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CBS Radio Names Brian McHale SVP/Information Technology
McHale will build and oversee CBS Radio’s first dedicated IT Team, infrastructure, systems, and security. [more]

Nielsen Announces Launch of National Television Out-Of-Home Measurement Service

The Atlantic Records New York Team Celebrates Charli XCX
October 20, 2016

CBS Radio Signs Michael Martin To Multi-Year Contract Renewal
Martin will continue to serve as the company’s SVP/Programming and Music Initiatives, and Program Director of San Francisco Stations KMVQ-FM and KLLC-FM.

SportsRadio 94WIP/Philly Adds Joe Decamra & Jon Ritchie To Middays
October 19, 2016

Frankie C Extends Agreement With KZHT/Salt Lake City
Longtime morning man re-ups as co-host of the "Frankie and Jess Morning Show."

Voncile Anderson Named Beasley Director/NTR Sales In Tampa Bay

In Brief - October 19, 2016
October 18, 2016

Rob Stringer Promoted To CEO Of Sony Music Entertainment
Doug Morris to take Chairman position.

iHeartMedia St. Louis Announces The Debut Of The New Alt 104.9

Entercom Agrees To Acquire Four Radio Stations In Charlotte From Beasley Broadcast Group

Ebro Returns To Portland

Townsquare Media Names John Roberts OM For Tyler-Longview, Texas

Jacobs Media & PRPD’s 8th Annual Public Radio Tech Survey Released

In Brief - October 18, 2016
Kevin Klein Re-upped at KITS-FM/LIVE 105
October 17, 2016

WFLZ/Tampa Names Kruz Program Director
Kruz heads south to oversee programming at sister Top 40, the legendary 93.3 FLZ.

Republic Records Promotes Wendy Goldstein To Executive Vice President

Alpha Media Mankato Names Bob Rose Market Manager

Corey B. Joins WBBM-FM (B96)/Chicago As New Night Host
October 14, 2016

Race Taylor Re-Ups With WPLJ/New York
Veteran on-air personality part of the PLJ staff since October 1999 inks a multi-year agreement.

Andrew Berger Named Imaging Director For KPWR/Los Angeles
October 13, 2016

iHeartMedia Chicago Names New Night Show Hosts
Erik Zachary joins Top 40 103.5 KiSS FM and Emily Bermann joins Country Big 95.5 in the Windy City.

Emmis Announces Agreement to Sell Texas Monthly

Alpha Media Supports Hurricane Matthew Recovery Relief

KFM-BFM Adds Robin Roth To Roster
October 12, 2016

iHeartMedia Connecticut Names Jagger PD of WKSS & WKCI
Jagger will oversee programming at Mainstream Top 40 WKSS (Kiss 95.7)/Hartford and Top 40 WKCI (KC101)/New Haven.

Emmis Reaches Agreement To Sell Terre Haute Radio Stations

Z90/San Diego Makes Moves With Tre & Pandar

Now Streaming: Amazon Music Unlimited
October 11, 2016

iHeartMedia Rolls Out "iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2016 Concert Tour"
Bruno Mars, Justin Bieber, Britney Spears, Niall Horan and other top recording artists to lead all-star lineups in major cities across the U.S this holiday season.

Radio Insights: Seven Things Brands Have Completely Wrong About Radio
October 10, 2016

Riggins Promoted To VP/Programming For Ace & TJ Network
After more than a decade Riggins has worked his way from intern to a new executive position.

Trey Morgan Joins KPLX/Dallas-Fort Worth As Morning Co-Host

Shazam Announces iMessage App

iHeartMedia Names Michele Kiefer GSM For Charlotte

Cox Media Group Tampa Radio Names Megan Caldwell Digital Sales Manager
October 7, 2016

Few senior programing executives carry the extensive responsibilities that iHeartMedia EVP of Programming Jon Zellner shoulders. He’s knee deep in just about every aspect of operational and personnel programming issues, and being based in NYC at the company’s epicenter, his role in helping the senior exec staff work with and though complex issues is practically routine. This week we delve into Jon’s vital position as it relates to the many multifaceted initiatives iHeart continues to embark on. In Programming to Win, Jacobs Media's Seth Resler examines the current state of the podcasting industry and Robby Bridges makes a list of ways to target Millennial listeners. Question of the Weeks asks: "If you could swap jobs with anyone in the radio/music industries for a short term, whose gig would you like to do for a month?" Also our Hotshots and we flashback on our FMQB History page.

WISX (Mix 106.1)/Philadelphia's Chio Remarries Ex Wife 'In The Morning' And On The Air
Wedding will be broadcast live and officiated by Fox 29’s Mike Jerrick with special performances by Andy Grammer and Gavin Degraw.

John Mayer Exits WFLZ/Tampa

DJ Bonics Joins WE 96.3

iHeartMedia Philadelphia Kicks Off 'Bid For Breast Cancer" To Benefit Cancer Research

CBS Corp. Announces Pricing of Debt Financing By CBS Radio
October 6, 2016

CBS Radio Appoints J.D. Crowley To EVP/Digital
In the newly created position, Crowley will develop and lead the future digital strategy while collaborating with CBS Local Digital Media.

Westwood One Taps Mark Wildman As SVP/Strategic Partnerships

Selena Robinson Co-Hosts New Lehigh Valley Morning Show With Scott Evans On WLEV
October 4, 2016

Kevin Weatherly Signs Multi-Year Renewal Agreement With CBS Radio
Respected industry leader remains as SVP/Programming and Program Director of KROQ-FM, KAMP-FM and KCBS-FM/Los Angeles.

iHeartMedia Markets Group Creates New Southwest Division
Regions in Former Central Division Reconfigured to Better Enhance Synergies Among Operating Regions. Kevin LeGrett Becomes New Division’s President.

iHeartMedia Tucson Names Dave Adams SVP/Programming

Sherman & Tingle Reunite For Mornings at WDRV (The Drive)/Chicago
October 3, 2016

iHeartMedia Indianapolis Debuts Real 98.3, Nap's New Home For Hip Hop and R&B
Country WUBG (Big 98.3) flips to Hip Hop and R&B.

WSTR (Star 94.1)/Atlanta Adds Zakk Babb To Nights

Michele McKnight Takes Over Middays; JayDee Takes Over Evenings On KKHH (Hot 95-7)/Houston

107.5 The River’s “Woody and Jim” to Send Local Listener to Canada on Election Day

In Brief - October 3, 2016
September 30, 2016

iHeartMedia Names Tim Herbster SVPP For Pacific NW Region
Herbster will also serve as Program Director for Top 40 KKRZ (Z100) and Rhythmic Top 40 KXJM (JAM’N 107.5) in Portland.

Mike Vincent Named OM For Cumulus Media-Melbourne, FL

iHeartMedia St. Louis' 100.3 The Beat Debuts New Hip Hop and R&B Programming

Tracy Herbster Named Digital Program Director For iHeartMedia Portland

A$AP Rocky Named Creative Director For MTV Labs
September 29, 2016

iHeartMedia Announces The Return Of The iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour
Presented By Capital One, Charlie Puth, Daya, Diplo and Fifth Harmony are among the first released performers appearing on this year's national tour.

Alpha Media Portland Names Chris Stewart PD At KWEE

Shazam Tops 1 Billion Downloads

Katy Perry Renews ASCAP Agreement
September 28, 2016

YouTube Names Lyor Cohen Global Head of Music
Veteran music exec will oversee record label and artist relations and the development of the You Tube Music app.

iHeartMedia/Nashville Names Savannah Grimm MD For WRVW (107.5 The River)

CBS Corporation Announces $1.46 Billion Debt Financing In Connection With CBS Radio Spinoff

Eric Powers Debuts New Streaming Channel POWERS RADIO, Returns To Airwaves To Host Mornings
In Brief - September 28, 2016
September 27, 2016

Katy Perry Teams With Funny Or Die & iHeartMedia To Rock The Vote
Rock the Vote announces partnership with Funny Or Die and iHeartMedia to create and distribute content to reach millennials this election.

WPLJ/New York Nighttime Stars Ralphie and Melony Torres Flip On-Air Shifts

Jacob Leshaa Promoted to Digital Program Director of Entercom San Francisco
September 26, 2016

Kim Guthrie Appointed President of Cox Media Group
Bill Hoffman announces retirement after 38 years in media.

Lori Bennett Joins Cumulus Grand Rapids As OM/PD

iHeartMusic Music Festival Rocked Las Vegas

KPLV-FM (93.1 The Party)/Las Vegas Flips To 93.1 The Mountain

KUDL (Star 106.5)/Sacramento To Recognize Residents' Service To Community
September 23, 2016

iHeartMedia Introduces On Demand Services iHeartRadio Plus & iHeartRadio All Access
As expected, iHeartRadio is lauching a pair of digital subscription services.

2016 NAB Marconi Radio Award Winners Announced
September 22, 2016

Ray Nelson Joins Cumulus As VP/Market Manager, Huntsville, AL
Veteran management exec to over six-station cluster.

Britney Spears Headlines An All-Star Lineup For B96/Chicago's Jingle Bash

Concord Music Group Appoints Tom "Grover" Biery SVP/Digital Marketing, Strategy and D2C

B98.5 & Melissa Carter Celebrate Atlanta Pride 2016
September 21, 2016

iHeartMedia Honolulu Unveils On-Air Lineup For 93.9 The Beat

Cumulus Brings "Zazza Mornings with Cheree" To WZNS/Fort Walton Beach & WABD/Mobile

New ASCAP Digital Team To Transform Services For Members, Licensees

In Brief - September 21, 2016
September 20, 2016

Report: Pandora Tops Rapidly Changing US Music Streaming Market
Research shows Pandora leading share of weekly music streaming hours in the United States.

2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival Superstar Presenters and Attendees Revealed

CBS Radio Renews Content and Distribution Agreement with Westwood One

WODS/Boston Presents 103.3 AMP Radio's Electric Bounce House
September 19, 2016

NuVoodoo Ratings Study: Radio Station Contests Have A Problem
Greater transparency needed for contesting as 49% of likely PPM participants believe radio contests are rigged.

Big Boy Annouces Real 92.3/Los Angeles' "The Real Show"

NAB: FM Chip in Smartphones Data For North America
September 16, 2016

Pandora and Warner Music Group Announce Direct Licensing Agreement
Pandora signs another major label licensing deal.

Throwbacks Come To Peoria On WNGY (G102.3)

Nielsen Appoints Haley Jones Director Of Radio
September 15, 2016

Pandora Rolls Out Pandora Plus
Reimagined $4.99 subscription radio brings more skips, replays and offline listening to Pandora’s personal music experience.

Myrtle Beach’s Star 92.1 Becomes Energy 92.1

iHeartMedia Denver names Ryan Cline SVP/Sales & Michael Souza SVP/Strategic Partnerships

Nielsen To Deliver All-Electronic Measurement To Local TV Markets in 2017

In Brief - September 15, 2016
September 14, 2016

iHeartMedia Norfolk Names Tias Schuster SVP/Programming
Schuster will program Top 40 station Now 105 and AC Movin’ 107.7 as well as oversee programming for Urban 103 Jamz and 92.1 The Beat.

iHeartMedia Names Abby Zellmer PD For WDRM & WQVR-HD2/Huntsville, AL

Aaron Price Named Music Director At WSTW/Wilmington

Rahny Taylor Returns To Mornings In Milwaukee

CBS Radio Promotes Michael Pettiette To VP & Director Of Sales
September 13, 2016

iHeartMedia Richmond Names Zac Davis SVP/Programming
Davis to oversee the company's broadcasts and digital brands in the Richmond, Virginia market.

Pandora Inks Direct Licensing Agreements With Merlin Network, Sony Music and Universal Music Group
Major licensing deal announced with the popular streaming music service.

Red Distribution Expands Promotion Department

SBS Radio Los Angeles Names Chris Carrillo VP/GM
September 12, 2016

CBS Radio Announces "We Can Survive" In Los Angeles
Bruno Mars headlines event hosted by Carson Daly in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Westwood One #1 Radio Network for 12th Consecutive Quarter

iHeartMedia New Haven’s 100.9 The Beat Adds DJ KG To PM Drive

NAB Show New York & Audio Engineering Society To Co-locate Conventions In 2017
September 9, 2016

iHeartMedia and Hispanic Radio Legend Enrique Santos Form Strategic Alliance
Santos named Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of newly formed iHeartLatino Division. Will also create new English-language programs across broadcast, digital and social For the Latino community.

Cody Black Named Director of Branding & Programming for WXXJ & WJGL/Jacksonville

In Brief - September 9, 2016
September 8, 2016

Cumulus Media-Montgomery Promotes Rick Hendrick To OM
Greg Thomas also joins Cumulus as PD of Country Station WLWI, Joe Hunk is appointed PD of WMSP Sports and WLWI-AM News Talk.

World Café Names Schlanger Contributing Host

WXSS/Milwaulkee Adds Ryan Gibbons To Riggs and Alley In Morning Drive

Michele Tafoya Joins Cumulus Twin Cities As Co-Host of KQRS Morning Show

Third Annual Music Industry Reunion In NYC
September 7, 2016

Alpha Media Greenville-New Bern-Jacksonville Names Tony Denton Market Manager
Radio vet returns to company to oversee the market's cluster of radio stations.

KBTE (104.9 The Beat)/Lubbock Adds Tino Cochino Radio to Nights

Cumulus Promotes Dave Fuller To Afternoon Drive Host At WDRQ/Detroit
September 6, 2016

iHeartMedia-Honolulu Launches 93.9 The Beat
Rhythmic AC KHJZ (93.9 JAMZ) transitions to Rhythmic CHR.

Beasley Media Group Charlotte Names Jeff Anderson As OM/PD Of WBAV & WPEG

Paul Pacifico Named CEO of UK's Association of Independent Music (AIM)

Savannah’s G100 Welcomes Brooke & Jubal Reinvigorates The "Loveline" Brand With New Pocast Hosted By Amber Rose
September 1, 2016

iHeartMedia Names Gator Harrison SVP/Programming For Nashville
Harrison will oversee on-air, digital and music programming for the company's radio station brands.

Kelsie Loos Named Digital Program Director For iHeartMedia San Francisco

TuneIn Partners With Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival To Launch Bumbershoot Radio
Music News

Kings of Leon Earn First #1 Album
Walls debuts atop the Billboard 200, while The Game nets his ninth Top Ten record. [more]

Quick Hits: The Chainsmokers, Drake, Prince, Sting, Charlie Puth, The Decemberists, Dead or Alive

Quick Hits: Radiohead, Frank Ocean, A$AP Ferg

"Crash" Into Against Me!

Maroon 5 Closes The Top 40 and Hot AC Radio Panels Upon Impact
New single features Kendrick LaMar and also debuts #1 iTunes.

Jordan Fisher Will Make His Broadway Debut In Hamilton On November 22

Quick Hits: Kanye West, Eminem, Bruno Mars, Gwen Stefani

Pearl Jam, 2Pac & Depeche Mode Lead 2017 Rock Hall Nominees
Jane's Addiction, The Cars, ELO, Janet Jackson and Journey are among those eligible for next year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction class.

Green Day Tops Billboard 200 For Their Third Time
Revolution Radio arrives at #1, while Norah Jones debuts at #2 and OneRepublic at #3.

Quick Hits: Liam Payne, Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, Mother Love Bone

Quick Hits: Kings Of Leon, Elton John, Roger Waters

Maroon 5 Debuts New Single Featuring Kendrick Lamar
The band will premiere the music video for NBC’s TODAY show also on October 14th.

Louise Goffin To Perform Surprise Concert
She will appear at the San Francisco Amoeba Records building tonight between 3:30 & 5pm PDT.

Quick Hits: Drake, Depeche Mode

Drake Earns Record-Setting 13 American Music Award Nominations
Michael Jackson's record of 11 AMA nods is broken by Drake.

Solange's A Seat at the Table Is Her First #1 Album
Solange Knowles debuts atop the Billboard 200, with indie songwriter Bon Iver arriving at #2.

Green Day Announce 2017 North American Tour
The trio will play 24 arena shows early next year.

Bruno Mars Announces New Album 24K Magic
Mars releases his new single, the title track from his upcoming third album.

Quick Hits: Coldplay, Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, Mary J. Blige, Soundgarden

AT&T Signs Partnership Deal with Taylor Swift
As part of the agreement, Swift will headline a pre-Super Bowl concert in Houston.

Quick Hits: Drake, Rolling Stones, Green Day, Weezer, Bon Jovi

Quick Hits: Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Bob Dylan, Justin Bieber

Shawn Mendes Illuminates Billboard 200 Chart
Mendes earns his second #1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with Illuminate, while Luke Bryan and Bruce Springsteen also debut in the top ten.

Quick Hits: Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, The Beatles / Howard Stern, Coldplay, Trent Reznor

It's Official: Lady Gaga Playing Super Bowl Halftime Show
The rumors are true! Lady Gaga is headlining Super Bowl LI's Halftime Show in February.

Quick Hits: Halsey, Jay Z, Sia, Lollapalooza

The Weeknd Makes History "Starboy"
New single captures the biggest opening weekend in streaming history.

Quick Hits: Adele, Drake, Lumineers, Green Day

Drake's Views Back at #1 on Billboard 200
Four new releases debut in the chart's top ten.

Louise Goffin plays Carnegie Hall with music legend Donovan

Metallica to Perform on The Howard Stern Show
The Rock greats will play this Monday on Howard 100, while Mandatory Metallica returns to SiriusXM.

The Weeknd Releases New Single with Daft Punk
His new album Starboy arrives November 25 and the title track has arrived as the lead single.

FMQB Photo Pass: AC/DC

Beyoncé to Headline Charity Tidal X Concert
Alicia Keys, Nicki Minaj and many more artists are on the bill for the benefit show in New York City.

Quick Hits: The Weeknd, Metallica, Lady Gaga, Chance the Rapper & Kanye West, Tori Amos

Quick Hits: Prince, Mariah Carey, AC/DC

Five New Debuts in Billboard 200's Top Ten
Country singer Jason Aldean arrives at #1 amidst a chart shakeup.

Quick Hits: RHCP, Lady Gaga, Bon Jovi, Green Day

Quick Hits: Prince tribute concert, Coldplay, Billie Joe Armstrong

Lady Gaga's New Album Joanne Arrives October 21
The Pop star revealed the name and release date of her upcoming record to Zane Lowe.

FMQB Retro-Active: Ken Sharp Reviews Jeff Lynne's ELO Live In Concert and Chats with the Unique Performer

Quick Hits: DNCE, Tom Morello & Global Citizen: The World On Stage

Lady Gaga Scores Massive #1 Most Added Honors At Radio
Gaga welcomed back at Top 40 and Hot AC radio with new album and movie on the way.

Quick Hits: Snoop Dogg & Zayn

Travis Scott Debuts at #1 on Billboard 200
The Rapper's Apple exclusive album Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight arrives at #1, followed by rockers A Day to Remember at #2.

Quick Hits: Usher, Lady Gaga, Tupac Shakur, Red Bull Sound Select’s 30 Days in L.A, Depeche Mode

Lady Gaga Discusses New Music With Elvis Duran
The Pop star visited the Z100/New York morning host today to talk about her next record.

Quick Hits: Kanye West / ComplexCon, Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie

Lady Gaga Releases New Single, Talks Upcoming Album
Gaga unveils "Perfect Illusion" and teases more details about her next record.

Quick Hits: Ariana Grande, Justin Timberlake, Fall Out Boy, Wiz Khalifa

Zayn Malik Helping Develop Boy Band TV Drama
Zayn and longtime TV producer Dick Wolf are working together on a music-themed series titled Boys.

Quick Hits: Lady Gaga, Shawn Mendes, The Weeknd, The Chainsmokers, Bruce Springsteen, Maxwell & Mary J. Blige, The Rolling Stones, Lou Reed

Quick Hits: Kanye West, OneRepublic, The Pretenders, Zack de la Rocha

Green Day Announce Fall North American Tour Dates
The trio will play a dozen dates in smaller venues this September and October.

Streisand, Florida Georgia Line & Britney Spears Top Billboard 200
Three new releases take over the top three slots on the Billboard chart this week.

Quick Hits: Beyoncé, Jimmy Eat World, Petty Fest, Jerry Heller, Kid Cudi
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