Category: eQB Weekly

eQB: FMQB FACE-OFF: iHeartMedia RSVPP of Programming Alex Tear and Atlantic Records Group EVP John Boulos (12/15/17)

It’s been an eventful year in many respects and we wanted to present one more event before we all take a well-deserved break. That would be our Year-End Issue of e-QB, headlined by an interview FACE-OFF between iHeartMedia RSVPP of Programming Alex Tear and Atlantic Records Group EVP John Boulos, both of whom acquit themselves quite impressively in this journalistic masterpiece. In Programming to Win, Paragon Media’s Larry Johnson examines the state of SiriusXM. Over 15 years into its existence, how does satellite radio currently stack up against terrestrial radio as well as streaming services? Question of the Week asks: What are your Most Memorable Moments of 2017: 1) Proudest moment of the year? 2) Major influence of the year (person or event)? We go Jingle Ballin’ in our Year-End Hotshots and we cap the year off with a photo flashback to This Week in FMQB History.

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Programming To Win: Satellite Radio…A Way Forward among a Myriad of Platforms

Larry Johnson By Larry Johnson, Paragon Media Strategies   Satellite radio is fascinating. Of all the different platforms from which an individual can obtain and hear music, satellite radio is among the more viable and instructive. When satellite radio first came out, I was skeptical. It appeared to be a black hole for investors. Why would people pay for something that over-the-air (broadcast radio) already provided for free and with convenience? Yet, whenever I spoke with a satellite subscriber, they would sing the praises of satellite radio. At first, I thought these subscribers were outliers, but then I began...

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This Week In History: December 15, 2017

December 15, 2017 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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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


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