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Scripps, Journal Merging Broadcast Operations, Spinning off Newspapers
Transaction will create two focused public companies, one built upon TV, the other newspapers [more]

New Research From Coleman Insights And knowDigital Finds Strong Demand For NextRadio

Cumulus Announces Multi-Platform News Service Powered by CNN Newsgathering Resources

In Brief - July 31, 2014
Longtime Rocker WCCC/Hartford flipping to Christian.
July 30, 2014

Nielsen Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results
Revenues increased 15.0% to $1,594 million, up 15.9% in constant currency

WRQX's Marc Orem Named Cumulus' "CBOS Star of the Week"

In Brief - July 30, 2014
NuVoodoo Media Services promotes Mike O’Connor to EVP/Marketing

FMQB FYI... Links You Should Know About looks back at WBCN
July 29, 2014

SiriusXM Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results
Revenue exceeds $1.0 billion, up 10% from second quarter of 2013

Do It For Kidd

In Brief - July 29, 2014
CCM+E Chicago names Joel Kelly GSM for WKSC and WLIT
July 28, 2014

CCM+E Names Maynard SVP of Programming
Maynard will work closely with CC's National Programming Platforms and Strategic Services teams as well as select local stations

Bob Rivers Ending Long-Running Morning Show

In Brief - July 28, 2014
Clear Channel VP of Talent Development Dennis Clark signs long-term contract
July 25, 2014

This week’s eQB Cover Story features Nielsen SVP of Local Media Product Leadership Farshad Family, who discusses the wide variety of issues and projects the radio ratings arm of Nielsen is currently involved in, from digital audio to PPM and more. In Programming To Win, Robby Bridges examines the long history of radio's resiliance. Question of the Week asks: What artists or bands do you feel are floating under the radar right now, but will break out soon? Plus, Hot Shots and the FMQB History page.

The Week In Review: 7/21-7/25

Pandora Reports Increase In Revenue, Net Loss In Q2
The popular digital music service reported over five billion total listener hours in the second quarter of 2014.

WRQX/Washington, D.C. Announces New Morning Show

In Brief - July 25, 2014
Natalia named PD at WNVZ/Norfolk
July 24, 2014

WQHT (HOT 97) New York Names Jay Dixon As Program Director
Dixon has served as Interim Program Director for HOT 97 since Ebro Darden vacated the position in March 2014 to focus on hosting Ebro in the Morning.

Townsquare Media, Inc. Announces Pricing of Initial Public Offering

iHeartRadio Survey Reveals Funniest Woman in America + Best Disney Song Ever

In Brief - July 24, 2014
July 23, 2014

Taylor Swift, Coldplay & More To Headline 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival
Annual Vegas live music event will also feature Usher, Iggy Azalea, One Direction, Paramore and many, many more.

CC Media Holdings Reports 1% Revenue Increase In Q2

CBS LOCAL Personalizes Event Discovery, Content Delivery With Agreement To Acquire Eventful

Jacobs Media's 6th Annual Public Radio Tech Survey Released

In Brief - July 23, 2014

FMQB FYI... Links You Should Know About
WFNX documentary now streaming online
July 22, 2014

Clear Channel's iHeartRadio Partners With AdsWizz
CCM+E enhances its streaming advertising offering using cutting edge AdsWizz technology.

Nielsen, Pointlogic Forge Strategic Alliance To Develop Next-Gen Media Planning Solutions

Pandora Hires Lars Murray As VP Of Industry Relations

In Brief - July 22, 2014
July 21, 2014

Evolve Music Group Signs Worldwide Agreement With Capitol Music Group
Label is overseen by multi-Grammy Award-winning producer, songwriter and music executive Rodney Jerkins.

Second Annual KBA WKU Radio Talent Institute Underway

2014 Conclave Learning Conference Dates Announced

In Brief - July 21, 2014
July 18, 2014

Hubbard Radio Elevates Drew Horowitz To President/COO
Ginny Morris will remain Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

The Week In Review: 7/14-7/18

CCM+E Names Jeff Davis OM For Greenville & Asheville Markets

Tony Cortez Upped to APD At KTFM/San Antonio

In Brief - July 18, 2014
July 17, 2014

In Brief - July 17, 2014
Ron Rivlin named SVP/Programming & Affiliate Relations for Sun Broadcast Group, Brenda Hetrick rises to VP/Sales and Marketing at Matrix Solutions
July 16, 2014

In Brief - July 16, 2014
Kobe exits WAPE/Jacksonville, Bryan Schock departs KPRI/San Diego, Sirius XM adds a further $2 billion to stock repurchase program
July 15, 2014

In Brief - July 15, 2014
Cumulus/Montgomery names Marvin Kopman VP/Market Manager, Five more from the House of Representatives co-sponsor Local Radio Freedom Act
July 14, 2014

In Brief - July 14, 2014
Darice Lee named Assoc. Director Rock & Alternative Promo at Columbia Records, Evan Lipschutz joins Atlantic Records as VP, A&R

FMQB FYI... Links You Should Know About
Washington Post highlights Clear Channel's "On The Verge" program

FMQB FYI... Links You Should Know About
Independent labels get into the streaming world

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

The Week In Review: 6/30-7/4

The Week In Review: 6/16-6/20

The Year In Review - 2013
Music News

Lorde Pens New Hunger Games Song
The singer will provide a new single for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1, as well as curate the soundtrack. [more]

Quick Hits: Katy Perry, Alicia Keys & Swizz Beatz, Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull, Sixx:A.M., Fitz and The Tantrums

5 Seconds Of Summer Debut At #1, Announce 2015 Tour
Australian Pop act top the sales chart with their self-titled release.

Quick Hits: Foo Fighters, Iggy Azalea, Virgin Free Fest, Maynard James Keenan

Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett Jazz Album Officially Announced
Gaga & Bennett's album of Jazz standards, titled Cheek To Cheek, will be out in the fall, along with a PBS special.

Quick Hits: Jessie J + Ariana Grande + Nicki Minaj, Muse, TV On the Radio, Hozier, Primus, Led Zeppelin

FMQB Retro-Active: Ken Sharp Gets Up Close with Graham Nash and Tom Petty

Quick Hits: Nicki Minaj, Fences / Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Courtney Love / Kurt Cobain biopic, Wings, Bleachers

The Week In Review: 7/21-7/25

Quick Hits: Lil Wayne, Metallica, Pearl Jam, Lionel Richie

MTV Names Iggy Azalea New Host Of House Of Style
"Fancy" rapper will host eight new episodes of the classic MTV fashion show.

Quick Hits: Farm Aid 2014, Beyoncé, Ozzy Osbourne, Stevie Nicks

"Weird Al" Yankovic Lands First #1 Album Of His Career
Yankovic's 14th studio album, Mandatory Fun, gives the parody king his first #1 album ever. Jason Mraz and Rise Against debut in the Top 5.

Quick Hits: Hilary Duff, Pharrell & Miley Cyrus, Jack White, Ryan Adams, Mudvayne / Greg Tribbett

Godsmack Unleashes Epic "Generation Day"
The band's new six-minute song comes from the upcoming album, 1000hp, due August 5.

Quick Hits: MAGIC!, One Direction, Kimbra, Uncle Kracker, Billy Joel

Weezer Goes "Back To The Shack"
The band has released its first new song in four years. A new album is due September 30.

Quick Hits: Avicii, iTunes Festival, Adam Levine, The Script, Demi Lovato, Johnny Marr

Upcoming Maroon 5 Album Features Gwen Stefani Duet
The new Maroon 5 album, called V, will be out September 2.

The Week In Review: 7/14-7/18

Quick Hits: Beyonce, Teen Choice Awards, Aaliyah, The Roots

Beyoncé Leads 2014 MTV Video Music Awards
Bey has eight nods while Eminem and Iggy Azalea have seven nominations each.

Quick Hits: Bruno Mars, Kanye West & Iggy Azalea, Busta Rhymes, The Smashing Pumpkins, Pearl Jam, Johnny Winter

Sia's 1000 Forms Of Fear Is #1
Eclectic singer-songwriter has her first-ever #1 album on this week's sales chart.

Quick Hits: The Beatles, Tool, Jason Mraz, David Bowie

Train Announces Bulletproof Picasso
The band's seventh studio album is due on September 16 via Columbia Records.

Quick Hits: Drake, Blink-182, Pharrell Williams, Gwen Stefani & Gavin Rossdale, Gerard Way, Cold War Kids, Alex & Sierra, Polaris Music Prize

Tommy Ramone Dead At Age 65
The last surviving original member of The Ramones passed away on Friday, July 11.

Quick Hits: Justin Timberlake, Metallica, Radiohead, Halestorm, Kiss, Interpol

Dave Grohl Talks Sonic Highways At HBO Event
The Foo Fighters' main man discussed his upcoming cable mini-series on Thursday.

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

Quick Hits: Beyonce & Jay Z, Live Nation/Yahoo, Kesha, Gerard Way, Garth Brooks

AC/DC Completes Work On New Album
Guitarist Malcolm Young remains hospitalized, so his nephew filled in on the recording.

Quick Hits: Godsmack, Ariana Grande, Vevo LIFT Live, The Beatles

Trey Songz Lands #1 Album With Trigga
R&B singer Songz nabs his second #1 album, while Seether and Robin Thicke debut in the top ten.

Quick Hits: Global Citizens Festival, Weezer, 5 Seconds of Summer, Beck, Courtney Love, Stevie Nicks, Theory Of A Deadman/Fozzy

Taylor Swift: Music Biz Is "Just Coming Alive"
The singer/songwriter penned a piece for the Wall Street Journal that offers an optimistic view of the industry's future.

Quick Hits: Usher, Pink Floyd, The Dead Weather, Queens of the Stone Age

Pink Floyd To Drop New Album In October
The band's first album in 20 years will be called The Endless River.

Quick Hits: Aloe Blacc, Slipknot, Jessica Simpson, Meek Mill, alt-J, Andre 3000 / Jimi Hendrix

Pharrell's "Happy" To Have Biggest Digital Song
At the halfway point of 2014, Pharrell Williams' "Happy" is the biggest-selling digital song of the year... so far.

Quick Hits: Ariana Grande, Madonna, Korn, Miley Cyrus & Lily Allen, Shakira


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