin atop SiriusXM.    [more]

Sean Creamer Named President/CEO Of Arbitron  [more]

Arbitron Releases RADAR December 2012 Radio Network Ratings    [more]

FMQB Photo Pass: Hot 99.5’s Jingle Ball 2012   [more]

Clear Channel Donates Detroit AM Station To The MMTC
Clear Channel is giving Talk WDTW-AM/Detroit to the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council.    [more]

MUSIC Act Introduced In Congress To Assist Indie Labels    [more] Revamps, Will Charge For Some Services [more]

Former A&M President Gil Friesen Dies   [more]

In Brief - December 10, 2012
Entercom-Sacramento VP/Market Manager John Geary announces his retirement, CBS Radio finalizes purchase of 101.9 FM/New York, LA Lloyd named PD of Rock KLBJ/Austin   [more]

In Brief - December 11, 2012
Pandora goes Down Under, WODS (103.3 AMP Radio)/Boston names Joe Breezy as its MD/afternoon drive host    [more]

In Brief - December 12, 2012
Clear Channel signs revenue sharing deal with Country label rpm entertainment, American Idol joining NAB Hall of Fame, Scott Smith named Radio Technology Director for Cox Media Group   [more]

In Brief - December 13, 2012
Ex-Entercom employee a victim of Portland mall shooting, Laura Ingraham inks distribution deal with Courtside Entertainment    [more]

In Brief - December 14, 2012
Chio steps down from WRDW (Wired 96.5)/Philly morning show, Jay Hudson promoted to PD of 89X/Windsor-Detroit, L.A. Reid leaving The X Factor [more]

FMQB FYI... Links You Should Know About   [more]


Breaking News
John Garabedian Leaving Open House Party
The 4th Annual CBS RADIO “We Can Survive” Concert
Brooke & Jubal Joins WSHE/Chicago For Mornings
KWEE/Portland Adds Tino Cochino To Nights
October 24, 2016
CBS Radio Names Brian McHale SVP/Information Technology
Nielsen Announces Launch of National Television Out-Of-Home Measurement Service
The Atlantic Records New York Team Celebrates Charli XCX
October 20, 2016
CBS Radio Signs Michael Martin To Multi-Year Contract Renewal
SportsRadio 94WIP/Philly Adds Joe Decamra & Jon Ritchie To Middays
October 19, 2016
Frankie C Extends Agreement With KZHT/Salt Lake City
Voncile Anderson Named Beasley Director/NTR Sales In Tampa Bay
In Brief - October 19, 2016
October 18, 2016
Rob Stringer Promoted To CEO Of Sony Music Entertainment
iHeartMedia St. Louis Announces The Debut Of The New Alt 104.9
Entercom Agrees To Acquire Four Radio Stations In Charlotte From Beasley Broadcast Group
Ebro Returns To Portland
Townsquare Media Names John Roberts OM For Tyler-Longview, Texas
Jacobs Media & PRPD’s 8th Annual Public Radio Tech Survey Released
In Brief - October 18, 2016
October 17, 2016
WFLZ/Tampa Names Kruz Program Director
Republic Records Promotes Wendy Goldstein To Executive Vice President
Alpha Media Mankato Names Bob Rose Market Manager
Corey B. Joins WBBM-FM (B96)/Chicago As New Night Host
October 14, 2016
Race Taylor Re-Ups With WPLJ/New York
Music News
Prince’s Paisley Park Approved to Open Permanently for Public Tours
Quick Hits: Jason Derulo, Alessia Cara, Hailee Steinfeld, Lady Gaga, Tove Lo
Kings of Leon Earn First #1 Album
Quick Hits: The Chainsmokers, Drake, Prince, Sting, Charlie Puth, The Decemberists, Dead or Alive
Quick Hits: Radiohead, Frank Ocean, A$AP Ferg
"Crash" Into Against Me!
Maroon 5 Closes The Top 40 and Hot AC Radio Panels Upon Impact
Jordan Fisher Will Make His Broadway Debut In Hamilton On November 22
Quick Hits: Kanye West, Eminem, Bruno Mars, Gwen Stefani
Pearl Jam, 2Pac & Depeche Mode Lead 2017 Rock Hall Nominees
Green Day Tops Billboard 200 For Their Third Time
Quick Hits: Liam Payne, Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, Mother Love Bone
Quick Hits: Kings Of Leon, Elton John, Roger Waters
Maroon 5 Debuts New Single Featuring Kendrick Lamar
Louise Goffin To Perform Surprise Concert

Jon Zellner
EVP/Programming Operations

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