Thursday, January 15, 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. [more]

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
January 6, 2015
Lori Lewis Elected Board Chairperson Of The Conclave
Jacobs Media Director of Digital & Social Strategies Lewis joins The Conclave's Board.
iHeartRadio Announces Multiple Integrations At CES
Ray Gmeiner Exits The Capitol Tower
In Brief - January 6, 2015
January 5, 2015
iHeartMedia Rochester Names Tias Schuster PD of WKGS & WDVI
Radio veteran heads north to oversee programming at Top 40 Kiss 106.7 and Hot AC 100.5 The Drive.
Universal Music Group, Havas Group Form Global Music Data Alliance 
iBiquity Digital, TagStation Launch Joint Development 
iHeartMedia Debuts Country Big 95.5 In Chicago
Northern Lights Brodcasting Unveils New Minneapolis Alternative Station
WKSA/Norfolk Becomes 92.1 The Beat
In Brief - January 5, 2015
December 30, 2014
We open the eQB year with a stimulating AT ISSUE, where we ask our panel of experts to address some critical issues as radio shapes its path for 2015 and beyond. You’ll be reading some insightful, provocative, motivating and profound thoughts from the likes of: Peter Smyth, Pat Paxton, Rick Cummings, Jon Zellner, Dom Theodore, Rick Vaughn, Jimmy Steal, Pat Welsh, Fred Jacobs, John Mayer, Bob Quick and Brad Holtz. In Programming To Win, Richard Harker looks at how not to pick the hits and Jacob's Media's Lori Lewis takes a look at Facebook's latest adjustments, how they could affect your station's reach online, and how to be smart about counteracting these changes. Question of the Week asks programmers for their Most Memorable Moments of 2014. Plus, Hot Shots and the FMQB History page.
The Week In Review: 12/29-1/2
Nielsen Releases Initial 2014 Music Report
On-demand streaming and vinyl album sales saw major growth in 2014.
December 30, 2014
Mike Wheeler Promoted to OM Of Cumulus-Detroit
Wheeler will oversee all programming for Cumulus' four Detroit radio stations.

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. [more]

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 withKintsugi
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
Quick Hits: Joe Cocker, The Weeknd
FMQB Retro-Active: Ken Sharp Talks to Todd Rundgren About The Unpredictable Tour, Breaking Bad and More

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