Category: eQB Cover Story

eQB Cover Story: Dom Theodore, CEO, Radio Animal Media Strategies

by Fred Deane Dom Theodore is one of those “wake-up call” voices we turn to every now and then when we get the urge to take the pulse of the industry from a seasoned radio executive’s perspective.            There’s been some ongoing turbulence in our industry over the past year, which doesn’t seem so peculiar as the industry continues to try and find its way given the challenging circumstances of ownership demands, acquisitions & mergers, and the never fading competitive digital issues.            A couple of weeks ago Entercom CEO David Field provided a much-needed burst of positive energy...

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eQB Cover Story: Kobe, PD, WWHT/HOT 107.9, Syracuse

Typically, what separates programmers from the pack is their enthusiasm, commitment and devotion to the diligence of the work they do. In today’s environment, programmers lack the support staffs that once complemented all radio stations. The workloads and responsibility levels on PD’s have increased substantially. Possessing the aforementioned traits is one of the reasons why Kobe has been able to endure and succeed in today’s new paradigm, because they’ve been part of his programming DNA his entire career.

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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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FMQB FACE-OFF: iHeartMedia RSVPP of Programming Alex Tear and Atlantic Records Group EVP John Boulos

by Fred Deane In this year-end issue of e-QB we thought we bring two venerable veterans together as we re-launch one of FMQB’s most venerable features, FACE-OFF. iHeartMedia RSVPP of Programming Alex Tear and Atlantic Records Group EVP John Boulos are currently celebrating thirty and forty-one years respectively in the business, so what better place to start.  The pensive Alex Tear tosses a few questions to the very seasoned pro Boulos, who has been long-reputed as one of the industry’s most direct and profound label executives.  First a little background on each… John Boulos has experienced a storied label...

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eQB Cover Story: Matt “MJ” Johnson, OM/PD KUDD/Mix 105.1, Salt Lake City

by Fred Deane MJ arrived in Salt Lake City back in February of 2012 and instantly recognized the competitive race he was entering. After all, there were already a host of HAC and AC signals, and a very formidable Top 40 iHeart station in KZHT. Five years later, this competitive market got even hotter with Cumulus’ entry into the Top 40 arena, as Power 94.9 signed on earlier this year.   In March of 2016 the lengthy and arduous process over acquiring a new frequency (105.1) came to fruition giving the station more strength and reach in the market...

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