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
2015 NAB Marconi Radio Award Winners Announced
In Brief - October 2, 2015
October 1, 2015
Cumulus Announces Programming Moves In Indianapolis & Atlanta
iHeartMedia Savannah Names Jonathan "JR" Reed Program Director At WAEV
Concord Bicycle Music Announces Major Strategic Investment In Razor & Tie Enterprises LLC
Nielsen & Westwood One Renew Relationship
September 30, 2015
Sean Atkins Named President Of MTV
The T.J. Martell Foundation Annouces The Clive Davis Research Fellowship Award
Cox Media Atlanta Names Tripp West Music Director/Midday Host On B98.5
In Brief - September 30, 2015
September 29, 2015
Cumulus Media Appoints Mary G. Berner CEO
iHeartRadio Music Festival Makes Billions Of Impressions On Social Media
Cox Media Group Jacksonville Launches New Easy 106.5
HD Radio Technology Expands Automotive Offerings
In Brief - September 29, 2015
iHeartMedia Tucson Names Carl Anderson Market President
iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour Returns Presented by Capital One
The CW and iHeartMedia Announce New Multi-Year Broadcast Agreement
Former Warner Bros. Records President Livia Tortella Launches Black Box
In Brief - September 28, 2015
September 25, 2015
FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly Headlines Session At 2015 Radio Show
The Week In Review: 9/21-9/25
Nielsen BDSradio Grows 40% Since Adding Streaming Data
In Brief - September 25, 2015
September 24, 2015
Pandora All-Time Royalties Surpass $1.5 Billion
Music News
Deluxe Edition of Sam Smith's In The Lonely Hour Announced
Quick Hits: Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus, Megadeth, Beastie Boys
Quick Hits: Fifth Harmony, Train's Pat Monahan, Seal, Roger Waters
Beyoncé, Jay Z & Prince Headlining Massive TIDAL X Charity Concert
Quick Hits: The Who, Ed Sheeran, Bleachers, American Music Awards, Katy Perry / Sting, Austin City Limits
Quick Hits: Nicki Minaj, Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar
Seven New Albums Debut In Billboard 200's Top Ten
Quick Hits: Kelly Clarkson, Fetty Wap, Corey Taylor
CeeLo to Drop Heart Blanche in November
The Week In Review: 9/21-9/25
Quick Hits: Pearl Jam, Muse, OMI, Collective Soul
Kanye West's Swish Could Be a Year Away
Quick Hits: Sara Bareilles, X Ambassadors, All That Remains
Ryan Adams Discusses His Own 1989
Quick Hits: BET Hip-Hop Awards, Sam Smith, Forbes Top Hip-Hop Earners, The Weeknd, Young Thug

Mark Adams
San Francisco

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