Category: eQB Weekly

FMQB FACE-OFF: Jonathan Shuford, PD WRVW/107.5 The River, Nashville and Josh Reich, Warner Bros Records VP of Top 40 Promotion & Digital Strategy

by Fred Deane Jonathan Shuford and Josh Reich have natural chemistry as evidenced by the following comfortable exchange of ideas between the two of them. Both have also exhibited a high degree of professionalism throughout their careers, and both have risen to positions of prominence at their respective companies. Shuford began his career in 2003 at WABB in Mobile, the historic secondary station that launched many a programmer’s career. In 2007, it was off to Tulsa to oversee both KTBT and KTGX. In 2012, iHeart shifted Jon to Louisville to take the reins at WNRW and WLGX. His next...

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eQB: January 12, 2018

Our Cover Story this week matches up two industry pros that have a natural chemistry and symbiosis inherent in their relationship which is overtly evident by the exchange of ideas they share in this FACE-OFF feature. Warner Bros. promo exec Josh Reich lobs questions to Jonathan Shuford, PD of The River in Nashville. For our first Programming to Win column of 2018, Robby Bridges finds inspiration in The Wizard of Oz in his quest to bring excitement to programmers who may need some rekindling of their love of radio once again. Question of the Week asks: “What is the one thing you would like to accomplish this year professionally and/or personally?” Plus, our photo flashback on the FMQB History page.

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This Week In FMQB History

January 12, 2018 Want to see yourself or someone you know on the FMQB History page? Send them old classic photos to bburke@fmqb.com. All submissions will be kept confidential. If you prefer, you may mail your photos to: Friday Morning Quarterback c/o History Photos Executive Mews, F-36 1930 East Marlton Pike Cherry Hill, NJ...

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Progamming To Win: “You had the power all along my dear” and Other Lessons Radio Can Learn from The Wizard of Oz

By Robby Bridges   Every year for the past 14 years, I get an email around January 1st from the fine editors at FMQB asking if I’d like to write a few programming columns again. This year, I paused for a moment because I was frankly surprised by the response to my last piece in September called “Radio will be stronger than ever in ten years.” My thoughts and others’ appear in Programming to Win, but I feel like most of us know to look at our turnovers, refresh our categories, how to look at research, etc. I’ve covered...

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Question Of The Week: January 11, 2018

January 11, 2018 What is the one thing you would like to accomplish this year professionally and/or personally? Elizabethany, WIHT: My goal for this year is to bring back the human connection… personally and professionally. I’ve gotten too robotic. I’m constantly trying to check off things on my to do list or see what I’m missing out on with social media or news, and I’m trying my best to live in every moment. Be excited to meet with people instead of stressing about when I can get it done. Really get to know new people you meet, make them...

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eQB Cover Story


FMQB FACE-OFF: Jonathan Shuford, PD WRVW/107.5 The River, Nashville and Josh Reich, Warner Bros Records VP of Top 40 Promotion & Digital Strategy