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

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."

Warner Music Revenue Up 8.3% In Fiscal Q2
WMG revenue up to $675 million, with digital revenue growing 20 percent in the fiscal second quarter.

Universal Music Revenue Up 13.5% In Q1   [more]

Hedge Fund Manager Loeb Suggests Sony Music Spin Off    [more]

European Commission Approves WMG Acquisition Of Parlophone    [more]

The CW & Clear Channel Ink Long-Term Programming Agreement
The CW network and CCM+E announce a multi-year partnership, covering the iHeartRadio Music Festival and other events.   [more]

BMG Boosts Bertelsmann's First Quarter Finances    [more]

RAB Study: Auto Radio Ads Have Greatest Influence Closest To Purchase    [more]

Rick Thomas Named PD At KRTH & KTWV/Los Angeles    [more]

Moody's Concerned Over Clear Channel Loan, Issues Caa1 Rating
Moody's Investors Service gives a Caa1 rating to CC's proposed $1.5 billion loan.  

iHeartRadio Passes 30 Million Registered Users    [more]

Shawn "Pecas" Costner Named EVP Of Def Jam Recordings    [more]

Steve Sinicropi Named VP/Market Manager For Entercom-Greenville    [more]

Nick Cannon Ending Syndicated Countdown Show    [more]

ThinkSay Records & Wyclef Jean Hosting Fundraiser For Boston Bombing Victim    [more]

Stitcher Study: Americans Prefer On Demand Radio    [more]

Saturday Night Online With Romeo Hits 100 Affiliates    [more]

Adam Schraf Named PD At CHR WVRT (V97)/Williamsport, PA    [more]

CCM+E Announces Revenue Deal With Zojak World Wide    [more]

Q1 2013 Radio Revenue Roundup   [more]

Drew & Mike Say Goodbye At WRIF/Detroit  [more]

Jacobs Media Release Techsurvey 9 Data On Christian Radio    [more]

CHR Innovator Paul Drew Passes Away [more]

In Brief - May 13, 2013
WPGC/Washington, D.C. adds Tati to The Pablo Show, Triton Digital joins NARM and  [more]

In Brief - May 14, 2013
Coca-Cola teams with iHeartRadio for summer concerts    [more]

In Brief - May 15, 2013
Nokia reportedly set to activate FM chip in Windows Phone 8, JVC Media buying five Florida stations from Asterisk Communications, Edgar Bronfman Jr. exits WMG Board Of Directors   [more]

In Brief - May 16, 2013
Christina Albee joins Dial Global as Chief Marketing Officer, Robert McDowell announces last day at the FCC   [more]

In Brief - May 17, 2013
Ticketmaster settles lawsuit consumer rewards program for $23 million  [more]

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

Breaking News
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
WFLZ/Tampa Names Kruz Program Director
Republic Records Promotes Wendy Goldstein To Executive Vice President
Alpha Media Mankato Names Bob Rose Market Manager
Corey B. Joins WBBM-FM (B96)/Chicago As New Night Host
October 14, 2016
Race Taylor Re-Ups With WPLJ/New York
Andrew Berger Named Imaging Director For KPWR/Los Angeles
October 13, 2016
iHeartMedia Chicago Names New Night Show Hosts
Emmis Announces Agreement to Sell Texas Monthly
Alpha Media Supports Hurricane Matthew Recovery Relief
KFM-BFM Adds Robin Roth To Roster
October 12, 2016
iHeartMedia Connecticut Names Jagger PD of WKSS & WKCI
Emmis Reaches Agreement To Sell Terre Haute Radio Stations
Music News
Kings of Leon Earn First #1 Album
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
Maroon 5 Debuts New Single Featuring Kendrick Lamar
Louise Goffin To Perform Surprise Concert
Quick Hits: Drake, Depeche Mode
Drake Earns Record-Setting 13 American Music Award Nominations
Solange's A Seat at the Table Is Her First #1 Album

Jon Zellner
EVP/Programming Operations

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