FMQB Triple-A will be conveyed to Jack Barton Entertainment (JBE), beginning November 1, with the transition to be complete by January 1, 2020. Long-time FMQB employees Jack Barton and Beth Kaufmann will be exiting the company as per that timeline as well. As part of the conveyance, the Boulder Triple A Conference, renamed the JBE Triple A SummitFest, will now be executed by JBE, as Jack and Beth have done so for the past eleven years.
FMQB will continue to provide quality and incisive content and news to all radio formats, the music industry, and all relevant digital players, and continue to present and deal with the multiple demanding issues that face the entire multi-media landscape. As always, we could not successfully accomplish our goals without the dedicated support and editorial contributions of both the radio and music industries.
FMQB CEO Fred Deane remarked, “It is with mixed feelings that we announce the end of an era for FMQB Triple-A, but I am also delighted to comment on the beginning of another era for Jack and Beth. All of us at FMQB wish them well in their future endeavor.”
“The last 18-years have been among the most rewarding of my career. I want to thank Fred Deane, along with Kal and Lucille Rudman for the confidence they displayed as Beth and I built the Triple A department at FMQB, as well as their encouragement as we go out on our own” Jack Barton added. “I also want to thank my wife, Beth Kaufmann, for her superior work and undying support as we’ve worked side-by-side for the better part of two decades. We both look forward to continuing to serve our Triple A family.”