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SiriusXM Makes $480 Million Investment in Pandora
The satcaster announces a $480 million strategic cash investment in the popular streaming service. [more]


iHeartMedia Norfolk Names Angel Brown Market President

Matt Pinfield to Sign Off From KFOG Mornings to Focus on Nationally Syndicated Westwood One Shows

Jason Cage Takes Over Afternoons On KHMX (Mix 96.5)/Houston

Radio Disney Country Expands In Los Angeles On KRDC (99.1 FM)
June 8, 2017

Universal Music Group Appoints Tuhin Roy VP/New Digital Business
Roy takes on new role working with early-stage digital media start-ups.

Benztown Appoints Maria Musaitef to Affiliate Relations Team

WVKS/Toledo Set To Debut Mojo In The Morning

In Brief - June 8, 2017
WVKS/Toledo PD/Morning Host exits.
June 6, 2017

Dion "No I.D." Wilson Named EVP of Capitol Music Group
Highly regarded music executive/producer joins senior management team, continues to helm his record label, ARTium Recordings.

BuzzAngle Music now Includes Shazam Data

Promo Only Summer Sessions Set To Celebrate 10 Years
June 5, 2017

Tom Poleman Named Chief Programming Officer For iHeartMedia
Long-term agreement extends Poleman’s central role at iHeartMedia Leading its National Programming Group.

Interscope Geffen A&M Promotes Gary Kelly To Executive Vice President/Chief Revenue Officer

Jimmy Steele Joins Cumulus Media As OM for Mobile, AL Station Group

Kellar Radio Talent Institute Returns At Appalachian State University
June 2, 2017

CBS Radio Promotes Ian "Slacker" Richards To PD At WDZH/Detroit
Richards will continue to host afternoons while overseeing programming for Top 40 98.7 AMP Radio.

107.5 The River/Nashville Announces 2nd Annual “River on the Rooftop” Concert Series
107.5 The River, Nashville: Live Life. Love Music, announced today its second annual River on the Rooftop Concert Series, beginning June 22.

Universal Music Publishing Group appoints JW Beekman to CFO, Worldwide
June 1, 2017

Beasley Media Group’s Preston and Steve Sign Multi-year Deal Extension in Philadelphia
The heritage Philly rock station WMMR extends its morning show through 2018.

CBS Radio Riverside & Palm Springs Promotes Scott Ward To Cluster PD

Public Voting for National Radio Hall of Famers Begins June 5

Beasley Media Group Launches Lite 101.5 In Las Vegas

B97/New Orleans Stevie G & TPot Announce Real Life Separation On-Air
May 31, 2017

Alpha Media Louisville Names JD Garfield PD At WDJX
Garfield to oversee programming and host afternoon drive on Top 40 99.7 DJX.

Beasley Media Group Names David Corey PD For WKLB/Boston

Beasley Media Group’s Mike Brophey To Retire As PD of WKLB/Boston

KROI/Houston Sets New 92.1 Radio Now On-Air Lineup
May 30, 2017

iHeartMedia Extends Agreement With WDCG/Raleigh's Bob Dumas
Longtime local morning personality celebrates 25th Anniversary with G105.

Steve Harmon Joins Sheet Happens Prep For Affiliate Relations & Content Creation

In Brief - May 30, 2017
May 26, 2017

Rodney on the Roq Ending After Over 4 Decades
Rodney Bingenheimer will wrap up his long-running KROQ show next week.

iHeartMedia Names Kix Layton SVP/Programming For Greenville

PK's Throwback 105.5 Brings Old Skool Hip Hop And R&B To South Florida

iHeartMedia St. Louis Announces The Debut Of The New Majic 103.7
May 26, 2017

CBS Radio Promotes Shelly Easton and Bobby Smith in its Philly Cluster
Shelly Easton becomes VP/Music Programming for WXTU, WTDY, and WOGL. Bobby Smith adds PD duties at WOGL.

iHeartMedia Names Brian Hall SVP of Programming for Ashville

Albie Dee Promoted To OM For Adams Radio Group, Salisbury/Ocean City, MD
May 24, 2017

RCA Records Promotes Joe Daddio To VP/Pop Promotion
Longtime promo vet sews on some well-earned VP stripes.

iHeartMedia Names Rob Whiteside Digital PD For Virginia/Carolina Region

WBEN/Phiadelphia's Matt Cord & Kristen Herrman To Host National Dog Show Charity Walk

iHeartMedia Hartford Names Kelsey Maxon Digital PD

INSIGHTS: What Radio Can Learn from the TV Upfronts

Cumulus Media Adds Jay Philpott To Nights At KQRS/Minneapolis

Margaret Ann Ronayne NYC Memorial Service on June 8th
May 23, 2017

Beasley Media Group Unveils New Format Captains
Bill Weston, Cadillac Jack, John Candelaria and DJ Stout named to the newly created positions within the company.

iHeartMedia Austin Debuts New Spanish Top 40 Station TU 103.1

CBS Radio Officially Names John Farneda MD At WXRT/Chicago

In Brief - May 23, 2017
Anne Gress exits WOGL/Philadelphia.
May 22, 2017

CBS Corporation Extends Chairman/President/CEO Les Moonves
Moonves signs a two-year extension to his current term with through June 30, 2021.

KDMX (102.9 NOW)/Dallas Adds Kannon In Afternoon Drive

Entercom-Charlotte Signs Contract Extension with Matt & Ramona Show
May 19, 2017

Cumulus Media Oxnard/Ventura Names Matthew "Doughboy" Florence PD For KVYB
Doughboy arrives from Albuquerque to oversee programming and host afternoons on Rhythmic 103.3 The Vibe.

Westwood One Presents Backstage at the BBMAs
May 18, 2017

iHeartMedia St. Louis Names Maurice DeVoe PD For KMJM (100.3 The Beat)
Programming vet will oversee programming at the company's urban outlet.
May 17, 2017

Atlantic Records Promotes Dionnee Harper & Marsha St. Hubert To SVPs of Urban Marketing
Long-time members of the Atlantic team to oversee the label's Urban Marketing efforts.

Entercom San Diego & Portland Form Partnership With Pearl Jam's Vitalogy Foundation

Vevo Announces New Hires On Original Content Team
May 16, 2017

Universal Music Group & Tencent Music Entertainment Group Enter Stategic Agreement
Landmark licensing agreement will significantly expand the Chinese music market.

B96/Chicago To Host Niall Horan, Stream Live Performance
May 15, 2017

Cumulus Reports First Quarter Results
Net revenues $264.0 million, down 1.7%.

National Radio Hall of Fame Announces 2017 Nominees

Heidi Raphael Named VP/Corporate Communications for Beasley Media Group

Beasley Media Group & jacapps To Debut Customized WRIF iPhone Stickers
May 12, 2017

eQB NOW
Nicki Farag has had a very storied music industry career, and the most unique feature is the fact that it’s all been with one label. For 15 years, Nicki has made several moves and several lasting impressions on her fellow executives, promo reps and artists at Def Jam Recordings. She started as a promo assistant in 2002 and proceeded to successfully fulfill a career dream of a lifetime for any promo rep, ascending to SVP of the department. Breaking barriers is nothing new for Nicki or Def Jam, and two have been an ideal match for each other. In Programming to Win, Rich Van Slyke interviews Danni Bruns of Cumulus-Memphis. Danni wears a number of hats at the cluster and has plenty to say about the world of imaging. Question of the Week asks: "What is your most consistent steadfast rule of programming that has guided you throughout your career? Plus Hotshots and This Week in FMQB History.

Cumulus Media Promotes Troy Hanson To VP/Operations For Chicago Station Group
Concurrently, Brian Thomas signs a multi-year extension as PD for Chicago’s Classic Hits 94.7 WLS-FM.
May 11, 2017

iHeartMedia New Orleans Names Steve McNair Market President
Hudson reports to Michael Hudson, newly appointed Area President for Baton Rouge and New Orleans markets.

Emmis Announces Fourth Quarter and Full-Year Earnings

98.5 KLUC/Las Vegas Promotes Jon Que To Music Director

In Brief - May 11, 2017
May 10, 2017

iHeartMedia Denver Names JoJo Turnbeaugh Regional SVP/Programming
Turnbeaugh will oversee talent and programming for the company's 26 radio station brands in the Denver region.

SBS Radio Miami Names Donny Hudson Named GM/VP of Sales

iHeartMedia Denver Names Kelly Ransford As Director Of Event Marketing

Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame DJ & Rock Radio Icon Steven Seaweed To Retire

Margaret Ann Ronayne: Memorial and Tribute Details
May 9, 2017

Emmis Announces Agreement To Sell KPWR (Power 106)/Los Angeles To Meruelo Group
Meruelo Group pays $82.75 million for LA's Hip Hop station.

Warner Bros. Records Names Carlos Ogando Senior National Urban & Rhythm Promotion Director

WYCD/Detroit Promotes Holly Hutton To Music Director

Warner Bros. Records Appoints Allyson Cherny-Weston VP/Brand Partnerships

Tyler Frye Signs Extension With Cumulus As Night Host On KRBE/Houston
Music News

Harry Styles Expands World Tour Dates To 2018
Due to overwhelming demand, Styles adds 56 new dates to sold-out world tour. [more]


Christina Grimmie Album All Is Vanity Released

Foo Fighters, Kendrick Lamar & More Announced for Voodoo Music + Arts Festival
The annual New Orleans event also includes The Killers, LCD Soundsystem and others.

One Love Manchester Benefit Concert Raises Millions
The all-star event, led by Ariana Grande, benefitted the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund.

Bryson Tiller, The Beatles & Lil Yachty Hit the Billboard 200

Manchester Benefit Concert to Air in the U.S.
More artists have been added to the bill for this weekend's One Love Manchester event in the UK.

Quick Hits: Foo Fighters, Arcade Fire

Quick Hits: Bruno Mars, Migos, Fifth Harmony, Coachella

Ariana Grande Headlining All-Star Manchester Benefit Concert
Justin Bieber, Coldplay and Katy Perry on board for the gig, set for June 4.

Southern Rock Legend Gregg Allman Passes Away
The leader of the famed Allman Brothers Band was 69 years old.

The World Remembers Gregg Allman

Linkin Park Make Billboard Chart History
One More Light is the band's sixth album to hit #1.

Quick Hits: Louder Than Life Festival, Lauryn Hill, Nas, iHeartSummer Weekend

Ariana Grande Releases Statement on Manchester Attack
The singer says, "We will not quit or operate in fear. We won’t let this divide us. We won’t let hate win."

Quick Hits: Guns N' Roses, Lana Del Rey, Nicki Minaj, Gorillaz, High & Low Festival

Fergie Signs Worldwide Partnership With BMG
8x Grammy winner to launch label, Dutchess Music, with the album, Double Dutchess.

Quick Hits: Ariana Grande, Leslie Jones, Jon Bon Jovi

22 Dead in Explosion at Manchester Ariana Grande Concert
Suicide bomber attacks Manchester Arena during the Pop singer's concert on Monday.

Quick Hits: Iggy Azalea, Newport Folk Festival

It's a Sign of the Times: Harry Styles Debuts at #1
Styles' solo album tops the Billboard 200, while Zac Brown Band, Paramore and Machine Gun Kelly all arrive in the Top 10.

Drake Dominates Billboard Music Awards
At the 2017 Billboard Music Awards, Drake broke Adele's record for the most wins in one night.

Chris Cornell's Wife Issues Statement on His Death
Vicky Cornell suggests her husband's death was influenced by anti-anxiety medication, as the rock world continues to remember the musician.

Rocker Chris Cornell Dead at 52
The Soundgarden and Audioslave singer passed away overnight while on tour.

The Entertainment World Remembers Chris Cornell
Artists and performers across social media pay tribute to the late singer.

FMQB Photo Pass: Metallica

Katy Perry Announced as First Judge for American Idol Reboot
Perry is on board for the music competition show's on its new network home of ABC.

Katy Perry Announces New Album Witness, North American Tour
The Pop star's anticipated new album arrives on June 9.

Rapper Logic Debuts Atop Billboard 200
Chris Stapleton arrives at #2 while UMG dominates the top five slots.

Quick Hits: Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar, Paramore

Jay Z Inks $200 Million Deal with Live Nation
The Hip Hop mogul has inked a massive, 10-year deal with the concert industry giant.

iHeartRadio Streaming Exclusive Harry Styles Station

Jay Z, Chili Peppers & Gorillaz Headlining New York's Meadows Music and Arts Festival
The second annual festival will take place in Queens from September 15-17.

Quick Hits: Miley Cyrus, SIA, The National, Modest Mouse

Quick Hits: The Grammy Awards, Imagine Dragons, Calvin Harris, Harry Styles, Katy Perry, The Rolling Stones, Snoop Dogg / Linkin Park

Kendrick Lamar Continues Atop Billboard 200
Four new releases debut in the top ten of this week's chart.

Chili Peppers, Gorillaz, Chance the Rapper Lead Austin City Limits Lineup
The Killers, The xx and many more artists announced for the annual Texan festival.

Quick Hits: Jay-Z, Miley Cyrus

The Beatles Channel Coming to SiriusXM
A new all-Fab Four channel will debut on May 18.

Quick Hits: Linkin Park, Halsey, Chance the Rapper, Rancid

Quick Hits: Radiohead, Beyonce, Janet Jackson

FMQB Retro-Active: A Look Back at ELP
Ken Sharp chats with founding ELP drummer Carl Palmer plus an interview with Cait Brennan.

FMQB Photo Pass: John Mayer
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