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Universal Music Group Extends Lucian Grainge Deal
UMG's CEO has extended his contract with the label until at least 2020. [more]

WOGL/Philly Morning Show Host Ross Brittain Announces Retirement

In Brief - July 31, 2015
July 30, 2015

CBS Radio Extends Scott Shannon
Shannon and CBS Radio agree on a multi-year contract extension to continue “Scott Shannon in the Morning” on WCBS-FM.

iHeartMedia Reports Results For 2015 Second Quarter

Benztown Promotes Christopher "Jack" Johansing To Marketing Director
July 29, 2015

iHeartMedia Charlotte Names Keith Hotchkiss Market President
Hotchkiss will oversee WEND-FM, WRFX-FM, WHQC-FM, WLKO-FM, Fox Sports 98.7FM and WKKT-FM.

Pierre Bouvard: Radio's Delivers On Amazon Prime Day

In Brief - July 29, 2015
July 28, 2015

Cumulus Appoints Brian Thomas As PD For WLS-FM/Chicago
Thomas will program Classic Hits 94.7 while retaining his oversight as Corporate PD for the Country format.

AT&T To Activate FM Chips On Android Smartphones

BroadbandTV & BMG Form Strategic Alliance To Support New Generation Of Music Artists

Chicago Radio Legend John Records Landecker To Sign Off After 40 Years On-Air

Cumulus-Buffalo Re-Signs Shredd and Ragan For Mornings At WEDG

Rare Job Ops at 98 Rock/Baltimore

In Brief - July 28, 2015
July 27, 2015

Emmis Announces Executive Promotions
Walsh named President; Hornaday named Chief Financial Officer.

iHeartRadio Joins Snapchat Discover

Pandora Listeners Receive More Uninterrupted Hours With Sponsored Listening
July 24, 2015

Radio Industry & SESAC Reach Settlement
The agreement ends almost three years of antitrust litigation relative to the public performance by radio stations of musical works in the SESAC repertory.

The Week In Review: 7/20-7/24

CBS Radio Names David Yadgaroff As SVP/Market Manager For Philadelphia

In Brief - July 24, 2015
July 23, 2015

Frankie V. Heads Home To Boston
iHeartMedia Boston is set to debut "The Jam’n Morning Show with Frankie & Ashlee" on WJMN (Jam'n 94.5) on July 27.

Major Changes at CBS RADIO

In Brief - July 23, 2015
July 22, 2015

VH1 President Tom Calderone Exits The Network
The 17-year MTV Networks vet annouced that he's leaving the network in a memo to the staff.

Jordan Lee Named PD At 88Nine Radio Milwaukee
July 21, 2015

Cumulus Promotes Hayden Green To OM For Fort Walton Beach/Destin
15-year station vet will play an important role in overseeing programming and brand growth within the station cluster.

Rich Bengloff Stepping Down As A2IM President

In Brief - July 21, 2015
July 20, 2015

CBS Radio Names Scott Herman Chief Operating Officer
Herman will lead local operations across CBS Radio’s 117 major market stations.

CBS Radio Restructures Senior Leadership Team

Leigh McNabb Named PD Of KZPT/Kansas City

Third Annual KBA WKU Radio Talent Insitute

In Brief - July 20, 2015
July 15, 2015

This week we shine the Cover Story spotlight on Jonathan Shuford, one of iHeartMedia’s most promising programmers who has been making some commendable career moves this decade. His latest quest lands him in Nashville where iHeart has charged him with piloting one of the company’s treasured Top 40 possessions, WRVW/107.5 The River. In Programming To Win, Paragon Media's Larry Johnson explains exactly what Voltair technology does and its potential effects on PPM's measurement of radio. Question of the Week asks: What has been the biggest "game-changing" moment of your career to date? Plus, Hot Shots and the FMQB History page.

The Week In Review: 7/13-7/17

The Week In Review: 7/6-7/10

The Week In Review: 6/29-7/3

The Year In Review - 2013
Music News

Dr. Dre Confirms New Album Compton Out This Week
As expected, the Doctor will release a companion album to the film Straight Outta Compton on August 7. [more]

Quick Hits: One Direction, The Voice, Queen Latifah & Mary J. Blige, The Gaslight Anthem, Paul McCartney

Kanye, Sam Smith, The Who & Many More Announced For iHeartRadio Music Festival
Coldplay, Janet Jackson, Demi Lovato and more superstars set to play the fifth edition of iHeart's festival in Las Vegas.

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

Quick Hits: Dr. Dre, U2, Zayn Malik, Gary Clark Jr.

Macklemore Talks New Album, Relapse Into Drug Use
In a new interview, the rapper reveals he relapsed into old behavior following the breakthrough success of The Heist.

Quick Hits: Meghan Trainor, Justin Bieber, Janelle Monáe, Keith Richards, Lollapalooza, Chance The Rapper, Neil Young

Imagine Dragons, Jack Johnson Join Farm Aid 30
This year's annual charity event will take place in Chicago on September 19.

Quick Hits: Rise Against, Keith Richards, Puscifer, Judas Priest & Mastodon, Mat Kearney, Circa Survive

Rapper Future Hits #1 With Surprise Album
DS2 debuts at the top of the Billboard 200 chart, after being released just seven days following its announcement.

Quick Hits: U2 & Lady Gaga, Disclosure & Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, Mariah Carey, Bobbi Kristina Brown, Guns N' Roses, Sevendust, Joseph Jackson

Ed Sheeran TV Special To Air On NBC
The Pop singer-songwriter will get his own prime time concert special next month, titled Ed Sheeran - Live at Wembley Stadium.

The Week In Review: 7/20-7/24

Quick Hits: Five Finger Death Punch, Prince, Meg Myers, The Grateful Dead

Quick Hits: Lil Wayne & Charlie Puth, Vance Joy, Lana Del Rey

Quick Hits: Selena Gomez, James Blake / Kanye West, Incubus

Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran Lead MTV VMA Noms
Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar and Mark Ronson are other top contenders at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards.

Quick Hits: Chvrches, Korn, HardDrive Live Tour, Wilco

Singer/Actor Tyrese Gets His First #1 Album
Black Rose tops the Billboard 200 chart, the first one to use the new tracking week now that albums are released on Fridays.

Quick Hits: Made In America Festival, Little Mix, Kanye West, Big Sean, Minus The Bear, Don Henley, AC/DC's Phil Rudd

Wilco Surprise The Galaxy With New Album Star Wars
The veteran Rock band released their newest album for free on Thursday night.

The Week In Review: 7/13-7/17

Quick Hits: Calvin Harris, Ed Sheeran / Jamie Lawson, Lil Wayne

Justin Bieber Working with Jack Ü On Next LP
After their hit collaboration "Where Are U Now," Bieber is working with the EDM duo on his solo material.

Quick Hits: Katy Perry, Chvrches, David Gilmour, Gorillaz

Quick Hits: "Blurred Lines," Silversun Pickups, Gavin DeGraw, Arcade Fire, K. Michelle & Azealia Banks, Nick Cave


The Week In Review: 7/6-7/10

The Week In Review: 6/29-7/3

The Week In Review: 6/22-6/26

Jonathan Shuford, PD

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