The RCA return to the Saints side this week as we send a thanks out to the team including Kevin 'Inca' Valentini, 'Baby Sam' Selolwane, Russ Jones and Puerto Rico Rob for their hospitality at a very exclusive listening event to preview Jamie Foxx's forthcoming album. Presented by Mac Presents, Jamie played host, entertainer and MC as he took those in attendance through his journey into music and select tracks from the upcoming album. The RCA team is already laying the groundwork with lead single "Party Ain't A Party" featuring 2 Chainz. Hear it now on SINternet.com
A round of applause go to Columbia's Lee Leipsner, Jon Borris and the Pop squad who steal the show at the format this week grabbing #1 Most Added with 70 stations coming onboard with the new One Direction release "Steal My Girl." The single is also the group's Biggest Airplay Debut to Date debuting Top 25* at the format with nearly 2,200 spins and airplay on over 100 Top 40 stations in 7 days.
Congratulations go out to 2013 S.I.N. Award Winner WKSE's Jud Heussler who has definitely made his mark in Buffalo since joining the station in 2012 by being named 2013's Buffalo Broadcasters Association's Radio Personality of the Year and now continues his growth officially being promoted to Assistant Program Director at the station.
Dark clouds loom over our Label Promotion Friends who on the command of their Bosses are forced to impact records well before they are allowed to be properly set-up in the marketplace. This alone is poor decision-making but is made worse when the excuse for the push is based on upcoming album release dates. In cases when it comes to dropping albums for Artists that would benefit from radio support, doing so without giving time to develop support at radio means nothing when it comes to the full potential of the project.
An X-Communication goes out to the Auction House as extra funds continue to be spent in an attempt to force records onto playlists whether it results in minimal support or simply get buried in the overnights without any real commitment from the Programmers to try and develop the Music at the stations.