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
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
Andrew Berger Named Imaging Director For KPWR/Los Angeles
October 13, 2016
iHeartMedia Chicago Names New Night Show Hosts
Emmis Announces Agreement to Sell Texas Monthly
Alpha Media Supports Hurricane Matthew Recovery Relief
KFM-BFM Adds Robin Roth To Roster
October 12, 2016
iHeartMedia Connecticut Names Jagger PD of WKSS & WKCI
Emmis Reaches Agreement To Sell Terre Haute Radio Stations
Music News
"Crash" Into Against Me!
Quick Hits: Radiohead, Frank Ocean, A$AP Ferg
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
Quick Hits: Drake, Depeche Mode
Drake Earns Record-Setting 13 American Music Award Nominations
Solange's A Seat at the Table Is Her First #1 Album
Green Day Announce 2017 North American Tour

Jon Zellner
EVP/Programming Operations

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