Category: eQB Weekly

THIS WEEK IN FMQB HISTORY

Todd Cavanah, John Boulos, Guy Zapoleon, Kevin Weatherly, John Roberts, Fernando Ventura Toni Braxton visiting Chi-Town in 2000. (l-r): B96 MD Erik Bradley, Toni and PD Todd Cavanah. Virgin’s John Boulos using his charm on Paula Abdul in the early 90s. “I Love The ‘70s!” (l-r): Guy Zapoleon, Beach Boy Carl Wilson, and Bob Hamilton. Billy Idol rocks L.A with a visit to KROQ in the mid 90s. (l-r): Jed The Fish, Kevin Weatherly, Billy Idol, Tami Heide, Darcy Fulmer and Gene Sandbloom. Adam Ant does Austin, Texas in 1995. (l-r): KHFI PD John Roberts, Adam, Lori Hankins, and...

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What’s New for 2016?

For his first Programming to Win column of 2016, Pat Welsh takes a look around the tech world to give us all an update on the latest innovations. But most importantly – how can they be applied to the radio industry and what do they mean for its future? By: Pat Welsh Every few months or so, I like to take stock of new technologies – both inside and outside our industry – to see what’s going to affect radio in the short and long run. The start of a new year is as good a time as any...

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Mike “OD” O’Donnell, OM, Entercom – Scranton Wilkes-Barre, PA

There’s a certain symmetry that exists between Mike O’Donnell and Entercom that has lead to his nine year stint with the company. The common qualities of dedicated hard work, the art of thinking ahead, and the pragmatism of live and local, seem to have blended well and vastly contributed to this winning combo. OD has become one of Entercom’s most valued OM’s and all it took was a track record. OD’s managed to keep heritage Top 40 giant WKRZ and Country stalwart WGGY at the top of the ratings heap book after book with admirable consistency. After nearly a...

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Remembering David Bowie 1947-2016

Remembering David Bowie David Bowie It doesn’t get much heavier than this! Mick Jagger (left) and Pete Townsend (right) meet up with David Bowie following a 1999 London concert. David Bowie meets and greets radio in 1990. (l-r): WXRT PD Norm Winer, KLOL MD Patty Martin and David Bowie. David Bowie visits the Virgin Records staff in the late 90s. David...

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New Year’s Checklist

To kick off 2016, Robby Bridges has crafted a New Year’s Checklist. Bridges gives both programmers and air talent a list of things to think about and ways to stay focused in the months ahead. By: Robby Bridges If I might, I’d like to thank Kal Rudman and the great team at FMQB for inviting me back for my twelfth year as a contributing columnist. It’s been very rewarding to share ideas and opinions both in the pages of the magazine, online and with readers who’ve reached out to me via email. For programmers, here are a few ideas...

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