Category: eQB Weekly

Question Of The Week: Jun 2, 2017

June 2, 2017 If you could relocate to any market in the country, which would you choose and why? Toby Knapp, WIHT: I’m where I want to be. It’s where life brought me. Sometimes I wonder about the view from the Top of the Empire State Building, but… life happens as it’s supposed to happen. Although it might be fun to do this radio thing in the US Virgin Islands… or Cuba. Rod Phillips, iHeartMedia: Colorado Springs is simply one of the coolest towns in America, and I could run/walk/climb the Incline every day! Oh…and a solid radio market too....

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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 NOW: Jon Zellner, EVP of Programming Operations, iHeartMedia

eQB COVER STORY Jon Zellner, EVP of Programming Operations, iHeartMedia There are only a handful of programming execs that have the ability to conceptually merge the art and science of radio, astutely articulate the value of this equation, and execute. Jon Zellner is among that elite group. When you couple his years of experience as a hands-on practitioner with the amount of time he’s spent in a programming executive capacity, and factor in the iHeartMedia culture of innovative thinking and forward digital progress, you begin to get a sense of how valuable of a resource he is in strategic...

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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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