The Week In Review: 1/14 - 1/18

In this week's Cover Story we speak with WSPK/Hudson Valley APD Skywalker. The busy 12 year station vet has consistently achieved #1 status in afternoons, while developing his programming skills. He can also be heard voicetracking on 3 other stations, teaching at a local college and writing a newspaper column. In Programming To Win, Pat Welsh asks if the Alternative format is poised for a big comeback in 2013? Following crossover hits from fun., Gotye, Mumford & Sons and more over the past year, what is next for the format? Question of the Week asks: What new artists, single or album releases are you most excited about for 2013? Plus, Hot Shots and the FMQB History Page.  [more]

Liberty Media Officially Becomes Majority Owner Of SiriusXM
Liberty crosses the 50% threshold after purchasing another 50 million shares of SiriusXM.  

Mel Karmazin Gives Post-SiriusXM Interview 
Former SiriusXM CEO would like to head up another media company again.  [more]

SoundExchange Ends 2012 With $462 Million In Royalty Distributions    [more]

Report: Pandora To Increase Royalty Payments To Sony/ATV
According to the NY Post, Pandora will up its royalty payments to publisher Sony/ATV by 25 percent.  [more]

Cox Settles With Todd "MJ" Schnitt; Trial With Bubba The Love Sponge Moves Forward    [more] 

Clear Channel Inks Contract Extension With Steve Harvey 
Morning host/author/TV personality Steve Harvey inks five-year extension with Clear Channel.  

YouTube Reportedly Increasing Investment In VEVO    [more]

Univision Launches Univision Agency To Manage Media Inventory
The new division of Univision will oversee more than $500 million in media inventory across the Spanish-language broadcaster's properties.  

Amazon MP3 Store Now Optimized For Apple Devices    [more]

In Brief - January 14, 2013
Cumulus stunting WFME/New York as WPLJ simulcast, Nikki Sixx comes to Kerrang! Radio in the UK   [more]

In Brief - January 15, 2013
Sony Music Entertainment appoints two digital execs  [more]

In Brief - January 16, 2013
Radio vet Kevin Metheny named PD of Talk WJR-AM/Detroit     [more]

In Brief - January 17, 2013
CBS Corp. to spin off outdoor division  [more]

In Brief - January 18, 2013
Sony sells NYC HQ for $1.1 billion   [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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