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2015 NAB Marconi Radio Award Winners Announced

In Brief - October 2, 2015
October 1, 2015

Cumulus Announces Programming Moves In Indianapolis & Atlanta
Stephen Giuttari joins as PD WFMS/Indy, Scott Lindy takes PD reins at WKHX/Atlanta and Corporate PD role, Greg Frey becomes Corporte PD/CountryFormats.

iHeartMedia Savannah Names Jonathan "JR" Reed Program Director At WAEV

Concord Bicycle Music Announces Major Strategic Investment In Razor & Tie Enterprises LLC

Nielsen & Westwood One Renew Relationship
September 30, 2015

Sean Atkins Named President Of MTV
Youth entertainment brand taps digital and studio production executive from Discovery Communications.

The T.J. Martell Foundation Annouces The Clive Davis Research Fellowship Award

Cox Media Atlanta Names Tripp West Music Director/Midday Host On B98.5

In Brief - September 30, 2015
September 29, 2015

Cumulus Media Appoints Mary G. Berner CEO
Founder/CEO Lew Dickey moves to Vice Chairman in a major executive reorganization within the company.

iHeartRadio Music Festival Makes Billions Of Impressions On Social Media

Cox Media Group Jacksonville Launches New Easy 106.5

HD Radio Technology Expands Automotive Offerings

In Brief - September 29, 2015

iHeartMedia Tucson Names Carl Anderson Market President
Anderson to lead broadcast, digital, mobile, social and live event efforts for Tucson's iconic brands including the legendary KRQ.

iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour Returns Presented by Capital One

The CW and iHeartMedia Announce New Multi-Year Broadcast Agreement

Former Warner Bros. Records President Livia Tortella Launches Black Box

In Brief - September 28, 2015
September 25, 2015

FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly Headlines Session At 2015 Radio Show
O'Rielly will provide opening remarks for the Radio Show session "FCC Experts Talk Radio" on Thursday, October 1.

The Week In Review: 9/21-9/25

Nielsen BDSradio Grows 40% Since Adding Streaming Data

In Brief - September 25, 2015
September 24, 2015

Pandora All-Time Royalties Surpass $1.5 Billion
Producing nearly $500 million for music makers over the past 12 months.

Interscope Owns the Most Added Column

Radio Express To Market jacapps Radio Station Apps Around the World

Pierre Bouvard Insights: Radio Rules the Day

Second Music Industry Reunion Planned For New York
September 22, 2015

KISS FM/Seattle Announces Its Inaugural Fall Ball Event
The iHeartMedia Top 40 will present Demi Lovato, Andy Grammer, R City, OMI and Daya at the Wamu Theater on November 14th.

Alpha Media Fredericksburg Names Ralph Salierno Market Manager

Report: Overwhelming Majority Would Miss FM Radio
September 21, 2015

iHeartRadio Music Festival Rocked Las Vegas
The 5th annual sold-out music festival delivers big name stars with big hits with a #1 trending topic on social media.

CBS Radio Announces Line-Up For WE CAN SURVIVE Concert

Lee Stimmel Named Head of Original Content, Sony Music Entertainment

Jim Loftus Named President/CEO At WBEB/Philadelphia

In Brief - September 21, 2015
September 18, 2015

Horizon Media, GEICO Make First Programmatic Radio Buy On Expressway From Katz
In pilot test, GEICO spots placed on Entercom Radio stations to air this week.

The Week In Review: 9/14-9/18

San Diego City Council Proclaimed September 16 “Xavier 'The X-Man' Day”
September 17, 2015

iHeartRadio Music Festival To Stream And Broadcast Live Across Multiple Platforms
Event will broadcast live across 150 iHeartMedia Radio Stations nationwide and stream online exclusively with Yahoo Live.

Jacobs Media's Public Radio Tech Survey Results Released

Alpha Media Bakersfield Names Miggy Santos PD of KLLY (Energy 95.3)

Bill Carroll Joins C3 Artist Management

In Brief - September 17, 2015
September 16, 2015

Insights: 5 Things You Didn't Know About Podcast Listening
Pierre Bouvard of Cumulus and Westwood One and Steve Goldstein of Amplifi Media discuss Podcasting.

Dj Dady Phatts Tapped For Afternoond On Beatz 96.3/West Palm Beach

Galaxy President/CEO Ed Levine To Be Honored At Syracuse University

In Brief - September 16, 2015
September 15, 2015

Republic Records Names Mike DePippa SVP/Promotion & Artist Development, Rock Formats
Longtime Sony Music exec reunites with Charlie Walk to oversee the Republic Rock department.

HOT 97’s Peter Rosenberg To Be A Contributor On ESPN's Michael Kay Show

Beasley Media Group Names Soni Dimond As VP/Corporate Communications
September 14, 2015

Jeff Castelaz Resigns As President Of Elektra Records
Veteran music industry entrepreneur and artist manager to focus exclusively on his management company, Cast Management.

Selena Gomez Scores Her Biggest Hit Yet

Cumulus Renews KLOS/LA's "The Heidi & Frank Show"

Shamrock-Reno Signs On Rock 105.3 Z ROCK

In Brief - September 14, 2015
September 11, 2015

In this week’s Cover Story we catch up with Mark Adams who oversees programming for iHeartMedia CHR KYLD and Hot AC KIOI. Adams talk about his return to the Bay Area and what it's really like programming in one of the most competitive radio markets in the country. In Programming To Win, Rich Van Slyke chats with Brian Lopez, PD of Entercom-Sacramento's KSEG & KCTC. Lopez also handles all the imaging for both stations and discusses all the aspects of that side of his job. Question of the Week asks: Which three songs best define the summer of 2015 for your format? Plus Hot Shots and the FMQB History page.

The Week In Review: 9/7-9/11

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The Week In Review: 8/24-8/28
Music News

Deluxe Edition of Sam Smith's In The Lonely Hour Announced
The "Drowning Shadows Edition" of the singer's hit album will arrive November 6. [more]

Fetty Wap Debuts Atop Billboard 200 Chart
The rapper's self-titled debut album leads seven debuts in the top 10.

Quick Hits: Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus, Megadeth, Beastie Boys

Quick Hits: Fifth Harmony, Train's Pat Monahan, Seal, Roger Waters

Beyoncé, Jay Z & Prince Headlining Massive TIDAL X Charity Concert
Usher, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, T.I. and many more will play the Barclays Center on october 20.

Quick Hits: The Who, Ed Sheeran, Bleachers, American Music Awards, Katy Perry / Sting, Austin City Limits

Quick Hits: Nicki Minaj, Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar

Seven New Albums Debut In Billboard 200's Top Ten
Led by a massive sales week for Drake and Future's surprise release, the Billboard chart gets a major shakeup.

Quick Hits: Kelly Clarkson, Fetty Wap, Corey Taylor

CeeLo to Drop Heart Blanche in November
The singer will return with his first full-length release in nearly five years on November 13.

The Week In Review: 9/21-9/25

Quick Hits: Pearl Jam, Muse, OMI, Collective Soul

Kanye West's Swish Could Be a Year Away
The rapper says he is in no hurry to finish his new album.

Quick Hits: Sara Bareilles, X Ambassadors, All That Remains

Ryan Adams Discusses His Own 1989
The singer/songwriter talks about his own interpretation of Taylor Swift's hit album.

Quick Hits: BET Hip-Hop Awards, Sam Smith, Forbes Top Hip-Hop Earners, The Weeknd, Young Thug

Quick Hits: One Direction, Bono / Global Citizen Festival, A Tribe Called Quest

The Weeknd Continues Chart Reign
Beauty Behind the Madness earns its third straight week at #1.

Quick Hits: Drake & Future, The Arcs, Arcade Fire

The Who Postpone All Tour Dates, Cancel iHeartRadio Festival Set
Due to Roger Daltrey's health troubles, the band is postponing their North American "Who Hits 50!" dates.

The Week In Review: 9/14-9/18

Quick Hits: Rihanna, Janet Jackson, U2

Quick Hits: Ed Sheeran, Ryan Adams & Taylor Swift, iHeartRadio Music Festival, The Rolling Stones

Beatles Videos Restored For New Collection
The Fab Four's 1 compilation will be reissued with a DVD or Blu-ray of restored promotional films and videos.

Quick Hits: RIAA Gold & Platinum, Global Citizen Festival, Bruce Springsteen, Green Day, Keith Richards

Quick Hits: Charlie Puth, KISS, Jennifer Hudson & Aretha Franklin, Neil Young, Def Leppard

The Weeknd Spends Second Week At #1 On Billboard 200
However, the rest of the top five features four new debuts.

Quick Hits: Kelly Clarkson, U2, The Black Keys / Jack White

The Week In Review: 9/7-9/11

Quick Hits: Muse, Janet Jackson, Keith Richards, Ty Dolla $ign, Elvis Costello

Taylor Swift Adds Emmy to Her Trophy Collection
The singer earns an Emmy for Original Interactive Program for her AMEX Unstaged: Taylor Swift Experience.

FMQB Photo Pass: Made In America

Quick Hits: Vance Joy, Selena Gomez, Gwen Stefani

Beyoncé, The Weeknd Dominate Made In America Festival
The annual, two-day event took over Philadelphia during Labor Day weekend.

Quick Hits: Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Bon Jovi, Big Boi & Phantogram

The Weeknd Earns Second-Largest Debut Week Of 2015
Beauty Behind the Madness arrives at #1 on the Billboard 200 with 412,000 equivalent album units.

Quick Hits: Jennifer Lopez, Sam Smith, The Who, Apple Music Festival, Sublime With Rome

Quick Hits: "Love Song To The Earth," Radiohead


FMQB Retro-Active: Ken Sharp Talks to Cherie Currie, and Reviews Live Releases From The Who and The Rolling Stones

The Week In Review: 8/31-9/4

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