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Clear Channel Rebrands As iHeartMedia
The company has a new name, effective today. Other company brands, such as iHeartRadio, Premiere Networks, and Katz Media Group, will retain their names. [more]


Republic Records Restructures Media Department, Adds Key Executives

NRG Media Namees Erica Dreyer Director Of Integrated Media

In Brief - September 16, 2014
September 15, 2014

WLUP-FM/Chicago Takes Fresh Direction With New Weekday Line-up, Nationwide Talent Search
New weekday line-up features the addition of personalities Tim Virgin, Lyndsey Marie and Pyke.

CCM+E San Antonio Names Don Gosselin PD For KAJA, KRPT

Justin Wittmayer Appointed VP/Market Manager For Cumulus San Francisco

BIA/Kelsey Releases New Study On SMB Social Media Usage

In Brief - September 15, 2014
September 12, 2014

Republic Records Names Rick Krim EVP, Artist Development
Krim will be responsible for fostering and encouraging the development and growth of various artists on the company's roster.

BIA/Kelsey Releases New Study On SMB Social Media Usage

The Week In Review: 9/8-9/12

NAB Donates To Committee To Protect Journalists In Honor of James Foley, Steven Sotloff

2014 NAB Marconi Radio Award Winners Announced

iStream Data Debuts, Appoints VP/GM

In Brief - September 12, 2014
September 11, 2014

CBS Radio, United Stations Radio Networks To Launch Scott Shannon Presents "America's Greatest Hits"
The four-hour weekend show will be highlighted by artist interviews, song countdowns, one-hit-wonders and commentary from Shannon

iBiquity Digital, TagStationTo Deliver Next Generation Of The Digital Dash

Pandora Strikes US Licensing Deal With BMG

NAB President, CEO Gordon Smith Opens 2014 Radio Show

In Brief - September 11, 2014
September 10, 2014

Warner Music Group Creates Unified Global Business Development Team

HD Radio Broadcast Momentum Continues

iStreamMusic.com Expands Music Channel Lineup

In Brief - September 10, 2014
September 9, 2014

Live365 Appoints Dennis Constantine Director Of Broadcasting
Live365 restructures the broadcast team as it looks toward a future of new ideas and innovation

Howard Gabriel Named EVP, Marketing For Warner Bros. Records

Jelli Achieves Milestone Serving One Billion Programmatic Ads This Year

In Brief - September 9, 2014
Chase Daniels upped to PD at WNTR/Indianapolis
September 8, 2014

NuVoodoo Ratings Prospects Study Shows Radio Strong With Ratings Prospects
Radio remains highly relevant, especially among those who would be inclined to participate in the current ratings system.

Tim Martin Named Director Of Digital Content For NRG Media

jacAPPS Launching New Radio App Platform

In Brief - September 8, 2014
September 5, 2014

eQB NOW
In this week's Cover Story we feature WFLY/Albany APD/MD Marissa Landchak. Marissa is celebrating ten years at the heritage Top 40 station which is concurrently enjoying its 35th anniversary in the format. FLY 92 thrives in a very special class of Pop stations that have managed to withstand the test of time and remain a winning and relevant brand for three and half decades. Marissa is certainly one of the central reasons the station currently stays on top. In Programming To Win, Pat Welsh gives a list of potential topics and ideas that programmers can teach to their staffers. From airchecking talent to fully understanding ratings methodology, there is always something new to be learned at your station. Question of the Week asks: Which three songs best define the summer of 2014 for your format? Plus, Hot Shots and the FMQB History page.

The Week In Review: 9/1-9/5

Chicago Radio Veteran Tommy Edwards Retiring After Five Decades Of Broadcasting
Farewell send-off begins on Monday, September 8

In Brief - September 5, 2014
WGYL/West Palm Beach PD/afternoon host Darrin Arriens exits, Aaron Santini named Brand Manager at WKHQ/Traverse City
September 4, 2014

Cumulus Media Announces New Organizational Leadership Structure
Part of the executive organizational changes will be eliminating its Co-Chief Operating Officer positions.

Cumulus Promotes Dan Bennett To RVP In Houston And Dallas

Cox Media Group Names John Larson New Classic Hits Radio Format Leader

Rdio Updates App To Lead With Free Internet Radio Service, Introduces Personalization And Discovery Features

Nielsen Audio Today Report: New Insights Into Network Radio Listeners

In Brief - September 4, 2014
September 3, 2014

BIA/Kelsey: Small/Medium Businesses To Spend More Than $50 Billion On Local Media By 2015
Research firm releases first round of data from its upcoming U.S. Local Media Forecast report.

Radio One And Katz Radio Group Sign New Multi-Year Agreement

Carolina Bermudez Returns To Radio On WKTU/New York

Cash Money/Young Money Records Announces Digital Partnership with Funk Flex

John Vilade Named VP, National Digital Sales, CBS Local Media

In Brief - September 3, 2014
September 2, 2014

Triton Digital Announces New Advertising Platform for Live and On-Demand Broadcasters
CBS Radio, Cumulus, Rdio, and RadioIO using Tap to streamline ad operations and maximize revenues

In Brief - September 2, 2014
Brett Fennell joins Cox Media Group as new SVP/CFO, Jack Diamond exits mornings at XHPRS/San Diego
August 29, 2014

The Week In Review: 8/24-8/29

The Week In Review: 8/18-8/22

NuVoodoo Ratings Prospect Study Reveals Broadcast Radio Beats Pandora For Music Satisfaction

CBS Radio Adds To Sports Programming Leadership Team

iHeartRadio Survey: Carrie Underwood Music’s Best Female Role Model

In Brief - August 21, 2014
August 20, 2014

Cox Media Group Tampa Names Dan Mason OM For HOT 101.5, 97X, 102.5 The Bone
Mason will also serve as Director of Branding and Programming for WPOI (HOT 101.5).

Logan Named PD/Morning Host At WNCV/Fort Walton Beach

Jay Towers Promoted To Anchor Of Fox 2 Morning News in Detroit

In Brief - August 20, 2014
August 19, 2014

Greg Ausham Named PD At WNNX/Atlanta
Appointment of the 30-year programming professional is effective immediately.

Emmis Communications, Beasley Broadcast Group Deploy Jelli Radio Ad Platform In Major Markets

Cumulus Taps Dan Mandis As PD Of WWTN/Nashville

In Brief - August 19, 2014
August 18, 2014

Republic Records Promotes David "Davey Dee" Ingenloff to VP/Rhythm Crossover Promotion
Ingenloff will spearhead, execute crossover initiatives at rhythm radio, introducing and breaking pop and urban singles at the format in the process.

NAB President/CEO Gordon Smith To Keynote The Conclave

Westwood One Names George King VP/Programming, Network Formats

Cox Media Group Miami Launches The DJ Laz Morning Show on WFLC

Vince Szydlowski Named SVP, Label Sales For Capitol Music Group

In Brief - August 18, 2014

FMQB FYI... Links You Should Know About
Boston.com looks back at WBCN

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

The Week In Review: 8/4-8/8

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

The Year In Review - 2013
Music News

Taylor Swift Talks 1989
The title refers to the year of Swift's birth, but also gives a nod to "a very experimental time in Pop music." [more]


One Direction Says "Steal My Girl"
The first official single from Four will be unleashed on September 29.

Quick Hits: Beyoncé & Jay Z, Neil Young's Bridge School Benefit, Bon Jovi, George Harrison

Quick Hits: Gwen Stefani, Iggy Azalea, Demi Lovato, Calvin Harris, Ellie Goulding, Kendrick Lamar

U2 Already Plotting Next Album?
The band offers a behind-the-scenes video of studio footage and Bono hints at "Songs of Experience."

The Week In Review: 9/8-9/12

Quick Hits: Madonna & Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Ariana Grande, iHeartRadio Australia Music Festival, Stevie Wonder

Maroon 5 Land Second #1 Album With V
The Pop group's new album hits #1, while Jeezy debuts at #2 with Seen it All: The Autobiography.

Ariana Grande To Hit The Road For "The Honeymoon Tour"

Quick Hits: Nicki Minaj, Paul McCartney, John Mellencamp, The Lumineers

U2 Gives Away New Album Via iTunes
The band surprises fans with a sudden free digital release of Songs of Innocence.

Quick Hits: Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys, Avicii, P!nk, Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie

One Direction Announce The Release Of New Album FOUR
The band offers free track download, “Fireproof,” as a "Thank You" to fans for 24 hours only.

Quick Hits: G.R.L.

The Week In Review: 9/1-9/5

Drake Leads BET Hip-Hop Awards with Eight Nods
Jay Z, Future and Pharrell Williams follow Drake with six nominations each.

Quick Hits: Fall Out Boy, George Harrison, Nick Jonas

Quick Hits: Iggy Azalea, Metallica / One Direction, Jane's Addiciton & CBGB Music and Film Festival

Ariana Grande Lands Two #1 Albums In Under A Year
Grande's new album My Everything is the Pop singer's second to top the SoundScan sales chart.

Taylor Swift Shatters Airplay Record with "Shake It Off"

Maroon 5 Announces World Tour

Quick Hits: Foo Fighters, Radiohead, Wilco

Bicoastal Made In America Festival A Success
Jay Z's Labor Day weekend event expanded to Los Angeles as well as Philadelphia.

Usher Brings UR Experience to 27 Cities
The singer will launch a tour in November to promote his upcoming eighth studio album.

Quick Hits: Taylor Swift / The Voice, Bastille, TV On The Radio, Atreyu, Faith No More, Haerts, New Order, George Harrison

MTV VMAs Spike Sales For Beyoncé and More
Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Maroon 5 and others saw an immediate sales spike after the airing of the MTV awards show.

Quick Hits: Bruce Springsteen, John Legend, Shakira

The Week In Review: 8/24-8/29

Quick Hits: Chris Brown, Weezer, Miley Cyrus, Brandon Flowers, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan

Wiz Khalifa Earns First #1 Album, Taylor Swift Debuts At #1 With New Single
Wiz Khalifa debuts at #1 on album chart with Blacc Hollywood while Taylor Swift explodes at #1 with new single "Shake It Off."

Quick Hits: Ariana Grande, Kings of Leon, Lady Gaga, Neil Young

Usher Slowly Revealing Tour Plans
The singer is gradually rolling out some dates on his website, as well as a new video.

Quick Hits: Bad Boy Records, Ty Dolla $ign, Gerard Way, Bob Dylan

Beyoncé, Miley Cyrus Rule 2014 MTV VMAs
Queen B was honored with four awards, but Cyrus took home Video of the Year for "Wrecking Ball."

Slipknot Unmasks Details of The Gray Chapter
The band's fifth album will be released on October 21.

Quick Hits: Eminem & Shady Records, Ed Sheeran, Prince, Grouplove, Cobra Starship

Quick Hits: Jessie J, Foo Fighters, Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon, Genesis, Fall Out Boy

The Week In Review: 8/18-8/22

Nickelback Signs With Republic Records
The Canadian rockers released their new single "Edge Of A Revolution" this week.

Quick Hits: Nico & Vinz, Sam Smith, Weezer, Ariana Grande, Shelby Lynne, Enrique Iglesias, T.I., Iggy Azalea

Quick Hits: album sales, Taylor Swift, Foo Fighters, Super Bowl halftime show, Gerard Way, Tiesto, Smashing Pumpkins

New Taylor Swift Album Due Out October 27
Swift announced her new album 1989 and unveiled her new single "Shake It Off" in a live streaming event.

Quick Hits: Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett, Haim, Fashion Rocks concert, T.I., iTunes Festival, Unlocking the Truth, Leonard Cohen

Colbie Caillat Sets September 30 Street Date
The singer will offer her Gypsy Heart in September, on the heels of hit single "Try."

Quick Hits: Coldplay, U2, Christina Aguilera, B.o.B, Wiz Khalifa, Becky G, Bob Seeger

Lil Wayne's Tha Carter V Coming October 28
Weezy appeared on SportsCenter this morning to reveal his latest album cover and release date.

Quick Hits: Nickelback, Sia, Shindig Music Festival, Def Jam Records, Annie Lennox

The Week In Review: 8/11-8/15

Quick Hits: Taylor Swift, Sam Smith, Meghan Trainor, Primus / Tool, Becky G, John Mellencamp

Guardians Of The Galaxy's Awesome Mix Hits #1
New releases from Godsmack and Spoon debut in the top 5 on the Nielsen SoundScan sales chart.

Quick Hits: Nicki Minaj, Death Cab For Cutie, Metro Station, Celine Dion, She & Him, Karen O

Honda Stage Launches at iHeartRadio Theater L.A.
Ariana Grande will be the next artist to take the Honda Stage for a live stream event.

Quick Hits: Kings Of Leon, Daft Punk, Linkin Park's Joe Hahn, Goo Goo Dolls, Bob Weir & RatDog

Foo Fighters Set November 10 Street Date
The band also revealed the eight-song tracklist for Sonic Highways.

Quick Hits: Kings Of Leon, Teen Choice Awards, Taylor Swift, Capital Cities, Five Finger Death Punch, Dirty Heads, Paul McCartney

iHeartRadio Throwing A Party For Maroon 5
CCM+E and The CW will team with Maroon 5 to celebrate the release of their new album V later this month in L.A.

The Week In Review: 8/4-8/8

Quick Hits: Iggy Azalea & Rita Ora, Foo Fighters, Odd Future

MTV VMAs to Honor Beyoncé
The singer will receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, and she will perform on the show.

Quick Hits: Linkin Park, K.Michelle, Lady Gaga, Robert Plant, The Who

Tom Petty Lands First-Ever #1 Album
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers' new album Hypnotic Eye is the veteran rockers' first to debut at #1.

FMQB Photo Pass: Lollapalooza 2014

Quick Hits: Paramore, Foo Fighters, Maroon 5, Mariah Carey, The Civil Wars

FMQB Photo Pass: Katy Perry

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