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Jeff Sottolano is a CBS Radio lifer, having worked for the company since breaking into the radio biz as an intern in 2001. After rising to PD at WZNE/Rochester and WYSP/Philadelphia, Sottolano made the leap to become Director of Programming for the entire company. In this week's eQB Cover Story, he discusses life on the corporate side of radio, the highlights of his first months on the job and more. In Programming To Win, Mike Stern applies some lessons from investor Warren Buffett to the radio industry. Question of the Week asks: What are your personal and industry pet peeves? Plus, Hot Shots and the FMQB History page. [more]


Chris Edge Adds PD Duties At WDCG/Raleigh
PD Zac Davis transitioning to new yet-to-be announced post within CCM+E

SoundExchange Q2 Digital Radio Report Highlights Digital Radio Transformation

In Brief - August 22, 2014
Legendary Philly DJ Don Cannon Passes
August 21, 2014

NuVoodoo Ratings Prospect Study Reveals Broadcast Radio Beats Pandora For Music Satisfaction

CBS Radio Adds To Sports Programming Leadership Team

iHeartRadio Survey: Carrie Underwood Music’s Best Female Role Model

In Brief - August 21, 2014
August 20, 2014

Cox Media Group Tampa Names Dan Mason OM For HOT 101.5, 97X, 102.5 The Bone
Mason will also serve as Director of Branding and Programming for WPOI (HOT 101.5).

Logan Named PD/Morning Host At WNCV/Fort Walton Beach

Jay Towers Promoted To Anchor Of Fox 2 Morning News in Detroit

In Brief - August 20, 2014
August 19, 2014

Greg Ausham Named PD At WNNX/Atlanta
Appointment of the 30-year programming professional is effective immediately.

Emmis Communications, Beasley Broadcast Group Deploy Jelli Radio Ad Platform In Major Markets

Cumulus Taps Dan Mandis As PD Of WWTN/Nashville

In Brief - August 19, 2014
August 18, 2014

Republic Records Promotes David "Davey Dee" Ingenloff to VP/Rhythm Crossover Promotion
Ingenloff will spearhead, execute crossover initiatives at rhythm radio, introducing and breaking pop and urban singles at the format in the process.

NAB President/CEO Gordon Smith To Keynote The Conclave

Westwood One Names George King VP/Programming, Network Formats

Cox Media Group Miami Launches The DJ Laz Morning Show on WFLC

Vince Szydlowski Named SVP, Label Sales For Capitol Music Group

In Brief - August 18, 2014
August 15, 2014

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Sean Demery made his name in the industry as a Modern Rock programmer, but now heads up Triple A Non-Comm WYMS/Milwaukee. As PD of RadioMilwaukee, Demery takes his mission seriously to bring together the city musically and culturally. In this week's eQB Cover Story, he discusses the Triple A format's current status, the future of the radio industry and much more. In Programming To Win, Richard Harker takes a closer look at the latest Triton streaming data. Question of the Week asks: What qualities would you look for when hiring a new station staff member? Plus, Hot Shots and the FMQB History page.

The Week In Review: 8/11-8/15

CCM+E Miami Names Michael "Mud" Gross PD At WBGG-FM
The veteran programmer segues to Miami after nine-years as PD at WNRQ-FM/Nashville

WQHT/New York MD Karlie Hustle Resigns

Townsquare Media Promotes Heather DeLuca to Brand Manger for WSJO/Atlantic City

RAB Report: Radio's Q2 '14 Revenue Performance Down 3%

CMG San Antonio Rebrands 106.7 FM as The Eagle

In Brief - August 15, 2014
August 14, 2014

Clear Channel Political Advertising Targeting Tool, AuDiO, Now Incorporates Nielsen Data
Partnership marks first time in audio history that Nielsen’s industry standard metrics will be augmented by voter data

Cumulus Media, Katz Radio Group Enter New Long-Term Partnership

NBC Joins Forces With iHeartRadio For Digital Premiere Of New Romantic Comedy "A TO Z"

In Brief - August 14, 2014
August 13, 2014

Radio Disney To Sell Off Majority Of Stations
Company to divest 23 of its 24 U.S. stations, will maintain KDIS-AM/Los Angeles

Report: Radio Is Effective For Healthcare Advertising

Beatport and Premiere Networks Expand Pete Tong's Syndicated Radio Show

In Brief - August 13, 2014
August 12, 2014

NuVoodoo Study Reveals Findings On Relationship Between Pandora Users And Radio
62% of Pandora users listen to Pandora at least 30 minutes per day, nearly as many Pandora users spend that much time daily with broadcast radio.

Jay Boone Appointed VP/Urban Promotion At RED Distribution

Tribune Media Company Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results

In Brief - August 12, 2014
Interscope and Disclosure featuring Sam Smith Latch onto another Top 40 Chart Feat
August 11, 2014

Sassy Named PD At WKXJ/Chattanooga

Saga Communications, Inc. Reports 2nd Quarter Results

FCC Commissioner Pai, NAB President/CEO Smith To Headline 2014 Radio Luncheon

In Brief - August 11, 2014

The Week In Review: 8/4-8/8

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Boston.com looks back at WBCN

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Washington Post highlights Clear Channel's "On The Verge" program

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Nickelback Signs With Republic Records
The Canadian rockers released their new single "Edge Of A Revolution" this week. [more]


Quick Hits: Jessie J, Foo Fighters, Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon, Genesis, Fall Out Boy

Quick Hits: Nico & Vinz, Sam Smith, Weezer, Ariana Grande, Shelby Lynne, Enrique Iglesias, T.I., Iggy Azalea

Quick Hits: album sales, Taylor Swift, Foo Fighters, Super Bowl halftime show, Gerard Way, Tiesto, Smashing Pumpkins

New Taylor Swift Album Due Out October 27
Swift announced her new album 1989 and unveiled her new single "Shake It Off" in a live streaming event.

Quick Hits: Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett, Haim, Fashion Rocks concert, T.I., iTunes Festival, Unlocking the Truth, Leonard Cohen

Colbie Caillat Sets September 30 Street Date
The singer will offer her Gypsy Heart in September, on the heels of hit single "Try."

Quick Hits: Coldplay, U2, Christina Aguilera, B.o.B, Wiz Khalifa, Becky G, Bob Seeger

Lil Wayne's Tha Carter V Coming October 28
Weezy appeared on SportsCenter this morning to reveal his latest album cover and release date.

Quick Hits: Nickelback, Sia, Shindig Music Festival, Def Jam Records, Annie Lennox

The Week In Review: 8/11-8/15

Quick Hits: Taylor Swift, Sam Smith, Meghan Trainor, Primus / Tool, Becky G, John Mellencamp

Guardians Of The Galaxy's Awesome Mix Hits #1
New releases from Godsmack and Spoon debut in the top 5 on the Nielsen SoundScan sales chart.

Quick Hits: Nicki Minaj, Death Cab For Cutie, Metro Station, Celine Dion, She & Him, Karen O

Honda Stage Launches at iHeartRadio Theater L.A.
Ariana Grande will be the next artist to take the Honda Stage for a live stream event.

Quick Hits: Kings Of Leon, Daft Punk, Linkin Park's Joe Hahn, Goo Goo Dolls, Bob Weir & RatDog

Foo Fighters Set November 10 Street Date
The band also revealed the eight-song tracklist for Sonic Highways.

Quick Hits: Kings Of Leon, Teen Choice Awards, Taylor Swift, Capital Cities, Five Finger Death Punch, Dirty Heads, Paul McCartney

iHeartRadio Throwing A Party For Maroon 5
CCM+E and The CW will team with Maroon 5 to celebrate the release of their new album V later this month in L.A.

The Week In Review: 8/4-8/8

Quick Hits: Iggy Azalea & Rita Ora, Foo Fighters, Odd Future

MTV VMAs to Honor Beyoncé
The singer will receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, and she will perform on the show.

Quick Hits: Linkin Park, K.Michelle, Lady Gaga, Robert Plant, The Who

Tom Petty Lands First-Ever #1 Album
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers' new album Hypnotic Eye is the veteran rockers' first to debut at #1.

FMQB Photo Pass: Lollapalooza 2014

Quick Hits: Paramore, Foo Fighters, Maroon 5, Mariah Carey, The Civil Wars

FMQB Photo Pass: Katy Perry

Quick Hits: Justin Timberlake, Christina Perri, William Orbit & Queen, Ray LaMontagne, Echosmith

Lollapalooza Closes Out Another Edition In Chicago
This year's successful festival was headlined by Eminem, Kings of Leon, Skrillex, Outkast, and many more.

Quick Hits: Godsmack, Beyoncé & Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Pharrell Williams / Ariana Grande / Soundgarden, Jon Bon Jovi

RIAA Awards Diamond Album To 2Pac
Tupac Shakur's classic All Eyez On Me is certified 10X Platinum in the newest RIAA Gold & Platinum Certifications.

Quick Hits: Jesse J / Ariana Grande / Nicki Minaj, Foo Fighters, Katy Perry, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, David Bowie, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators

The Week In Review: 7/28-8/1

Lorde Pens New Hunger Games Song
The singer will provide a new single for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1, as well as curate the soundtrack.

Quick Hits: Katy Perry, Alicia Keys & Swizz Beatz, Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull, Sixx:A.M., Fitz and The Tantrums

5 Seconds Of Summer Debut At #1, Announce 2015 Tour
Australian Pop act top the sales chart with their self-titled release.

Quick Hits: Foo Fighters, Iggy Azalea, Virgin Free Fest, Maynard James Keenan

Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett Jazz Album Officially Announced
Gaga & Bennett's album of Jazz standards, titled Cheek To Cheek, will be out in the fall, along with a PBS special.

Quick Hits: Jessie J + Ariana Grande + Nicki Minaj, Muse, TV On the Radio, Hozier, Primus, Led Zeppelin

Quick Hits: Nicki Minaj, Fences / Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Courtney Love / Kurt Cobain biopic, Wings, Bleachers

Quick Hits: Lil Wayne, Metallica, Pearl Jam, Lionel Richie

MTV Names Iggy Azalea New Host Of House Of Style
"Fancy" rapper will host eight new episodes of the classic MTV fashion show.

Quick Hits: Farm Aid 2014, Beyoncé, Ozzy Osbourne, Stevie Nicks

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Jeff Sottolano
Director of Programming
CBS Radio

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