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
Beasley Media Group Announces Actions Against Todd Clem AKA, ‘Bubba The Love Sponge’
iHeartMedia Presents "iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2015 Concert Tour"
Steve Mills Named iHeartMedia’s Chief Information Officer
Puff Daddy Brings Bad Boy To Epic Records
Charlamagne Tha God Renews With iHeartMedia
In Brief - October 5, 2015
October 2, 2015
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
Music News
Selena Gomez Maps Out Revival Tour
Fetty Wap Debuts Atop Billboard 200 Chart
Quick Hits: Miley Cyrus & Flaming Lips, Will Smith, Maynard James Keenan, Ben Folds
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

Mark Adams
San Francisco

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