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iHeartMedia Promotes Hardin, Zellner and Maynard
Hardin becomes EVP/GM, Zellner to EVP/Programming Operations and Maynard upped to EVP/Programming Strategy. [more]

WZMP (96.5 AMP Radio)/Philly New Line-Up Announced

KLUC/Las Vegas Adds Kayla To Chet Buchanan & The Morning Zoo

88Nine Radio Milwaukee Promotes Ken Sumka To APD & Justin Barney to MD

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, iHeartRadio joins Chegg for Music101 Series

Mark “Shark” Ediss Named Afternoon Drive Host At Y100/Savannah
August 27, 2015

Cumulus Goes Underground Alternative In New Orleans
The Bayou gets an Alternative as "106.1 The Underground Alternative" signs on.
August 26, 2015

Subaru Embraces HD Radio Receivers
Automotive manufacturer to make HD Radio receivers a standard feature in its entire lineup of vehicles.

Cort Johnson Named APD/Morning Co-Host on 101.9 KINK/Portland

Howard Stern Presents "Booey 25" On SiriusXM Channels
August 25, 2015

Sony Music Entertainment Acquires Century Group
One of the world’s largest independents specializing in Hard Rock and Heavy Metal is now under the SME umbrella of labels.

UMG Names Jeffrey Remedios President & CEO/Universal Music Canada

Where Hip Hop Lives App Now Available to International Audiences
August 24, 2015

Leslie Scott Named Program Director Of KNDD/Seattle
Scott to oversee programming of Seattle’s Alterative Radio Station 107.7 The End.

Rdio Launches “Promoted Music Experiences” With Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos

Report: Radio Has 30 Million Amplifiers Nationwide

In Brief - August 24, 2015
August 21, 2015

This week’s Cover Story features radio veteran extraordinaire Mike McVay who enlisted with Cumulus Media in August of 2011 after operating his own full service consulting firm for twenty-eight years. McVay, currently SVP/Content & Programming for Cumulus Media & Westwood One, spends quality time with FMQB and addresses a variety of issues germane to his company and the industry at large. In Programming To Win, radio is supposed to be a "fun" career, right? But has all the fun been sucked out of it over the years? Bob Quick reminds us reminds us how much fun this business can be. Question of the Week asks: If you could undertake any job for a day outside of the radio or music business, what would you select? Plus Hot Shots and the FMQB History page.

Entercom South Florida Launches New Alternative Rock 104.3 The Shark
WAXY-FM (104.3) flip to Alt Rock replaces a simulcast of Sports WAXY-AM (790 The Ticket) which remains on the AM band.

In Brief - August 21, 2015
August 20, 2015

Nielsen Study Shows The Power Of Small & Medium Sized Markets
The latest report from Nielsen's Audio Today series focuses on small and medium markets.

MoBounce Named Afternoon Host For Z100/New York

In Brief - August 20, 2015
August 19, 2015

New Study Measures Advertiser Perception vs. Reality
New study shows AM/FM radio reaches far more people than streaming audio services despite advertiser perceptions.

Go Media/Minneapolis Names Miles Anzaldo MD At Go 96.3

Deanna Regalado Joins 95.7 The Party to Co-Host The JJ Kincaid Morning Show

MIW Radio Group Names Kim Guthrie Recipient Of Trailblazer Award

In Brief - August 19, 2015
August 18, 2015

Report: Where Americans Go to Discover Music

Dave Scopinich Named VP/Director of Sales CBS Radio Philly
August 17, 2015

Greater Media Boston Promotes Mary Menna To VP/Market Manager
Menna steps into role following the departure of Rob Williams who exits the company for another opportunity closer to home.

Townsquare Media Announces Key Hires In Operations & Sales Management

Alpha Media To Purchase 2 RR Broadcasting Stations

Radio’s Rising Stars

In Brief - August 17, 2015
August 14, 2015

Programming Changes at Cumulus Media
Cumulus taps Joe Russo for Kansas City, Gary Nolan to Pensacola and Jerry King moves to corporate programming.

The Week In Review: 8/10-8/14

Cumulus Turns On Classic Hip-Hop In Minneapolis
August 13, 2015

SiriusXM Launches New Music Channels
New, expertly-curated Pop, Rock and Hip-Hop/R&B music channels launch on August 13

Content Superhero eBook Now Available Free To Broadcasters

In Brief - August 13, 2015
August 12, 2015

Rdio Adds Live Broadcasts From Cumulus Stations
The digital streaming music service adds almost 500 live radio stations,including KLOS, KFOG and multiple NASH channels.

Listeners Nationwide To Vote For National Radio Hall of Famers

In Brief - August 12, 2015
August 11, 2015

Live Nation Revenue Up 12% In Q2
Revenue hit $1.86 billion in the second quarter of 2015, while operating losses shrank.

Nielsen Looks At Radio's Summertime Winners

MUSEXPO To Honor Kevin Weatherly

In Brief - August 11, 2015
August 10, 2015

Columbia Records Forms Joint Venture with Ben Singer’s Small Giant Records
Columbia Records teams up with the A&R force behind two of the year’s biggest success stories, Rachel Platten and Any Grammer.

iHeartMedia-L.A. Expands Coverage For KLAC & KFI Via HD-2

The DASH Conference Lauching The "Be Fabulous" Awards

In Brief - August 10, 2015

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The Week In Review: 7/20-7/24

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Music News

Justin Bieber Debuts New Single
Bieber also sat down with Elvis Duran on Z100 this morning. [more]

Quick Hits: Nicki Minaj, Adele, OMI

Demi Lovato Feeling "Confident" on Fifth LP
The singer's new album will drop on October 16.

Quick Hits: Justin Bieber, Mariah Carey, Omarion, Soundgarden

Pharrell, Demi Lovato & More Added To MTV VMAs Lineup
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Tori Kelly, A$AP Rocky and Twenty One Pilots also will perform on this weekend's awards show.

Quick Hits: Lady Gaga, HBO, Maroon 5, Nick Jonas

MTV To Honor Kanye West
The rapper will receive this year's Video Vanguard Award at the MTV VMAs on Sunday night.

Quick Hits: One Direction, Missy Elliott / The Voice, Azealia Banks, Meg Myers, Coheed and Cambria, Ben Folds

Dr. Dre Issues Apology To "The Women I've Hurt"
Dre released a statement apologizing for past transgressions.

Quick Hits: Taylor Swift, album sales, Charli XCX & Bleachers, Chris Brown, Bon Jovi, Voodoo Music + Arts Festival

Quick Hits: JoJo, Kanye West / Frank Ocean, Carrie Underwood, Charlie Puth, The Neighbourhood

The Weeknd Announces The Madness Fall Tour
Canadian R&B star The Weeknd will tour North American arenas this fall.

Quick Hits: Lana Del Ray, Alanis Morrissette, Kelly Clarkson, Silversun Pickups

Nick Jonas & Demi Lovato To Headline MTV Benefit Concert For Lifebeat
The Pop stars will perform a special concert on August 28 to help educate Americans about HIV and AIDS prevention.

Pharrell, One Direction Join Apple Music Festival
Florence + The Machine and Disclosure also will play during the 10-night event in London in September.

Quick Hits: Rita Ora, Selena Gomez, Nickelback, Disney hits compilation, iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina, Bonnaroo 2016

Luke Bryan Beats Dr. Dre For #1 Album Slot
The Country star edges out Dre's comeback album Compton on the Billboard 200.

Quick Hits: Puff Daddy, Miley Cyrus, Lana Del Rey, Teen Choice Awards, Godsmack, Puscifer

5 Seconds of Summer Ready Sophomore Set
The Aussie band will unleash Sounds Good Feels Good on October 23.

The Week In Review: 8/10-8/14

Quick Hits: Foo Fighters, B.o.B, Rihanna, Fetty Wap, Janelle Monáe

Quick Hits: RIAA Gold & Platinum, Disturbed, Brandon Flowers, Streamy Awards, Global Citizen Festival

Meghan Trainor Throws The Brakes On M-Train Tour
The singer must cancel the rest of her trek to get vocal cord surgery.

Quick Hits: P!nk, Kurt Cobain, The Dead Weather

Quick Hits: Kendrick Lamar, John Fogerty / The Voice, Billboard Hot 100 Festival

Shinedown & Breaking Benjamin to Co-Headline
The two artists will be on the road together in October and November.

Quick Hits: Album Sales, Lady Gaga, New Edition

Dr. Dre Talks Compton With Zane Lowe On Beats 1
Dre also revealed that all his royalties from the new record will go to charity.


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

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