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The Week In Review: 12/9-12/13

eQB NOW
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.  [more]

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]

Warner Music Group Revenue Up 3.3% In Fiscal 2013
WMG reports fiscal Q4 and full-year results, boosted by acquisition of Parlophone Label Group. [more]

Jessie Maldonado Promoted To VP Of Promotion Operations At RCA Records
RCA Records ups label vet Maldonado to VP of Promotion Operations. [more]

Done Deal: Cumulus Closes Acquisition Of WestwoodOne [more]

Tim Clarke Named Radio Digital Audience Director For Cox Media Group [more]

Greg Strassell Named SVP Of Strategic Services For CCM+E National Programming Platforms [more]

Elliot In The Morning Moving To WOR-AM/NYC [more]

Dave Styles Segues To Afternoons At KBIG/L.A., Alex Gervasi Joins KIIS [more]

John Dobinson Promoted To Chief Operating Officer Of BMG [more]

Nielsen Reports Top Audio Formats Of 2013 [more]

Interscope/Geffen/A&M, "Blurred Lines" Top Mediabase Year-End Charts [more]

Steve Harvey To Be Inducted Into NAB Broadcasting Hall Of Fame [more]

Cox Enterprises Names John Dyer As President/CEO [more]

FCC Reform Bill Gains Momentum In House Of Representatives
Bipartisan deal reached to alter some FCC procedures, following the removal of controversial provisions. [more]

House Committee Approves FCC Reform Bill [more]

Ken Calvert Retiring From Mornings At WCSX/Detroit [more]

B101/Philadelphia To Rebrand As "More FM" [more]

Nielsen Releases RADAR December 2013 Radio Network Ratings [more]

Interscope Geffen A&M Records Top The CHR Charts [more]

NextRadio Reports Latest Growth [more]

Greenwald, Dastur, Romano & Jubelirer Among Billboard's 2013 Women In Music Power Players [more]

Booker, Alex & Sara Named New Morning Show At KAMX (Mix 94.7)/Austin [more]

Clear Channel-Syracuse Names New Market Manager & Director Of Sales [more]

Ex-L.A. Times Exec Kathy Thompson Joins SiriusXM As Chief Marketing Officer/EVP [more]

Samantha Sylvia Named Promotions Director At WRDW/Philadelphia [more]

Members Of Congress Ask FCC Chairman Not To Create "Fairness Doctrine 2.0" [more]

Spotify Now Free For Smartphones And Tablets [more]

Steve Allan Named PD At CCM+E-Sussex [more]

In Brief - December 9. 2013
Jason Kidd exits as WPGC/Washington, D.C. PD, Y100/Miami announces free pre-Jingle Ball event, Ken Payne named PD at Classic Hits WMXJ/Miami

In Brief - December 10, 2013
The Conclave seeking volunteers to guide radio's future  [more]

In Brief - December 11, 2013
Radio One names new VP/GMs in Philadelphia & Washington, D.C., Modern Rock 87.7/Cleveland to flip formats under new ownership, iTunes Radio hires Cumulus exec Pallad to oversee ad sales   [more]

In Brief - December 12, 2013
Cumulus & Rdio begin rollout of new partnership   [more]

In Brief - December 13, 2013
Jay Michaels exits as KDMX & KDGE/Dallas PD, Samantha Layne joins Rock WZZO/Allentown for PM drive & Promotions Director duties, WZMR/Albany flips to Triple A as "The Peak 104.9"   [more]

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




 
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