The Week In Review: 1/7 - 1/11

In this week's Cover Story we catch up with R Dub! who had been quietly enjoying life in Brazil while still hosting his syndicated radio show "Sunday Nite Slow Jams." He's now back in the States doing what he loves most, programming two great radio stations, Jammin' Z90 and Magic 92.5 in San Diego. In Programming To Win, Bob Quick has ten New Year’s resolutions for our readers. What topics and aspects of your radio life could you work on 2013? Question of the Week asks: What are your goals both personally and professionally for 2013? Plus, Hot Shots and the FMQB History Page.   [more] 

Greater Media-Boston Flips 96.9 To Real Format: Rhythmic "Hot 96.9"
After a week of spinning the format wheel, 96.9 in Boston becomes Rhythmic Hot 96.9, "the Rhythm of Boston."  

Clear Channel's Total Traffic Network Inks Deal With Toyota
Clear Channel's TTN to deliver traffic and weather info via HD Radio technology to Toyota vehicles.  

Report: Sony & BMG Partnering On Bid For Parlophone    [more]

Independent Labels Ask For Review Of Sony-BMG Bid For Parlophone
European indie label trade group Impala wants EC regulators to ensure UMG-EMI spinoff sales promote competition.  [more]

Sprint To Activate FM Chips On Some Smartphones
Sprint becomes the first U.S. wireless carrier to roll out access to local FM radio on its mobile devices.  [more]

Emmis Reports Pro Forma Radio Revenue Up In Fiscal Q3
Emmis Communications releases its financial results for the company's fiscal third quarter.  [more]

Erik Olesen, Mark Shimmel Exit Epic Records    [more]

Bruce Gilbert Joins Clear Channel As SVP Of Sports Operations    [more]

SiriusXM Added Two Million Net Subscribers In 2012    [more]

Fisher Communications To Explore Strategic Alternatives, Could Sell Company    [more]

iHeartRadio Launches New "Perfect For" Personalization Feature   [more]

jacAPPS To Support Ford's Developer Program    [more]

iHeartRadio Announces Deals With Chrysler & GM, New "iHeartAuto" App    [more]

TuneIn Announces Deals With CBS Radio, Carolla Digital    [more]

Pandora Teams With Chrysler, Tops 67 Million Users     [more]

Pandora CEO Kennedy: Not Afraid Of Apple    [more]

Borrell Predicts Radio Ad Dollar Decline In 2013    [more]

Amazon Introduces "AutoRip" Feature: Free MP3s With All CD Purchases     [more]

Max Hole Named Chairman/CEO Of UMG International    [more]

Bryan LaRoche Named APD/MD/Afternoon Host At Channel 95.5/Detroit    [more]

Kim Bryant Named Market Manager For Cumulus-NYC    [more]

John Stewart Named PD For WHBC-AM & FM/Canton     [more]

USRN Acquires All National Radio Shows From John Garabedian's Radiocraft   [more]

In Brief - January 7, 2013
Greater Media-Boston flips 96.9 again to Classic Rock "The Bone," Nathan Fast named night host at KHTS (Channel 93.3)/San Diego    [more]

In Brief - January 8, 2013
Tom Cuddy & Steve Borneman join WOR-AM/New York    [more]

In Brief - January 9, 2013
Jimmy Steele exits Clear Channel-San Diego, Cumulus makes multiple programming appointments nationwide, iBiquity Digital Corporation announces expanded support for HD Radio at CES  [more]

In Brief - January 10, 2013
Ken Johnson named OM of Urban AC WUHT & CHR WZRR/Birmingham

In Brief - January 11, 2013
Cox Media launches "Power 106.1, Where Hip Hop Lives in Jacksonville"     [more]

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

Breaking News
Mike Anthony Joins Cumulus San Francisco As PD At KGO & KSFO
Entercom Names Liana Huth VP/Programming Innovation
CBS Radio Minneapolis Names Shannon Knoepke SVP/Market Manager & Director of Sales
NAB Announces Record-Breaking Attendance For 2015 NAB Show New York
November 30, 2015
Jeff Shultz Named SVP/Business Development, CBS Radio
Cumulus Promotes Lee Hammer To OM For KGO & KSFO/San Francisco
Nielsen and Sun Broadcast Group Sign Multi-Year Agreement for RADAR Network Ratings
Jacobs Media Announces "Tech Trends For Radio" Webinar
November 25, 2015
CMG Tampa Appoints John E. Kage Dir. of Branding & Programming at Hot 101.5 FM
November 25, 2015
In Brief - November 25, 2015
November 24, 2015
FCC Fines Drawing Scrutiny In Congress
In Brief - November 24, 2015
November 23, 2015
Bill Hess Named OM At Cumulus-Washington, D.C.
In Brief - November 23, 2015
November 20, 2015
Adams Radio Group Of Delmarva Names Jay Gleason Operations Manager
iHeartRadio Presents Adele¹s Album Premiere Live from Joe¹s Pub 
Radio Mercury Awards Announces Advisory Council
November 19, 2015
Westwood One: The State of American Podcasting
Nielsen: Connecting With Political Millennials Through Music
Jacobs Media Webinar: 10 Mega Trends That Impact Radio
November 18, 2015
Republic Records Promotes Ben Adelson To SVP/A&R
Music News
Lil Wayne Takes Dedication to Small Markets
Quick Hits: Avett Brothers, Fetty Wap, Rock on the Range, Eagles of Death Metal, Simple Plan, Nonpoint, Sinatra 100 Concert
Adele Sells 3.38 Million Albums in the U.S., Debuts at #1
Quick Hits: Soul Train Awards, Foy Vance & Ed Sheeran, Jack's Mannequin, Breaking Benjamin
Adele Announces European Tour Dates
Quick Hits: Adele, Eagles of Death Metal, Charli XCX, Joe Jonas
Adele's 25 Smashes Sales Record
Quick Hits: Charlie Puth, Coldplay, Jack Ü
Bieber, One Direction Lead Billboard 200 Shakeup
One Direction, The Weeknd Win Multiple AMAs
Rihanna Announces Anti World Tour, Teases New Album
Foo Fighters Release Free EP
Quick Hits: Coldplay, U2, The Cure, Wilco
Chris Martin Talks Influences On New Coldplay Record
Quick Hits: Foo Fighters, Justin Bieber & One Direction, American Music Awards, Paris attacks, Tori Kelly

Manny Simon
VP/Adult Formats,
Republic Records

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