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CMG Orlando Names Dawn Campbell New Director Of Branding/Programming For WCFB-FM
Campbell will be responsible for coaching and developing on-air talent and creating and executing a branding/programming strategy. [more]

CBS Radio Las Vegas Launches 98.5 (HD-2) Da Shaka Vegas' Island & Reggae Station

iHeartMedia Names Ryan Petrosso SVP/Sales For Charlotte

FCC Commissioners Clyburn and Pai To Address 2016 Radio Show
August 24, 2016

Amber Bouchard Joins WRFF (Radio 104.5)/Philadelphia As APD
Bouchard joins iHeart's Modern Rocker as APD and afternoon drive host.

Songs of Hope XII To Honor Pharrell with Clive Davis "Legend In Songwriter Award"

Benztown Named to Inc. 5000 for 4th Consecutive Year
August 24, 2016

Matt Bosso Named APD/MD At WODS/Boston
The CBS Radio Top 40 station also released a series of major staff announcements.

Sterling Simms Named UMPG Director of Creative

MIW Radio Group Names Beth Neuhoff The 2016 MIW Trailblazer

In Brief - August 23, 2016
August 22, 2016

Nielsen Audio Finds Los Angeles Metro Irregularities
The ratings service sent a notification to Los Angeles clients detailing the PPM in home situation.

iHeartMedia Salisbury-Ocean City, MD Names Dave Hovel SVP/Programming

Images from the 2016 iHeartMedia Music Summit

'Wake Up Call' Radio Host Welcomes Baby Boy
A year after losing their second child, Roseville couple welcomes new addition.
August 22, 2016

Jeff Smulyan Proposes to Take Emmis Private
Emmis CEO and founder Smulyan offers $4.10-per-share to take Emmis Communications private.

WRVW (107.5 The River)/Nashville To Host Rooftop Pool Party With Demi Lovato & Nick Jonas

iHeartMedia Names Ryan McKiddy APD/MD At WSIX/Nashville
August 18, 2016

iHeartMedia Elevates Michael Preacher & Dave Carwile In North East Division
Markets in Washington, DC, Baltimore, MD, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina realigned to better meet the needs of listeners, partners and advertisers.

Bill Kelly To Join Cumulus Media As VP/Market Manager For Youngstown

iHeartRadio Surpasses 90 Million Registered Users

Three Broadcasting Execs Appointed to the Conclave Board of Directors
August 17, 2016

MSG Company Acquires 12% Stake in Townsquare Media
The Madison Square Garden Company purchases a common equity stake in the media and broadcasting company.

Scott Shannon To Host National Radio Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Mike O’Brian Re-Signs With Beasley’s KKLZ/Las Vegas
August 16, 2016

Republic Records Restructures Promotion Department, Adds Key Executives
Six appointments are made in Republic's promo department.

iHeartRadio Music Awards Returning in 2017

In Brief - August 16, 2016
August 15, 2016

Cumulus Promotes Greg Smith to VP/GM of Detroit FM Stations
Smith will oversee Hot AC WDVD and Country WDRQ.

Cumulus-L.A. Re-signs The Heidi & Frank Show While Frosty Returns

John Mullett Promoted to MD at WBOS (ALT 92.9)/Boston

Entercom Grants $1 Million In Airtime For Environmental Defense Fund PSAs

In Brief - August 15, 2016
Changes in Cumulus' NASH Network
August 15, 2016

Mack In The Morning Show Debuts On WLDI (WiLD 95.5)/West Palm Beach, FL
Mack and Nina from sister Top 40 Y100/Miami land mornings in the Palm Beaches.

In Brief - August 12, 2016
August 12, 2016

Chris Kellogg Named OM For Cumulus-Fort Walton Beach, FL
Kellogg to oversee five-station cluster including Rock WKSM, AC WNCV, Country WYZB, CHR WZNS and News/Talk WFTW-AM.

Hubbard Radio Seattle Names Kim Monroe APD at KVRQ

TuneIn Partners With RedBull Music Academy
August 10, 2016

Charlie Morgan Named SVP/Market Manager of Emmis New York
Interim Market Manager is officially named while adding SVP stripes.

Cumulus Detroit Promotes Robby Bridges To Director of FM Programming

KTFM (Energy 94.1)/San Antonia Adds Tino Cochino Radio To Nights

WMMR's Apple CarPlay Compatible Mobile App Is Now In The iTunes App Store
August 9, 2016

Chuck Williams Named SVP/Market Manager for Emmis-Indianapolis
Williams will oversee Emmis' home turf cluster.

UMG Names Oana Ruxandra SVP of Digital Strategy and Partnerships

Matt Malone Named APD/PM Drive at X105.1/Kansas City

Haley Jones Exiting KGSR/Austin

In Brief - August 9, 2016
August 8, 2016

Dave Hill Named PD At WBGG (BIG 105.9)/Miami
Hill will oversee all broadcast and digital operations of Miami’s Classic Rock station, and will also host evenings.

Zander Joins WXRX (The X)/Rockford As Program Director

iHeartMedia Washington, D.C. Names James Robinson GSM
August 5, 2016

This week Mase Brazelle takes the wheel of the eQB spotlight and shines it brightly on Aaron Zytle from KRXP in Colorado Springs, who is celebrating 15 years there. We find out how in that time he went from an overnight part-timer when the station was known as KYZX The Eagle, a Classic Hits station to today where he programs one of the cooler ALT's in the country. In Programming to Win, Jon Miller of Nielsen Audio is back breaking down data comparing different types of media usage. How much time are Americans spending with radio vs. other platforms? And is it true that radio is losing ground to these other media options? Question of the Week asks: "If you were running for political office, who in the industry would be your campaign manager and why?" And This Week in FMQB History.

Chad Rufer Named VP/Programming For CBS Radio/Sacramento
Rufer expands duties overseeing clusterwide programming initiatives.

Cumulus Reports Operating Results for Second Quarter
August 4, 2016

iHeartMedia Revenue, Net Loss Up in Q2
Revenue was up 1.2 percent to $1.62 billion in the second quarter of 2016.

Warner Music Group Shrinks Losses, Increases Revenue in Fiscal Q3

iHeartMedia Names JoJo Turnbeaugh SVPP/Nevada/Central California Region

Radio One Revenue Up 2.4% In Q2

Townsquare Media Reports Net Revenue Increase in Q2

Net Revenue Up 6.1% In Saga's Second Quarter

In Brief - August 4, 2016
WQYK/Tampa morning host Dave McKay passes away
August 3, 2016

iHeartMedia Elevates Brian Olson, Linda Byrd and Justin Schaflander in Midwest Southeast Division
Markets in Florida, South Carolina and Georgia realigned to better meet the needs of listeners, partners and advertisers.

Brooke & Jubal Join Tampa Bay's Mix 100.7

In Brief - August 3, 2016
August 2, 2016

iHeartMedia Extends Partnership with Rush Limbaugh
Limbaugh says on-air it's a four year deal.

Hip Hop Returns To Portland With WE 96-3

Vevo and Warner Music Group Announce Partnership

Sony Music Sales Up, Surge In Streaming Revenue
August 1, 2016

Premiere's Julie Talbott To Oversee Total Traffic & Weather Network and 24/7 News Network
Talbott expands role within newly configured Premiere Networks.

Cumulus SVP Gary Pizzati to Retire After Successful 30-Year Radio Career

Beasley's WRXK/Fort Myers Names Ron Miller Program Director

Jim O'Brien Renews Multi-Year Deal At WCSX-FM/Detroit
July 29, 2016

Beasley Broadcast Group Reports Second Quarter
Net revenue $27.8 million, revenue increased while profit was flat.

iHeartMedia's "Z107" Becomes "Karlee 107" In Honor Of Rochester Girl

WIRK/West Palm Adds Brooke & Jubal To Mornings
July 28, 2016

CBS Corporation Revenue Up 2% in Q2
Revenue for the second quarter of 2016 hit $3.29 billion but CBS Radio revenue fell by 1 percent.

Cox Media Group Names Rob Rohr as CMG Ohio Market Vice President

Alpha Media, Moberly Announces Mark Benkiel As Market Manager
July 27, 2016

iHeartMedia St. Louis Names A.J. SVP/Programming
iHeartMedia rising star segues from SVP post in Richmond and Norfolk and heads to St. Louis.

Entercom Communications Reports Second Quarter Results

Apple Reports Third Quarter Results

Scott Shannon to Host NAB Marconi Radio Awards

Steph Lova Returns To WPGC/Washington, DC Simplifies Broadcast Monitoring Worldwide
July 26, 2016

Brian Beasley Named Chief Operating Officer of Beasley Media Group, Inc.
Long time radio executive is elevated from EVP of Operations to COO.

2016 NAB Marconi Radio Award Finalists Announced

SiriusXM Reports Second Quarter 2016 Results

Alpha Media Clinton Names Mike Fell Market Manager

NextRadio Survey Reinforces How Radio Can Help Reach Voters

RAB Announces Staff Changes
July 25, 2016

Drake, U2, Britney Spears & More Announced For iHeartRadio Music Festival
The all-star lineup has been announced for 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival.

Scotty K And Bret Head To Dallas For Mornings On KLIF
Music News

Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj to Perform at MTV VMAs
More performers, presenters and celebrities have been added to this Sunday's Video Music Awards. [more]

Quick Hits: Britney Spears, Calvin Harris, Kings Of Leon, Prince, R.E.M, Lorde

Pandora Partners With Questlove
The Roots drummer teams with Pandora for his own three-hour show, as well as a Strategic Advisor for the streaming music company.

Quick Hits: MTV VMAs / DJ Khaled / Lukas Graham, ASAP Ferg

Quick Hits: Justin Timberlake / Trolls soundtrack, Metallica, Jimmy Eat World, Big Boi & Killer Mike, Empire of the Sun

Second Frank Ocean Release Arrives Over the Weekend
Following the "visual album" Endless, the R&B artist put out Blonde on Saturday.

Quick Hits: Billboard 200, Bridge School Benefit, Lou Pearlman, Future, 3 Doors Down, Kings of Leon

Frank Ocean Releases "Visual Album" Endless
New music released at last from R&B artist, with a potential second album on the way soon.

Lars Ulrich Talks New Metallica Record
The rockers' drummer discusses the upcoming Self-Destruct.

Strange Days Indeed: An Interview with Garbage’s Shirley Manson

Metallica Announce New Album Hardwired...To Self Destruct
The veteran rockers surprised fans today with a new single, "Hardwired."

Drake Leads Nominees For BET Hip Hop Awards

Quick Hits: Kanye West, Lil Wayne

Paul McCartney Signs Worldwide Deal With Capitol Records
Sir Paul signs a historic new agreement with Capitol for his entire post-Beatles catalog.

Lady Gaga Announces New Single, Cast in A Star Is Born
A new single titled "Perfect Illusion" arrives next month, while the singer is confirmed for the remake of A Star Is Born.

Quick Hits: Katy Perry, Nick Jonas / MTV VMAs, Tove Lo, Guns 'N Roses, Dawes

FMQB Photo Pass: 2016 Triple A Conference

Quick Hits: Britney Spears, Metallica, Global Citizen Concert, Bruce Springsteen, Jane's Addiction, YG

Suicide Squad Soundtrack Hits #1 on Billboard 200
The soundtrack to the DC Comics film debuts atop this week's chart.

Quick Hits: Adele, Prophets of Rage, Skylar Grey, Tom Petty, The Shins

Jack White to Release Acoustic Rarities Collection
Jack White Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016 will arrive on September 9.

Quick Hits: Bon Jovi, Billy Corgan, Sheryl Crow

Green Day Drop New Single, Announce Album Revolution Radio
The veteran Punks will release their new record on October 7.

Quick Hits: Rihanna, Rolling Stones, Rae Sremmurd

Pandora To Livestream Metallica’s Concert At Minneapolis Stadium
The concert at U.S Bank Stadium is August 20, a Metallica Pandora Mixtape is now live.

Quick Hits: Rihanna, Ed Sheeran, Ozzy Osbourne

DJ Khaled Tops The Billboard 200
Four new albums debut in the top 10, while Drake sits at #2.

Quick Hits: The Pretty Reckless, Lukas Graham, Bob Dylan, Bob Weir

Norah Jones Comes Full Circle With Day Breaks
9-Time Grammy-Winner announces the release date for her upcoming album.

Quick Hits: Katy Perry

Quick Hits: Modest Mouse, Mercury Prize, Bob Weir, A Tribe Called Quest

Britney Spears Announces New Album Glory
Spears' ninth album will arrive on August 26 exclusively via Apple Music.

Quick Hits: Lady Gaga, Ozzy Osbourne, Mariah Carey

Quick Hits: Thirty Seconds To Mars, Tony Bennett

Drake Continues To Make Billboard 200 History
Gucci Mane debuts at #2 as Views remains on top of the charts once again.

Quick Hits: Frank Ocean, Teen Choice Awards, Katy Perry, Green Day, The Killers, James Bay

Quick Hits: Prince, My Chemical Romance, Mac Miller

Soundtrack Companion to Springsteen Autobiography Announced
Chapter and Verse, the audio companion to the Boss's forthcoming autobiography, will be released September 23 on Columbia Records.

Quick Hits: The Beatles, Pink Floyd, JoJo, Ruth B

Beyoncé, Adele Lead MTV VMA Nominees
Drake, Ariana Grande and Rihanna also received multiple nods for the 2016 Video Music Awards.

Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar and Metallica Headlining Global Citizens Festival
Selena Gomez and Major Lazer also set to perform in Central Park on September 24.

Drake Spends 11th Week at #1 on Billboard 200
Views is on top once again as NeedToBreathe debut at #2.

Quick Hits: Rihanna, Flo Rida & Jason Derulo, Adele, Chance the Rapper, The 1975, David Bowie, Michael Hutchence

New David Bowie Box Set Includes Previously Unreleased Album
Who Can I Be Now? (1974-1976) will include his never-released album The Gouster.

Quick Hits: Rihanna, KoRn, My Chemical Romance, Jennifer Hudson, Regina Spektor, Oasis

FMQB Retro-Active: Ken Sharp Enthuses On The Who's Still-Thriving Music Career, As Well As Their Charitable Efforts
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