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Epic Records Names Breyon Prescott Head Of Urban A&R
Prescott will be responsible for identifying, developing and nurturing new and existing talent and managing the Urban A&R team. [more]


The Week In Review: 2/23-2/27

Westwood One Rolls Out National Expansion Of The Jonathon Brandmeier Show

In Brief - February 27, 2015
February 26, 2015

Mel Karmazin To Be Honored By The Broadcasters Foundation Of America
Karmazin to be presented with the 2015 Lowry Mays Excellence in Broadcasting Award.

Cox Media Group Names Rachel Williamson Director/Digital Revenue Development

New Generation Radio Launches Virtual Jock

Benztown Teams With Vipology To Bring Cost-Effective Websites To Radio

In Brief - February 26, 2015
February 25, 2015

iHeartMedia Announces Executive Changes
Brian Kaminski upped to President/Programmatic and Data Operations, Michele Laven promoted to President/Business Development and Partnerships

NAB Statement On Introduction Of Local Radio Freedom Act In House, Senate

Report: Radio’s 2015 Digital Revenue Poised For Double-Digit Growth

Coleman Insights, Jacobs Media Explore The Great Pyramids Of Radio

Republic Records Names Patch Culbertson Director of A&R

In Brief - February 25, 2015
February 24, 2015

106.1 KISS FM Changes Name To 106.1 LAURA FM
24-hour tribute to Laura Diosdado, a North Texas girl who passed away battling cystic fibrosis.

In Brief - February 24, 2015
King, Friedel, Conover to receive NAB Engineering Awards, Salem Media Group & CNN team up for Republican Presidential Primary debates
February 23, 2015

Industry-Wide Consumer Awareness Campaign Launches For NextRadio
Nation's radio stations encouraged to participate in campaign supporting the NextRadio app and FreeRadioOnMyPhone.org advocacy effort

Jake Wisely Appointed CEO Of The Bicycle Music Company

Westwood One Hires Douglas Johnston As EVP/Sales

The Bobby Bones Show Brings Ask Anything's Fan-Driven Artist Chats To Country Fans Nationwide

Salem Communications Corporation Becomes Salem Media Group

In Brief - February 23, 2015
February 20, 2015

eQB NOW
This week’s Cover Story ventures down to Atlanta where we check in with Cumulus OM and Q100 PD Rob Roberts. Since joining Cumulus in 2006, Roberts has been running quite the successful operation in the company’s home base where he relishes having the corporate eyes and ears on the outlets he oversees in the hotly contested marketplace. In Programming to Win, Bill Jacobs of Jacobs Media tackles the idea of "advocacy." Jacobs notes that many companies look externally for brand advocates to herald their products, yet rarely think to look within their own ranks. Question of the Week asks: What did you think of this year’s Grammys, and what were the performance highlights for you? Plus, Hot Shots and the FMQB History page.

The Week In Review: 2/16-2/20

Entercom Communications Reports Fourth Quarter And Full Year Results
Fourth quarter revenue increased 2%

KMVQ/San Francisco Inks Morning Hosts Fernado And Greg To Multi-Year Agreement

Edison Research: Monthly Podcast Listeners Grow To 46 Million Americans 12+

In Brief - February 20, 2015
February 19, 2015

iHeartMedia Reports Results For 2014 Fourth Quarter And Full Year
Fourth quarter revenues up, Richard Bressler adds COO title.

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler To Address 2015 NAB Show

Baz Luhrmann Teams With RCA Records For Exclusive Worldwide Joint Venture

Universal Music Group To Premiere Music Video Content On Vessel

ASCAP Promotes Lummel To Lead Transformation Management

In Brief - February 19, 2015
February 18, 2015

Univision Communications Announces Management Changes
Andy Hobson resigns the Sr. EVP and CFO post.

Republic Records Promotes Naim McNair To SVP/A&R

NAB Crystal Radio Awards Finalists Announced

Conclave 40th Learning Conference Releases Agenda

Benztown Brings Top Talent To ConnectPal

In Brief - February 18, 2015
February 17, 2015

Van Toffler Exiting MTV Networks
Veteran Viacom executive stepping down in April after 28 years.

Pete McMurray & Dan McNeil Named Morning Team At WDRV/Chicago

SoundExchange Adds Music Industry Veterans To Executive Team

In Brief - February 17, 2015
February 16, 2015

iHeartMedia Rochester's "Drive For Miracles" Raises Over $245,000
The annual station event celecbrates its 14th year with all donations benefitting the Golisano Children's Hospital.

The Bert Show Surprises Deserving Listener With Valentine’s Day Makeover

In Brief - February 16, 2015

The Week In Review: 2/9-2/13

The Week In Review: 2/2-2/6

The Week In Review: 1/26-1/30

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Music News

All Apologies From Kanye West
West apologies to Beck (and Bruno Mars) on Twitter, talks new album in emotional BBC interview. [more]


The Week In Review: 2/23-2/27

FMQB Retro-Active: Aerosmith's Joey Kramer Talks Donington DVD, The Beatles, and Rockin and Roastin Coffee

Quick Hits: Mumford & Sons, Madonna, Beale Street Music Festival, Tool

Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith Rule BRIT Awards
The U.K. artists won high honors in their home country, while Kanye West premiered a new song at the show.

Quick Hits: Foo Fighters, Carly Rae Jepsen, The Airborne Toxic Event, Echosmith, Finding Neverland Album with John Legend & Rita Ora

Imagine Dragons Roar To Top Debut
The band's new effort, Smoke + Mirrors, easily scored a #1 debut on the weekly chart.

Quick Hits: U2, Firefly Festival, Nico & Vinz, Lady Gaga, Three Days Grace, Free Press Summer Festival

Sam Smith Set For Another U.S. Road Trip
The singer will continue his success in the U.S. with an arena/theater tour this summer.

Quick Hits: One Direction, Lorde, Brandon Flowers, Redfoo, Fuji Rock Festival

Quick Hits: John Legend & Common / The Oscars, Ed Sheeran, In This Moment, Passion Pit, Kaaboo Del Mar Festival, Pixies

Kanye Talks New Album & More With Power 105.1's Breakfast Club
West discusses the Grammys, says his next record is "80% done."

The Week In Review: 2/16-2/20

Quick Hits: Foo Fighters / Sonic Highways, Coldplay, Squamish Valley Music Festival

Lil Wayne Working Up Free Weezy Album
Since he can't release Tha Carter V, Lil Wayne has found another way to channel his creativity.

Quick Hits: Nate Ruess of fun., Foo Fighters, Blur, Volbeat, Iron Maiden, Blues Traveler

Drake Debuts At #1 On Billboard 200
His surprise digital release If You're Reading This It's Too Late tops the chart after less than a week of availability.

Quick Hits: Firefly Festival, Taylor Swift, Sia, Nicki Minaj

Kid Rock Reprises $20 Ticket Tour
He will be on the road all summer supporting his forthcoming album, First Kiss.

Quick Hits: Governors Ball Festival, Lady Gaga, Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, Pharrell Williams

SNL 40th Anniversary Special Highlights Musical Moments
Kanye West, Miley Cyrus, Paul McCartney and Paul Simon all took the spotlight during the massive SNL anniversary event.

Quick Hits: Rock In Rio, Leslie Gore, Wiz Khalifa & Iggy Azalea, Ariana Grande

Surprise! Drake Release New Album Digitally
If You're Reading This It's Too Late landed on iTunes overnight.

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Rob Roberts
OM/Cumulus Atlanta

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