Category: eQB Cover Story

Nicki Farag, SVP of Promotion, Def Jam Recordings

Nicki Farag, SVP of Promotion, Def Jam Recordings By Fred Deane Nicki Farag recently celebrated her fifteenth anniversary in the music business which coincidently parallels her 15-year stint with Def Jam Recordings. Yes, one career, one company, only works for highly driven people like Nicki if there’s a positive slope associated with that career curve. Starting in 2002 at Island/Def Jam, Nicki was quickly drawn to the promotion department as an assistant to Pop Promo Head Erik Olesen. She would join a promotion executive staff of seasoned veterans like Erik, Mike Easterlin and Ken Lane who was then the...

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Nikki Nite, VP of Programming & Operations, Entercom/Austin

Nikki Nite, VP of Programming & Operations, Entercom/Austin By Fred Deane One thing you can count on in this industry is that if you establish yourself as a competitively equipped multi-brand manager for a company, chances are your star will continue to be on the rise within that framework. In July of 2015, Entercom/Austin presented an opportunity that would seem to fit Nikki Nite like a glove. After all, Nikki had already served one tour of duty at the cluster as PD of Hot AC KAMX before she ventured further west to Entercom/Sacramento, she was fully acquainted with the...

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eQB Cover Story: Aaron Zytel, PD, KRXP/Colorado Springs

August 5, 2016 eQB COVER STORY Aaron Zytel, PD, KRXP/Colorado Springs Typically in radio when someone stays in the same building for a long period of time, there’s something pretty special going on. So is the case with Aaron Zytel and Colorado Springs KRXP. After all, Aaron has spent the past fifteen years at the station and has taken it from Classic Hits KYZX The Eagle to one of the country’s best ALT tastemakers in KRXP. You don’t thrive in an environment like that for an extended period of time without gaining exceptional experience, and Aaron has merged this...

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eQB COVER STORY: John Mayer, PD, WFLZ/Tampa

  May 20, 2016QUESTION OF THE WEEK eQB COVER STORY John Mayer, PD, WFLZ/Tampa There’s a generational movement that’s been thriving inside the ranks of iHeartMedia for the past few years that has seen some of the industry’s finest young programmers upgrade their market positions and in the process take on more core responsibilities. John Mayer happens to be in the forefront of this esteemed group having served at KC101/New Haven and WRVW/Nashville before arriving at the legendary Power Pig in Tampa just over a year ago. [more] PROGRAMMING TO WIN PUMM (Persons Using Measured Media) ReportWhat on Earth...

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Randy Malloy, Owner/President/General Manager, WWCD 102.5 FM, Columbus

By: Mase Brazelle Randy Malloy has pretty much done it all in radio, except for one thing. He’s never worked for “The Man.” After 25 years WWCD (CD102.5) in Columbus, OH had managed to be one of the last privately owned ALT stations in the country. From intern to owner, Randy has kept CD102.5 dynamic, focused and on-point as he’s helped craft and brand a compelling radio station that is truly part of the fabric of its city. The old adage of when you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life may apply in...

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