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

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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.  
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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.  
[more] 

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.  
[more]

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
Beasley Broadcast Group Names New Management Team In Tampa-St. Petersburg
Beasley Promotes Chris O’Kelley To OM In Augusta, GA
Darla Thomas Named PD At WLNK-FM
November 25, 2014
Entravision Announces Extension Of Share Repurchase Program
OG 97.9 FM Debuts In Atlanta Today
Kassof Research: Country P1’s: Country Proud
In Brief - November 25, 2014
November 24, 2014
T-Mobile Doubles Down On Music Freedom, Adds 14 New Services
Shawn Barron Named VP, Urban A&R For Atlantic Records
Kassof Research: A/C P1’s: Comfort Food
In Brief - November 24, 2014
November 21, 2014
RAB Report: Radio Shows Double-Digit Growth In Digital Revenue For Q3
The Week In Review: 11/17-11/21
Jaysson Reno Named VP, Sales For KGO-AM, KSFO-AM
Kassof Research: CHR P1's: Excited & Social
In Brief - November 21, 2014
November 20, 2014
Cumulus Promotes Jeff Davis To National Director Of Stratus Music Scheduling
Mike Fredrick Named Hubbard Radio Cincinnati VP/Market Manager
Hubbard Radio Announces New Division, 2060 Digital, LLC
Kassof Research: Christian Radio P1’s: Mission Accomplished
In Brief - November 20, 2014
November 19, 2014
Musicians On Call Raises $700,000 At 15th Anniversary Celebration
iStreamMEDIA Adds Christopher Cottrill As VP/Music Content, Programming
Jordan Blaugrund Promoted To VP, Digital Marketing, RCA Records
DeVito/Verdi Retained To Drive Awareness Of NextRadio App
Music News
One Direction Celebrate 4th Straight #1 Album
Quick Hits: Rihanna, Bruce Springsteen, Prince, Scott Stapp
Fall Out Boy To Drop Album in January
Quick Hits: Kurt Cobain, One Direction, Bob Dylan, Baha Men
One Direction Dominates 2014 AMAs
Katy Perry Is Ready For Some Football
Quick Hits: 5 Seconds of Summer, Drake & 2 Chainz, Grammy Foundation Legacy Concert, James Blake & Kanye West
Iggy Azalea, J. Lo To Team Up on AMAs
The Week In Review: 11/17-11/21
Quick Hits: Saturday Night Live, Billboard Touring Awards, YouTube Music Awards, Arcade Fire
Quick Hits: One Direction, Taylor Swift, Young The Giant, Guns N' Roses, Jimmy Ruffin
Taylor Swift's 1989 Remains At #1
Quick Hits: U2, Katy Perry, Paramore, Lana Del Rey, The Voice
Foo Fighters Announce Major 2015 North American Tour
Ed Sheeran Launches "Thinking Out Loud"
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Jon Zellner
SVPP, iHeartMedia

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