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In this week's eQB, we talk to Modern Rock KITS (Live 105)/San Francisco PD Jacent Jackson. Jackson discusses his move to the Bay Area, what he has learned about the market and the challenges of programming a heritage station. In Programming To Win, Rich Van Slyke offers ten easy ways to motivate yourself in the production studio. Since Katy Perry is performing at this weekend's Super Bowl, Question of the Week asks, who do you feel would be other quality choices for future Super Bowl halftime shows, and who wins the game, the Seattle Seahawks or New England Patriots? Plus, Hot Shots and the FMQB History page. [more]

Emmis-St. Louis Launches NOW96.3
Emmis flips Adult Hits KIHT to become the first new CHR station in 17 years to debut in the St. Louis market.

Red Bull Records Partners With Sony Music For Worldwide Distribution

In Brief - January 30, 2015
January 29, 2015

Jim Lawson Expands Duties With iHeartMedia
Lawson rises to Regional Manager for Colorado and OM for Colorado Springs and Pueblo.

Republic Records Promotes Brett Alperowitz To SVP/A&R, Casablanca Records

Univision Extends Contract Of President, CEO Randy Falco

In Brief - January 29, 2015
January 28, 2015

XAPPmedia, jâcapps Announce Partnership
Partnership integrates XAPP interactive Audio Ads into jâcapps mobile platform.

Westwood One Ups Paul O’Malley To SVP Strategic Sales Partnerships

Entercom Rochester Promotes Emily Wild to Music Director/PM Drive At WPXY

SoundExchange Wraps Record-Setting Year With $773 Million In Payments To Recording Artists, Record Labels

WRWM-FM Introduces New Classic Hip Hop In Indianapolis

Sunday Night Slow Jams Heads to San Antonio, Cyprus and 12 New Affiliates

In Brief - January 28, 2015
January 27, 2015

Triton Digital, eXelate Develop First Streaming Audio Data Management Platform
Exclusive partnership enables multi-channel programmatic ad campaigns.

SiriusXM Announces Sports And Entertainment Programming For Super Bowl Week

XL106.7/Orlando's Johnny Magic Gets His Revenge

In Brief - Jaunary 27, 2015
January 26, 2015

Joe Clair Returns To WPGC For Mornings
Clair will serve as host of the station’s morning show alongside Tati, Guy Lambert and Poet beginning February 9.

CBS Sports Radio To Broadcast Nearly 50 Hours Of Super Bowl Coverage

In Brief - January 26, 2015
January 23, 2015

For this week's eQB, we check in with Modern Rock WZNE/Rochester PD Alicia Tyler. Tyler chats about her first year running The Zone, her hometown Rochester, the state of the Modern Rock format and more. In Programming To Win, Robby Bridges looks ahead to the rest of 2015 with a friendly reminder of the basics for radio broadcasting. Question of the Week asks, Who are your favorite people you follow on Twitter and/or Instagram and what interests you the most about their posts? Plus, Hot Shots and the FMQB History page.

Tommy Chuck Named Program Director of WIHT/Washington, D.C. & WPOC/Baltimore
Chuck heads north from Tampa to oversee programming at DC's #1 Hit Music Station HOT 99.5 and Country 93.1 WPOC Baltimore's New Country.

iHeartRadio Surpasses 60 Million Registered Users

SFX Entertainment Names New President & COO

Third Music Industry Reunion Planned For Los Angeles

In Brief - January 23, 2015
January 22, 2015

Edgar "Shoboy" Sotelo Joins WBMP/New York For Mornings
The award-winning radio host is joined by Nina Hajian for "Shoboy in the Morning."

Rdio Launches In 24 New International Markets

Shazam Announces $30 Million Investment At $1 Billion Valuation

iHeartMedia Celebrates Valentine's With "iHeartRadio Ultimate Valentine's Escape"

In Brief - January 22, 2015
January 21, 2015

Dave Dyer Promoted to SVP Promotion, Warner Bros. Records
Veteran promo executive will now ovesee radio strategies and campaigns for mainstream airplay formats and their national programming initiatives.

JD Garfield Joins KWYD/Boise As APD/Morning Drive Host

iHeartRadio Country Festival Returns

Edison Research: Streaming Audio Now Bigger Than AM/FM Radio Among US Teens

In Brief - January 21, 2015
January 20, 2015

John Fleckenstein Named EVP, RCA Records
Fleckenstein was most recently EVP/International Marketing for Sony Music.

iHeartMedia St. Louis Announces Two New Program Directors

Local Radio Networks, AdLarge Media Form Exclusive Partnership For 24/7 Format Radio Network

Len Berman And Todd Schnitt To Host Mornings On WOR

Scott Shapiro Named VP/Sports Programming For Premiere Networks

Jim Daunais, Tim Walker Promoted To EVP Posts At Westwood One

Tony Waitekus Appointed OM For NRG Media's Wausau-Stevens Point Stations

Alpha Media To Purchase Coast Radio Company Radio Stations

CRN Study: Which Radio Messages Have Greatest Impact On Millennials

In Brief - January 20, 2015
January 19, 2015

Nielsen Music Canada 2014 Sales Report
Vinyl album sales Up 71%, 6 billion streams since July.

Mark In The Morning To Debut On KSWD/L.A. On February 2

Primary Wave Talent Management Merges With Intellectual Artists Management

Coleman Insights: How Listeners Consume New Music Across Different Formats

In Brief - January 19, 2015
January 16, 2015

The Week In Review: 1/12-1/16

Entercom Greenville Announces Promotions, Contract Extension

Beasley Broadcast Group Names Heather Monahan Chief Revenue Officer

28th Annual Crystal Radio Awards Entry Deadline Approaching

In Brief - January 16, 2015
January 15, 2015

Patrick Davis Expands VP/Programming Duties for iHeartMedia to Include Austin and Dallas
Davis will oversee all programming operations for both the Dallas and Austin markets.

SiriusXM Announces Procedures To Lease One Qualified Entity Channel

KMG Networks, VH1 Radio Launch “On Tap Weekend Edition”

In Brief - January 15, 2015
Mike Klein named PD at Radio One CHR WNOW/Indianapolis
January 14, 2015

WQHT Announces Pio Ferro As PD, Nessa Joins For Afternoons
Current PD Jay Dixon returns to a consulting role with Emmis NY as consultant for HOT 97 and WBLS, while working with other stations across the country.

Universal Music Publishing Group Appoints Marc Cimino To Chief Operating Officer

Cumulus Promotes Tim Graves To PD At WWWM

Phil Kaso Upped to Director/Rock Promotion At Roadrunner

Kelly Clarkson Surprises WRVW/Nashville Fans

In Brief - January 14, 2015
January 13, 2015

Kim Bryant Promoted To EVP For Westwood One
Veteran sales executive returns to Westwood One in elevated role.

Corus Entertainment President/CEO John Cassaday To Retire

Pandora Hires Alan Schanzer As SVP/Agency, Advertiser Development

Digity Selects Triton Digital For Audio Streaming, Audience Engagement

In Brief - January 13, 2015
January 12, 2015

Casey Reed Named Music Director/Afternoon Drive Host At WIOQ/Philadelphia
Philly native returns to hometown airwaves, joins programming department

NASH Icon Begins Syndication Through Westwood One

Universal Music Group Appoints Andy Fixmer VP/Global Communications

In Brief -January 12, 2015
January 9, 2015

Steve Stewart Named PD For WNUA (Big 95.5)
Stewart joins from iHeartMedia St. Louis where he was Regional Program Manager, PD of 93.7 The Bull.

The Week In Review: 1/5-1/9

iHeartMedia Taps Tony Banks As Regional Programming Manager

Kevin Cruise Named OM For Impact Radio/Boise

Triton Digital’s October 2014 Ranker: Streaming Audio Sessions Up

In Brief - January 9, 2015
Mark Abramson exits Roadrunner Records, Robbie Lloyd returns to Interscope Geffen A&M as Head of Alternative Promotion
January 8, 2015

Emmis Announces Third Quarter Earnings
Emmis radio stations up 6% against markets down 2%

Report: Streaming Music Failing To Meet Industry Needs

In Brief - January 8, 2015
January 7, 2015

Nielsen Releases Full 2014 Music Report
The extensive report on music consumption in 2014 says radio is still the #1 source for new music discovery.

CBS Radio, CBS Local Digital Media Launch Podcast Network "Play.It"

Jeff Tyler Named Market President For iHeartMedia Minneapolis

iHeartMedia, NBC Announce Return Of The iHeartRadio Music Awards

SiriusXM Exceeds 2014 Subscriber, Financial Targets

In Brief - January 7, 2015

The Week In Review: 12/29-1/2

The Week In Review: 12/15-12/19

The Week In Review: 12/8-12/12

The Year In Review - 2013
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Katy Perry Has Big Plans For Super Bowl Halftime Show
More information revealed about Perry's performance this Sunday night. [more]

Quick Hits: Suge Knight, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Shakira, Passion Pit

More Artists Added to Grammy Week Celebrations
Diverse acts including Walk The Moon, Ariana Grande and Rosanne Cash will be part of various special events.

Quick Hits: Lil Wayne, Kanye West, Adam Lambert, Loudwire Music Festival, Ringo Starr, Brian Wilson

Fall Out Boy Earns Third Chart-Topper
Joey Bada$$, The Decemberists and Marilyn Manson also score Top 10 debuts this week.

Quick Hits: Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett, Blink-182, Juno Awards / MAGIC!, Airbourne

Barker, Hoppus Talk Status Of Blink-182
In an interview with Rolling Stone, the musicians discuss their split from Tom DeLonge.

Quick Hits: Sam Smith / Tom Petty, Chris Brown, John Legend & Common, Forecastle Festival

Slipknot Prepares For Summer's Last Stand
The band rolls out an extensive slate of summer tour plans with Lamb of God and Bullet For My Valentine.

ThinkSay Records Signs Recording Artist Matt White

Quick Hits: Blink-182, Faith No More, Death Cab For Cutie, U2, Jason Mraz, AWOLNATION

Paramore Announce Spring Theater "Events"
Paramore's "Writing The Future" shows will be at smaller venues this April and May.

Quick Hits: Kanye West, The Black Keys, Rush, Nick Jonas

BET Honors Usher, Kanye West
Performers like K. Michelle, Mary J. Blige and Ne-Yo will pay tribute to Usher and Kanye at the BET Honors 2015.

Quick Hits: Ariana Grande, TLC, Art Of Anarchy, Rob Zombie, Aerosmith, Rocklahoma

Meghan Trainor's Title Debuts At #1
Pop singer Trainor's first full-length release tops the Billboard 200 this week.

LL Cool J Returning As Grammy Host

Quick Hits: The Grammys, Gwen Stefani, Pharrell, Linkin Park, Interpol, David Byrne

Madonna Bares Her Rebel Heart
The iconic singer has unveiled the 19-song tracklist for her upcoming album, due in March.

Quick Hits: Slipknot, Justin Bieber, NKOTB / TLC / Nelly, Mötley Crüe, "Weird Al" Yankovic

FMQB Retro-Active: Ken Sharp Talks to Longtime Music Scribe Harvey Kubernik About His Latest Musical Tome

Quick Hits: Metallica, A$AP Yams, TLC, Ariana Grande

Grateful Dead Members To Reunite For 50th Anniversary
Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, and Bob Weir to perfomr with Phish's Trey Anastasio at Soldier Field this summer for three final gigs.

The Week In Review: 1/12/-1/16

Quick Hits; John Legend, Idina Menzel, Common, Lady Gaga, The Black Crowes, Kim Fowley

Fall Out Boy & Wiz Khalifa Plan Road Trip
The two acts will team up for a summer co-headlining tour.

Quick Hits: Mariah Carey, 2015 Academy Awards Song Nominees, Mountain Jam, BRIT Awards

2015 Bonnaroo Headlined By Mumford & Sons, Billy Joel & More
The annual, eclectic festival also features Kendrick Lamar, deadmau5, Florence and the Machine, Robert Plant and many, many more acts.

Quick Hits: album sales, Stevie Wonder/Grammys, Rock In Rio USA, Shaky Knees festival, Boston Calling, Usher

Madonna, AC/DC and More Set For Grammy Stage
Ariana Grande and Ed Sheeran also will grace the Grammy stage on February 8.

Quick Hits: Kelly Clarkson, Matt & Kim, Dave Matthews Band, Hangout Music Festival, Gasparilla Music Festival

Death Cab For Cutie Faces Reinvention with Kintsugi
The band will release it's first album as a three-piece outfit on March 31.

Quick Hits: Katy Perry & Lenny Kravitz, Halestorm, John Legend & Common, Carly Rae Jepsen, alt-J

Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran Clean Up at People's Choice
The two artists won multiple trophies at Wednesday's People's Choice Awards. Iggy Azalea also performed.

The Week In Review: 1/5/-1/9

Quick Hits: Nicki Minaj, Snoop Dogg, Bonnaroo, K. Michelle, St. Vincent

Slipknot, Korn Tapped For Carolina Rebellion

Quick Hits: Ed Sheeran, Kelly Clarkson, 2015 Grammy Nominees Album, Foo Fighters

Drake, Black Keys & More To Headline 2015 Governors Ball Festival
The lineup of the fifth edition of the New York music festival features Lana Del Rey, Deadmau5, Florence + The Machine and many more.

Quick Hits: album sales, Bob Dylan, Fifth Harmony

AC/DC, Jack White, Drake Top Coachella 2015
The event will once again take place over two weekends, April 10-12 and April 17-19, in Indio, CA.

Quick Hits: Scott Weiland, Lana Del Rey, BottleRock Napa Valley festival

Bono Has Long Road To Recovery Before Tour
In a lengthy missive on U2's website, Bono says he will "concentrate hard" to be ready for U2 tour in fitness terms.

Quick Hits: Kanye West & Paul McCartney, Kelly Clarkson, Fall Out Boy, Akon

Madonna Announces New Album, Releases Six Songs Digitally
New album Rebel Heart is due out March 10, but six songs were released in advance overnight.


The Week In Review: 12/22-12/26

The Week In Review: 12/15-12/19

The Week In Review: 12/8-12/12

Jacent Jackson, PD
KITS/San Francisco

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