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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,
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Marissa Lanchak
APD/MD
WFLY/Albany

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