In Brief - January 16, 2013
January 16, 2013

Scott Sands joins Rock WIOT/Toledo for PD duties. Sands will handle programming for News/Talk WSPD.
 
Longtime Philadelphia radio legend Michael Tearson and Classic Rock WMGK/Philadelphia have parted ways. Tearson, who had been hosting Saturday Morning '60s, can still be heard on SiriusXM via The Blues Channel and Classic Vinyl where he does fill-in work.

Radio vet Kevin Metheny has been named PD of Talk WJR-AM/Detroit. Metheny was most recently Interim PD for Country KMNB/Minneapolis and also programmed legendary Talker WGN-AM/Chicago.
 
Caroline Beasley, EVP/CFP of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. has been named the newest Honary Trustee for the Alliance for Women in Media. "This is an incredible honor for me," said Beasley, who joined the company in 1983. "I'm grateful to the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation for the invitation to join such a distinguished group of broadcasting and entertainment professionals. AWM plays a vitally important role in advocating and advancing women in media; I admire their past contributions and accomplishments and very much look forward to helping them ensure that this important mission and message resonates well into the future."

Pascal Nègre, President at Universal Music France, Italy, Middle East and Africa, is promoted to UMG's Global Head of New Business.

Dial Global is winding up its voluntary de-listing from NASDAQ. A statement on the NASDAQ website reads, "Not too long after Oaktree's $71.3 million purchase, Dial Global announced its decision to voluntarily delist from NASDAQ. The company's board reached the decision through consideration of several factors including the relatively limited historical trading volume of the company's common stock, the compliance costs from maintaining its NASDAQ listing, and the applicable laws and rules from the federal government and the exchange itself, among other things."

Due to cuts at Dial Global, Imaging Director Bob Karson has exited. Karson and his company KARSONproductions are based in Denver, and ready to take on new radio imaging, film, video, retail, industrial and web-based projects and can be reached at bob@bobkarson.com.

BMG Chrysalis U.S. has reached a broad agreement with NYC-based dance music label Strictly Rhythm. Under the arrangement, BMG will acquire the masters catalog of Strictly Rhythm and will administer the music publishing rights worldwide.

FMQB offers condolences to the family and friends of mixer DJ Trauma (Stephen Seravalli) who died suddenly over the weekend. Trauma, who had been working at Rhythmic KKFR/Phoenix, passed away after contracting severe flu-like symptoms while visiting Tampa.




 
Breaking News
Scooter Braun Joins NASH Next Country Music Talent Competition
In Brief - August 31, 2015
August 28, 2015
iHeartMedia Promotes Hardin, Zellner and Maynard
WZMP (96.5 AMP Radio)/Philly New Line-Up Announced
KLUC/Las Vegas Adds Kayla To Chet Buchanan & The Morning Zoo
88Nine Radio Milwaukee Promotes Ken Sumka To APD & Justin Barney to MD
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, iHeartRadio joins Chegg for Music101 Series
Mark “Shark” Ediss Named Afternoon Drive Host At Y100/Savannah
August 27, 2015
Cumulus Goes Underground Alternative In New Orleans
August 26, 2015
Subaru Embraces HD Radio Receivers
Cort Johnson Named APD/Morning Co-Host on 101.9 KINK/Portland
Howard Stern Presents "Booey 25" On SiriusXM Channels
August 25, 2015
Sony Music Entertainment Acquires Century Group
UMG Names Jeffrey Remedios President & CEO/Universal Music Canada
Where Hip Hop Lives App Now Available to International Audiences
August 24, 2015
Leslie Scott Named Program Director Of KNDD/Seattle
Rdio Launches “Promoted Music Experiences” With Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos
Report: Radio Has 30 Million Amplifiers Nationwide
In Brief - August 24, 2015
August 21, 2015
eQB NOW
Entercom South Florida Launches New Alternative Rock 104.3 The Shark
In Brief - August 21, 2015
August 20, 2015
Nielsen Study Shows The Power Of Small & Medium Sized Markets
Music News
Taylor Swift Wins Big At MTV VMAs
Rockers Disturbed Earn Fifth #1 Album
FMQB Photo Pass: Van Halen
Quick Hits: Taylor Swift, Kanye West, Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber Debuts New Single
Quick Hits: Nicki Minaj, Adele, OMI
Demi Lovato Feeling "Confident" on Fifth LP
Quick Hits: Justin Bieber, Mariah Carey, Omarion, Soundgarden
Pharrell, Demi Lovato & More Added To MTV VMAs Lineup
Quick Hits: Lady Gaga, HBO, Maroon 5, Nick Jonas
MTV To Honor Kanye West
Quick Hits: One Direction, Missy Elliott / The Voice, Azealia Banks, Meg Myers, Coheed and Cambria, Ben Folds
Dr. Dre Issues Apology To "The Women I've Hurt"
Quick Hits: Taylor Swift, album sales, Charli XCX & Bleachers, Chris Brown, Bon Jovi, Voodoo Music + Arts Festival
Quick Hits: JoJo, Kanye West / Frank Ocean, Carrie Underwood, Charlie Puth, The Neighbourhood
FMQB NOW

Mike McVay
SVP/Content & Programming
Cumulus Media

Advertisement:
Search FMQB.com
Advertisements:
FMQB Member Login
Email:
Pass:

Save
Not a member yet?
Sign up Now!
Sign Up for Breaking News!
Enter FMQB E-Tracking!