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.  
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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
Angi Taylor Joins The Rendezvous
Hubbard Radio Chicago Signs Eric & Kathy To Multi-Year Agreement
January 13, 2017
Pandora Expects To Exceed Q4 2016 Guidance, Citing Subscription Momentum and RPM Growth
SiriusXM Launches "Hits 1 in Hollywood"
In Brief - January 13, 2017
January 12, 2017
Beasley Names Debbie Mazella Program Director Of Magic 98.3/New Jersey
The Dave & Mahoney Morning Show Returns To KXTE (X107.5)/Las Vegas
January 11, 2017
Cumulus Promotes Matt Raback To VP/Market Manager For York-Lancaster-Reading, PA
Crystal Castorena Named GM For Impact Radio Group
Justin Luvv Named Afternoon On-Air Personality/Imaging Director For WRWM/Indianapolis
January 10, 2017
Ron Parker Named New Afternoon Host At WLS-FM/Chicago
KLOS/Los Angeles Kicks Off 2017 With New Programming Additions
Mark Kassof & Co. Launches Mobile Music Test
January 9, 2017
Steve Butler Renews With CBS Radio As VP/News Programming
Beasley Media Group Promotes AJ Lurie To VP/Market Manager, Wilmington, Delaware
Cumulus Promotes Wallace To OM, Shickles To PD In Flint, MI
Beasley Names Brian Samborski Regional Director/National Sales
Trish Gazall Signs Multi-Year Renewal At KEZK/St. Louis
January 6, 2017
Nathan Fast To Host Mornings on KVIL/Dallas-Fort Worth
iHeartMedia Austin Extends Agreement with The Bama, Rob & Heather Show on KVET FM
Emmis Announces Third Quarter Earnings
SiriusXM Exceeds 2016 Subscriber Guidance; Issues 2017 Subscriber and Financial Guidance
January 5, 2017
iHeartMedia Orlando Expands Three Programming Roles
Music News
U2, Chili Peppers, The Weeknd & Chance the Rapper Headlining Bonnaroo
Quick Hits: Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande, John Legend, Fifty Shades Darker, Trent Reznor
Quick Hits: Ed Sheeran, Prince
Quick Hits: Rocklahoma, Prince's Estate, Big Sean, Shaky Knees Music Festival, Spoon
U2 Announce Joshua Tree Anniversary Tour
Quick Hits: Panorama Festival, Green Day, Billboard 200, A Perfect Circle
Ed Sheeran Releases Two New Singles
Tool, Chance the Rapper & Phoenix Headlining Governors Ball
Beyoncé, Radiohead & Kendrick Lamar Headlining Coachella 2017
Quick Hits: BottleRock Napa Valley Festival, The Chainsmokers, Ed Sheeran
Pop Star George Michael Dead at 53
The Music World Mourns George Michael
Pearl Jam, ELO, Tupac & More Elected to Rock Hall of Fame
New Nine Inch Nails EP Arriving Next Week
Adele, Coldplay Win Big at BBC Music Awards
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