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

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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."  
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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.  
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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
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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]




 
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January 23, 2015
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In Brief - January 23, 2015
January 22, 2015
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In Brief - January 22, 2015
January 21, 2015
Dave Dyer Promoted to SVP Promotion, Warner Bros. Records
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iHeartRadio Country Festival Returns
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In Brief - January 21, 2015
January 20, 2015
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Music News
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Quick Hits: Blink-182, Faith No More, Death Cab For Cutie, U2, Jason Mraz, AWOLNATION
Paramore Announce Spring Theater "Events"
Quick Hits: Kanye West, The Black Keys, Rush, Nick Jonas
BET Honors Usher, Kanye West
Quick Hits: Ariana Grande, TLC, Art Of Anarchy, Rob Zombie, Aerosmith, Rocklahoma
Meghan Trainor's Title Debuts At #1
LL Cool J Returning As Grammy Host
Quick Hits: The Grammys, Gwen Stefani, Pharrell, Linkin Park, Interpol, David Byrne
Madonna Bares Her Rebel Heart
Quick Hits: Slipknot, Justin Bieber, NKOTB / TLC / Nelly, Mötley Crüe, "Weird Al" Yankovic
FMQB Retro-Active: Ken Sharp Talks to Longtime Music Scribe Harvey Kubernik About His Latest Musical Tome
Quick Hits: Metallica, A$AP Yams, TLC, Ariana Grande
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Alicia Tyler, PD
WZNE/Rochester

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