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April 26, 2013

eQB COVER STORY

WKQX (Q87.7)/Chicago PD PJ & APD/MD Walt Flakus



The past few years have been a whirlwind for fans of Modern Rock radio in Chicago. Longtime Emmis Modern Rocker WKQX (Q101)/Chicago was famously sold to Randy Michaels’ Merlin Media and flipped to “FM News” in the summer of 2011. After the market lacked a Modern Rock station for almost a year, Merlin brought the format back on low-power TV signal 87.7. The company even brought the WKQX call letters back to this new station, dubbed “Q87.7.” FMQB checks in with PD PJ and APD/MD Walt Flakus about the listener response to the station, the challenges of broadcasting on a low-power TV signal and their use of social media to engage the audience. [more]

PROGRAMMING TO WIN
The Art Of Airchecking

With all the demands and time constraints on programmers these days, it can be difficult to find the chance to sit down and aircheck with talent. For this week's Programming To Win column, Jacobs Media's Keith Cunningham has created a list of tips on how to conduct a productive aircheck session. [more]

QUESTION OF THE WEEK





 



What will be the must-see concert events of this spring/summer? [more]
HOT SHOTS



 


Emblem3, Rich Davis, Alt-J, Nerf, Gary Gorman, Sevendust, Tommy Delaney, Roxy Myzal, Local Natives, Alisa Ali [more]

THIS WEEK IN FMQB HISTORY







Alex Tear, Garett Michaels, Jeff Kapugi, Marc Chase,
Kevin Weatherly, Jon Zellner
[more]




 
Breaking News
Cumulus-Toledo Rebrands Hot AC WWWM (Channel 105.5) to Q105.5
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
CBS Radio's Lisa Dent, Tim Roberts & Mick Anselmo Honored By Country Radio Hall Of Fame
June 22, 2016
Cumulus Media Appoints John Abbot as Chief Financial Officer
iHeartMedia Cannes Event With Ryan Seacrest And Usher
Music News
Rihanna Releases Video For Star Trek Song "Sledgehammer"
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
Nick Jonas Debuts at #2, Drake Still Tops Billboard 200
FMQB NOW

Brad Savage, PD
WAPS/Akron

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