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Entercom Charlotte Names Michael De Amicis Director of Sales

Entercom Charlotte Signs Contract Extension with Bo Thompson
April 27, 2017

iHeartMedia And Elvis Duran Announce New Long-Term Agreement
Duran inks a five year deal to continue on as host of the nationally syndicated Elvis Duran and the Morning Show.

SiriusXM Acquires Automatic Labs Inc.

Insomniac & iHeartMedia Launch EDC Radio Exclusivley On iHeartRadio
April 26, 2017

Cox Enterprises Names Alexander C. Taylor President/CEO
Taylor will succeed John Dyer who will retire in December after 40 years with the company.

Delilah Inducted Into NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame
April 25, 2017

CBS Radio Unveils New "Airtime Analytics" Measurement Tool
Tool to illustrates the ROI and effectiveness of Advertiser's radio marketing campaigns.

Entercom Rochester Names Michael “Mud” Gross PD At WCMF-FM

IFPI Report: Global Recorded Music Revenues Increase by 5.9%

Tom Calococci Joins Sheet Happens Prep For Affiliate Relations/Content Creation

CBS Radio Stations Take Home 25 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards And 4 Overall Excellence Awards
April 24, 2017

Coran Capshaw To Be Honored With City of Hope's 2017 Spirit of Life Award
Founder of Red Light Management will be honored at gala dinner in Los Angeles on November 2.

Cumulus Appoints Nic Merenda VP/Market Manager For Topeka, KS

Alpha Media Brings Throwbacks To San Antonio

iHeartMedia St. Louis Names Jules Riley PD For 93.7 The Bull

J. Anthony Brown Joins The Steve Harvey Morning Show
April 21, 2017

Nikki Nite has sported a fascinating career predominantly with the one company she’s called her professional home for 15 years, Entercom. The symbiosis between company and employee in this case has been exceptionally rewarding for both parties and in her latest mission as VP of Programming & Operations for Entercom/Austin Nikki faces her biggest challenge yet. It’s all on display in the week’s Cover Story. In Programming to Win, Creativity is obviously an important part of running a successful radio station, but what happens when you hit a mental roadblock or just haven't had the time to focus? Pat Welsh offers a number of suggestions to help you get creative once again. Question of the Week asks: If you hit the lottery what would be the first thing you would purchase? Plus, Hotshots and This Week in FMQB History.

Cumulus Promotes Heather Gersten To APD At WWLI/Providence, RI
April 20, 2017

iHeartMedia Washington, D.C. Names Tommy Chuck PD For WASH-FM
Chuck will oversee 97.1 WASH-FM’s on-air programming and will continue to program Top 40 WIHT.

iHeartMedia Names Jeff Wyatt SVP/Programming For Baltimore, MD

Radio One DC Expands WMMJ-FM Listenership
April 19, 2017

CBS Radio's 'SPF" In Las Vegas Expands To Two Nights With Linkin Park
Band’s performance coincides with seventh album release, One More Light, and kicks off event on May 19.

Magic 92.5/San Diego To Change Format To All Prince "Purple 92.5"

Clip Interactive Partners with Radio One & Reach Media
April 18, 2017

iHeartMedia San Antonio Names Russell Rush Program Director For KXXM
Rush will oversee day-to-day programming operations at Top 40 Mix 96.1.

iHeartMedia San Francisco Names Matty Staudt Digital PD

WHLZ Turns On The Hot AC In Florence, SC

iHeartMedia Baton Rouge Names Brittany Tully PD For WYNK-FM

John Butler Joins Spotify
April 17, 2017

KUDL/Sacramento Rolls Outs EndFest 2017
Halsey, DNCE, Fifth Harmony headline this years event at Raley Field on May 14.

United Stations Adds Danny Ocean As Affiliate Relations Representative

Amplifi Media & jâcapps Team Up To Form SonicAi
April 13, 2017

Cumulus Media Promotes Three Senior Executives
Mike McVay, Dave Milner and Bob Walker Earn EVP stripes.

jacapps and Ford Bring the Connected Car to the 2017 NAB Show
April 12, 2017

iHeartMedia Names Donna Pickett EVP/Marketing, Digital Products
Pickett will help drive the company’s digital streaming businesses.

Alpha Media San Antonio Names James Steele PD of 103.3 The APP

FLY92.3/Albany Unveils New Morning Show
April 11, 2017

The Madison Square Garden Company Names Darren Pfeffer EVP of MSG Live
Pfeffer will oversee MSG's live entertainment events that are presented or hosted in the company's diverse collection of venues.

iHeartMedia Names Dennis O'Heron SVP/Live Entertainment And Events
April 10, 2017

Mariah Carey Forms "Butterfly MC Records" As Exclusive Joint Venture With Epic Records
Carey solidifies successful long-term partnership with LA Reid. New studio album expected later this year.

Alpha Media Names Mike Hartel As VP/Mid-Atlantic Region

Cox Media Group Tampa Radio Announces ‘Magic Mornings with Danielle’ On Magic 94-9

Entercom Los Angeles KSWD Signs Rita Wilde To A Multi-Year Agreement
April 7, 2017

The Lineup Expands For The Daytime Village At 2017 The iHeartRadio Music Festival
Halsey, Little Mix, Bleachers, Niall Horan, Bebe Rexha and Cheat Codes to perform on September 23 in Las Vegas.

Monisha Mann Named Night Show Host At KBOS/Fresno

Tom Mackay Named President, Sony Music Film and Television A&R

Jeff Lyon Joins Cumulus As VP/Market Manager, Abilene, TX

In Brief - April 6, 2017
April 5, 2017

Max Lousada Named CEO, Recorded Music For Warner Music Group
Widely respected artist champion, leader and innovator promoted to global role.

The Morning Mix Set To Debut On KHMX/Houston

Cumulus Media-Nashville Promotes Lori Tournay Liggett as GSM of its Music stations
April 4, 2017

Spotify & UMG Announce Global Multi-Year License Deal
Spotify Premium users will get some albums two weeks before free users as part of its new agreement with UMG.

Slow Jams' R Dub! Returns To Africa And Cuts Ribbon Following Completion Of Well

Taylor Morgan To Take Over Middays At WUKS/Fayetteville, NC

Geoff 'Geespin' Gamere Joins United Talent Agency

iHeartMedia Names Rahul Sabnis Executive Creative Director
April 3, 2017

iHeartMedia Names Jeff Kapugi Region SVP/Programming For Washington, D.C. & Baltimore, MD
Kapugi returns to the company where he started his career in 1989 and a market he previously oversaw as OM.

Mitch Glazier Named RIAA President, Will Succeed Cary Sherman as Chairman/CEO

Morgan Bohannon To Lead Cumulus Media Memphis As VP/Market Manager

iHeartMedia Names Derrick Martin Region President For St. Louis

Beasley Media Group Elevates Steve Meyers To EVP/Digital

MO! Moves to Mornings at KDKB (ALT AZ 93-3)/Phoenix

The Russ Parr Morning Show Has A New Home On WUKS/Fayetteville, NC

iHeartMedia Sacramento Debuts Classic Rock KDJK (93.7 The River)
April 2, 2017

Our Cover Story this week travels to Eastern North Carolina and heritage Top 40 outlet WERO/Bob 933. We check in with Bob APD/MD Gina Gray, who’s been a fixture at the station for the past ten years. For Gina, the gig is not a chore, it’s a source of pride and passion, and together with OM Chris Mann, they have crafted a consistent lineage of success that continuously has Bob in the winning column. In Programing To Win, Is there truly a "red state/blue state" effect on radio usage? Or is it just a matter of media perception? Robby Bridges takes a closer look at this theory. Question of the Week asks: "Professionally speaking, what is your greatest strength and what area do you feel you need to work on more?" In Hot Shots: The Music Industry Unites For A Taste Of Hope In NYC and the FMQB History Page.
March 31, 2017

Miley Cyrus Added To KIIS-FM/LA's Wango Tango
Cyrus will be a special guest performer at one of Pop radio biggest concerts of the year.

iHeartMedia Nashville Announces the Debut of the New ALT 97.5

KHTS (Channel 93.3)/San Diego "Summer Kick Off Concert" To Feature David Guetta, BSB and More

WBEB-FM/Philadephia’s Jerry Lee To Receive The PAB Gold Medal Award
March 30, 2017

RIAA 2016 Shipment & Revenues Statistics Reports Significant Progress
Overall retail revenues up 11.4% powered by music streaming.

c3 Applauds Reintroduction of the Fair Play Fair Pay Act, Calls On Congress To Pass Legislation

Rob Kaloustian Named GSM For WIP & WPHT/Philadelpha

In Brief - March 30, 2017
March 29, 2017

WKTU/New York's KTUphoria 2017 Set To Heat Up Summer
KTU's Summer Kick Off Party will feature performances by Backstreet Boys, Fifth Harmony, Jason Derulo and more.

Bender Extends Morning Show Agreement With KBKS/Seattle

KDGE/Dallas Names Leigh Ann Adam As New Morning Drive Host
March 28, 2017

BIA/Kelsey: Digital Revenues for U.S. Radio Continue to Rise
Digital ad revenue and station transactions are expected to increase in 2017.

Jeff Lyons Joins Cumulus As Promotions/Marketing Director for Appleton-Oshkosh, WI
March 27, 2017

Dennis Reese Named SVP/Promotion At RCA Nashville
Reese will oversee radio promotion plans for the RCA Nashville roster.

Cumulus Media Brings Hot AC To Savannah, GA Launches WZAT (102.1 The Sound)

In Brief - March 27, 2017
March 24, 2017

Ryan Seacrest Announces KIIS FM's Wango Tango 2017 Lineup
Katy Perry, Maroon 5, Niall Horan, Zedd, Machine Gun Kelly, Camilla Cabello, and more to perform at Stub Hub Center May 13.

WMGC (105.1 The Bounce)/Detroit Adds “Big Boy” To Mornings

107.1 The BOSS/New Jersey Announce Air Talent Line-Up
March 23, 2017

iHeartRadio Surpasses 100 Million Users
iHeartMeadia's all-in-one streaming music service continues to experience rapid growth.

Westwood One Promotes Mark Wildman to EVP/Strategic Partnerships
March 23, 2017

iHeartMedia Oklahoma City Names JJ Ryan PD For KJYO & KXXY
Ryan will oversee programming for Top 40 KJ103 and Country 96.1 KXY.

Entercom Names Richard J. Schmaeling EVP & CFO

Doug Gottlieb Joins FOX Sports Radio & FS1
March 21, 2017

Beasley Broadcast Group Reports 4th Quarter and Full Year 2016 Results
4th quarter revenue increases 89.1% to $53.7 Million; Pro-forma net rises to $65.8 Million reflecting newly acquired Greater Media stations.

Chip Arledge Appointed OM For Cumulus Media Shreveport/Bossier City, LA

KXQQ/Las Vegas Names Natalia Hernandez As New Midday Personality

In Brief - March 21, 2017
March 17, 2017

Cumulus Reports Results for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016
Net revenue $299.5 million, down 3% in Q4.

Entercom Austin To Move 96.3 FM RnB To 95.9 FM
March 16, 2017

iHeartMedia Names Geoff "G-Off" Owens PD For KXJM/Portland & KUBE/Seattle-Tacoma
Owens will be responsible for day to-day programming operations for JAM’N 107.5 and KUBE 104.9.

c3 & FMC Statement: Elimination of the NEA, NEH, and CPB Indefensible, Shameful, and Senseless

iHeartMedia Introduces SmartAudio

Condé Nast Acquires Pop2Life And Ribyt
March 15, 2017

Radio One Houston Names DJ Riddler MD & On-Air Talent/Mixer For KROI (92.1 Radio Now)
Riddler joins Radio One from crosstown, now defunct, Top 40 KKHH where he served as APD/MD.

iHeartMedia Names Mark Fuhrman Area President in Pittsburgh/West Virginia Region

REAL 103.9/Las Vegas Names Roxy Romeo APD/MD

iHeartMedia Washington, D.C. Debuts Cherry Blossom Radio

KBEB/Sacramento Names Bryan "B-Dub" Washington PD

iHeartMedia Portland Debuts The New 103.7 The Legend
March 14, 2017

The iHeartRadio Music Festival Returns to Vegas This September
The annual event will take place September 22 and 23 in Las Vegas.

KMGA (99.5 Magic FM) Adds Bryan Simmons as PD/PM Drive, Doug Durocher as AM Co-Host

Veteran Music Exec and Producer Tommy LiPuma Passes Away

Magic 92.5 Turns 20 With An All-Star Birthday Bash
March 13, 2017

Alpha Media Portland Names Sean Demery PD At KINK FM
Seasoned programming, on-air and consulting veteran to oversee programming at heritage Triple A outlet.

Cumulus Media Appoints Kathy Brown PD For WWWZ-FM and WMGL-FM/Charleston, SC

Townsquare Media Reports Fourth Quarter & Full Year 2016 Results

iHeartMedia Debuts Pride Radio Philly, Dedicated To The LGBTQ Community
March 10, 2017

WKSE/Buffalo Names Greg Cypin Music Director/Afternoon Host
Cypin will oversee music for Top 40 Kiss 98.5 and serve as on-air host in afternoon drive.

Entercom Debuts HOT 103.7 FM, New R&B Station in New Orleans

Lindsey Martin Named Entercom/Sacramento Director of Promotions
March 9, 2017

Mark Gray Named CEO of Katz Media Group
Highly respected Katz Radio Group President elevated to oversee both Katz radio and television companies.

Burns/Strategic Solutions Research Study Profiles AC Music Tastes

Entercom San Diego To Debut "Dana & Jayson" In Morning Drive
March 8, 2017

Burns/Stategic Study 30-39-year-olds: Pop Music Battleground
Top 40 Hot AC and Mainstream AC fight over women in their 30s.

Entercom Portland Names Chris Crowley PD At 92.3 KGON

KBCO/Denver Announces The Return Of Keefer As Afternoon Host

In Brief - March 8, 2017
March 7, 2017

Radio One Reports Fourth Quarter Results
Political and TV One advertising drive company's growth to over $113 million.

Ajit Pai Nominated For A New FCC Term

Press Communications Launches 107.1 The BOSS at the Jersey Shore

Study: Adult Contemporary Fans: Radio’s Variety Better than Pandora/Spotify

In Brief - March 7, 2017
March 6, 2017

Music Industry Vet Tommy Page Passes Away
Page's family releases statement on his passing, services scheduled for the longtime music executive and musician.

Rhythmic CHR KDEY (WILD 93.5 FM)/Riverside Debuts

Burns/Strategic Solutions Study Quantifies the Value of Listener Passion

Danny Ocean Exits Sheet Happens
March 3, 2017

This week’s Cover Story features the dynamic career of Sam Milkman, EVP & Senior Consultant for Coleman Insights. The adventures of Sam take him from his early radio days of Eagle 106/Philly and Z100/New York, through his stint of owning and operating mediaEKG, to his most recent conquest with Coleman acquiring his new role and title with the successful research firm. In Programming to Win column, Larry Johnson of Paragon Media Strategies looks at how polling and research works in light of last year's election. What can radio and the ratings industry learn from the polls leading up to Election Day? Question of the Week asks: What’s the biggest risk you’ve ever taken professionally that generated positive results and how did you benefit from it? Plus Hot Shots and the FMQB History page.

Study: Adele Rules; 21 Pilots Tops With 15-24s
EDM scores vary widely among markets. Personalities key for Top 40 and Hot AC.

iHeartMedia Augusta Debuts New Programming Lineup
March 2, 2017

Entravision Promotes Jeffery Liberman To President/COO
Elevates experienced media industry executive.

Nathan James Named Director of Marketing For iHeartMedia Philadelphia

Entercom Communications And CBS Radio Announce Pricing Of Term Loan In Connection With Merger

iHeartRadio Names Kavi Halemane GM/Digital Programming

Study: The Difference Between Top 40 and Hot AC?

Maryann Morgan Joins Morning Show On WMGQ/New Brunswick, NJ
March 1, 2017

Study: Pureplay Streamers Versus Radio's 15-24 Demo Who 's Winning?
Alan Burns/Strategic Solutions say 15 to 24s cume pureplay music streamers than listen to radio, but the demo spends more time with radio.

Beasley Media Group Names Brian Kalinowski EVP/Digital

National Radio Hall of Fame Welcomes Suggestions for 2017 Nominees

Music Choice Declares March Women’s Music Month
February 28, 2017

Study: And the Winner Is… Top Artist Awards In Top 40 & Hot AC Formats
Alan Burns/Strategic Solutions release research results for the top artists in the Top 40 and Hot AC formats.

Jackson Blue Promoted To Morning Co-Host At WKLB/Boston

Zach Van Lue Joins 91X/San Diego for Afternoon Drive

WILN/Panama City Adds Jenn Ryan To Mornings

J. Anthony Brown Joins The Steve Harvey Morning Show
Music News

Deluxe Reissue of Purple Rain Set for June 23 Release
Multiple deluxe versions of Prince's classic album are on the way. [more]

Harry Styles Sets Massive 2017 World Tour
"Harry Styles Live On Tour" will cross the planet this fall and winter.

Jack White Inks Publishing Deal With UMPG
The musician/songwriter/producer has signed a new agreement with Universal Music Publishing Group.

Quick Hits: Katy Perry, Fall Out Boy, Haim

Kendrick Lamar Earns Biggest Chart Debut of 2017, Announces Tour
The rapper's latest album DAMN. had the biggest week of any release in almost a year. John Mayer and The Fate of the Furious soundtrack also debut in the top ten.

Quick Hits: Haim, Katy Perry, Madonna

Quick Hits: Harry Styles, Beyonce, Bumbershoot Festival, Life is Beautiful Festival, Phoenix, Paul McCartney, Elton John, Madonna

Quick Hits: Tori Amos, Kings Of Leon

Quick Hits: Beyonce, Rise Against

Prince EP Release Blocked By Lawsuit
Unreleased songs on the Deliverance EP may stay unreleased.

Paramore Announce New Album After Laughter
The group's fifth studio album arrives May 12.

Controversy Over New Prince EP
An EP of previously unreleased tunes from Prince is set to arrive this Friday.

Quick Hits: NIN, QOTSA, Coldplay, Big Boi

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

The Chainsmokers Debut Atop Billboard 200
The duo's first proper album, Memories… Do Not Open, arrives at #1.

Quick Hits: Lady Gaga, Gotillaz, Bourbon & Beyond

Harry Styles to Release Solo Debut on May 12
The ex-One Direction member's self-titled album is on the way next month.

Quick Hits: J. Geils, Gorillaz, Tool

The Chainsmokers & Drake Lead 2017 Billboard Music Award Nominees
Twenty One Pilots, Rihanna, The Weeknd and Beyoncé also among the top nominees.

Quick Hits: Kendrick Lamar, Prince's Estate, Lindsey Buckingham, Christine McVie

Rock Hall of Fame Adds Pearl Jam, ELO, Journey & More
The annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony took place in Brooklyn last night.

FMQB Photo Pass: John Mayer

Drake Stays Atop Billboard 200
Three new releases debut in the top ten.

Harry Styles Talks Solo Career, Releases New Single
The ex-One Direction member's anticipated first solo single "Sign of the Times" has arrived.

Quick Hits: Kendrick Lamar, Queens Of The Stone Age

Deluxe 50th Anniversary Edition of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band On the Way
The Beatles' seminal album will get an expansive re-issue this May.

Quick Hits: Pearl Jam, Foo Fighter, Lorde, The Weend, Halsey, Gorillaz

Metallica, Gorillaz & The Who Headlining Outside Lands Festival
The 10th anniversary edition of San Francisco's music fest announces its lineup.

Quick Hits: Justin Timberlake, Foster The People

DNCE, Hailee Steinfeld, Jason Derulo Post Malone & Niall Horan To Perform At SPF 2017
CBS Radio's annual national concert is set for May 20 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

Quick Hits: Drake, Juno Awards, Dreamcar

Eagles & Fleetwood Mac To Headline The Classic
The Classic East & West concerts will also feature Steely Dan, Journey, Earth, Wind & Fire and The Doobie Brothers.

Quick Hits: Harry Styles, Bleachers

Quick Hits: Dan Auerbach, A Perfect Circle

Quick Hits: Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, Harry Styles, Lana Del Ray

Drake's More Life Sets Billboard 200 Streaming Record
The superstar's new "playlist" debuts at #1, with Rick Ross and Depeche Mode also arriving in the top five.

Quick Hits: Halsey, Snoop Dogg / 2Pac, Pitbull / Wrestlemania, Paul McCartney, Phoenix, Matchbox Twenty & Counting Crows

Quick Hits: Kendrick Lamar, Iggy Azalea, Vans Warper Tour

Quick Hits: Gorillaz, Kaaboo Festival, March Madness

Chance the Rapper, The Killers, Muse & Arcade Fire Headlining Lollapalooza
The annual Chicago music festival will also feature Lorde, The xx, Blink-182 and many, many more artists.

QuickHits: Ed Sheeran, Chuck Berry, The Decemberists

QuickHits: NIN, Missy Elliot, Frank Ocean, Pitbull, Enrique Iglesias, Sublime

Rock Pioneer Chuck Berry Passes Away
The influential rock and roll icon was 90 years ago.

The Entertainment World Remembers Chuck Berry
Countless musicians and other performers celebrate the Rock legend on social media.

Ed Sheeran Spends Second Week Atop Billboard 200
Sheeran's album ÷ is the first to spend its first two weeks at #1 since last summer.

QuickHits: Drake, James Blunt, Spoon, Bob Dylan

Quick Hits: Coldplay. BET Experience, Weezer

Quick Hits: The Chainsmokers, Pitbull, Ohana Music Festival, Arroyo Seco Weekend, Feist

Ed Sheeran Earns Biggest Debut Week of 2017
Divide (aka ÷ )arrives at #1 with 451,000 equivalent album units.

Quick Hits: Drake, Pearl Jam, Fifth Harmony

Lorde's Melodrama Arrives June 16
The singer also released another new tune titled "Liability."

U2 Announce 30th Anniversary Joshua Tree Box Set
The landmark album celebrates its 30th birthday today.

Ed Sheeran Announces Massive North American Tour
The music superstar will visit arenas this spring and summer across the U.S. and Canada.

Quick Hits: Halsey, Charli XCX

Quick Hits: Jack White, George Michael, Eddie Vedder, Wale

Drake, The Chainsmokers Among iHeartRadio Music Award Winners
Twenty One Pilots, Adele and Rihanna also won multiple awards on Sunday night.

Future Makes History on Billboard 200
The rapper becomes the first artist ever to earn two #1 albums two weeks in a row.

FMQB Retro-Active: Ken Sharp Revisits The Move

Quick Hits: Gorillaz, Travis Scott, Alt-J

Lorde Talks New Album Melodrama
The singer discussed her anticipated new record with Zane Lowe.

Quick Hits: Cage the Elephant, Roger Waters

Coldplay Announce New EP, Includes Chainsmokers Collaboration
The Kaleidoscope EP arrives June 2.

Lorde Drops New Single "Green Light", Melodrama Album Due This Summer

Quick Hits: Beck, Kendrick Lamar, Nine Inch Nails, Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg, Dreamcar

Lady Gaga Replacing Beyoncé at Coachella
After Beyoncé dropped off the lineup, Gaga will take over her headlining slot.

Quick Hits: Lorde, Katy Perry, Depeche Mode, Avril Lavigne
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