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Report: Two-Thirds See Radio As Local
New research from Mark Kassof & Co. reveals that a solid majority of 18-64’s see radio as a local medium [more]

L & L And Alpha Merge As Alpha Media
L & L Broadcasting and Alpha Broadcasting announce merger, while also adding 19 stations from Main Line Broadcasting.

In Brief - April 17, 2014
iHeartRadio available in Subaru's STARLINK

FMQB FYI... Links You Should Know About
Pitchfork looks at the history (and future) of streaming music, The Washington Post profiles FCC Chairman Wheeler
April 16, 2014

BIA/Kelsey Says "The Internet Radio Revolution Has Arrived"
BIA/Kelsey examines how platforms, services, audiences and advertisers are reinventing audio

In Brief - April 16, 2014
Townsquare Media-Lubbock names Jave Patterson OM
April 15, 2014

Alan Chartrand Named Market President For CCM+E-Boston
Chartrand to oversee Clear Channel's four station Boston cluster.

CBS Radio New York SVP Market Manager Don Bouloukos To Retire

In Brief - April 15, 2014
Hubbard-Chicago VP/Market Manager Jerry Schnacke exits, Paul Simon to receive 2014 Service to America Leadership Award from the NABEF
April 14, 2014

CCM+E Research Report: The Power of Personality
On-air personality involvement drove significantly improved consumer awareness, consideration, recall & purchase intent.

In Brief - April 14, 2014
Ernie Fears named GSM of WRQX-FM/Washington, D.C
April 11, 2014

The Week In Review: 4/7-4/11

Glassnote Entertainment Group Head of Promotion Nick Petropoulos is featured in this week's eQB Cover Story. Nick talks about building the careers of acts like Phoenix, Mumford & Sons, Childish Gambino and CHVRCHES. For this week's Programming To Win, Richard Harker dives into Nielsen Audio's radio ratings and reminds us all that their data is an estimate. Question of the Week asks: Who are your favorite people that you follow on social media? Plus, Hot Shots and the FMQB History Page.

Major Labels Sue Megaupload
The RIAA has filed a lawsuit against the defunct file-sharing site Megaupload.

In Brief - April 11, 2014
Gabriella D'Agostino exits Music Choice

FMQB FYI... Links You Should Know About
Harker Research examines digital music sales, NY Times spotlights NASH FM
April 10, 2014

BIA/Kelsey Predicts Continued Mobile Growth
A new report expects U.S. mobile local advertising revenues will reach $4.5 billion in 2014.

Radio Disney & Dees Entertainment Announce Partnership

In Brief - April 10, 2014
April 9, 2014

Report: Apple Considering Retooling iTunes
Thanks to streaming services and the growth of Android, Apple may make changes to its popular music software.

In Brief - April 9, 2014
NAB Crystal Radio Awards handed out
April 8, 2014

SNL Kagan Releases Report On Q1 Radio Station Sales
Radio deal volume exceeded $300 million in the first quarter of the year.

UMG Acquires Eagle Rock Entertainment

Azoff MSG Entertainment Acquires 50% Of Burns Entertainment

Report: "Phone Calls Are The New Click"

HD Radio Technology Ramping Up In Canada

Cumulus Unveils NASH Campus

In Brief - April 8, 2014
April 7, 2014

CBS And Nielsen Prove Power Of Local Cross-Media Measurement For Local TV, Radio
Proof of concept demonstrates huge value and reach in combining local media for national and local advertisers.

60 MINUTES/Vanity Fair Music Poll: Americans Still Listen To The Radio

Gordon Smith Calls On Regulators To Develop National Broadcast Plan

Jacobs Media's Techsurvey10 Released: Radio At The Digital Tipping Point

In Brief - April 7, 2014

FMQB FYI... Links You Should Know About
Nielsen looks at MLB Opening Day radio listening

FMQB FYI... Links You Should Know About
Buinessweek praises iHeartRadio, CBS Radio's Ezra Kucharz pens op-ed on radio's partnership with digital

The Week In Review: 3/24-3/28

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The Week In Review: 3/3-3/7

The Year In Review - 2013
Music News

Prince And Warner Bros. Records Unveil New Partnership
The announcement comes in time for this summer's 30th Anniversary celebrations of the Prince's breakthrough album and film, Purple Rain. For the first time, Prince will be releasing a digitally re-mastered, deluxe version of this classic album. [more]

Grohl & Novoselic Talk Nirvana's Hall Of Fame Night
Rolling Stone reveals the inside story behind the special Nirvana performances last week.

Quick Hits: Coldplay, Forbes' wealthiest rappers, American Idol, Beck, The Whigs

AC/DC Will "Continue To Make Music"
Despite the ill health of guitarist Malcolm Young, AC/DC still plans to hit the studio in May.

Frozen Soundtrack Still Rock Solid In Sales
The animated film soundtrack earns its tenth non-consecutive week at #1 on the sales chart.

Quick Hits: Miley Cyrus, Jay Z & Beyonce, Made In America festival, Paul McCartney, The Who, Golden Gods Awards

Is AC/DC Really Retiring?
There are conflicting reports floating around that the band may be calling it quits after 40 years together.

Quick Hits: Nirvana, Imagine Dragons, 2 Chainz, Muse, The Rolling Stones

Coachella Boasts Star-Studded Cameos In Weekend One
Beyoncé, Jay Z, Drake, Debbie Harry and more surprised the crowd in the California desert.

Quick Hits: Ed Sheeran, Lana Del Rey, Smashing Pumpkins, Janelle Monáe & Kimbra

The Week In Review: 4/7-4/11

Nirvana, KISS & More Enter Rock Hall Of Fame
Four female vocalists front Nirvana to honor the late Kurt Cobain in Brooklyn.

Demi Lovato and Jason Derulo To Stream Live Performances

Quick Hits: Capital Cities, Billboard Music Awards, Drake

Linkin Park Ready To Rock With The Hunting Party
The band revisited early influences to write its most aggressive record yet.

Quick Hits: Nirvana, Katy Perry, Madonna, Smashing Pumpkins, Quebec City Summer Fest

Aerosmith & Slash Will "Let Rock Rule"
The two Rock veterans will team up for a summer trek.

Frozen Stays At #1, RIAA Releases Gold & Platinum Certifications
The Frozen soundtrack continues its sales success, while the latest Gold & Platinum releases are awarded.

Quick Hits: Ed Sheeran, Billboard Music Awards, Nirvana / Joan Jett, Drake, NOW music series, The Voice tour, Coachella, Pemberton Music Festival

Jack White Plots Lazaretto Tour
The prolific singer/songwriter will embark on a solo tour this summer.

Quick Hits: Eminem & Rihanna, Usher / Summerfest, Outside Lands Festival, Pitbull, Paul McCartney, Bad Company & Lynyrd Skynyrd

Justin Timberlake Tour Keeps Rolling
JT will bring back his 20/20 Experience to North America in the fall.

Quick Hits: Coldplay, Eminem, Theory of a Deadman, Queens of the Stone Age, M.I.A. & Janelle Monáe, Mastodon

Ed Sheeran To “Sing” A New Song
The single from his second album will be released on Monday April 8.

The Voice Coaches Offer Pharrell Advice

Quick Hits: Lady Gaga, Austin Mahone, Ed Kowalczyk

The Week In Review: 3/31-4/4

Lady Gaga To Take Over MTV, Logo
The singer will break into programming on MTV, MTV Hits and Logo on Friday to give fans a glimpse into her tour.

Quick Hits: Coachella festival, Future, Guns N' Roses, Courtney Love & Hole, Jeff Beck & ZZ Top, The Cure

Shakira Bows At #2 Behind Frozen
The Disney soundtrack reigns supreme, but Shakira scores her highest charting album ever.

Quick Hits: Katy Perry & Kacey Musgraves, U2 / National Recording Registry, Flea, Janelle Monáe

Michael Stipe To Induct Nirvana Into Rock Hall
Chris Martin, Tom Morello and others also will be on hand to induct their heroes into the Hall of Fame.

Quick Hits: Alicia Keys & Kendrick Lamar, Ellie Goulding & Zedd, Kanye West, Jack White, The Rolling Stones

Michael Jackson's Xscape Due In May
An album of eight never-before-heard songs by the King of Pop is set to be released.

Quick Hits: Juno Awards, Pharrell Williams, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Mayhem Festival, The Cure


FMQB Retro-Active: KISS Goes Unplugged and Unmasked; Ken Sharp Chats With David Crosby About His New Solo LP

FMQB Photo Pass: SXSW 2014

The Week In Review: 3/24-3/28

The Week In Review: 3/17-3/21

The Week In Review: 3/3-3/7

Nick Petropoulos
Glassnote Entertainment

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