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Study: Just Over Half Of At Work Listening Goes To Radio
Alan Burns/Strategic Solutions Research details data on at work listening habits. [more]

iHeartMedia Names Blaine Jackson PD At WLUB/Augusta

CMG Atlanta Radio Names Jaleigh Long Director of Sales

In Brief - February 21, 2017
February 20, 2017

Study: Radio Dominates In Connected Cars
Alan Burns/Strategic Solutions research details where radio ranks with in car listening habits.
February 17, 2017

Study: Women to Radio: I Love You, But….
Alan Burns/Strategic Solutions research shows enormous positives but two areas of concern.

iHeartMedia Fort Myers Adds New Nighttime On-Air Hosts Lulu & Lala On Y100.1

Entercom Los Angeles Extends KSWD's "Uncle Joe'Benson
February 16, 2017

Study: Who Do Women Love Most – Radio or Pandora?
Alan Burns and Associates with Strategic Solutions Research release more insights from "What Women Want 2017."

Prince Streaming Activity Explodes

Kathy Romano To Bring "Her Story" To WBEN/Phiadelphia
February 15, 2017

CBS Corp Revenue Up in 2016, Radio Now "Discontinued Operations"
Full year revenue for CBS hit $13.17 billion last year, though it fell in Q4.

Z90 "EPIC 48 2.0" Wraps, Includes Meeting Lady Gaga At The Big Game

MIW Radio Group: 2016 Gender Analysis
February 14, 2017

BuzzAngle Music: 2017 GRAMMYs Impact
The awards telecast provided nominated and performing artists with an immediate boost to their album and single sales.

Universal Music Publishing Group Appoints Walter Jones VP/Creative

The Conclave To Honor John Gehron With Rockwell Award

Report: Millennials Don't Hate Radio

Bob Garrett Memorial Fund
February 13, 2017

Adele Dominates 59th Annual Grammy Awards
The British singer took home all three major trophies for Album of the Year, Record of the Year and Song of the Year.

Todd "Carson" Zarnitz Named PM Drive Host for KKRZ/Portland & KPWK/Seattle

UMG Relaunches Polygram Entertainment

WRVW/Nashville To Present “Live. Life. Love: A Concert for Suicide Prevention”

CMG Miami Names Michael Baisden Afternoon Drive Host At WHQT
February 10, 2017

Nielsen Reports Increased Revenue in 2016, Q4
The ratings giant saw its full year revenue grow 2.2% last year, but net income dropped.

Pandora Revenue and Net Losses Both Up in Q4, 2016 Full Year Report
February 9, 2017

CBS Radio Chicago Names Greg Solk OM/PD At WXRT & WJMK
Longtime radio vet will oversee programming on Triple A 93XRT and Classic Hits KHits.

PodcastOne Announces Results of Brand Lift Studies Conducted by Edison Research

Study: "What Women Want 2017" Set To Roll Out Next Week
February 8, 2017

BMLG Names Mike Rittberg Chief Marketing Officer
Label vet joins Big Machine Label Group overseeing various branding and marketing efforts.

Cumulus Promotes Katie Neal To Midday Middays On WNSH/New York

KCYE/Las Vegas Announces Series of Staff Alignments
February 7, 2017

Mike Preston Departs Entercom Seattle
Preston exits Entercom at the end of month where he oversaw the company's Country and Rhythmic AC brands.

iHeartMedia Atlanta Names Otis Maher MD/Afternoon Drive Host For WUBL/Atlanta

Warner Music Group Reports Results For Fiscal First Quarter

Warner Bros. Records Appoints Bobbie Gale VP/Communications & Media
February 6, 2017

Chase Murphy Named PD At KHMX/Houston
Murphy will oversee programming and digital for CBS Radio Hot AC Mix 96.5.

Cumulus Names Don Pollnow VP//Market Manager For Green Bay, WI

The Conclave Summer Learning Conference Sets Agenda for July

In Brief - February 6, 2017
Jon Marks Joins 94WIP/Philadelphia, Entercom/Sacramento Moves Top 40 outlet The End from 107.9 KDND to 106.5 KUDL
February 3, 2017

Cox Media Group Names Rick Thomas OM For Tampa Cluster
Thomas will also serve as Top 4O WPOI Director of Branding and Programming.

iHeartMedia Tucson Names Mike Saffer Market President

Beasley Media Group To Divest Stations In Greeville-New Bern-Jacksonville, NC

City of Hope Presents The 11th Annual Taste of Hope

SiriusXM Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2016 Results
January 2, 2017

CBS Radio and Entercom Announce Merger
The deal combines the two ownership groups, giving Entercom a national footprint of 244 stations.

Cumulus Taps Zannie K. As APD/Afternoon Drive Host For WGVX/Minneapolis

Netflix Signs Exclusive Music Publishing Deal With BMG

Coleman Insights Signs Key Executives To New Contracts: John Boyne And Sam Milkman Upped To EVP

Rostrum Records Names Jonathan Partch General Manager

Chadd & Kristi To Debut On WBRN (b98.7)/Tampa

In Brief - February 2, 2017
Rare Opening at Power 106 Los Angeles
February 1, 2017

iHeartMedia Names Sean Strife PD At KSOY/Cedar Rapids
Strife will bring his major market experience to the company's new Top 40 station.

2017 Is "The Year Of Sire" As Label Marks 50th Anniversary

Cumulus Promotes Cody Welling To VP/Market Manager For Shreveport/Bossier City, LA, Station Group
January 31, 2017

Cumulus Media Names Chris Monk RVP For Saginaw And Flint Markets
Monk will oversee the company’s nine radio stations in Saginaw and Flint while also serving as Market Manager for four-station cluster in Saginaw.

Michael Bryan Joins CAA

Nielsen Study Looks At Holiday Listening
January 30, 2017

David Wolter Named EVP of Virgin Records
Highly regarded music executive returns to label home where he ascended to his first executive position.

Entercom Launches Content Innovation Group

Sunday Night Slow Jams’ R Dub! Launches “Slow Jams 4 Kids” To Bring Clean Water To Children In Africa

BMG Acquires BBR Music Group
January 27, 2017

Todd Cavanah Adds PD Duties At WUSN/Chicago
Cavanah will continue to oversee programming in his VP role at the CBS Radio Chicago cluster.

WMGC (105.1 The Bounce)/Detroit Staffs Up
January 26, 2017

CBS Radio Signs Guy Phillips To An Extension At KYKY/St. Louis
37-year market vet signs multi-year deal to continue hosting morning drive.

WHTP (Hot 104.7)/Portland Promotes Hayley Smith-Rose To APD

CBS Radio DC Partners With Wrapify
January 25, 2017

John Peake Named PD of KOST & KBIG/L.A.
Peake to oversee two iHeartMedia-Los Angeles stations.

Cumulus Launches New Top 40 KENZ (Power 94.9)/Salt Lake City

KGSR/Austin Promotes Emily McIntosh To PD

Coleman Insights Names David Baird & Eileen Genna To New VP Positions

In Brief - January 25, 2017
Michael Fang stepping down at Q Prime
January 24, 2017

BIA/Kelsey: Location-Targeted Mobile Ad Spending to Pass $32B in 2021
Revenue forecasts annual U.S. mobile ad spending will grow at a rapid rate.

iHeartMedia Washington, DC Names Riley Co-Host On Hot 99.5's The Kane Show

WMMR/Philadelphia Adds Brent Porche To Host Overnights

Cumulus Adds Staff At WKQX/Chicago
January 23, 2017

Ajit Pai Officially Named New FCC Chairman
As expected, the Republican FCC member will serve as the Commission's new Chair.

Sprint Acquires 33% Of Tidal

KHTS (Channel 933)/San Diego Names Ethan Cole New Nighttime Host

Alpha Media Moberly-Macon Names Mike Jenkins Market Manager

Beasley Media Group Tampa Bay Florida Introduces Playa 106.9, Salsa y Mas!

Hackers Hack Hot 99.5/Washington, DC
January 20, 2017

WMOV (Movin 107.7)/Norfolk Names Danny Meyers PD/Morning Host
Meyers will oversee on-air content and music programming and will serve as morning show host.

WBFX (101.3 The Brew)/Grand Rapids Set To Debuts Rover’s Morning Glory

WRVW and Promotion in Motion
January 19, 2017

Afternoons With Adam Bomb Debuts on Q100/Atlanta
Veteran Atlanta DJ and syndicated host Adam Bomb takes over afternoons at CHR WWWQ (Q100).

Beasley Media Group Names Randy Bliss OM For Fayetteville Market

Beasley Media Group Expands Responsibilities For Urban PD Tap Money

Nadine Santos Promoted To Director/Programming & Artist Relations At Music Choice

UMG And Alex Da Kid Sign Multi-Faceted Agreement

Debra Green Takes Over Nights On WSRV/The River
January 18, 2017

Gregg Nadel Named President of Elektra Records
Veteran Atlantic/Elektra A&R & Marketing exec rises to top spot at iconic label.

CBS Radio Rebrands KVIL And AMPs Up The Dallas-Fort Worth Market

KDND/Sacramento Is Looking For Next Night Superstar
January 17, 2017

Angi Taylor Joins The Rendezvous
Taylor will co-host The Rendezvous, a nationally syndicated night radio show, with Simon Marcel.

Randy Savage Joins Cumulus As OM Wilkes Barre/Scranton, PA Cluster

Hubbard Radio Chicago Signs Eric & Kathy To Multi-Year Agreement

Jill Devine Signs Multi-Year Renewal At KYKY/St. Louis
January 13, 2017

Pandora Expects To Exceed Q4 2016 Guidance, Citing Subscription Momentum and RPM Growth
Despite its growth efficiency measures set to effect 7 percent of workforce by the end of Q1 2017.

SiriusXM Launches "Hits 1 in Hollywood"

In Brief - January 13, 2017
Wendy Rollins named APD of WRDA (Radio 105.7)/Atlanta, Ed Sheeran visits CBS Radio
January 12, 2017

Beasley Names Debbie Mazella Program Director Of Magic 98.3/New Jersey
Mazella remains in her highly rated 10AM-3PM shift while assuming Programming responsibilities.

The Dave & Mahoney Morning Show Returns To KXTE (X107.5)/Las Vegas
January 11, 2017

Cumulus Promotes Matt Raback To VP/Market Manager For York-Lancaster-Reading, PA
17-year radio sales executive to oversee company's six station cluster.

Crystal Castorena Named GM For Impact Radio Group

Justin Luvv Named Afternoon On-Air Personality/Imaging Director For WRWM/Indianapolis
January 10, 2017

Ron Parker Named New Afternoon Host At WLS-FM/Chicago
Veteran radio broadcaster segues from the Big Apple to the Windy City.

KLOS/Los Angeles Kicks Off 2017 With New Programming Additions

Mark Kassof & Co. Launches Mobile Music Test
January 9, 2017

Steve Butler Renews With CBS Radio As VP/News Programming
Butler will also continue to serve as PD for KYW/Philadelphia under his multi-year renewal.

Beasley Media Group Promotes AJ Lurie To VP/Market Manager, Wilmington, Delaware

Cumulus Promotes Wallace To OM, Shickles To PD In Flint, MI

Beasley Names Brian Samborski Regional Director/National Sales

Trish Gazall Signs Multi-Year Renewal At KEZK/St. Louis
January 6, 2017

Nathan Fast To Host Mornings on KVIL/Dallas-Fort Worth
Night host arrives from San Diego for wake up duties in the lone star state.

iHeartMedia Austin Extends Agreement with The Bama, Rob & Heather Show on KVET FM

Emmis Announces Third Quarter Earnings

SiriusXM Exceeds 2016 Subscriber Guidance; Issues 2017 Subscriber and Financial Guidance
January 5, 2017

iHeartMedia Orlando Expands Three Programming Roles
Brian Mack, Jack Bradshaw & Dwight "D-Strong" Rickett all earn new PD stripes.

CBS Radio Philadelphia Relaunches WZMP-FM As "Today's 96.5"

Johnnie D Named Program Director At WGCI/Chicago

Beasley Launches New Mainstream AC B98.7 In Tampa

Entercom Launches New Urban WKAF (The New 97.7) In Boston

iHeartRadio's On Demand Services Officially Launch

Matt Cord Debuts As Co-Host Of New 95.7 Ben FM Morning Show In Philly
January 4, 2017

Fourth Annual iHeartRadio Music Awards Nominees Announced
Drake, The Chainsmokers and Justin Timberlake are among the top nominees. Bruno Mars is the first announced performer.

David Nathan Joins S-Curve/BMG As Head Of Promotion

iHeartMedia Richmond Names Chuck "DZL" Thompson PD At XL102

Marilyn Russell Joins Breakfast Club On WOGL/Philadelphia
January 3, 2017

WSNX/Grand Rapids Announces The Debut of Mojo In The Morning
Mojo in the Morning will air weekday mornings and will continue to broadcast from its Detroit studio.

BuzzAngle Music Releases Year-End Industry Report

Cumulus Media-Kansas City Enhances Programming At KMJK-FM & KCMO-AM/FM

Guenn Returns to The Ace & TJ Show

iHeartMedia Denver Debuts New Programming & Personalities

KKSW/Topeka-Lawrence Moves Shonzi To Mornings Among New Year Changes

Hot Shots: Rae Sremmurd Love LA...Radio!
January 2, 2017

Our YEAR-END AT ISSUE: Radio’s Future Path for 2017 and Beyond! features insightful and profound perspectives from this year’s distinguished panel of experts including: Dom Theodore, Jonathan Shuford, Jimmy Steal, Toby Knapp, Kobe, Jeff Hurley, Brad Kelly, Mike O’Donnell, R Dub!, Robby Bridges, Fred Jacobs, Mike Henry and Bob Quick. In Programming to Win Fred Jacobs addresses the concept of why programmers tactically might consider thinking like salespeople. YEAR-END Question of the Week displays a cadre of industry pros recalling their Most Memorable Moments of 2017, while Hot Shots visits some Jingle Balls and FMQB History Page takes a bow for the year as well.
Music News

Fifty Shades Darker Soundtrack Debuts Atop Billboard 200
Grammy bump helps Adele, Bruno Mars, Beyoncé and The Weeknd. [more]

James Brown's Drummer Clyde Stubblefield Dies
The "Funky Drummer" was 73 years old.

Quick Hits: Katy Perry, Ottawa Bluesfest Lineup

Quick Hits: The Roots Picnic, Ringo Starr & Paul McCartney, Lana Del Rey

Republic Records, ZXL Music & The Grimmie Family To Release New Christine Grimmie Music
The partnership will include Grimmie's EP Side B to be released in March. New single "Invisible" is out now.

Linkin Park Announce New Album, Release Single "Heavy"
Veteran band's newest song features vocals from Kiiara.

Migos Joins With Motown & Capitol Records

Quick Hits: Beyonce, Adele, Metallica, Michael Jackson, OneRepublic

Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran, The Chainsmokers, Shawn Mendes, Noah Cyrus, Bruno Mars Set To Perform At The 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards
Ryan Seacrest to host 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards, Sunday March 5, Live on TBS, TNT and truTV.

Future Announces New Album Out Friday
The rapper also will hit the road this spring and summer and appears on Maroon 5's new single.

Quick Hits: Pitbull, Lorde, G-Eazy, Camila Cabello

Quick Hits: Katy Perry, The Chainsmokers, Chance The Rapper

Prince's Early Catalog Comes to Streaming Services
Much of the late music icon's WBR back catalog now available digitally.

Metallica Announces WorldWired Tour
Rock icons touring North America for the first time since 2009.

Quick Hits: DJ Khaled / Beyoncé / Jay Z, Al Jarreau, WayHome Festival

Katy Perry Releases New Single "Chained to the Rhythm"
The Pop star will perform her newest track at the Grammys this weekend.

UMG to Manage Much of Prince's Recording Catalog
The deal covers his NPG Records releases and future collections of unreleased material.
Quick Hits: Jack Johnson, Aretha Franklin

Grammys Announce Tributes to Prince & George Michael
The late music superstars will be honored this Sunday night.

Quick Hits: Katy Perry, Garbage, Blondie

Katy Perry, Lady Gaga & More Join Grammy Lineup
Even more performers are added to this Sunday's Grammy Awards.

Quick Hits: Drake, The Weeknd, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Incubus, Jimmy Eat World

Lady Gaga Lights Up Super Bowl Halftime, Announces Joanne World Tour
Gaga impressed with a flashy medley, then reveals 2017 arena dates.

Migos Leads Five New Billboard Chart Debuts
An eclectic mix of new releases arrive in the top ten of the Billboard 200.

Quick Hits: John Legend, Muse & 30 Seconds to Mars, Blink-182, Deftones & Rise Against, Silversun Pickups, Bush

Quick Hits: The Grammys, Lady Gaga, ACLU benefit concert, Paramore

Quick Hits: Kids' Choice Awards, Grammy Awards, Cold War Kids

Nickleback Announce New Album, North American Tour
The veteran rockers will release Feed The Machine on June 9.

Quick Hits: Beyoncé, Depeche Mode, Lollapalooza Berlin, Blondie

The Weeknd, Alicia Keys, Maren Morris & More Added to Grammy Performer Lineup
A Tribe Called Quest, Dave Grohl & Anderson .Paak join the list of performers for the 59th Annual Grammy Awards.

Quick Hits: John Wetton, Prince, GLAAD Media Awards, Bob Dylan, Forecastle Festival

John Mayer Announces Tour, Debuts at #2 on Billboard 200
Mayer will visit arenas this spring on his The Search for Everything World Tour.

Quick Hits: The Chainsmokers, Kings of Leon, Black Sabbath

The Weeknd, Muse & Twenty One Pilots Lead Firefly Fest Lineup
Bob Dylan and Chance the Rapper are also among the headliners for the annual festival.

Quick Hits: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Taylor Swift & Zayn, Ciara, Mastodon

Quick Hits: Adam Lambert, Queen, Kendrick Lamar, Future

Quick Hits: Bruno Mars, Bunbury Music Festival, Nickleback

Quick Hits: Justin Timberlake, Fifth Harmony, Pixies

Sasquatch Fest Lineup Led by Twenty One Pilots, Chance the Rapper & Frank Ocean
The annual eclectic festival will take place over Memorial Day weekend in Washington state.

Quick Hits: The xx, Mumford & Sons, The 1975, The Decemberists, The Roches

Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears Among People's Choice Award Winners
Britney and JT won multiple times during Wednesday night's awards show.

Quick Hits: Adele, Train, Arcade Fire

Quick Hits: Grammy Lineup, Audioslave, Third Eye Blind

Maroon 5 Scores Their Ninth #1 Top 40 Hit
Band also lands their twelfth HOT AC #1!

Quick Hits: Lollapalooza Paris, Metallica, Brit Awards, U2, Radiohead, George Harrison, Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds

Quick Hits: Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande, John Legend, Fifty Shades Darker, Trent Reznor

U2, Chili Peppers, The Weeknd & Chance the Rapper Headlining Bonnaroo
The lineup for the annual, massive music festival in Manchester, TN is announced.

Quick Hits: Ed Sheeran, Prince

Quick Hits: Rocklahoma, Prince's Estate, Big Sean, Shaky Knees Music Festival, Spoon

U2 Announce Joshua Tree Anniversary Tour
The band will play stadiums this year to celebrate the 30th birthday of the biggest album.

Quick Hits: Panorama Festival, Green Day, Billboard 200, A Perfect Circle

Ed Sheeran Releases Two New Singles
"Shape Of You" and "Castle On The Hill" arrive from the superstar singer.

Tool, Chance the Rapper & Phoenix Headlining Governors Ball
The NYC festival also includes Lorde, Childish Gambino, Cage the Elephant and many others.

Beyoncé, Radiohead & Kendrick Lamar Headlining Coachella 2017
The massive California music festival has announced its lineup.

Quick Hits: BottleRock Napa Valley Festival, The Chainsmokers, Ed Sheeran

FMQB Retro-Active: Ken Sharp Revisits the Iconic Album Pet Sounds, and Delves Into New Music with Joyous Wolf
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