Category: eQB Weekly

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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Question Of The Week: December 15, 2017

December 14, 2017 What are your Most Memorable Moments of 2017: 1) Proudest moment of the year? 2) Major influence of the year (person or event)? Tommy Chuck, iHeartMedia / Tampa: 1) Being named SVPP for iHeartMedia Tampa Bay. 2) My wife. She set a goal to become a BODYFLO fitness instructor and accomplished it by mid-year. Watching her go from dream to done so quickly was inspiring! R Dub! Z90: 1) So proud of my staff at Z90 who took the station to dominance in the market this year 2) My listeners, who together helped us build a...

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Question Of The Week: December 8, 2017

December 8, 2017 What are your choices in your format for: Artist of the Year, Single of the Year, Best New Artist? Brian Mack, WXXL: Ed Sheeran; “Shape of You,” Ed Sheeran; Logic.   Joey Brooks, WHYI/WMIA: Ed Sheeran; 1-800-273-8255, Logic; Dua Lipa. Jammer, WEZB: Ed Sheeran; “Shape Of You,” Ed Sheeran; Halsey. Toby Knapp, WIHT: Ed Sheeran; “Bad At Love,” Halsey; Logic.     Reid, KZZP: Ed Sheeran, “Shape of You,” Ed Sheeran; Niall Horan. Casey Reed, WIOQ: Ed Sheeran, “1-800-273-8255,” Logic; SZA. Fish Boy, WKRZ: Imagine Dragons; “Strip That Down,” Liam Payne; Liam Payne. Jill Strada, WFLC:...

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Question Of The Week: December 1, 2017

December 1, 2017 What is your favorite holiday movie of all-time, and what is your favorite all-time holiday song? Frankie V, KSSX: A Christmas Story is the must watch every year! My favorite Christmas Song is “Dominick The Italian Christmas Donkey”, which just happened to be my college Frat pledge name. Reid, KZZP: Christmas Vacation. Leroy Anderson “Sleigh Ride” and “Dominick the Donkey” by Lou Monte. Java Joel, WAKS: A Christmas Story. Some of the filming locations are right here in Cleveland, including the house and exteriors. They do tours and have a museum and gift shop across the...

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Question Of The Week: November 22, 2017

November 22, 2017 Who in the industry (artists, radio, labels) would you want at your (fantasy) Thanksgiving dinner table? Erik Bradley, B96: Mariah Carey, Sam Hunt, Todd Cavanah, Gary Spangler, Lee Leipsner, Keith Naftaly, Taylor Swift, Beata Murphy, David Field, Brett Dumler, Joe Riccitelli + JR Rizzo. Matt “MJ” Johnson, KUDD: Just me and Taylor Swift and we would talk about all the things we’re thankful for. Kobe, WWHT: Elvis Duran, The Breakfast Club and Post Malone.   Jonathan Shuford, WRVW: As much as I love my label reps and the artists, I don’t want to think about music...

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