Wednesday, December 17, 2014

FMQB Breaking News

iHeartMedia Names Don Parker VP/Programming, For San Francisco And Sacramento
In addition to overseeing programming for six San Francisco stations, Parker now oversee five stations in Sacramento. [more]

Senate Approves Michael O'Rielly For Five-Year FCC Term
Nielsen Report: A Focus On The Public Radio Listener
iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2014 To Air On The CW Network
In Brief - December 17, 2014
December 16, 2014
Beasley Names Rafe D'Amico VP/Strategic Partnerships 
Newly created position oversees efforts to develop deeper partnerships with advertisers and agencies.
NRG Media Taps Shane Sparks Market Manager, Northwoods, WI Cluster
Shazam Upgrades Windows Phone App
KLUC’s 16th Annual Chet Buchanan & The Morning Zoo Toy Drive Breaks Records
Rdio Brings Personalized Internet Radio, On-Demand Music Subscription To Windows Phone 8.1
In Brief - December 16, 2014
December 15, 2014
CBS Radio, Carson Daly Agree To Multi-Year Contract Extension 
Daly will continue as host of “Mornings with Carson Daly” and “The Daly Download with Carson Daly”
JVC Media Closes On Purchase Of WHKQ/Orlando
Bruce Gilbert Named SVP/Sports For Cumulus And Westwood One
Don Martin Rises To SVP/Sports Programming For Premiere Networks
Columbia Promotes Bryan Younce To SVP/Video, Content Production
In Brief - December 15, 2014
December 12, 2014
Jayde Donovan Joins WPLJ As Morning Co-Host 
Donovan teams with Todd Pettengill for the new "Todd and Jayde (In the Morning)" show.
The Week In Review: 12/8-12/12
Nikki Landry Named PD/On-Air Talent KKMG 
ASCAP CEO John LoFrumento Announces Retirement
In Brief - December 12, 2014
December 11, 2014
Warner Music Group Reports Results For Fiscal Fourth Quarter 
CBS Corporation Announces Contract Extension With Leslie Moonves Through 2019 
iHeartMedia To Sell Select Portfolio Of Radio Towers To Vertical Bridge
Cumulus Elevates Brad Marshall To VP/Market Manager In Youngstown, OH
In Brief - December 11, 2014
December 10, 2014
Shazam Unveils New Music Content, Discovery, In-App Listening Experience
Shazam.com re-launched to include Hall of Fame and Shazam Counts
Nielsen Study: Why Millennial “Dudes” Might Be More Receptive To Marketing Than We Thought
Slacker Radio Unveils Redesign
Rdio Expands Partnership With Roku To Enhance Home Streaming Music Experience
December 9, 2014
KSWD Signs Mark Thompson For Mornings
Former "Mark & Brian" co-host will host "Mark In The Morning" beginning February 2015
Report: Nielsen Releases RADAR December 2014 Network Ratings
Interscope Geffen A&M #1 At Four Formats In 2014
In Brief - December 9, 2014
December 8, 2014
Entercom Acquires Lincoln Financial Media 
Acquisition Adds 15 Radio Stations In Four Major Markets
Kathy Baker Promoted To SVP/Digital Marketing For Columbia Records
KROQ Morning Show Hosts Kevin & Bean To Be Inducted Into NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame
Triton Digital Releases September 2014 Ranker
In Brief - December 8, 2014
December 5, 2014
Sirius XM Settles Over Anti-Consumer Practices
Sirius is paying $3.8 million to 46 states, as well as paying restitution to eligible customers.
The Week In Review: 12/1-12/5
Universal Music Group Tops Billboard's 10th Annual Women In Music List
UMG Names Mike Tunnicliffe, EVP, Business Development & Partnerships, U.S
Nielsen Report: Radio Is The Perfect Spot To Find Holiday Spirit
Black Friday Delivers 2nd-Biggest Vinyl Sales Week
In Brief - December 5, 2014
December 4, 2014
iHeartMedia Restructures National Programming Platform, Promotes Two
Marc Chase and Maynard take on new roles at iHeartMedia.
Clip Interactive Expands Partnership With Alpha Media
Saga Communications, Inc. Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend 
Entravision Communications Approves Quarterly Cash Dividend 
Tom Barnard Signs Multi-Year Contract For Mornings On KQRS
In Brief - December 4, 2014
December 3, 2014
iHeartRadio Ups Chris Williams To Chief Product Officer
Live Nation Entertainment Appoints Jimmy Iovine To Board Of Directors 
Matt Smith Named VP/Market Manager Wilmington, DE and Philadelphia for Beasley
Warner Bros. Records Promotes Emio Zizza To SVP, Head of Business & Legal Affairs
In Brief - December 3, 2014
December 2, 2014
FMQB Appoints Mase National Director, Alternative & Rock Formats
Dave Milner Named Cumulus SVP For West Coast Markets
Axel Lowe Upped To PD At WFTK 
Republic Records Announces Kevin Lipson As SVP/Commerce
Maureen Kenny Joins Atlantic Records As SVP/A&R
In Brief - December 2, 2014
December 1, 2014
Republic Sets New Record For Most Spins By A Label In A Single Year
Republic Records is #1 Rhythm, #2 Pop, #2 Urban, #2 Hot AC, #2 Alternative, #2 Triple A, #2 AC, #2 Active Rock, and #3 Rock as reported by Nielsen and Mediabase.
Rob Morris Named VP/Programming, CBS Radio Miami
Lee L'Heureux Promoted To SVP Rhythm, Urban & Hip Hop Promotion & Strategy At Warner Bros. Records
CBS Radio Completes Deal To Swap Stations With Beasley Broadcast Group
Star 94.5 Now Orlando’s Throwback Hip Hop And R&B
Survey Results: Special Holiday iHeartRadio Listener Poll
In Brief - December 1, 2014
November 28, 2014
Beasley Broadcast Group Names New Management Team In Tampa-St. Petersburg
Kent Dunn named VP/Market Manager, Tee Gentry named OM.
The Week In Review: 11/24-11/28
Beasley Promotes Chris O’Kelley To OM In Augusta, GA
Darla Thomas Named PD At WLNK-FM 
November 25, 2014
Entravision Announces Extension Of Share Repurchase Program 
OG 97.9 FM Debuts In Atlanta Today
Kassof Research: Country P1’s: Country Proud
In Brief - November 25, 2014
November 24, 2014
T-Mobile Doubles Down On Music Freedom, Adds 14 New Services
Un-carrier customers streaming more than 66 million songs per day.
Shawn Barron Named VP, Urban A&R For Atlantic Records
Kassof Research: A/C P1’s: Comfort Food
In Brief - November 24, 2014
November 21, 2014
RAB Report: Radio Shows Double-Digit Growth In Digital Revenue For Q3
Off-air revenues also show significant gains as industry revenues indicate improving trends.
The Week In Review: 11/17-11/21
Jaysson Reno Named VP, Sales For KGO-AM, KSFO-AM
Kassof Research: CHR P1's: Excited & Social
In Brief - November 21, 2014
November 20, 2014
Cumulus Promotes Jeff Davis To National Director Of Stratus Music Scheduling
Davis will continue to program WQSM/Fayetteville for Cumulus.
Mike Fredrick Named Hubbard Radio Cincinnati VP/Market Manager 
Hubbard Radio Announces New Division, 2060 Digital, LLC
Kassof Research: Christian Radio P1’s: Mission Accomplished
In Brief - November 20, 2014

Green Day, Joan Jett Make The List For Rock Hall
Those artists will be inducted in the class of 2015 along with Lou Reed, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, and others.[more]

Quick Hits: Madonna, Michael Jackson, The Voice
Quick Hits: Imagine Dragons, Iggy Azalea & Britney Spears, Mad Season, David Byrne / Talking Heads tribute concert
Iggy Azalea Maps Out Arena Tour
The "Fancy" rapper will be on the road in North America throughout April and May.
Quick Hits: Ne-Yo, Selena Gomez, Gwen Stefani & Pharrell Williams, Stevie Wonder, Everclear, Alex & Sierra, Modest Mouse
Taylor Swift Spends Another Week At #1
1989 remains atop the sales chart and the Billboard 200, while AC/DC debut at #3.
The Week In Review: 12/8-12/12
Quick Hits: Epicenter Festival, Beyoncé, Dr. Dre, American Music Priz
Quick Hits: Coldplay, New Year's Rockin' Eve, Golden Globe Song nominees, Judas Priest
Quick Hits: BET Honors, Modest Mouse, Rush
U2 Extends iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour
The band adds more two-night stands in New York, Chicago, Boston, Montreal and more.
Quick Hits: Kid Ink, Seether & Rise Above Fest, TV On the Radio, Bob Dylan
Beyoncé, Sam Smith & Pharrell Nab Six Grammy Nods
Beck, Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith and Pharrell are all up for Album of the Year for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards.
Quick Hits: Nicki Minaj, Elton John & New Year's Rockin' Eve, The Gaslight Anthem, Hozier, Green Day
57th Annual Grammy Nominations Announced
The Recording Academy rolled out the Grammy nods throughout the day via Twitter.
The Week In Review: 12/1-12/5
Quick Hits: Coldplay, RIAA Gold & Platinum, No Doubt, Outkast
Quick Hits: Lil Wayne, New Year's Rockin' Eve, U2, Scott Borchetta & American Idol, Ian McLagan, Bleachers
Taylor Swift Tops The First Edition Of New Billboard 200 Chart
1989 is the #1 album in the country once again, as Billboard now includes digital information in its weekly chart.
U2 Announces 2015 Tour
The "Innocence + Experience" tour will feautre multi-night stands at indoor arenas throughout North America.
Quick Hits: The Grammys, The Rolling Stones, LOGO NewNowNext Awards
"U2 Minus 1" Rocks Times Square
Chris Martin and Bruce Springsteen ably filled in for Bono at a World AIDS Day benefit show.
Madonna Tops List of Richest Recording Artists
Quick Hits: Taylor Swift, AC/DC, Rock on the Range, Maroon 5 & 5 Seconds of Summer, Backstreet Boys, Ultimate Music Experience
U2 And Friends Live Tonight From Times Square For World Aids Day
The band will play tonight with the help of Bruce Springsteen and Chris Martin filling in for Bono.
Chris Brown Wins Three Soul Train Awards
Quick Hits: Nicki Minaj, Lana Del Rey, Ne-Yo, One Direction, Metallica, Elvis Costello
One Direction Celebrate 4th Straight #1 Album
One Direction celebrate fourth straight #1 album and make Spotify hstory with largest first week U.S. Streams.
The Week In Review: 11/24-11/28
Quick Hits: Rihanna, Bruce Springsteen, Prince, Scott Stapp
Fall Out Boy To Drop Album in January
The band's sixth effort, American Beauty/American Psycho, will be out on January 20.
Quick Hits: Kurt Cobain, One Direction, Bob Dylan, Baha Men
One Direction Dominates 2014 AMAs
The 1D boys won three trophies on the night, while Katy Perry and Iggy Azalea also scored multiple awards.
Katy Perry Is Ready For Some Football
The singer will headline the halftime show of Super Bowl XLIX in Arizona.
Quick Hits: 5 Seconds of Summer, Drake & 2 Chainz, Grammy Foundation Legacy Concert, James Blake & Kanye West
Iggy Azalea, J. Lo To Team Up on AMAs
The two divas are set to perform "Booty" for the first time together on television.
The Week In Review: 11/17-11/21
Quick Hits: Saturday Night Live, Billboard Touring Awards, YouTube Music Awards, Arcade Fire
Quick Hits: One Direction, Taylor Swift, Young The Giant, Guns N' Roses, Jimmy Ruffin
Taylor Swift's 1989 Remains At #1
New releases from Foo Fighters, Pink Floyd, Garth Brooks and Big K.R.I.T round out this week's SoundScan top five.
Quick Hits: U2, Katy Perry, Paramore, Lana Del Rey, The Voice
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