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The Quarter In Review: Q2 2013

The Week In Review: 4/1 - 4/5

eQB NOW
This week’s eQB features Courtside Entertainment CEO Norm Pattiz. The founder of Westwood One, Pattiz has now set his sights on creating advertising success in the podcast world with Podcast One and Launchpad Digital Media. In Programming To Win, Richard Harker discusses the importance of cume in stations’ ratings. Question of the Week asks: If you could change one thing about your industry, what would it be and why? Plus, Hot Shots and the FMQB History Page.    
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Arbitron/Edison Study: Online Radio Now Reaches 86 Million
Arbitron & Edison Research release new data from "The Infinite Dial 2013: Navigating Digital Platforms."
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Jeff Wyatt Named CCM+E-Charlotte OM & Regional Programming Manager
Wyatt returns to Clear Channel as OM of the Charlotte cluster, and Regional Programming Manager for the Charlotte and Raleigh.  [more]

The Week In Review: 4/8 - 4/12

eQB NOW 
This week’s eQB features WRDW (Wired 96.5)/Philly PD Dan Hunt who talks about life in the City of Brotherly Love and how Wired is now positioned for success in one of the country's most competitive radio markets. In Programming To Win, Bob Quick takes a look around the radio industry and finds less people doing more work. However, instead of being pessimistic about this fact, Quick finds a reason to celebrate. Question of the Week asks: If you could interview anyone in the music, entertainment or sports fields, who would your top choices be and what intrigues you about them? Plus, Hot Shots and the FMQB History Page.   [more]

Roc Nation Joins Universal Music Group Family
Under a new deal, Roc Nation will operate as a standalone label within the UMG family.
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Clear Channel & Wind-up Records Announce Revenue Agreement
Wind-up Records is the latest label to ink a radio revenue sharing agreement with CCM+E.   [more]

The Week In Review: 4/15 - 4/19

eQB NOW
This week’s eQB features WDOD/Chattanooga MD Sean Stewart. The New York native has the station focused on the big picture, and it's making for a bright future for WDOD. In Programming To Win, Pat Welsh takes a look at the results of Arbitron & Edison Research’s latest “Infinite Dial” report, and gives his own analysis of the report’s findings. Question of the Week asks: What was the first record you know you had an integral part in breaking and where were you at the time?Plus, Hot Shots and the FMQB History Page. [more]

Arbitron Shareholders Approve Nielsen Acquisition
Arbitron's shareholders have voted to approve the ratings company's acquisition by Nielsen.   [more]

SoundExchange Announces Largest Q1 Royalty Payment Yet
SoundExchange paid out $117.5 million in royalties in the first quarter of 2013 to artists and labels.   [more]

The Week In Review: 4/22 - 4/26

eQB NOW
This week’s eQB features WKQX (Q87.7)/Chicago PD PJ & APD/MD Walt Flakus. Over the past two years, the Modern Rock format has left the Windy City and returned again via Q87.7, and PJ & Walt tell us about the response to the new station, as well as the challenges involved. In Programming To Win, In Programming To Win, Jacobs Media's Keith Cunningham has created a list of tips on how to conduct a productive aircheck session. Question of the Week asks: What will be the must-see concert events of this spring/summer? Plus, Hot Shots and the FMQB History Page. [more]

Executive Changes At Cox Enterprises 
Cox Enterprises President/CEO Jimmy Hayes to retire next year, as Bill Hoffman is elevated to President of Cox Media Group.
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Arbitron/Edison "Infinity Dial" Study Looks At P1s
Arbitron & Edison Research have released data from the "Infinite Dial" study, examining the opinions of format P1s.   [more]

The Week In Review: 4/29-5/3

eQB NOW
This week’s eQB features WNRN/Charlottesville GM/PD Dave Benson. Benson talks to FMQB about moving from the commercial side of Triple A to the non-comm world and what he has learned at WNRN. In Programming To Win, Rich Van Slyke offers six steps to writing a “million dollar promo.” Question of the Week asks: What are the most recent songs you added that created a buzz or generated instant listener feedback? Plus, Hot Shots and the FMQB History Page.  
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Obama Nominates Tom Wheeler As New FCC Chairman
As expected, President Obama has nominated Tom Wheeler to replace Julius Genachowski atop the FCC.
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CCM+E Revenue Down 2% In Q1 2013
Clear Channel overall revenue dips one percent to $1.34 billion in the first quarter. [more]

The Week In Review: 4/29-5/3

 eQB NOW
Emmis Programming executive Jimmy Steal grabs the Cover Story spotlight. As Emmis VP of Programming, Digital National PD and PD of POWER 106/LA, Steal has mastered the art of multi-jobbing as one of Emmis’ most prized possessions. His keen industry insights are on display in this week’s issue. In Programming To Win, Robby Bridges continues his series of looking at the top 40 greatest Top 40 personalities of all time. Question of the Week asks: What artist or group would you like to hear new music from that you haven’t heard from in awhile? Plus, Hot Shots and the FMQB History Page.   [more]

Jacobs Media Releases Techsurvey9 Results
Jacobs Media unveils its latest Techsurvey, examining radio's relationship with evolving technology.  
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Cox Media Group Promotes Three Executives
Kim Guthrie named EVP of Radio, while Jane Williams and Marian Pittman receive new titles as well.   [more]

The Week In Review: 5/13-5/17

eQB NOW
In this week’s Cover Story we catch up with Tias Schuster, Entercom OM/PD at WFBC and WSPA in Greenville, SC. Life has come full circle for Tias who’s returned home to where his career began, at the same radio station, and he couldn’t be any happier programming great radio stations with an emphasis on having fun! In Programming To Win, Ruth Presslaff offers her top ten ways to effectively create appointment listening with your audience. Presslaff offers a number of helpful hints for contesting, social media and more. Question of the Week asks: What have been your most rewarding industry experiences? Plus, Hot Shots and the FMQB History Page.   [more] 

RAB: Radio Revenue Flat In Q1 2013
Radio's overall revenue in the first quarter remained the same at $3.5 billion.   [more] 

Google Announces Streaming Music Service
UMG and Sony Music sign on for Google Music's new streaming service, dubbed "All Access."
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The Week In Review: 5/20-5/24

Clyburn Takes Over As Acting FCC Chairwoman
Mignon Clyburn officially becomes acting head of the FCC, until Tom Wheeler's confirmation
.   [more]

Report: "Song Skipping" Option Holding Back Apple's iRadio   [more]

More Delays, Frustrations For Apple's iRadio Service
Reports of publishers holding back the proposed service, as record labels are frustrated with its delay.   [more]

The Week In Review: 5/27-5/31

eQB NOW
In this week’s Cover Story, we talk to Modern Rock XTRA (91X)/San Diego PD Christy Taylor. As Taylor celebrates her one-year anniversary as PD of the heritage Modern Rock, 91X is celebrating its own 30th anniversary. In Programming To Win, Arbitron’s Jon Miller suggests a few ways to better identify a station’s listeners. Question of the Week asks: Who is on your Mt. Rushmore of artists/bands representing your format today? Plus, Hot Shots and the FMQB History Page.    [more]

Arbitron Sues Saga Communications Over Data Use
Arbitron has sued Saga, claiming the broadcaster has used its ratings data without permission.
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Cumulus, Dial Global Join Oklahoma Relief Efforts Today
Cumulus stations running fundraiser all day, NBC benefit special to simulcast on radio tonight.  [more]

The Week In Review: 6/3-6/7

RCA Promotes Jeff "JR" Rizzo To SVP Of Promotion 
RCA upps label vet Rizzo from VP of Top 40 Promotion to SVP of Promotion.  [more]

Report: Apple Inks iRadio Deal With Warner Music
With WMG on board, could Apple unveil its "iRadio" service at its WWDC event next week?
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Report: Sony Signs On For Apple's "iRadio"   [more]

The Week In Review: 6/10-6/14

eQB NOW
In this week’s Cover Story, we talk to Willobee Carlan, Director Of Broadcast Operations/PD for Shamrock Communications’ Reno cluster. Willobee tells FMQB how Shamrock launched four brand-new stations on brand new frequencies in the Nevada market. In Programming To Win, Jacobs Media’s Mike Stern teaches us lessons he has learned as an “accidental entrepreneur.” Question of the Week asks: What technology device, social platform or digital website is currently your favorite obsession? Plus, Hot Shots and the FMQB History Page.   [more]

It's Official: Apple Announces iTunes Radio
At the WWDC event, Apple confirmed its streaming music service is on the way.  [more]

Pandora Buys FM Station In South Dakota  [more]

The Week In Review: 6/17-6/21

eQB NOW
As Director of Music Initiatives for CBS RADIO, Chad Fitzsimmons finds himself at the nucleus of his company’s aggressive Amplify program as he immerses himself in the process of creating and executing unique branding and marketing opportunities for the music and artist communities. We discuss multiple issues with Chad in this week’s Cover Story. In Programming To Win, Richard Harker looks at some of the issues surrounding PPM meters including how often are panelists actually carrying around the meters? Question of the Week asks: What superstar collaborations would you like to see? Plus, Hot Shots and the FMQB History Page.  [more]

Lee Leipsner Promoted To Columbia Records EVP Of Promotion
Sony Music vet Leipsner is upped to EVP of Promotion for Columbia.  [more]

Beata Czechowski Named APD/MD For 102.7 KIIS-FM/Los Angeles
Beata Czechowski joins KIIS/L.A. as APD/MD, effective July 8.
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The Week In Review: 6/24-6/28

Pink Floyd Members Rip Pandora In USA Today Op-Ed
Roger Waters, David Gilmour and Nick Mason have penned a letter saying Pandora is pushing artists "into supporting their own pay cut."
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Pandora Responds To Pink Floyd
Meanwhile, Pandora is expected to negotiate a royalty settlement with artists.  [more]

Pandora's Westergren Weighs In On Royalties
Tim Westergren pens an extensive blog post following this week's royalty controversies, blaming the RIAA.  [more]




 
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