Radio Ratings Are In
Yes, I know this is the "Television" blog… but it’s also my blog, and today we’re gonna talk radio. I can tell from your postings that many of you are interested in local radio. Arbitron ratings for spring quarter have arrived, and delivered a big kiss to WARM98, WUBE-FM and Dusty Rhodes’ new WDJO-AM.
WLW-AM again was No. 1 for all listeners (ages 12 and older), as it has been since January 2000. It also was No. 1 in the 25-54 demo that advertisers want.
Soft rock WRRM-FM (WARM98.5) was No. 2 for all listerners and 25-54. It was No. 7 a year ago, and No. 5 the previous (winter) quarter.
Country WUBE-FM (B105.1) was No. 3 for all listeners and 25-54, as it was a year ago.
Rocker WEBN-FM (102.7) dropped to No. 5, from No. 2 a year ago.
On the other end of the list – and we mean the bottom – was WCKY-AM (1530). The Air America liberal talk format was No. 24 of No. 27 stations in the market, with a 0.6 audience share – less than half of the format’s high-water mark (1.3) last summer and fall.
So far, Dusty Rhodes gets the last laugh. Clear Channel ditched the oldies format for Springer and liberal talk in January 2005. Well,
Haven’t had time to look at all the ratings breakout, but did see one thing interesting: In morning drive 25-54, the syndicated Bob & Tom show WOFX-FM (FOX92.5) was No. 1, followed by Bill Whyte and Amanda Orlando on country B105, Dean and Randi on WARM98 and Jim Scott No. 4 (after being 1 or 2 for the past two years).
Here are the 12+ rankings for the top 25 stations:
1. WLW-AM, 9.9
2. WRRM-FM, 7.0
3. WUBE-FM, 6.7
4. WKFS-FM, 6.5
5. WEBN-FM, 5.6
6. WGRR-FM, 5.2
7. (tie) WIZF-FM, WOFX-FM 4.9
9. WMOJ-FM, 4.0
10. WKRC-AM, 3.7
11. WKRQ-FM, 3.6
12. WYGY-FM, 3.5
13. WVMX-FM, 3.1
14. WAKW-FM, 1.8
15 (tie) WSAI-AM, WAQZ-FM, 1.3
17 (tie) WDBZ-AM, WDJO-AM, 1.2
19. WPFB-FM, 1.1
20. WTUE-FM, 0.9
21. (tie) WCIN-AM, WHKO-FM, 0.8
23. WOXY-FM (simulcast with Georgetown FM stations), 0.7
24 (tie) WCKY-AM, WGTZ-FM, 0.6\
I'm interested in your take on the ratings. Fire away!
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