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Jeff Shultz Named SVP/Business Development, CBS Radio
Shultz will be responsible for identifying strategic areas of growth and innovative opportunities that capitalize on CBS Radio’s over-the-air stations, local digital assets and live events. [more]

Cumulus Promotes Lee Hammer To OM For KGO & KSFO/San Francisco

Nielsen and Sun Broadcast Group Sign Multi-Year Agreement for RADAR Network Ratings

Jacobs Media Announces "Tech Trends For Radio" Webinar
November 25, 2015

CMG Tampa Appoints John E. Kage Dir. of Branding & Programming at Hot 101.5 FM
Kage joins Cox Media Group Tampa from his PD & Digital Content Director role at KQKS/Denver.
November 25, 2015

In Brief - November 25, 2015
Jason Newton Joins MIX 101.5 Raleigh as Promotions Director

November 24, 2015

FCC Fines Drawing Scrutiny In Congress
Lawmakers are starting to question why the FCC levies huge fines, then doesn't collect.

In Brief - November 24, 2015
November 23, 2015

Bill Hess Named OM At Cumulus-Washington, D.C.
Cumulus Media Corporate PD of News/Talk adds new duties.

In Brief - November 23, 2015
November 20, 2015

This week our Cover Story turns to Republic Records VP of Adult Formats Manny Simon for some keen perspective on the role his formats play in the overall strategic scheme of how his label breaks artists. Manny has led the league in this area scoring #1 Chart Share rankings in the HAC and AC formats for 2015. In Programming to Win, Nobody is having fun anymore right? Bob Quick reminds us all how much fun this business can be. Question of the Week asks: What was your biggest on-air or non-on-air screw-up moment when you first got in the business? Plus we flashback in the FMQB History Page.

Adams Radio Group Of Delmarva Names Jay Gleason Operations Manager
Radio veteran will ovesee programming at Active Rock WZBH (93.5 The Beach) and Classic Rock WGBG (Big 98.5)/Salisbury-OceanCity, MD.

iHeartRadio Presents Adele¹s Album Premiere Live from Joe¹s Pub 

Radio Mercury Awards Announces Advisory Council
November 19, 2015

Westwood One: The State of American Podcasting
Highlights from the Pierre Bouvard hosted webinar featuring new insights about the podcast consumer and advertiser sentiment about podcasts.

Nielsen: Connecting With Political Millennials Through Music

Jacobs Media Webinar: 10 Mega Trends That Impact Radio
November 18, 2015

Republic Records Promotes Ben Adelson To SVP/A&R
Respected exec will continue seeking, signing, and harvesting new talent, expanding the label’s ever-growing roster.

Y100’s TC Wins Dancing with the Savannah Stars

Greater Media's Magic 106.7 To Become Boston's Christmas Station
November 17, 2015

Alissa Pollack To Be Honored At T.J. Martell Foundation’s 16th Annual New York Family Day
AJR, Becky G., Daya, DNCE, Frankie, Hunter Hayes, Jack & Jack, MAX and Rachel Platten to perform at New York Family Day Event hosted by iHeartMedia’s Elvis Duran and Musician/Actress Laura Marano.

Cash Money Records Announces Annual Turkey Giveaways in Miami & New Orleans

Amanda "AJ" Malone Joins iHeartMedia/Indianapolis

Jacobs Media Blogs Radio’s Days as a Primary Traffic Source May Be Numbered
November 16, 2015

Pandora to Acquire Key Assets from Rdio
Adding technology, IP and talent to accelerate platform's development of new capabilities.

Apple To Close Beats Music

Entercom Adds Ashley O. To Mornings On WSFS/Miami

In Brief - November 16, 2015
Eagles of Death Metal Mourn Nick Alexander After Paris Attack
November 13, 2015

Pierre Bouvard: "Pandora’s CFO Is Wrong, Radio Listening Remains Remarkably Stable"
Bouvard responds to Mike Herring who claims AM/FM listening levels are dropping.

The Week In Review: 11/9-11/13
November 12, 2015

YouTube Launches Its Music App
A new YouTube app built for music finally makes it debut.

Hubbard Radio Names Charlie Quinn Program Director At WARH-FM/St. Louis

Alpha Media Names Matt Marchand Director of Sales
November 11, 2015

WRQX Rebrands As "MIX 107.3," Brings Back Jack Diamond To Mornings
The D.C. CHR station is returning to its former name, effective this Friday.

Tim Hager Named President of iHeartMedia Denver

Hubbard Radio Names Cat Thomas PD At WSHE-FM/Chicago

Brent Battles Joins RED Promotion Staff

In Brief - November 11, 2015
November 10, 2015

"A History Of The American DJ" Exhibit Coming To The Museum Of Broadcast Communications
40 years of “Radio’s Best Friend” Art Vuolo’s recordings of more than 700 Disc Jockeys from coast to coast will be featured as part of the exhibit.

Columbia Executive Promotion Department Changes

iHeartMedia Launches iHeartRadio Family App

Paragon Blog: WNKU targets more listeners with new format

The Bert Show Achieves Goal of Annual Big Thank You Campaign
November 9, 2015

Cumulus Names Louie Diaz Program Director At WRQX-FM/Washington, D.C.
Programming vet heads to the nation's capital to oversee sister CHR "All The Hits 107.3"

Rat & Puff To Wakeup The Motor City

Jeff Dauler Joining Star 94/Atlanta

Mike O’Reilly Comes Home To Kansas City As PD Of KCHZ

Clive Davis And the Recording Academy Pre-Grammy Gala To Honor Irving Azoff

Music Choice To Feature Exclusive American Music Awards Content
November 6, 2015

This week FMQB’s Mase Brazelle wields control of the eQB spotlight and shines it brightly on Aaron Axelsen, who is celebrating his 20th Anniversary with legendary Alternative station LIVE 105 in San Francisco. In Programming To Win column, Seth Resler of Jacobs Media breaks down the creation of digital content for your radio station. Question of the Week asks: Can you name something about yourself that most people don’t know and would be surprised to discover? Plus Hotshots and the FMQB History Page.

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Music News

Adele Sells 3.38 Million Albums in the U.S., Debuts at #1
Her smash album 25 debuts atop the Billboard 200, setting a new record for U.S. sales in its debut week, while achieving the same feat in the UK. [more]

Quick Hits: Soul Train Awards, Foy Vance & Ed Sheeran, Jack's Mannequin, Breaking Benjamin

Adele Announces European Tour Dates
The singer announces an extensive run of 2016 performances in the UK and Europe.

Quick Hits: Adele, Eagles of Death Metal, Charli XCX, Joe Jonas

Adele's 25 Smashes Sales Record
In only three days, the album has already broken the single-week U.S. sales record.

Quick Hits: Charlie Puth, Coldplay, Jack Ü

Bieber, One Direction Lead Billboard 200 Shakeup
Eight new releases debut in this week's Top 10 of the Billboard 200 chart.

One Direction, The Weeknd Win Multiple AMAs
Other multi-award winners on the night included Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj.

Rihanna Announces Anti World Tour, Teases New Album
Extensive 2016 tour announced behind the Pop star's next album, which could arrive very soon.

Foo Fighters Release Free EP
The Rockers give away five new songs, as Dave Grohl pens a lengthy letter saying goodbye to the Sonic Highways era.

Quick Hits: Coldplay, U2, The Cure, Wilco

Chris Martin Talks Influences On New Coldplay Record
Meanwhile the band announces the first two legs of their 2016 tour.

Quick Hits: Foo Fighters, Justin Bieber & One Direction, American Music Awards, Paris attacks, Tori Kelly

Adele's 25 Won't Be On Streaming Services
Fans should not look for Adele's new album on Spotify or Apple Music when it's released on Friday.

Quick Hits: Kelly Clarkson, Missy Elliott, Jimmy Eat World, Freddie Mercury, Bonnaroo

Zayn Malik Opens Up About One Direction Exit
Malik teases solo music, while his old group announced for Dick Clark's New Year's Eve special.

Quick Hits: Firefly Music Festival, Eagles of Death Metal, Grammy Hall of Fame

Adele Unleashes Video For "When We Were Young"
With the new album coming this Friday, a new video has arrived as well.

Quick Hits: Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, Tool, Hangout Music Festival, Oasis

Ellie Goulding Earns #3 Chart Debut
The singer scores her highest charting album yet with Delirium.

Quick Hits: One Direction, Adele, Disclosure with Lorde & Sam Smith, Thirty Seconds to Mars

Justin Bieber Announces Purpose World Tour
The 50+ city 2016 world tour is set to kick off on March 9 in Seattle.

The Week In Review: 11/9-11/13

Quick Hits: Missy Elliott & Pharrell Williams, Ariana Grande, R. Kelly, A Tribe Called Quest

Cobra Starship Calls It Quits
Frontman Gabe Saporta is closing the book on the band and starting his own company.

Quick Hits: Allen Toussaint, Lady Gaga / Frank Sinatra special, VH1's You Oughta Know, The Cure, Lamb of God & Anthrax

Mumford & Sons Announce 2016 Tour Dates
"An Arrow Through The Heartland" Tour will visit 15 U.S. cities next spring.

Quick Hits: CMA's, Stone Temple Pilots, Prince

Coldplay Announce New Album A Head Full of Dreams
The band's seventh album features contributions from Beyoncé, Noel Gallagher and Tove Lo.

The Week In Review: 11/2-11/6

Quick Hits: Maroon 5, Blink-182

Quick Hits: Katy Perry, Coldplay, Rolling Stones, Santigold

Quick Hits: The People Choice Awards, Britney Spears, Avenged Sevenfold

Quick Hits: Adele, American Music Awards, Macy's Thanksgiving Parade, Soul Train Music Awards

It's #1 For 5 Seconds of Summer
Sounds Good Feels Good gives the group their second #1 debut on the Billboard 200, while a pair of Country stars debut in the top 5.

Metallica, Cage The Elephant To Play CBS Radio's "The Night Before" Concert
The third annual concert will take place the night before Super Bowl 50 in February.

Quick Hits: Adele, Demi Lovato, Sia, Ellie Goulding, Hailee Steinfeld

Ariana Grande and iHeartRadio Partner for “Focus” Worldwide Streaming Launch Party
Republic’s Ariana Grande and iHeartRadio join forces for the grandiose event tonight live from LA.


FMQB Retro-Active: Ken Sharp Talks to Cherie Currie, and Reviews Live Releases From The Who and The Rolling Stones

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