On January 2, CBS launched its new CBS Sports Radio network, a nationally syndicated 24/7 lineup of Sports talk programming. The network debuted on over 250 affiliates in conjunction with Cumulus Media, the network’s exclusive syndicator and sales partner. CBS Radio SVP of Programming Chris Oliviero oversees the day-to-day operations of the network, working alongside longtime WFAN-AM/New York employee Eric Spitz, who was named CBS Sports Radio Director of Programming. Oliviero is a veteran of CBS Radio, having begun his career as an intern for Howard Stern in 1996 and working his way up the ladder at the broadcaster. In this week’s eQB Cover Story, Oliviero speaks to FMQB about the launch of the CBS Sports Radio network, Cumulus’ involvement, local vs. national sports talk and much more.[more]
PROGRAMMING TO WIN
New Year, New Learning Opportunities For Arbitron’s first Programming To Win contribution of the New Year, Jon Miller gives a preview of upcoming topics the ratings giant will be focusing on in 2013. Arbitron will be teaching programmers even more about how to analyze PPM ratings books, as well as how to assess the competition’s ratings vs. your own.
QUESTION OF THE WEEK
What didn't you accomplish last year do you hope to accomplish this year?
fun., Rich Davis, Hunter Hayes, Joe Mack, Zac Davis, Brody, Tim Herbster[more]
THIS WEEK IN FMQB HISTORY
John Boulos, Charlie Walk, Fernando Ventura, Tracy Austin, Greg Thompson, Dave McKay, Mike Kaplan