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.  
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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
Cumulus Names Tommy Page SVP of Brand Partnerships
Larry Blumhagen Appointed VP/Director Of Sales For CBS Radio Los Angeles
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March 27, 2015
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KIIS FM Announces Wango Tango 2015 Line-Up
In Brief - March 27, 2015
March 26, 2015
Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series Teams Up With iHeartMedia
Big D Named New APD/Morning Show Personality At KPLV
Triton Digital To Integrate Live Audio Broadcast Ads For MLBAM
Sinclair Broadcast Group Launches Digital Ventures Group
WERO Taps Robyn Banks For Nights
In Brief - March 26, 2015
March 25, 2015
Kannon Named Morning Host At KVIL
NAB Show Presents "Cocktails And Conversation" With Mel Karmazin
Sunday Night Slow Jams Expands Operations Team
The Orchard Acquires RoyaltyShare, Makes Strategic Investment In Korrect
In Brief - March 25, 2015
March 24, 2015
Joseph Robinson Named President Of iHeartMedia Ventures Group
Jeff Zuchowski Promoted To VP/Industry Relations At Pandora
CBS Announces New Agreement With CBS News President David Rhodes
In Brief - March 24, 2015
March 23, 2015
jācapps V4 Platform Certified By Nielsen For Digital Audio Measurement
It's Official: Mancow To Host Mornings On The Loop
In Brief - March 23, 2015
March 20, 2015
Music News
Taylor Swift Tops iHeartRadio Music Awards
Quick Hits: Ariana Grande, Milky Chance, Billboard Music Awards, Rob Thomas, Christina Aguilera, Failure
Zayn Malik Discusses Exit From One Direction
Quick Hits: NCAA March Madness Festival, George Ezra, Saturday Night Live, Ozzy Osbourne, Duran Duran
Pitbull's Globalization Spreads To SiriusXM
Quick Hits: Rihanna, AWOLNATION, Three Days Grace, Zendaya & Radio Disney Music Awards, Bonnaroo, Audiotopsy
McCartney, Metallica To Headline Lollapalooza 2015
Zayn Malik Leaves One Direction
Kendrick Lamar Debuts Atop The Billboard 200
Quick Hits: Van Halen, Britney Spears / Iggy Azalea, A$AP Rocky, The Library of Congress
Lineup Announced for iHeartRadio Country Festival
Quick Hits: Outside Lands Festival, Milwaukee Summerfest, Taylor Swift, Sloss Music & Arts Fest, Justin Bieber, Skylar Grey with Kid Ink and Travis Barker, Elvis Costello
Jason Derulo Single Sets Radio Record
Quick Hits: Death Cab For Cutie, Nate Ruess, Black Sabbath, Juicy J, Built To Spill, John Fogerty
Pharrell Calls "Blurred Lines" Verdict a "Handicap" to Art
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Pat Paxton
Pres. of Programming
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