2.27-28 Beth Bombara Map & No Direction (Independent) Blackfoot Gypsies "I Had A Vision" (Plowboy) Bombadil Fences (Ramseur/Thirty Tigers) Cameron Avery "Wasted On Fidelity" (Anti-) Chuck Prophet "Bobby Fuller Died For Your Sins" (Yep Roc) Finlay Morton Who Is Finlay Morton? (Independent) Five Alarm Funk Sweat (Independent) Hite "Light" (Six Degrees) Ibibio Sound Machine Uyai (Merge) Jack Savoretti "Only You" (BMG) Jay Som "The Bus Song" (Polyvinyl) Jay Vons "Want You Tomorrow" (Independent) Le Ton Mite Passe Compose Futur Conditionnel (Crammed) Mac DeMarco "My Old Man" (Captured Tracks) Modern English "Moonbeam" (Independent) Nahko and Medicine For The People "Tuss Pies (Your Feet)" (SideOneDummy) Pissed Jeans Why Love Now (Sub Pop) Pixies "Bel Esprit" (PIAS) Robert Cray "The Same Love That Makes Me Laugh" (Jay-Vee) Tanika Charles "Soul Run" (Independent) Violents & Monica Martin "How It Left" (Partisan) Zillanova The Fader (Hopestreet)
Solk Named WXRT PD CBS Radio Chicago has appointed Greg Solk PD and OM for WXRT, as well as Classic Hits WJMK. Solk cites goals of spearheading a new era of growth at XRT, plus building loyalty among WJMK’s adult listeners.
“Greg grew up listening to XRT as a teenager and spent decades programming against it. This is an unbelievable opportunity for us to have not only a true fan of XRT but a strategic thinker to make XRT the number one rock choice in Chicago,” said Todd Cavanah, CBS Radio Chicago VP/Programming. “His deep knowledge of music’s past, present and future will keep XRT evolving forward by remembering the heritage of this unique Chicago brand. For KHits, Greg brings tremendous knowledge to the Classic Hits format and we welcome him as a partner on our programming team.”
“I have been blessed in my career to work for some amazing stations in my hometown, but this opportunity is off the charts,” said Solk. “Everyone knows there is no station or staff anywhere in the world that can rival the 45-year heritage of WXRT — ‘Chicago's Finest Rock.’ I am humbled to be a part of its brilliant legacy. I can't wait to join the great team of professionals at CBS Radio. I am honored by the confidence Tim Pohlman, Todd Cavanah and Chris Oliviero have placed in me.”
Solk, a 30-year radio programming veteran and Chicago native, began his career as a 15-year-old intern at WLUP/Chicago in 1977. Most recently, he was SVP/Programming at Hubbard Radio overseeing seven markets including Chicago, Washington DC, Phoenix, Minneapolis-St. Paul, St. Louis and Cincinnati. His lengthy radio experience includes programming and building iconic Chicago radio brands including WLUP, WDRV, WTMX, and KFOG/San Francisco.
Boulder: WXPN’s David Dye Subject of Keynote Interview FMQB is proud to welcome WXPN/Philadelphia’s and World Café host and producer David Dye to the 2017 FMQB Triple A Conference as the subject of the Keynote Interview at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, August 9 at the St. Julien Hotel & Spa in Boulder, CO, at a session hosted by KCMP/Minneapolis’ Jim McGuinn. Dye recently announced his retirement from World Café, while adding that he will continue to do occasional interviews for the show and remain at ’XPN part-time to host a pair of specialty shows
Dye started his radio career while still in college, joining the staff of seminal Progressive Rock WMMR/Philadelphia during the halcyon days of free form radio (Bruce Springsteen even name-checked him in his autobiography as one of his earliest supporters). After ’MMR, radio opportunities led him first to Portland, ME and then back to Philadelphia, where in 1981 he landed at WIOQ during its legendary Album Rock era. After spending the better part of the ’80s at ’IOQ, Dye started work at non-commercial WXPN/Philadelphia in 1989, hosting its weekend Sleepy Hollow show. But David Dye’s legacy will always be tied to the moment he was asked to research the viability of a new type of music show for public radio, research that led to the launch of the NPR-distributed, WXPN-produced World Café.
Since the launch of World Café in 1991, Dye has served has host and producer, overseeing every aspect of the on-air product, including artist bookings, conducting most of the interviews, the meticulous scheduling of each show’s very eclectic music, and the development of the show’s Sense of Place series that has visited 19 locations around the world to explore each locale’s contribution to the international music scene. The show is currently syndicated on over 200 public radio stations and has spawned 45 Live at World Café CDs and two books, while both Dye and World Café have been honored with numerous local and industry awards.
In honor of an influential career that has impacted Triple A radio on both ends of the dial, McGuinn will ask Dye to not only talk about World Café, but also to share stories and lessons from his 40+ years in radio.
Early Bird Registration for the FMQB Triple A Conference is now available. Register by March 15 and you’ll be able to take advantage of the lowest 2017 rate of only $269. You can register at registration.fmqb.com. You can also take advantage of special FMQB rates at the St. Julien, starting at only $229/night by going to stjulien.com and using group code GRPQB6 or calling (720) 406-9696 and mentioning FMQB.
CBS Corp Revenue Up in 2016 CBS Corporation reported its full year 2016 and fourth quarter revenue today. The company now considers its CBS Radio division as "discontinued operations" in its financial reports. Overall, CBS reported full year revenue of $13.17 billion, up four percent from the year prior, in part driven by Super Bowl 50 and the election year. In Q4, revenue dipped from $3.59 billion in the fourth quarter of 2015 to $3.52 billion, though this figure leaves out CBS Radio.
"2016 was a phenomenal year for the CBS Corporation, with all-time highs in revenue, operating income, and EPS that came in above $4 for the first time in our Company’s history; and as we begin 2017, I couldn’t be more excited about our growth prospects in the years ahead," said Chairman/CEO Leslie Moonves. "We are already exceeding our projections to generate billions of dollars in incremental revenue, thanks to our new, fast growing revenue sources and the strength of our base business."
As for CBS Radio, it brought in $328 million in Q4, but took an overall loss of $384 million due to impairment charges. For the full year of 2016, CBS Radio revenue reached just over $1.2 billion but in the end saw a $255 million net loss. In its report, CBS noted that it expects to complete the transaction of its sale to Entercom in the second half of 2017.
In his comments, Moonves noted that CBS "recently announced a deal to split-off our radio business in the best possible way through a tax-free transaction with Entercom. When completed, this transaction will allow us to focus even more on our core content strength and enable our faster-growing revenue to drive our results like never before."
BuzzAngle Music reports Prince songs were streamed 5.9 million times on just the first two days Prince songs were available on all On-demand streaming services (2/12 & 2/13).On-demand streaming activity for all of Prince's songs is up 4,719% for the first two days in comparison to the previous 5 days. There has only been 2 weeks out of the past 6 months that there have been more than 1 million Prince songs streamed in a given week. The last time there were more than 5 million streams of Prince songs in 1 week was the 2nd week after his passing (week of April 29th 2016 when there were 7.8 million streams).Streaming activity on all of Prince's albums up 5,578% for the first two days in comparison to the previous 5 days. Purple Rain album was the most streamed Prince album for those two days with 1,535,608 streams; up 5,196%."Let's Go Crazy" was the most streamed Prince song for those first two days with 339,748 streams; up 13,659%. "Purple Rain" was the 2nd most streamed Prince song with 337,519 streams; an increase of 3,093% compared to previous 5 day average.
Cold War Kids L.A. Divine
Kings Of Leon Walls (Kings Of Leon)
Rhiannon Giddens Freedom Highway
Ryan Adams Prisoner (Ryan Adams)
Pax Am/Blue Note/Capitol
Thievery Corporation The Temple Of I & I
Ryan Adams Prisoner
Pax Am/Blue Note/Capitol
Spoon Hot Thoughts
The XX I See You
Son Volt Notes Of Blue
Flo Morrissey and … Gentlewoman, Ruby Man
New Pornographers White Out Conditions
Old 97's Graveyard Whistling
Arcade Fire Single Only-Arcade Fire