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

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
August 31, 2016

Greg Marella Named EVP/Promotion At Capitol Music Group
Highly respected executive to serve as key member of CMG's Senior Management Team.

Benztown Launches “Behind the Song” Audio Documentary Series

Digital Content Innovator Shawn Quinn Joins KCJK (X105.1)/Kansas City As Morning Show Host

MIW Radio Group Names Erika Beasley The Inaugural “MIW Rising Star“
August 30, 2016

Power 105.1/New York Announces Star-Studded Lineup For Powerhouse 2016
Usher, Bryson Tiller, Wiz Khalifa, Tory Lanez and more set to perform live at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Forbes & PodcastOne Announce Partnership

WOGL/Philadelphia Names Nicky G Music Director

In Brief - August 30, 2016
Tinashe added to The Daytime Village at 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival .
August 29, 2016

Cumulus Promotes Justin Hach To VP/Digital For San Francisco Cluster
Hach oversee all digital and social strategies, development, content and revenue for Cumulus’ six Bay Area radio stations.

Entercom Boston Names Harris & DiLuca To New Sales Managers Roles
August 26, 2016

iHeartMedia Names Michael Saunders Urban Brand Coordinator & PD For KQBT/Houston
Saunders will serve on the Urban Brand Management Team, which provides strategic guidance to the company’s Urban music brands.

GUESS And Republic Records Join To Launch GUESS Music
August 25, 2016

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.

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

Cumulus Promotes Jessica Poxson To APD At WDRQ (NASH FM 93.1)/Detroit

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
Music News

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

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

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

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

Selena Gomez Taking Time Away From Career For Health Reasons
Gomez told People she is taking a break to deal with anxiety, panic attacks and depression caused by lupus.

Quick Hits: Chris Brown, Daya, "Blurred Lines," Eddie Vedder, Charlie Puth, Ryan Adams

Quick Hits: Justin Bieber & The Weeknd, Drake & Kanye West, Jimmy Eat World

Beyoncé Dominates 2016 MTV VMAs
In addition to a show-stopping performance, Beyoncé took home eight Moon Men.

Frank Ocean Debuts Atop Billboard 200 with Blonde
R&B singer earns the third-largest debut of 2016 with his Apple-exclusive new album.

Quick Hits: Drake, Usher, Florence + the Machine, Jon Bon Jovi

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

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

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