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
Report: Most See P1 Station Like A Friend
Greater Media Collects 200,000 Bottles of Water For South Carolina Flood Victims
October 8, 2015
Emmis Announces Second Quarter Earnings
WiLD 94.9 Names Julian On The Radio Afternoon Drive Host
Entercom Atlanta Promotes Michael Chase to Director of Marketing & Promotions At Star 94
KNEV/Reno Turns On Classic Hip Hop
Benztown Partners With Dash Radio
October 7, 2015
Ellen K To Launch A New Morning Show On KOST/Los Angeles
Pandora To Acquire Ticketfly
Slow Jams Launches New Throwback Edition
Steven Meyers Promoted To Director/Digital Operations At Greater Media
October 6, 2015
Bubba The Love Sponge Apologizes For Ratings Tampering
Cumulus Launches Classic Hip Hop 98.3 The Vibe
Jon Platt Named CEO At Warner/Chappell
CBS Radio Names Sam Rogers VP, National Sales & Corporate Partnerships
In Brief - October 6, 2015
October 5, 2015
Beasley Media Group Announces Actions Against Todd Clem AKA, ‘Bubba The Love Sponge’
iHeartMedia Presents "iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2015 Concert Tour"
Steve Mills Named iHeartMedia’s Chief Information Officer
Puff Daddy Brings Bad Boy To Epic Records
Charlamagne Tha God Renews With iHeartMedia
In Brief - October 5, 2015
October 2, 2015
2015 NAB Marconi Radio Award Winners Announced
In Brief - October 2, 2015
October 1, 2015
Music News
Taylor Swift Talks Grammys, Life After 1989
Quick Hits: Bruno Mars, Kendrick Lamar, Green Day, Radiohead, Mariah Carey, Three 6 Mafia
Janet Jackson, N.W.A. and More Up For Rock Hall
Quick Hits: Rihanna, Ciara, Deadmau5
Selena Gomez Maps Out Revival Tour
Quick Hits: RIAA Gold & Platinum, Cage The Elephant, Kurt Cobain, American Music Awards / Jennifer Lopez
Quick Hits: Kendrick Lamar, Brian Fallon, Ten Commandos, The Cure, Lollapalooza South America, JoJo, Courtney Barnett
Fetty Wap Debuts Atop Billboard 200 Chart
Quick Hits: Miley Cyrus & Flaming Lips, Will Smith, Maynard James Keenan, Ben Folds
Deluxe Edition of Sam Smith's In The Lonely Hour Announced
Quick Hits: Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus, Megadeth, Beastie Boys
Quick Hits: Fifth Harmony, Train's Pat Monahan, Seal, Roger Waters
Beyoncé, Jay Z & Prince Headlining Massive TIDAL X Charity Concert
Quick Hits: The Who, Ed Sheeran, Bleachers, American Music Awards, Katy Perry / Sting, Austin City Limits
Quick Hits: Nicki Minaj, Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar

Mark Adams
San Francisco

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