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The Quarter In Review: Q4 2013

The Week In Review: 9/30-10/4

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This week’s Cover Story features WestwoodOne CEO Paul Caine, who joined the company (then Dial Global) this past March. In that short amount of time, Caine has overseen a pair of major transitions: the syndication giant recently announced its acquisition by Cumulus, and subsequently brought back the WestwoodOne brand name. Caine discusses these topics, the company’s overall outlook on syndication and much more. In Programming To Win, Fred Jacobs goes in-depth on the topic of streaming your radio station. Question of the Week asks: What artists do you think could make a successful transition into a film or television career and why?? Plus, Hot Shots and the FMQB History Page.  [more]

It's Official: Nielsen Acquires Arbitron
Arbitron is rebranded as "Nielsen Audio" as the merger formally closed today.  [more]

Longtime Music Industry Executive Polly Anthony Passes Away [more]

The Week In Review: 10/7-10/11

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This week’s Cover Story features Tommy Page, Head of Brand Partnerships at Pandora. Page talks about some of the new Pandora programs he's heading up at one of the largest digital music platforms in the country and why Pandora is such a magical listening experience. In Programming To Win, Paragon Media’s Michele Tharp asks if broadcasts are truly ready for the “mobile revolution” from websites optimized for mobile viewing to social media. Question of the Week asks: Which songs or artists favorably surprised you the most this year? Plus, Hot Shots and the FMQB History Page. [more]


CCM+E/Orlando Names Brian Mack PD For XL106.7
Brian Mack joins the legendary CHR WXXL (XL106.7) as its PD, effective October 28. Mack most recently served as PD for WRVW (107.5) The River in Nashville.  [more]

Digity LLC Purchases All 33 NextMedia Radio Stations
NextMedia is selling all of its stations to Dean Goodman's newly-formed media company Digity LLC. [more]


The Week In Review: 10/14-10/18

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This week’s Cover Story features Rich Davis, PD at CHR KDWB and Triple A Cities97/Minneapolis. Among the topics the veteran programmer talks about are his return to the Twin Cities, his added programming duties and his role as a mentor to up and coming programmers. In Programming To Win, Jon Miller, Neilson Audio Director of Programming Services explores the art of "Execution vs. Position." Question of the Week asks: Which artists were your favorites to work with this year and why? Plus, Hot Shots and the FMQB History Page.
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Clear Channel Appoints Two VPs of Political Strategy [more]

Clear Channel and Black River Entertainment Ink Revenue Sharing Deal
The agreement will allow Black River's artists to share in revenue for airplay on CCM+E's broadcast and digital radio streams.
[more]

The Week In Review: 10/21-10/25

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This week’s Cover Story features industry veteran Dennis Constantine, who recently joined Internet broadcaster Live365 as an in-house consultant for the company. A mainstay of the Triple A format for over two decades, Constantine discussing leaving terrestrial radio and what his future holds. In Programming To Win, Bob Quick examines the similarities and differences between ‘creative’ and ‘organized’ people. Question of the Week asks: If you could dress up as any recording artist or Hollywood celebrity for Halloween, who would it be and why? Plus, Hot Shots and the FMQB History Page.   [more]

SiriusXM Reports New Record Revenue In Q3 
SiriusXM Radio revenue was up 11 percent to $962 million in the third quarter of 2013. [more]

Michael Bryan Named PD At WRVW (107.5 The River)/Nashville  
CCM+E-Nashville OM Bryan adds PD duties for CHR WRVW (107.5 The River).  [more]

The Week In Review: 10/28-11/1

CBS & Nielsen Announced Radio/TV Cross-Media Measurement Trial
The companies will team up for the first-ever trial of measuring campaigns across radio and television.
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Senate Confirms Wheeler, O'Rielly To FCC
Tom Wheeler will become the new Chairman of the FCC, while Michael O'Rielly is its newest Commissioner.
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FCC Releases AM Radio Revitalization Proposal
The FCC has released a Notice of Proposed Rule Making to help AM broadcasters.   [more]

The Week In Review: 11/4-11/8

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This week’s Cover Story travels to Boston where we go one on one with Dan Mason who’s now programming the latest Amp Radio addition to the CBS Radio arsenal. Mason addresses several relevant issues of a hotly competitive market, as well as the state of radio in general. In Programming To Win, Richard Harker urges programmers to look at the bigger picture and understand the inevitable randomness of radio ratings and rankings data. Question of the Week asks: What charitable organizations is your station actively involved with? Plus, Hot Shots and the FMQB History Page.   
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CCM+E Revenue Up 3% In Third Quarter
CC Media Holdings Reports $1.6 Billion In Revenue For Q3 2013.
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Nielsen Announces Plans To Expand PPM Sample Size [more]

The Week In Review: 11/11-11/16

Cumulus Promotes Four To Corporate Programming Division
Cumulus Media announces a series of programming executive appointments in three formats.  
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Universal Music Revenue Up 21.9% In First 9 Months Of 2013
Including EMI, UMG revenue reached $4.5 billion in first three quarters of '13, as parent company Vivendi releases its financial report.  [more]

BIA/Kelsey: Local Radio Remains Competitive [more]

The Week In Review: 11/18-11/22

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This week’s Cover Story features eQB veteran Mike Stern, who has spent the past few years in a variety of positions around the radio industry. Stern recently joined the team at Jacobs Media and spoke to FMQB about what he has learned in his recent career stops, as well as takeaways from the recent DASH Conference in Detroit, his thoughts on the Rock format and much more. In Programming To Win, Pat Welsh looks at the importance of writing when it comes to your on-air content.. Question of the Week asks: Who gave you your first break in the business, where was it at and what were the circumstances? Plus, Hot Shots and the FMQB History Page.  [more]

RAB: Radio Revenue Up 1% To $4.6 Billion In Third Quarter
After two flat quarters, the radio industry saw growth in Q3 2013.  [more]

BIA/Kelsey: U.S. Local Media Ad Revenues To Reach $151.5 Billion In 2017
BIA/Kelsey releases its latest forecast on U.S. media ad revenue. [more]

The Week In Review: 11/25-11/29

Clear Channel & CMT Announce Partnership
The multi-platform partnership includes CMT personality Cody Allen being named the new host of syndicated After Midnight. [more]

Nielsen Acquiring Harris Interactive For $117 Million
Nielsen to pay $2/share for market research firm Harris Interactive
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Report: Pandora Ends Royalty Rate Battle In Congress [more]

The Week In Review: 12/2-12/6

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In this week Cover Story, ThinkSay Records President Brad Davidson takes us inside the art of building and branding a new independent label. Brad talks about his team and what’s in store for 2014. In her latest Programming To Win, Ruth Presslaff offers a new acronym for programmers to learn: TSR or “Time Spent Relating.” Question of the Week asks: What’s your all-time favorite holiday song? Plus, Hot Shots and the FMQB History Page.  [more]

Nielsen Report: Radio Still A Great Way To Reach Consumers
Nielsen releases its Q3 Cross-Platform report, finding that radio plays "a huge role" in U.S. consumers' lives. [more]

RADAR 119: Radio Now Reaches 241.8 Million Weekly
Nielsen releases the latest RADAR report, with weekly listenership among 12+ up by over 700,000.
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The Week In Review: 12/9-12/13

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In our Year-End Cover story we ask our panels of experts to address radio’s urgent needs to align the medium up with some “best practices” perspectives that will enhance its position as a competitive multi-media player. Dom Theodore, Peter Smyth, Chris Oliviero, Rick Cummings, Pat Welsh, Fred Jacobs, Buzz Knight, R Dub!, Erza Kucharz, Richard Harker and Bob Quick inspect: radio’s product, delivery systems, digital platforms and social media and what to expect in the future. In Programming To Win, Rich Van Slyke has put together a to-do list to easily create your holiday liners in just 15 minutes. Question of the Week asks: Most Memorable Moments of 2013: 1) Proudest moment of the year? 2) Most embarrassing moment of the year? 3) Major influence of the year (person or event)? Plus, Hot Shots and the FMQB History Page.  
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Jeff Sottolano Promoted To CBS Radio Director Of Programming
Sottolano, currently PD at WIP-AM/FM in Philadelphia, is upped to Director of Programming at CBS Radio. [more]

Mark Adams Named VP Of Programming For CCM+E-Portland
Former CBS Radio-Houston VP joins Clear Channel's Portland, OR cluster
. [more]




 
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