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Louie Diaz Named PD At KLIF/Dallas
Diaz most recently programmed Alpha Broadcasting Portland's KBFF and KUPL [more]


In Brief - August 29, 2014
Cox Media Group Tampa redesigns daily lineup on 102.5 The Bone, CCM+E Monterey/Salinas taps Bill Lynch as Market Manager

The Week In Review: 8/24-8/29
August 28, 2014

NuVoodoo Releases Social Media Findings Of Ratings Prospect Study
Facebook remains dominant social medium with teens and adults 14-54

T-Mobile's Music Freedom Expands With Six New Music Streaming Services

In Brief - August 28, 2014
August 27, 2014

STRATA Survey: Ad Agencies’ Interest In Digital Video Jumps 45% From A Year Ago
Online video ad growth strong even as agencies question the value.

In Brief - August 27, 2014
Staff Changes and Job Opening at KWYD/Boise, Nathan Graham joins WXSS/Milwaukee for nights, Paul Karpowicz named a trustee of NABPAC
August 26, 2014

Scott Carter Promoted To SVP/Marketing At Epic Records
Carter will play an integral role in the creation, development and execution of marketing strategies for Epic's artists, as well as overseeing the activities of the marketing team.

CCM+E Nashville Debuts ALT 98.3

CBS Radio, Townsquare Media Partner To Create The Michigan News Newtwork

Stacey Thomas Appointed Director, Media Integration For CCM+E Philadelphia

In Brief - August 26, 2014
August 25, 2014

Lance Houston Named New PD Of Boston's 101.7 The Bull
Houston arrives in early September from the PD post at WPOC/Baltimore

In Brief - August 25, 2014
Dave Rossi exits PD post at WRLT/Nashville, CCM+E-Memphis taps Eric Jewell as Director of Sales, Mike Juliano named Director of Sales for Greater Media-Detroit, Jimmy Fallon's truck playlist revealed
August 22, 2014

eQB NOW
Jeff Sottolano is a CBS Radio lifer, having worked for the company since breaking into the radio biz as an intern in 2001. After rising to PD at WZNE/Rochester and WYSP/Philadelphia, Sottolano made the leap to become Director of Programming for the entire company. In this week's eQB Cover Story, he discusses life on the corporate side of radio, the highlights of his first months on the job and more. In Programming To Win, Mike Stern applies some lessons from investor Warren Buffett to the radio industry. Question of the Week asks: What are your personal and industry pet peeves? Plus, Hot Shots and the FMQB History page.

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

Chris Edge Adds PD Duties At WDCG/Raleigh
PD Zac Davis transitioning to new yet-to-be announced post within CCM+E

SoundExchange Q2 Digital Radio Report Highlights Digital Radio Transformation

In Brief - August 22, 2014
Legendary Philly DJ Don Cannon Passes
August 21, 2014

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
August 15, 2014

eQB NOW
Sean Demery made his name in the industry as a Modern Rock programmer, but now heads up Triple A Non-Comm WYMS/Milwaukee. As PD of RadioMilwaukee, Demery takes his mission seriously to bring together the city musically and culturally. In this week's eQB Cover Story, he discusses the Triple A format's current status, the future of the radio industry and much more. In Programming To Win, Richard Harker takes a closer look at the latest Triton streaming data. Question of the Week asks: What qualities would you look for when hiring a new station staff member? Plus, Hot Shots and the FMQB History page.

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

CCM+E Miami Names Michael "Mud" Gross PD At WBGG-FM
The veteran programmer segues to Miami after nine-years as PD at WNRQ-FM/Nashville

WQHT/New York MD Karlie Hustle Resigns

Townsquare Media Promotes Heather DeLuca to Brand Manger for WSJO/Atlantic City

RAB Report: Radio's Q2 '14 Revenue Performance Down 3%

CMG San Antonio Rebrands 106.7 FM as The Eagle

In Brief - August 15, 2014
August 14, 2014

Clear Channel Political Advertising Targeting Tool, AuDiO, Now Incorporates Nielsen Data
Partnership marks first time in audio history that Nielsen’s industry standard metrics will be augmented by voter data

Cumulus Media, Katz Radio Group Enter New Long-Term Partnership

NBC Joins Forces With iHeartRadio For Digital Premiere Of New Romantic Comedy "A TO Z"

In Brief - August 14, 2014
August 13, 2014

Radio Disney To Sell Off Majority Of Stations
Company to divest 23 of its 24 U.S. stations, will maintain KDIS-AM/Los Angeles

Report: Radio Is Effective For Healthcare Advertising

Beatport and Premiere Networks Expand Pete Tong's Syndicated Radio Show

In Brief - August 13, 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

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The Year In Review - 2013
Music News

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


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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