eQB NOW Dom Theodore endures as one of the industry’s most outspoken, resolute and profound figures and his passion for programming parallels these sentiments. It’s what makes him a great study and a compelling read when he expresses his thoughts. Once again we check in with the current CEO of Radio Animal Media Strategies and VP/Programming for The Blaze Radio Network, and his insights are as fresh and stimulating as ever. In Programming To Win, Bob Quick examines change in radio, especially when it comes to personnel leaving your station. What do you do when a beloved air personality or market veteran leaves? Question of the Week asks: Of all the forthcoming new singles you’ve heard so far this year, which artists/songs are you most impressed with? And we flashback in FMQB History. [more]
eQB NOW This week’s Cover Story focuses on the many achievements of Mike “OD” O’Donnell, who as the OM of Entercom’s Northeast, PA cluster has managed to maintain a rare dual dominance in the market with two of the company’s most vital assets and perennial winners: Heritage Top 40 WKRZ and Country WGGY (Froggy). OD addresses a variety of issues challenging all programmers these days and offers some profound insights. Programming to Win features Pat Welsh as he takes a look around the tech world to give us an update on the latest innovations and how they can be applied to the radio industry. We present career changing moments in Question of The Week, and The History Page takes a look back at Guy Zapoleon, Todd Cavanah, John Boulos, Kevin Weatherly, John Roberts, Fernando Ventura, among others.
eQB NOW This week’s Cover Story spotlight shines on the multi-dimensional and multi-talented Willobee, the current Director of Broadcast Operations and PD for Shamrock's four station cluster in Reno, including ALT outlet KRZQ. While spending most of his career in radio, Willobee’s side ventures of artist management and venue management proved to be valuable experiences to draw from when he returned to radio. In Programming to Win, Robby Bridges has crafted a New Year's Checklist. Bridges gives both programmers and air talent a list of things to think about and ways to stay focused in the months ahead. Question of the Week asks: With the “Awards” season upon us, what qualities do you think the consummate Grammy host should possess and who do you feel would best fit the bill? And Remembering David Bowie: An FMQB Flashback Interview from 1999 with some classic Bowie shots featured on the FMQB History page.