Contemporary hit radio

  1. Ross on Radio: It’s the Beginning Of ‘Nash’-ional Radio, And The Industry Feels Fine?

    February 27, 2013 10:52 AM EST For nearly two decades, the prospect of nationally programmed radio has been one of the most charged issues in our business. And yet, it has arrived in many ways during the last year -- to little controversy. In the late ’90s and early ’00s, Clea ...

  2. Ross On Radio: Songs That Missed The Banjo Boom

    January 24, 2013 7:07 PM EST The mid-'90s, when top 40 began its comeback, were dotted with hits from acts that just a few years earlier would have had trouble getting past triple A radio-Melissa Etheridge, Shawn Colvin, Dogs Eye View. But even when modern AC exploded, t ...

  3. Ross On Radio: Songs That Made A Difference In 2012

    December 20, 2012 9:45 AM EST It's not hard to find songs that made a difference at top 40 this year Left-field hits from "Too Close" to "Ho Hey" didn't just claim real estate on stations dominated by turbo-pop anthems a year ago, they also had an ...

  4. Ross On Radio: First Listen - LA's new Exitos 93.9

    December 05, 2012 7:00 AM EST Here's how you know KXOS (Exitos 93.9) Los Angeles is different-the core acts shown on its website are Maroon 5, Ke$ha, fun., David Guetta, Lady Gaga . . . and Robbie Williams. Williams' single "Candy" hasn't been released ...

  5. Sharon Dastur

    November 29, 2012 12:04 PM EST PD, WHTZ (Z100) New York, Clear Channel Radio Hits and Breakouts WHTZ (Z100) New York PD Sharon Dastur took the path of many, arriving in the Big Apple early in her career with a dream, ambition and talent. It was 17 years ago when she took a job ...

  6. Ross On Radio: Keeping Top 40 From Getting Too 'Mid-Turbo'

    November 28, 2012 2:30 PM EST Not so long ago, the only tempo problem top 40 might have had was an overabundance of tempo. Now, the hits have changed considerably. So it's not crazy to ask, as we did recently, whether top 40 could become too wimpy again. The softening of ...

  7. Julie Pilat

    November 28, 2012 2:12 PM EST PD, KYSR (98.7 FM) L.A; PD/Music Director, KIIS (102.7 FM) L.A; Clear Channel Radio Music and Mentoring As PD of alternative KYSR (98.7 FM) and assistant PD/music director of top 40 KIIS (102.7) Los Angeles, Julie Pilat remains a key proponent of ...

  8. Ross On Radio: Has Top 40 Gotten Too Soft?

    November 21, 2012 9:30 AM EST Could top 40 become too wimpy again? And how would we know? Previous down cycles for the format were never hard to identify. There was less tempo. There was an abundance of AC-flavored ballads. Other hit records might be nominally uptempo but devo ...

  9. How a Slew Of New Reporters Got To Top 40

    November 07, 2012 2:00 PM EST Format booms are often propelled by a hot body of music, but they don't always start that way. CBS launched Mike Joseph¹s Hot Hits format on WCAU-FM Philadelphia in September 1981--hardly a great time for top 40 music. WCAU¹s success prompted ...

  10. Ross On Radio: The Country Single, The Pop Single, The R&B Single And The Hit Single

    October 17, 2012 3:00 PM EDT "Ross On Radio," the long-running, influential column about radio programming trends and history, has returned to Billboard! The column will appear every Monday in Billboard's "Top 40 Update" a free subscription e-mail new ...

  11. Ross on Radio: The Power Of 'Now'

    October 10, 2012 9:00 AM EDT "Ross On Radio," the long-running, influential column about radio programming trends and history, has returned to Billboard! The column will appear every Monday in Billboard's "Top 40 Update" a free subscription e-mail new ...

  12. How Lady Gaga, Katy Perry And Rihanna Came To Dominate Top 40 Radio

    October 02, 2012 12:19 PM EDT A pure pop boom coincides with the Pop Songs radio airplay chart's two-decade anniversary. Rihanna (left) and Katy Perry. (Photo: Getty Images) Happy birthday, Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Pop Songs chart! Two decades in, the ranking co ...

  13. Ross on Radio: Q100 20 on 97.9 Transitions To Contemporary Hit Radio

    September 24, 2012 10:48 AM EDT Over the last year, Sirius XM's 20 On 20, which began as an ongoing countdown channel, has morphed into something even more intriguing, the most elaborate effort to date at a CHR "new music discovery" channel. 20 On 20 is still very ...

  14. How Neon Trees Made the Top 40 Leap in 19 Weeks

    August 28, 2012 12:01 PM EDT Neon Trees' "Everybody Talks" (Mercury/Island Def Jam Music Group) reaches the top 10 of Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Mainstream Top 40 radio airplay chart in its 19th week, rising 11-8. It concurrently holds at No. 2 on Adult ...

  15. Billboard Power 100: Dan Mason

    January 27, 2012 10:00 AM EST No. 22 Dan Mason President/CEO CBS Radio Twitter: @CBSRadio Focusing The Eye... Mason, who returned to CBS Radio's top office in 2007 after serving in that role from 1995 to 2002, oversees all aspects of the company's 130 stations. Upon ...

  16. Billboard Power 100: John Ivey & Alex Tear

    January 26, 2012 10:14 PM EST No. 89 John Ivey & Alex Tear Mainstream CHR brand manager; mainstream CHR brand coordinator Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Twitter: @JohnIvey , @at961 Fine-Tuned... Clear Channel's Premium Choice national programming platform has i ...

  17. Radio Remains Strong Among Hispanic Listeners Even as Habits Change, Study Says

    November 16, 2011 2:45 PM EST Radio's reach among U.S. Hispanics remains unequivocally strong, according to the 2011 edition of Arbitron's "Hispanic Radio Today" study, released this week, with Hispanic listeners tuning into both Spanish and English languag ...

  18. Clear Channel Announces New Brand Management Team

    November 03, 2011 11:47 AM EDT In the wake of last week's layoffs, Clear Channel continues to lay out its national programming strategy with the announcement of a new Brand Management Team, which includes a Brand Manager and Brand Coordinator who will serve as "in-hou ...

  19. 50 Years of Adult Contemporary: From Johnny Mathis to Elton John, From Celine Dion to Bruno Mars

    July 19, 2011 2:29 PM EDT "I was on my way to an airport," said Richard Marx , "flipping the dial. I was like, 'Awesome, it's the new single!'" At a June 23 performance at Clear Channel's P.C. Richard & Son Theater in New York, M ...

  20. Zomba Revamps Promo Staff

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Strazza named VP of pop promotion. Zomba revamped its national pop promotion staff with a series of changes that include the appointment of John Strazza as VP of pop promotion, Shannah Miller as VP of video promotion and adult radio promotion, Jef ...

  21. Clear Channel Debuts First Show in 'Stripped' Series

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Internet-only concert series will begin on 125 Web sites. On May 24, Clear Channel debuted “Stripped,” its new Internet-only concert series, on an initial 125 station Web sites. The first online video concert, available free and on demand, feature ...

  22. Live365 Partners With Radio & Records

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Internet radio network Live365 has entered a strategic partnership with Radio & Records, an information provider for the radio and music industries. The latter has launched the Live365-powered "Go Internet radio network Live365 has en ...

  23. Rick Dees Splits KIIS

    February 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rick Dees, longtime morning man at top-40 radio station KIIS Los Angeles, announced on the air yesterday that he was immediately exiting the station. Rick Dees, longtime morning man at top-40 radio station KIIS Los Angeles, announced on the air ye ...