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iHeartMedia Oklahoma City Names JJ Ryan PD For KJYO & KXXY
Ryan will oversee programming for Top 40 KJ103 and Country 96.1 KXY. [more]


Entercom Names Richard J. Schmaeling EVP & CFO

Doug Gottlieb Joins FOX Sports Radio & FS1
March 21, 2017

Beasley Broadcast Group Reports 4th Quarter and Full Year 2016 Results
4th quarter revenue increases 89.1% to $53.7 Million; Pro-forma net rises to $65.8 Million reflecting newly acquired Greater Media stations.

Chip Arledge Appointed OM For Cumulus Media Shreveport/Bossier City, LA

KXQQ/Las Vegas Names Natalia Hernandez As New Midday Personality

In Brief - March 21, 2017
March 17, 2017

Cumulus Reports Results for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016
Net revenue $299.5 million, down 3% in Q4.

Entercom Austin To Move 96.3 FM RnB To 95.9 FM
March 16, 2017

iHeartMedia Names Geoff "G-Off" Owens PD For KXJM/Portland & KUBE/Seattle-Tacoma
Owens will be responsible for day to-day programming operations for JAM’N 107.5 and KUBE 104.9.

c3 & FMC Statement: Elimination of the NEA, NEH, and CPB Indefensible, Shameful, and Senseless

iHeartMedia Introduces SmartAudio

Condé Nast Acquires Pop2Life And Ribyt
March 15, 2017

Radio One Houston Names DJ Riddler MD & On-Air Talent/Mixer For KROI (92.1 Radio Now)
Riddler joins Radio One from crosstown, now defunct, Top 40 KKHH where he served as APD/MD.

iHeartMedia Names Mark Fuhrman Area President in Pittsburgh/West Virginia Region

REAL 103.9/Las Vegas Names Roxy Romeo APD/MD

iHeartMedia Washington, D.C. Debuts Cherry Blossom Radio

KBEB/Sacramento Names Bryan "B-Dub" Washington PD

iHeartMedia Portland Debuts The New 103.7 The Legend
March 14, 2017

The iHeartRadio Music Festival Returns to Vegas This September
The annual event will take place September 22 and 23 in Las Vegas.

KMGA (99.5 Magic FM) Adds Bryan Simmons as PD/PM Drive, Doug Durocher as AM Co-Host

Veteran Music Exec and Producer Tommy LiPuma Passes Away

Magic 92.5 Turns 20 With An All-Star Birthday Bash
March 13, 2017

Alpha Media Portland Names Sean Demery PD At KINK FM
Seasoned programming, on-air and consulting veteran to oversee programming at heritage Triple A outlet.

Cumulus Media Appoints Kathy Brown PD For WWWZ-FM and WMGL-FM/Charleston, SC

Townsquare Media Reports Fourth Quarter & Full Year 2016 Results

iHeartMedia Debuts Pride Radio Philly, Dedicated To The LGBTQ Community
March 10, 2017

WKSE/Buffalo Names Greg Cypin Music Director/Afternoon Host
Cypin will oversee music for Top 40 Kiss 98.5 and serve as on-air host in afternoon drive.

Entercom Debuts HOT 103.7 FM, New R&B Station in New Orleans

Lindsey Martin Named Entercom/Sacramento Director of Promotions
March 9, 2017

Mark Gray Named CEO of Katz Media Group
Highly respected Katz Radio Group President elevated to oversee both Katz radio and television companies.

Burns/Strategic Solutions Research Study Profiles AC Music Tastes

Entercom San Diego To Debut "Dana & Jayson" In Morning Drive
March 8, 2017

Burns/Stategic Study 30-39-year-olds: Pop Music Battleground
Top 40 Hot AC and Mainstream AC fight over women in their 30s.

Entercom Portland Names Chris Crowley PD At 92.3 KGON

KBCO/Denver Announces The Return Of Keefer As Afternoon Host

In Brief - March 8, 2017
March 7, 2017

Radio One Reports Fourth Quarter Results
Political and TV One advertising drive company's growth to over $113 million.

Ajit Pai Nominated For A New FCC Term

Press Communications Launches 107.1 The BOSS at the Jersey Shore

Study: Adult Contemporary Fans: Radio’s Variety Better than Pandora/Spotify

In Brief - March 7, 2017
March 6, 2017

Music Industry Vet Tommy Page Passes Away
Page's family releases statement on his passing, services scheduled for the longtime music executive and musician.

Rhythmic CHR KDEY (WILD 93.5 FM)/Riverside Debuts

Burns/Strategic Solutions Study Quantifies the Value of Listener Passion

Danny Ocean Exits Sheet Happens
March 3, 2017

eQB NOW
This week’s Cover Story features the dynamic career of Sam Milkman, EVP & Senior Consultant for Coleman Insights. The adventures of Sam take him from his early radio days of Eagle 106/Philly and Z100/New York, through his stint of owning and operating mediaEKG, to his most recent conquest with Coleman acquiring his new role and title with the successful research firm. In Programming to Win column, Larry Johnson of Paragon Media Strategies looks at how polling and research works in light of last year's election. What can radio and the ratings industry learn from the polls leading up to Election Day? Question of the Week asks: What’s the biggest risk you’ve ever taken professionally that generated positive results and how did you benefit from it? Plus Hot Shots and the FMQB History page.

Study: Adele Rules; 21 Pilots Tops With 15-24s
EDM scores vary widely among markets. Personalities key for Top 40 and Hot AC.

iHeartMedia Augusta Debuts New Programming Lineup
March 2, 2017

Entravision Promotes Jeffery Liberman To President/COO
Elevates experienced media industry executive.

Nathan James Named Director of Marketing For iHeartMedia Philadelphia

Entercom Communications And CBS Radio Announce Pricing Of Term Loan In Connection With Merger

iHeartRadio Names Kavi Halemane GM/Digital Programming

Study: The Difference Between Top 40 and Hot AC?

Maryann Morgan Joins Morning Show On WMGQ/New Brunswick, NJ
March 1, 2017

Study: Pureplay Streamers Versus Radio's 15-24 Demo Who 's Winning?
Alan Burns/Strategic Solutions say 15 to 24s cume pureplay music streamers than listen to radio, but the demo spends more time with radio.

Beasley Media Group Names Brian Kalinowski EVP/Digital

National Radio Hall of Fame Welcomes Suggestions for 2017 Nominees

Music Choice Declares March Women’s Music Month
February 28, 2017

Study: And the Winner Is… Top Artist Awards In Top 40 & Hot AC Formats
Alan Burns/Strategic Solutions release research results for the top artists in the Top 40 and Hot AC formats.

Jackson Blue Promoted To Morning Co-Host At WKLB/Boston

Zach Van Lue Joins 91X/San Diego for Afternoon Drive

WILN/Panama City Adds Jenn Ryan To Mornings
Music News

Chance the Rapper, The Killers, Muse & Arcade Fire Headlining Lollapalooza
The annual Chicago music festival will also feature Lorde, The xx, Blink-182 and many, many more artists. [more]


QuickHits: Ed Sheeran, Chuck Berry, The Decemberists

QuickHits: NIN, Missy Elliot, Frank Ocean, Pitbull, Enrique Iglesias, Sublime

Rock Pioneer Chuck Berry Passes Away
The influential rock and roll icon was 90 years ago.

The Entertainment World Remembers Chuck Berry
Countless musicians and other performers celebrate the Rock legend on social media.

Ed Sheeran Spends Second Week Atop Billboard 200
Sheeran's album ÷ is the first to spend its first two weeks at #1 since last summer.

QuickHits: Drake, James Blunt, Spoon, Bob Dylan

Quick Hits: Coldplay. BET Experience, Weezer

Quick Hits: The Chainsmokers, Pitbull, Ohana Music Festival, Arroyo Seco Weekend, Feist

Ed Sheeran Earns Biggest Debut Week of 2017
Divide (aka ÷ )arrives at #1 with 451,000 equivalent album units.

Quick Hits: Drake, Pearl Jam, Fifth Harmony

Lorde's Melodrama Arrives June 16
The singer also released another new tune titled "Liability."

U2 Announce 30th Anniversary Joshua Tree Box Set
The landmark album celebrates its 30th birthday today.

Ed Sheeran Announces Massive North American Tour
The music superstar will visit arenas this spring and summer across the U.S. and Canada.

Quick Hits: Halsey, Charli XCX

Quick Hits: Jack White, George Michael, Eddie Vedder, Wale

Drake, The Chainsmokers Among iHeartRadio Music Award Winners
Twenty One Pilots, Adele and Rihanna also won multiple awards on Sunday night.

Future Makes History on Billboard 200
The rapper becomes the first artist ever to earn two #1 albums two weeks in a row.

FMQB Retro-Active: Ken Sharp Revisits The Move

Quick Hits: Gorillaz, Travis Scott, Alt-J

Lorde Talks New Album Melodrama
The singer discussed her anticipated new record with Zane Lowe.

Quick Hits: Cage the Elephant, Roger Waters

Coldplay Announce New EP, Includes Chainsmokers Collaboration
The Kaleidoscope EP arrives June 2.

Lorde Drops New Single "Green Light", Melodrama Album Due This Summer

Quick Hits: Beck, Kendrick Lamar, Nine Inch Nails, Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg, Dreamcar

Lady Gaga Replacing Beyoncé at Coachella
After Beyoncé dropped off the lineup, Gaga will take over her headlining slot.

Quick Hits: Lorde, Katy Perry, Depeche Mode, Avril Lavigne

Quick Hits: Global Citizens Festival, Osheaga Festival Lineup

Quick Hits: Lorde, Pitchfork Music Festival, Soundgarden

Beyoncé Drops Out of Coachella Lineup
Due to her pregnancy, Beyoncé will not perform at Coachella but reschedules for 2018.

Quick Hits: John Mayer, Lorde, Eminem, Gucci Mane, Lionel Richie & Mariah Carey

Bruno Mars to Receive 2017 iHeartRadio Innovator Award
The superstar will be honored at the iHeartRadio Music Awards on March 5.

David Bowie Honored at Brit Awards
The late music icon won twice last night for Best British Album and Best British Male Artist.

Katy Perry Talks New Album Rollout
Perry says she's planning on releasing more singles before a full record will arrive.

Quick Hits: Ed Sheeran, Future, Songwriters Hall Of Fame, Chris Brown, Young The Giant

Fifty Shades Darker Soundtrack Debuts Atop Billboard 200
Grammy bump helps Adele, Bruno Mars, Beyoncé and The Weeknd.

James Brown's Drummer Clyde Stubblefield Dies
The "Funky Drummer" was 73 years old.

Quick Hits: Katy Perry, Ottawa Bluesfest Lineup

Quick Hits: The Roots Picnic, Ringo Starr & Paul McCartney, Lana Del Rey

Republic Records, ZXL Music & The Grimmie Family To Release New Christine Grimmie Music
The partnership will include Grimmie's EP Side B to be released in March. New single "Invisible" is out now.

Linkin Park Announce New Album, Release Single "Heavy"
Veteran band's newest song features vocals from Kiiara.

Migos Joins With Motown & Capitol Records

Quick Hits: Beyonce, Adele, Metallica, Michael Jackson, OneRepublic

Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran, The Chainsmokers, Shawn Mendes, Noah Cyrus, Bruno Mars Set To Perform At The 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards
Ryan Seacrest to host 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards, Sunday March 5, Live on TBS, TNT and truTV.

Future Announces New Album Out Friday
The rapper also will hit the road this spring and summer and appears on Maroon 5's new single.

Quick Hits: Pitbull, Lorde, G-Eazy, Camila Cabello

Quick Hits: Katy Perry, The Chainsmokers, Chance The Rapper
FMQB NOW

Sam Milkman, EVP
Coleman Insights

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