In Brief - March 13, 2013
March 13, 2013

Cox Media Group-San Antonio names Jeff Garrison as OM for the six station cluster. He will also serve as PD of Country KCYY. Garrison arrives from CBS Radio, where he was VP of Country Artist Relations and OM/PD for Country KMLE/Phoenix. His first day on the job is April 1. "I’m thrilled to have someone of Jeff’s caliber on our San Antonio team," said Dan Lawrie, CMG-San Antonio VP/Market Manager. "Jeff will have a positive impact and take our already strong brands to the next level."

Jhani Kaye, PD at Classic Hits KRTH and Smooth AC KTWV/Los Angeles, will be resigning effective June 30.

Clear Channel CHR WMRV (Star 105.7)/Binghamton gets the rebranding treatment and becomes WBNW (Now 105.7). The format and airstaff of the station remains in tact. The change ends almost 40 years for the heritage WMRV call letters, which were given by former station owner Merv Griffin.
 
At Rhythmic/CHR WHHH/Indianapolis, MD DJ Wrekk 1 moves from nights to middays.
 
Cox Media Group-Jacksonville appoints Eric Lauer to the GSM post for CHR WAPE, Modern Rock WXXJ and Urban Power 106.1. Lauer, who begins his new duties on March 25, arrives from the GSM post for Cox Media's six Athens, GA stations.

Arbitron has released a list of Social Media Do's & Don't's for radio stations, when it comes to Arbitron panelists and discussing station ratings online. According to Arbitron's Kim Myers, "The goal of having these guidelines is to preserve the integrity of radio ratings by following Arbitron’s guide to using social media. While these platforms create more personalized communication with listeners, social media can also lead to rating bias or rating distortion if not managed properly." The list can be found here in PDF format.

Cherrytree Records Chairman Martin Kierszenbaum has renewed his relationship with Interscope Records. He will also remain as  Sr. Executive of A&R for Interscope Records. "[Interscope Geffen A&M Chairman and CEO] Jimmy Iovine not only gave me the opportunity to start Cherrytree Records in 2005, but also the support, advice, and encouragement to sign progressive artists with a point of view and stick with them until they break," stated Kierszenbaum. "I'm not only deeply grateful to him, but also over the moon about the arrival of John Janick, one of the premiere record executives in the business, to the helm of Interscope Geffen A&M where I'm excited to begin this new chapter for Cherrytree."

Capitol Christian Music Group (CCMG) has completed its acquisition of the existing Tooth & Nail recorded music catalog. This includes Tooth & Nail Records, BEC Recordings and Solid State Records. Capitol CMG will own and continue to develop products from Tooth & Nail’s extensive catalogs, marketing and distributing them through Capitol CMG Label Group and its catalog division.




 
Breaking News
Greater Media-Detroit Launches 105.1 The Bounce
Reports: Apple Courting Tidal, Blocking Spotify
Judge Will Not Extend Protective Order Against Kane
Cumulus-Toledo Rebrands Hot AC WWWM (Channel 105.5) to Q105.5
Cumulus Media Launches Columbia’s Classic Hits 98.5 WOMG
June 30, 2016
Mike V. Named APD At KFM-BFM/San Diego
Hot 97 New York Brings Hot Summer Mix Weekends Back Through Labor Day
June 29, 2016
iHeartMedia Names Tony Banks Director of Talent Development for Central Division
Elvis Duran To Receive Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame
WMGC/Detroit Pulls The Plug On Sports Talk
In Brief - June 29, 2016
June 28, 2016
jâcapps Cracks The Connected Car Code For Radio
ABC Radio, SLS Las Vegas & Skyview Networks Announce Strategic Sales & Radio Programming Relationship
WLTW/New York Celebrates Broadway This Summer At 106.7 LITE FM’s Broadway in Bryant Park 2016
CBS Radio Grabs Its Share of Gracie Awards
WXPN/Philadelphia Reaches A Milestone 30,000 Members
June 27, 2016
iHeartMedia-Columbia Names Jonathan Reed Program Director At WNOK
Hilary Returns to 91X/San Diego
Greater Media Restructuring Leads to Layoffs
June 24, 2016
European Music Industry Reacts to "Brexit"
iHeartMedia-Nashville Names Morgan Huelsman Digital PD
In Brief - June 24, 2016
June 23, 2016
Republic Records Names Dan Cohen As VP/Marketing
WMMR/Philadelphia's 11th Annual I Bleed For Preston & Steve Blood Drive Hailed A Big Success
Music News
Rihanna Releases Video For Star Trek Song "Sledgehammer"
Quick Hits: Bastille, Pearl Jam / Third Man Records
Quick Hits: Weezer, Aerosmith, Lil Wayne, Wolfmother, Rob Wasserman
Does It Inspire You?
Quick Hits: Scotty Moore, Rihanna, Democratic National Convention, Hollywood Walk of Fame
Jennifer Hudson Signs With Epic Records
Quick Hits: Pink Floyd, Riot Fest
BET Awards Honor Prince, Get Political
Drake Still at #1, Chili Peppers Debut at #2
Kelly Clarkson Signs Worldwide Deal With Atlantic Records
Quick Hits: Bernie Worrell, Rihanna, Aerosmith, Kennedy Center Honors, Ralph Stanley
Led Zeppelin Wins Copyright Trial
Quick Hits: Kanye West, The BET Awards
Kanye West, The Weeknd + more to play The Meadows Music and Arts Festival
Quick Hits: Music Midtown festival, Drake, Chance the Rapper. Outta This World concert, Maynard James Keenan
FMQB NOW

          Question Of
           The Week

Advertisement:
Search FMQB.com
Advertisements:
FMQB Member Login
Email:
Pass:

Save
Not a member yet?
Sign up Now!
Sign Up for Breaking News!
Enter FMQB E-Tracking!