9.23-24
Chadwick Johnson Stormy Love (Independent)
Devarrow
“Crashed Cars” (Paper Bag)
Doug Shorts
Casual Encounter (Daptone)
Fastball
“The Girl You Pretended To Be” (Independent)
Frankiie
“Funny Feelings” (Paper Bag)
Griz
Bangers (3).zip (Independent)
Halfnoise
Natural Disguise (Independent/ADA)
Jay Elle
Ease Up (Independent)
Kate Tempest
“People’s Faces” (Republic)
Kyle Craft
“O! Lucky Hand” (Sub Pop)
Milk Carton Kids “The Only Ones” (Independent/Thirty Tigers)Click Hear for audio sample of TheMilkCartonKids-TheOnlyOnes
Monica Ortiz
“On My Side” (Independent)
Ringo Starr
“What’s My Name” (Ume)
Rua
“Hey You” (FOD)
R.X. Bertoldi Tracks In Perspective (Independent)
Snoh Aalegrah “Whoa” (AWAL/Kobalt)
Sudan Archives
“Confessions” (Stones Throw)
Weyes Blood
“Andromeda” (Sub Pop)

WNRN Names Coman Events & Promotions Coordinator
Non-comm Triple A WNRN/Charlottesville-Richmond announces that Patrick Coman has been named the station’s first Events & Promotions Coordinator. In this role he will oversee promotional and member events throughout the station’s Central Virginia broadcast network. Coman is a veteran of the music business and will bring to the role 10+ years of experience as a booking agent, event producer, and radio host.

“At a time when radio stations are trimming positions, WNRN is growing and adding staff we cannot live without,” said GM/PD Mark Keefe. “Patrick is a great addition to our team and we’re thrilled he brings experience in many areas and a love for public radio – especially our version of it.”

Coman began his radio career at WUMB/Boston as a host and the station’s Member Concert Coordinator. In addition to producing segments and hosting specialty shows, he booked artists for the station’s member concert series and produced the monthly Third Thursday concert broadcast, which featured emerging artists performing for club audiences live on air. Most recently he was the evening host at WCNR/Charlottesville.

Before working in the radio industry Coman ran his own event production and booking agency, producing concert series and festivals throughout New England and booking tour dates for a roster of Americana/Indie Rock artists for his Sake of the Song agency. 

“I love the passion of the station’s staff and listener base,” added Coman, “WNRN has a track record for creating incredible events and experiences for listeners and I am thrilled by all the opportunities to build on that momentum going forward.”

Patrick can be reached at patrick@wnrn.org or by phone at (434) 971-4096 x115

FMQB Triple A Conference Comes to a Close
Saturday morning marked the final hours of this year’s FMQB Triple A Conference at the St. Julien Hotel & Spa in Boulder, and it was once again a truly memorable event. The Conference concluded with the annual Triple A Awards brunch, where some of our format’s best and brightest leaders were honored by their peers. The brunch kicked off with live performances by Jason Spooner and The Chordaes before all of the awards were handed out. As always, FMQB would sincerely like to thank everyone who attended this year’s Conference, as well as all of the record labels, promotion people, radio staffers, artists and others who continue to make it a successful and enriching event year after year. We could not do this without you, and we can’t thank you enough!

The following is the list of 2019’s Triple A Award Winners:

PD of the Year, Markets 1-50
Dan Buckley (WRLT/Nashville)

Markets 50+
Mark “Fish” Fishman (KMTN/Jackson Hole)

Non-Comm
Rita Houston (WFUV/New York)

MD of the Year, Markets 1-50
Rev. Keith Coes (WRLT/Nashville)

Markets 50+
Diane Michaels (KPND/Spokane)

Non-Comm
Dan Reed (WXPN/Philadelphia)

Station of the Year, Markets 1-50
WRLT/Nashville

Markets 50+
KRVB/Boise

Non-Comm
The Current/Minneapolis-St. Paul

Promotion Person of the Year, Major Labels
Lisa Sonkin (Columbia)

Independent Labels
Risa Matsuki (Beggars Group)

Label of the Year, Major Labels
Concord

Independent Labels
Glassnote Records

Independent Promotion Company
M:M Music

Song of the Year
Leon Bridges “Bad Bad News” (Columbia)

Album of the Year
Kacey Musgraves, Golden Hour (MCA Nashville)

Artist of the Year
Brandi Carlile (Elektra)

New Artist of the Year
Jade Bird (Glassnote)

 

FMQB Triple A Conference Comes to a Close
Saturday morning marked the final hours of this year’s FMQB Triple A Conference at the St. Julien Hotel & Spa in Boulder, and it was once again a truly memorable event. The Conference concluded with the annual Triple A Awards brunch, where some of our format’s best and brightest leaders were honored by their peers. The brunch kicked off with live performances by Jason Spooner and The Chordaes before all of the awards were handed out. As always, FMQB would sincerely like to thank everyone who attended this year’s Conference, as well as all of the record labels, promotion people, radio staffers, artists and others who continue to make it a successful and enriching event year after year. We could not do this without you, and we can’t thank you enough!

The following is the list of 2019’s Triple A Award Winners:

PD of the Year, Markets 1-50
Dan Buckley (WRLT/Nashville)

Markets 50+
Mark “Fish” Fishman (KMTN/Jackson Hole)

Non-Comm
Rita Houston (WFUV/New York)

MD of the Year, Markets 1-50
Rev. Keith Coes (WRLT/Nashville)

Markets 50+
Diane Michaels (KPND/Spokane)

Non-Comm
Dan Reed (WXPN/Philadelphia)

Station of the Year, Markets 1-50
WRLT/Nashville

Markets 50+
KRVB/Boise

Non-Comm
The Current/Minneapolis-St. Paul

Promotion Person of the Year, Major Labels
Lisa Sonkin (Columbia)

Independent Labels
Risa Matsuki (Beggars Group)

Label of the Year, Major Labels
Concord

Independent Labels
Glassnote Records

Independent Promotion Company
M:M Music

Song of the Year
Leon Bridges “Bad Bad News” (Columbia)

Album of the Year
Kacey Musgraves, Golden Hour (MCA Nashville)

Artist of the Year
Brandi Carlile (Elektra)

New Artist of the Year
Jade Bird (Glassnote)

 

FMQB Triple A Conference Comes to a Close
Saturday morning marked the final hours of this year’s FMQB Triple A Conference at the St. Julien Hotel & Spa in Boulder, and it was once again a truly memorable event. The Conference concluded with the annual Triple A Awards brunch, where some of our format’s best and brightest leaders were honored by their peers. The brunch kicked off with live performances by Jason Spooner and The Chordaes before all of the awards were handed out. As always, FMQB would sincerely like to thank everyone who attended this year’s Conference, as well as all of the record labels, promotion people, radio staffers, artists and others who continue to make it a successful and enriching event year after year. We could not do this without you, and we can’t thank you enough!

The following is the list of 2019’s Triple A Award Winners:

PD of the Year, Markets 1-50
Dan Buckley (WRLT/Nashville)

Markets 50+
Mark “Fish” Fishman (KMTN/Jackson Hole)

Non-Comm
Rita Houston (WFUV/New York)

MD of the Year, Markets 1-50
Rev. Keith Coes (WRLT/Nashville)

Markets 50+
Diane Michaels (KPND/Spokane)

Non-Comm
Dan Reed (WXPN/Philadelphia)

Station of the Year, Markets 1-50
WRLT/Nashville

Markets 50+
KRVB/Boise

Non-Comm
The Current/Minneapolis-St. Paul

Promotion Person of the Year, Major Labels
Lisa Sonkin (Columbia)

Independent Labels
Risa Matsuki (Beggars Group)

Label of the Year, Major Labels
Concord

Independent Labels
Glassnote Records

Independent Promotion Company
M:M Music

Song of the Year
Leon Bridges “Bad Bad News” (Columbia)

Album of the Year
Kacey Musgraves, Golden Hour (MCA Nashville)

Artist of the Year
Brandi Carlile (Elektra)

New Artist of the Year
Jade Bird (Glassnote)

 

St. Sauver Named COO Of Northeast Broadcasting
Northeast Broadcasting announced Donald St. Sauveur, currently General Manager of WXRV/Boston, has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer of the company, with oversight for WXRV The River-Boston, WNCS/Vermont (The Point) and sister stations. Independently owned and operated, both WXRV and WNCS are Adult Album Alternative (Triple A) stations, playing a mix of Alternative, Acoustic, Blues, Folk, Reggae, and other genres of music. St. Sauveur has been General Manager of WXRV since 2008. In his new role, St. Sauveur will be responsible for programming and sales at all New England stations. He will continue the Legacy of community outreach and involvement.

“Both 92.5 The River and 104.7 The Point have a strong history in local programming and community focus. The station’s longstanding commitment to independent local decision making has allowed the stations to serve the interests of the local community,” said St. Sauveur. “It’s truly been a dream job over the past ten years and I’m looking forward to this new role.”

Prior to his role with 92.5 The River, St. Sauveur was Director of National Sales for Entercom Boston and Director of National Sales for the American Radio Systems Boston cluster. St. Sauveur is a graduate of Boston University.

“Donald has shown an uncanny ability to integrate the sales and programming elements of the station, while simultaneously building brand and customer loyalty,” said Ed Flanagan, Northeast Broadcasting CEO. “We are looking forward to seeing him succeed in this new role.”

Ric Ocasek Dead At 75
Ric Ocasek
, frontman for Rock Hall of Famers The Cars, has died at the age of 75. According to multiple reports, the musician was found by the NYPD in his home in New York Sunday. Ocasek led The Cars to a series of massive hit singles in the ’70’s and ’80’s, including “Drive,” “Just What I Needed,” “You’re All I’ve Got Tonight,” “My Best Friend’s Girl,” “Shake It Up,” “You Might Think” and many more.

Ocasek formed the group with bassist Benjamin Orr (who passed away in 2000) in 1976, after having played in a number of other bands together. The Cars released their hit self-titled debut record in 1978. The band melded the keyboard sounds of the New Wave era with a sleek pop sensibility and went on to have a series of hit singles and albums over the next decade, with a series of multi-platinum records to their name. Their biggest hit, 1984’s “Drive,” reached #3 on the Billboard 200, though Orr sang lead vocals on the song. The band split in 1998, but Ocasek reunited the surviving members for one more Cars album in 2011, titled Move Like This.

Ocasek also released multiple solo records throughout his career and became a successful producer as well. Most notably, he produced Weezer‘s self-titled debut release (aka The Blue Album), as well as albums from Nada Surf, Guided by Voices, Bad Religion and others. He reunited with Weezer for their comeback “Green Album” in 2001. Ocasek famously married model Paulina Porizkova, who he met on the set of the “Drive” video, in 1989, though the pair separated in 2018. The Cars were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018, with Weezer’s Scott Shriner filling in on bass for their performance.
           
Ocasek is survived by six sons, two from each of his three marriages.

Updated: 9.11.19

1)

Sturgill Simpson
Sound & Fury
Elektra
10


2t)

Chrissie Hynde with The Valve Bone Woe Ensemble
Bone Woe
BMG
8

2t)

John Mayer
Single Only-John Mayer
Columbia
8

4t)

Grace Potter
Daylight (Grace Potter)
Fantasy/Concord
6

4t)

Foals
Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost- Part 2
Warner
6

4t)

Soak
Grim Town
Rough Trade/Beggars
6

4t)

Lumineers
III (Lumineers)
Dualtone
6

4t)

New Pornographers
In The Morse Code Of Brake Lights
Concord
6

4t)

Illiterate Light
Sweet Beast
Elektra
6

4t)

Big Thief
Two Hands
4AD
6

 

 

Updated: 9.11.19

1)

Black Keys
Let's Rock
Easy Eye/Nonesuch

2)

Brittany Howard
Jaime
ATO

3)

Wilco
Ode To Joy
Independent

4)

New Pornographers
In The Morse Code Of Brake Lights
Concord

5)

Spoon
Everything Hits At Once:…
Matador

6)

Sleater-Kinney
The Center Won't Hold
Mom + Pop

7)

National
I Am Easy To Find
4AD

8)

Robert Randolph &…
Brighter Days
Provogue

9)

Avett Brothers
Closer Than Together
Republic

10)

Bon Iver
I, I
Jagjaguwar