The Week In Review: 2/25 - 3/1

This week's Cover Story spotlight shines on KLUC/Las Vegas PD Cat Thomas. When you think of radio in Sin City you can't help but think of Cat who’s been a fixture in the market for 20+ years at the same station! In Programming to Win, Paragon Media’s Sean Demery explains his “QuickHitz” CHR concept. Question of the Week asks: With the buzz surrounding the release of the Clive Davis book, whose autobiography would you be most interested in reading and why? Plus, Hot Shots and the FMQB History Page.  [more]

IFPI: Global Music Industry Revenue Increased In 2012 
According to the IFPI, last year the global recorded music biz saw its first revenue growth since 1999, to $16.5 billion.   [more]

RAB: Radio Has Turned A Corner In Digital Sales
The RAB & Borrell Associates have teamed up for a new report on the growth of digital revenue at radio.   [more]

Bertlesmann Acquires 100% Of BMG  
Bertlesmann acquires full control of BMG from partner KKR.     [more]

Universal Music Group Revenue Up 8.3% In 2012   [more]

NPD Group: Illegal File Sharing Down In 2012 Due To Streaming Services  
A new study from The NPD Group finds that illegal music sharing fell "significantly" last year.    [more]

Dennis Reese Named Head Of Promotion For Captiol Music Group  
Industry veteran Reese upped to Head of Promotion, overseeing all promotion efforts for Capitol and Virgin.    [more]

Capitol Names Piero Giramoni GM Of Relaunched Harvest Records    [more]

Arbitron Revenue Up In Q4, Full-Year 2012    [more]

Jelli Inks Group-Wide Deal With Entercom    [more]

CCM+E Names Tony Coles SVP Of Programming For The West Region   [more]

Pandora Limiting Its Free Mobile Listening   [more]

Epic Hires Charlie Foster As VP Of Adult Top 40; Promotes Scott Dimig  [more]

UMG Sells Off More Former EMI Assets   [more]

More Details Revealed On Sprint-Emmis Plan For FM On Smartphones   [more]

Tom Calococci Named PD Of WFLC (97.3 The Coast)/Miami   [more]

Baltazar Named Pebbles' Morning Co-Host At Hot 96.9 FM/Boston   [more]

FCC Chairman Genachowski Delays Media Ownership Vote   [more]

Liberty Media Still Seeking New SiriusXM CEO     [more]

Katz Study Looks At Power Of Audio Messages In Advertising   [more]

Clear Channel-Memphis Names Devin Steel As OM    [more]

WSJ: Google Considering Spotify-Style Music Service   [more]

Live Nation's Annual Loss Increased In 2012    [more]

In Brief - February 25, 2013
Fitch Ratings assigns a 'CCC/RR4' rating to Clear Channel, Jacobs Media announces "Smart Launch" service for radio's social media   [more]

In Brief - February 26, 2013
Davey Morris named Cumulus Corporate PD & PD of WPRO/Providence  [more]

In Brief - February 27, 2013
The Conclave to honor Jaye Albright and Tom Kay with the Rockwell Award, Promotions at CCM+E-Cleveland, Classic Rock WCSX/Detroit names Keith Hastings as PD   [more]

In Brief - February 28, 2013
Entravision reports revenue increase in 2012   [more]

In Brief - March 1, 2013
Fisher radio revenue flat in Q4 and down 2% in 2012  [more]

FMQB FYI... Links You Should Know About    [more]

Breaking News
Beasley Media Group Names Justin Chase EVP/Programming
Beasley Media Group Appoints Buzz Knight To VP/Programming
Pandora Reports Q3 2016 Financial Results
BIA/Kelsey Forecasts Overall U.S. Local Advertising Revenues
Nielsen Reports 3rd Quarter Results
October 25, 2016
John Garabedian Leaving Open House Party
The 4th Annual CBS RADIO “We Can Survive” Concert
Brooke & Jubal Joins WSHE/Chicago For Mornings
KWEE/Portland Adds Tino Cochino To Nights
October 24, 2016
CBS Radio Names Brian McHale SVP/Information Technology
Nielsen Announces Launch of National Television Out-Of-Home Measurement Service
The Atlantic Records New York Team Celebrates Charli XCX
October 20, 2016
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
Music News
Billboard Women in Music Event to Honor Shania Twain, Halsey
Quick Hits: Twenty One Pilots, Green Day, Justin Bieber, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Mariah Carey, Neil Young
Prince’s Paisley Park Approved to Open Permanently for Public Tours
Quick Hits: Jason Derulo, Alessia Cara, Hailee Steinfeld, Lady Gaga, Tove Lo
Kings of Leon Earn First #1 Album
Quick Hits: The Chainsmokers, Drake, Prince, Sting, Charlie Puth, The Decemberists, Dead or Alive
Quick Hits: Radiohead, Frank Ocean, A$AP Ferg
"Crash" Into Against Me!
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

Jon Zellner
EVP/Programming Operations

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