1. Does EDM Work on Radio? Behind a Boston Station's Pivot from Dance to Country

    July 03, 2014 10:49 AM EDT At 3 p.m. EST on June 14, Boston's Clear Channel all-EDM radio station Evolution 101.7 (WEDX) abruptly switched formats to all-country 101.7 The Bull (WBLW). “We are excited to launch 101.7 The Bull, a fresh new take on Country music, for our ...

  2. Katy Perry's Future 'Prism' Hits: Industry Picks

    September 09, 2013 1:17 PM EDT While Katy Perry's "Roar" growled its way to the Billboard Hot 100 summit last week, PDs and others in the industry are already focusing on potential future hits from "Prism", her studio set due Oct. 22. Capitol Records ...

  3. Katy Perry's Future 'Prism' Hits: Industry Picks

    September 09, 2013 1:05 PM EDT Attendees to Capitol Records' listening party at Solo in New York Thursday (Sept. 5) predict a string of hits from Katy Perry's forthcoming album 'Prism' While Katy Perry's "Roar" growled its way to the Billboard ...

  4. Boston Radio Again Transforms From Playing Music To Covering Tragic News

    April 19, 2013 3:07 PM EDT As on Monday, when bomb explosions killed three and injured more than 180, further violence spurs more continuous news coverage today. For the second time this week, tragically, Boston's FM radio dial has transformed essentially from an ou ...

  5. EDM Gets a Terrestrial-Radio Home on WHBA/Boston

    December 20, 2012 8:42 PM EST Clear Channel Media and Entertainment launched its first Electronic Dance Music (EDM) broadcast station today replacing the adult hits format on WHBA-FM with a new station called Evolution 101.7. Clear Channel purchased the signal, which had been ...

  6. How Island Def Jam Saved Justin Bieber's 'Boyfriend' at Top 40 Radio

    June 04, 2012 11:30 AM EDT Radio's relationship with Justin Bieber's "Boyfriend" is back on track. Nine weeks ago, the song debuted on Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Mainstream Top 40 chart at No. 20 with 3,961 first-week plays, marking the best firs ...

  7. How Radio Got Back With Justin Bieber's 'Boyfriend'

    June 04, 2012 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 After a lofty launch, then significant chart declines, the teen star's single is gaining in airplay once again. Radio's relationship with Justin Bieber 's "Boyfriend" is back on track. Nine weeks ago, the song debuted on Bil ...

  8. Can Katy Perry Pass Michael Jackson For Hot 100 History?

    August 23, 2011 9:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 After joining the King of Pop in making Billboard Hot 100 history , can Katy Perry do him one better? Perry last week became the first woman, and second artist overall after Michael Jackson , in the 53-year history of the chart to send five songs fr ...