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

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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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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.
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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.  
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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 digitalmusic.org  [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]




 
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Rob Roberts
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