In Brief - August 5, 2013
August 5, 2013

Beasley Broadcast-Las Vegas announces two Programming appointments. Country KCYE-FM welcomes Kris Daniels it's new PD/morning show co-host. Daniels most recently was at Country WQNU/Louisville where she was co-host of Daniels and Diaz in the Morning and the station’s MD since 2008. Mike O’Brian is promoted to PD Classic Hits KKLZ-FM. O’Brian continues his role as co-host of the KKLZ Morning Show with Mike, Jim & Carla.

Michael "Hurricane Shane" Schoenherr exits the PD/morning gig at Triple A WZEW/Mobile due to budget cuts.

Beasley Urban WIKS (101.9 Kiss FM)/Greenville, NC adds The Steve Harvey Show in mornings, starting today.

Comedy WNWZ-AM/Grand Rapids makes a format change to Urban AC 1410 AM The Touch.

With their nominations confirmed by the Senate, Dr. Jannette Dates, Bruce Ramer, Brent Nelsen, Howard Husock and Lori Gilbert join the Board of Directors of the Corporation For Public Broadcasting.

Thirteen more members of Congress have signed on as co-sponsors of the Local Radio Freedom Act. Adding their support to the Local Radio Freedom Act are Reps. Robert Andrews (D-NJ), Spencer Bachus (R-AL), Mo Brooks (R-AL), Vern Buchanan (R-FL), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Rick Crawford (R-AL), Duncan Hunter (R-CA), James Lankford (R-OK), Frank Lucas (R-OK), Ben Ray Lujan (D-NM), Dan Maffei (D-NY), Candice Miller (R-MI) and Matt Salmon (R-AZ). The legislation is now currently co-sponsored by 152 Members of the House and 11 Senators.

The 2013 CBGB Music & Film Festival has announced that Seymour Stein will be honored with the first-ever CBGB Icon Award, according to Billboard.biz. Also, Van Toffler, former President of MTV Networks and current President of Viacom's Music and Logo Networks, will deliver the event's keynote address. The festival is set to run October 9-13 in New York City.

Spotify is launching a new section this week called "browse," offering curated playlists for specific situations. Spotify VP of Product Development Charlie Hellman told CNet the playlists came from the service's user-created lists, and were then further curated by 35 staffers. CNet notes that the concept is similar to the idea behind Jimmy Iovine's impending service from Beats, code-named "Daisy."

iHeartRadio officially launches in Australia today, in a collaboration with the Australian Radio Network. According to reports, the service is still in Beta and will get a full launch in September when the iHeartRadio Festival happens in Las Vegas.

Two appointments are announced to the Sony Music U.S. sales team: Celine Joshua is named SVP of Digital Sales, arriving from Walt Disney Studios, where she served as Head of Digital Commerce. Meanwhile, Scott Van Horn has been named SVP, Sales, Commercial Music Group.

The National Association of Broadcasters announces that the 2013 NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show will feature a performance by The Mavericks. The event, sponsored by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, will take place September 19 at the 2013 Radio Show at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel in Orlando.

Viacom reports its fiscal third quarter results, with profits up 20 percent to $634 million from $534 million a year ago. Revenue jumped 14 percent to $3.69 billion. The successful quarter was in part attributed to Viacom's cable TV properties, such as MTV, VH1 and BET. Viacom's TV networks saw a 13 percent increase in revenue to $2.57 billion.




 
Breaking News
eQB NOW
The Week In Review: 10/20-10/24
Beasley Broadcast Group Issues Third Quarter Results
Pandora Reports Q3 2014 Financial Results
Deezer Acquires Stitcher
In Brief - October 24, 2014
October 23, 2014
Nielsen Reports Third Quarter 2014 Results, Announces $1B Share Repurchase Authorization
iHeartRadio Now Available For Use In Apple's CarPlay
In Brief - October 23, 2014
October 22, 2014
Pandora AMP Allows For "Large Scale" Artist Analytics
Spanish Broadcasting System Names Eric Garcia Radio Revenue Chief, GM, New York Market
The Conclave To Honor Ginny Morris With The Rockwell Award
In Brief - October 22, 2014
October 21, 2014
Report: Ron Fair Departs Virgin Records
Adobe, Nielsen To Create Comprehensive Measurement Platform For Digital Content
DMR/Interactive Names Doug Smith VP/Marketing Strategy
Triton Digital's August 2014 Ranker: Major News Events Show Impact On Top 20 Streaming Audio Markets
October 20, 2014
iHeartMedia San Francisco Names Mark Adams PD of KYLD & KIOI
Premiere Networks Promotes Claudine Cazian To VP/Programming & Branded Entertainment
Entercom Names Carlos Lamadrid VP/National Sales, Strategic Partnerships
Pandora Hires Steve Bené As General Counsel
In Brief - October 20, 2014
October 17, 2014
In Brief - October 17, 2014
The Week In Review: 10/13-10/17
October 16, 2014
Music News
Taylor Swift Talks Pop Genre, 1989 & More
The Week In Review: 10/20-10/24
Quick Hits: The Grammys, Sam Smith, Foo Fighters, The Grateful Dead
Taylor Swift Reveals Songs of 1989
One Direction Goes "On The Road Again"
Quick Hits: American Music Awards, Justin Timberlake, New Now Next Awards, Foo Fighters, Jake Miller, ShipRocked
Florida Georgia Line, Bob Seger Lead Sales Chart
Quick Hits: Taylor Swift, Foo Fighters, Gwen Stefani, Cold War Kids
Charli XCX, Haim and More Contribute to Hunger Games
Quick Hits: Meghan Trainor, Smashing Pumpkins, Milky Chance
U2 Sits Down For Intimate Radio Special
Quick Hits: Coldplay, Gwen Stefani, Foo Fighters, Dropkick Murphys, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear
One Direction Reveal Four Tracklist
The Week In Review: 10/20-10/24
Quick Hits: Iggy Azalea, U2, Snoop Dogg / Pharrell, iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina
FMQB NOW

Christopher K
APD/MD, KDND & KUDL
Sacramento

Advertisement:
Search FMQB.com
Advertisements:
FMQB Member Login
Email:
Pass:

Save
Not a member yet?
Sign up Now!
Sign Up for Breaking News!
Enter FMQB E-Tracking!