April 2020 PPM Ratings Takeaways — Round One

| May 12, 2020

April 2020 PPM Ratings Takeaways – Round One

April 2020 PPM Data – Information for the April 2020 ratings period has been released for New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Long Island (Nassau-Suffolk), Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, San Jose, and Middlesex-Somerset-Union. Nielsen Audio’s April 2020 survey period covered March 26 – April 22. Managing editor Mike Kinosian (Kinosian@TALKERS.com) provides his “Takeaways” from the PPM-markets below.

New York City

Spoken-Word Formats – Down one-tenth in March, iHeartMedia news/talk WOR “710 The Voice of New York” chalks up an April +1.1 (1.9 – 3.0, 6+) and zooms from #19 to #12. With a gain of two-tenths (1.3 – 1.5, 6+), WABC not only matches its best 6+-showing since February 2019 (1.5, as well), the Red Apple Media news/talk outlet cracks the top twenty (#22 to #20). Without an increase the fifth time in succession for an overall loss of three-tenths (1.1 – 1.0 – .9 – .9 – .9 – .8, 6+), Townsquare Media’s WKXW “New Jersey 101.5” skids from #24 to #27.

In three straight dips, Entercom sports talk WFAN-FM has lost approximately 54% (-1.7) of its 6+ AQH share (3.1 – 2.3 – 1.9 – 1.4, 6+) and departs the top twenty (#19 to #21). Its one-half share January gain halted three consecutive decreases that led to a collective -1.2 (3.8 – 3.7 – 3.0 – 2.6, 6+). Two-tenths behind WFAN-FM is similarly-formatted WEPN-FM “98.7 ESPN New York” (1.5 – 1.2, -.3, which is off nine-tenths in three straight downturns (2.1 – 1.7 – 1.5 – 1.2, #21 to #22, 6+).

The market’s (6+) all-news share balloons by +1.5 as Entercom-owned WINS is an overall +2.2 via three successive increases including April’s +1.0 (3.5 – 3.6 – 4.7 – 5.7, fifth to third, 6+), while co-owned WCBS-AM notches back-to-back gains of one-half share (2.4 – 2.9 – 3.4, #13 to #9, 6+). In April 2019, WINS posted a 3.7 (6+) and WCBS-AM was 2.9 (6+).

In addition to more than doubling (+2.7) its 6+ AQH share through four straight spikes to reach the five-share level (2.4 – 2.9 – 3.1 – 4.0 – 5.1, 6+), WNYC Broadcasting Foundation public radio news/talk WNYC-FM progresses from seventh to sixth. Co-owned public radio news/talk WNYC-AM adds one-half share to its .6 (6+) and crosses the one-share threshold (1.1, #29 to #25, 6+).

New York City Music Formats – Winning ways continue for iHeartMedia classic rock WAXQ “Q-104.3,” which is a collective +1.8 through four straight sweeps without a loss (3.5 – 3.9 – 3.9 – 4.0 – 5.3, seventh to fourth, 6+). Over and above doubling March’s +.6 with an April +1.2 (5.9 – 6.5 – 7.7, 6+), Spanish Broadcasting System Spanish tropical WSKQ elevates from the runner-up slot to #1. “Mega 97.9” was off seven-tenths in January/February (6.6 – 6.0 – 5.9, 6+). As a bonus, its internet stream adds six-tenths (.2 – .8, #27, 6+). Having set the pace the past 34 ratings periods, iHeartMedia adult contemporary WLTW “106.7 Lite FM” segues from first to second. After being +6.2 in December/“Holiday” 2019 (7.1 – 9.6 – 13.3, 6+), “Lite FM” has dropped roughly 54% (-7.2) of its 6+ AQH share in four straight declines (13.3 – 8.0 – 7.3 – 6.7 – 6.1, 6+). Trending 2.1 – 2.4 – 2.2 (January – February – March, 6+), WNYC Broadcasting Foundation classical-formatted WQXR breaks out a +1.1 to 3.3 (6+) and rockets into the top ten (#17 to #10). An increase of one-half share (.9 – 1.4, 6+) has Educational Media Foundation contemporary Christian WARW “Positive & Encouraging K-Love” checking in at #21. Following a “Holiday” 2019 through March 2020 topline of 3.6 – 3.7 – 3.4 – 3.5 (6+), Entercom hot AC WNEW-FM “NEW 102.7” erodes by -1.0 to 2.5 (6+) and tumbles from the top ten (#10 to #15). Off nine-tenths each are its classic hits-oldies sibling WCBS-FM “101.1 New York’s Greatest Hits” (5.3, third to fourth, 6+) and Univision Radio Spanish contemporary WXNY “X.96.3” (3.1, #7 to #11, 6+). In three consecutive gains, WCBS-FM was an overall +1.9 (4.3 – 5.0 – 5.7 – 6.2, 6+), directly after its -1.6 in December/“Holiday” 2019 (5.9 – 4.9 – 4.3, 6+). Via seven straight improvements, WXNY more than doubled (+2.1) its 6+ AQH share (2.0 – 2.2 – 2.3 – 2.5 – 2.9 – 3.2 – 3.5 – 4.1, 6+), but lost one-tenth in March. Locked on 5.0 (6+) in “Holiday” 2019 and January 2020 and then on 5.4 (6+) in February and March, Emmis urban AC WBLS forfeits seven-tenths to 4.7 (fourth to seventh, 6+). Down six-tenths are iHeartMedia CHR and alternative cluster-mates WHTZ “Z-100” (sixth to eighth) and WNYL “Alt 92.3” (#16 to #19). “Z100” is a combined -1.1 in March/April (4.7 – 4.2 – 3.6, 6+); WNYL was stuck on 2.3 (6+) in February and March. Co-owned rhythmic CHR WKTU is off one-half share (3.1 – 2.6, #14, 6+), as is Spanish Broadcasting System Spanish contemporary WPAT “Amor 93.1” (2.8 – 2.3, #14 to #16, 6+).

Los Angeles

Spoken-Word Formats –  The fourth uptick in a row by iHeartMedia news/talk KFI enables “AM 640” to cross the five-share threshold and march from fifth to first. From “Holiday” 2019 through April 2020, KFI has more than doubled (+2.9) its 6+ AQH share (2.6 – 3.3 – 3.8 – 4.2 – 5.5,  6+). Of further significance, this marks the first time KFI has been at #1 in more than nine years (4.9, March 2011, 6+). Owing to six consecutive sweeps without a loss,  Salem Media Group news/talk KRLA “AM 870 The Answer” nets eight-tenths (1.0 – 1.0 – 1.0 – 1.1 – 1.1 – 1.4 – 1.8, #27 to #23, 6+). In four successive bumps, Cumulus Media’s KABC “790 News-Talk-Evolved” has almost tripled (+.9) its 6+ AQH share (.5 – .7 – .9 – 1.0 – 1.4, #31 to #27, 6+). Up three-tenths (.8 – 1.1, 6+), iHeartMedia-owned KEIB “AM 1150 The Patriot” moves from #37 to #34.

After each was off one-tenth in March, iHeartMedia’s KLAC “AM 570 LA Sports” (1.1 – 1.0 – .9 – .5, #36 – #40, 6+) and Disney-owned/similarly-formatted KSPN “710 ESPN” (1.1 – .9 – .8 – .4, #37 to #41, 6+) both surrender four-tenths in April. The two sports talk rivals were tied at #29 in January.

Following a March improvement of eight-tenths, Entercom all-news KNX “1070 News Radio” returns half that increase (3.8 – 3.4, -.4, 6+) but repeats in eighth-place.

The “Holiday” 2019 through April 2020 topline for Pasadena City College news/talk KPCC “The Voice of Southern California” is: 1.9 – 2.1 – 2.1 – 1.9 – 2.0 (#22 to #18, 6+).

Los Angeles Music Formats – For the fourth time in the last five sweeps, Entercom classic hits-oldies KRTH logs a 5.2 (5.2 – 5.3 – 5.2 – 5.2 – 5.2, 6+), but “K-Earth 101” segues from first to second. Prior to March, KRTH last occupied the top spot in October and November. “K-Earth 101” lost seven-tenths in three straight sweeps without an increase (5.9 – 5.9 – 5.8 – 5.2, 6+). An increase of one-half share (.8 – 1.3, 6+) takes Estrella Media’s KWIZ “La Ranchera 96.7” to #30. Off three-tenths in December/“Holiday” 2019 (3.9 – 3.7 – 3.6, 6+), then up eight-tenths in January/February (3.6 – 4.1 – 4.4, 6+), KIIS “102.7 Kiss FM” is -1.4 in March/April (4.4 – 3.9 – 3.0, 6+). The iHeartMedia CHR finds itself in the unusual position of being excluded from the top ten (#7 to #11). Entercom’s similarly-formatted KAMP “97.1 Amp Radio,” which had a “Holiday” 2019 through March 2020 topline of 1.9 – 2.0 – 2.0 – 1.9 (6+), forfeits six-tenths (1.3, #22 to #30, 6+). Off by six-tenths, in addition to KAMP, are iHeartMedia adult contemporary KOST “Coast 103.5” (second to third, 6+); urban contemporary sibling KRRL “Real 92.3” (#14 to #23); and Entercom alternative KROQ (#21 to #27). After four straight sweeps at #1, KOST shifted to the runner-up slot in March. “Coast 103.5” is a collective -9.2 in four straight downturns (13.7 – 6.5 – 5.7 – 5.1 – 4.5, 6+). It had been an overall +8.5 via three sweeps in a row without a loss (5.2 – 5.2 – 9.3 – 13.7, 6+). “Real” has lost eight-tenths through three straight slips (2.6 – 2.6 – 2.4 – 1.8, 6+). Having trended 2.4 – 2.4 – 2.5 – 2.5 (December 2019 through February 2020, 6+), KROQ is -1.1 in March/April (2.5 – 2.0 – 1.4, 6+). Similarly-programmed/iHeartMedia-owned KYSR “Alt 98.7” has lost seven-tenths in three straight drops  (2.9 – 2.6 – 2.5 – 2.2, #12 to #17, 6+). Three consecutive gains by Entercom smooth AC KTWV yielded a +1.0 (3.9 – 4.6 – 4.7 – 4.9, 6+), but “94.7 The Wave” slips by four-tenths to 4.5 (6+) and remains at #3.

Chicago

Spoken-Word Formats – A collective +2.6 in four straight spikes (3.0 – 3.8 – 3.9 – 4.5 – 5.6, 6+), Nexstar Media Group news/talk WGN “Radio 720” progresses from fifth to third. Without an increase the last six reports for a net loss of just two-tenths (2.3 – 2.3 – 2.3 – 2.3 – 2.3 – 2.3 – 2.1, 6+), Cumulus Media news/talk WLS-AM ends the slide with a +.3 to 2.4 (6+) and reenters the top twenty (#21 to #15).

In four drops in a row, Entercom sports talk WSCR “670 The Score” is -1.3 (3.5 – 3.3 – 2.7 – 2.5 – 2.2, #15 to #17, 6+). Meanwhile, Disney/ESPN-owned WMVP “ESPN Chicago 1000” has lost seven-tenths as a result of six consecutive down or flat sweeps (1.9 – 1.6 – 1.4 – 1.4 – 1.2 – 1.2 – 1.2, #26 to #28, 6+).

On the heels of its massive March 2020 +1.9, Entercom all-news WBBM-AM tacks on seven-tenths and is #1 the third time in a row. Furthermore, WBBM-AM crosses the eight-share mark and is a collective +3.5 via four straight gains (4.9 – 5.4 – 5.8 – 7.7 – 8.4, 6+).

Tacking on an April +1.1 to its March spike of seven-tenths (3.6 – 4.3 – 5.4, 6+), Chicago Public Media news/talk WBEZ advances from sixth to fourth.

Chicago Music Formats – Off two-tenths in February/March (5.3 – 5.3 – 5.1, 6+), Hubbard Broadcasting’s WDRV “97.1 The Drive – Chicago’s Classic Rock” breaks out a +1.3 to 6.4 (fourth to second, 6+). Frozen on 1.9 (6+) in December 2019, “Holiday” 2019, and January 2020, before proceeding to 2.6 (6+) in January and 2.4 (6+) in February, Spanish Broadcasting System regional Mexican WLEY-FM logs a +.7 to 3.1 (6+). “La Ley 107.9” enters the top ten (#16 to #10). By posting an April half-share increase (2.3 – 2.8, #20 to #12, 6+), iHeartMedia urban contemporary WGCI-FM “Chicago’s #1 for Hip-Hop and R&B” has its best 6+-showing since July 2019 (2.8, as well). Via seven straight sweeps without a loss, Window to the World Communications classical WFMT more than doubles (+.8) its 6+ AQH share and finishes at #23 (.7 – .7 – .8 – .8 – .9 – 1.0 – 1.1 – 1.5, 6+). Hubbard Broadcasting hot AC WTMX “101.9 The Mix” is -1.0 in March/April (5.4 – 5.2 – 4.4, third to sixth, 6+). Off seven-tenths and six-tenths, respectively, Entercom CHR and country cluster-mates WBBM-FM “B-96 Chicago’s New Hit Music” (2.8 – 2.1, 6+) and WUSN “US-99 Chicago’s Hottest Country” (2.7 – 2.1, 6+) are tied at #18. Meanwhile, iHeartMedia adult contemporary WLIT “93.9 Lite FM” (sixth to ninth) and Hubbard Broadcasting’s similarly-formatted WSHE “100.3 SHE” (#11 to #14) falter by six-tenths and one-half share, respectively. Following three straight sweeps at #1, WLIT is -10.0 in four straight decreases (13.7 – 5.5 – 4.8 – 4.3 – 3.7, 6+), while WSHE sputters by -1.0 in three consecutive downturns (3.6 – 3.3 – 3.1, 6+).

San Francisco

Spoken-Word Formats. Flat at #19, Cumulus Media-owned KSFO “560 – The Bay Area’s Exclusive Hot Talk” returns the two-tenths it added in March (1.8 – 2.0 – 1.8, 6+). Co-owned news/talk KGO has a January 2020 through April 2020 topline of: 1.5 – 1.8 – 1.8 – 1.5 (#20 to #24, 6+). Meanwhile, the November 2019 through April 2020 trending for iHeartMedia-owned KKSF-AM “Real Talk 910 – Think Forward” is: .2 – .2 – .1 – .1 – .2 – .2 – .2 (#32 to #31, 6+).

An overall -2.7 in three straight drops (4.8 – 3.5 – 3.0 – 2.1, 6+), Cumulus Media-owned KNBR-AM “The Sports Leader” fades from the top ten (#9 to #16). After being up one-tenth in consecutive reports (1.5 – 1.6 – 1.7, 6+), Entercom’s similarly-formatted KGMZ “95.7 The Game” drops seven-tenths in March/April (1.7 – 1.4 – 1.0, #23 to #26, 6+).

A cumulative +2.2 in four successive sweeps without a loss (7.7 – 8.4 – 8.7 – 9.9 – 9.9, 6+), Entercom all-news KCBS-AM is #1 the third time in a row. KCBS-AM was on top from September through December, as well.

Seven recent (6+) fluctuations for California Public Broadcasting news/talk KQED include: -1.2 (September/October); +1.6 (November/December); -1.2 (“Holiday” 2019); +1.2 (January 2020); -.9 (February); +1.5 (March); and +1.8 in April (8.1 – 9.9, second to a first-place tie with KCBS-AM, 6+). KQED was San Francisco’s first-place finisher in June, July, August, and tied at the top (with KCBS-AM) in September. Down three-tenths in February/March (1.0 – .8 – .7, 6+), San Francisco Unified School District’s KALW “91.7 Local Public Radio” regains two-tenths to .9 (flat at #29, 6+).

San Francisco Music Formats – Improving by six-tenths each are iHeartMedia adult contemporary KISQ “98.1 The Breeze – Relaxing Favorites At Work” (unchanged at #3) and Alpha Media classic hits-oldies KBAY “94.5 Bay FM The Bay’s Greatest Hits” (#13 to #8). “The Breeze” is an overall +1.4 through four successive upticks (3.7 – 4.3 – 4.4 – 4.5 – 5.1, 6+) and reaches the five-share level (5.1) for the first time since March 2019 (5.0). “Bay FM” gains eight-tenths in March/April (2.2 – 2.4 – 3.0, 6+). Bonneville’s KMVQ “99.7 Now – The Bay’s #1 For All The Hits” is an overall -1.8 in three straight declines (4.5 – 4.4 – 3.7 – 2.7, seventh to tenth, 6+). In the hot AC arena, Entercom’s KLLC “Alice @ 97.3,” falters by nine-tenths (4.2 – 3.3, fifth to seventh, 6+), while iHeartMedia-owned KIOI “Star 101.3” is an overall -1.3 in five straight down or flat trends (3.6 – 3.2 – 3.2 – 2.9 – 2.9 – 2.3, #10 to #15, 6+). Rhythmic CHR cluster-mate KYLD “WiLD 94.9 The Bay’s #1 Hit Music Station” lost one-half share in three consecutive sweeps without an increase (3.1 – 2.9 – 2.6 – 2.6, 6+); wiped away the deficit with a half-share February increase; and is now -1.3 in March/April (3.1 – 2.3 – 1.8, #14 to #19, 6+). Up four-tenths in February/March (3.6 – 3.7 – 4.0, 6+), co-owned urban contemporary KMEL surrenders one-half share to 3.5 (flat at #6, 6+).

Dallas

Spoken-Word Formats – The December 2019 through April 2020 topline for Cumulus Media’s WBAP “News Talk 820” is a very consistent 4.1 – 3.8 – 3.8 – 4.0 – 3.9 – 4.1 (eighth to sixth, 6+). Co-owned KLIF-AM “570 News & Information” drops two-tenths (.6 – .4, #34 to #35, 6+). It is tied with Salem Media Group-owned KSKY “660 AM The Answer,” which surrenders the one-tenth it gained in March (.4 – .5 – .4, 6+).

A collective -1.1 in three straight decreases (2.5 – 2.2 – 1.9 – 1.4, 6+), Entercom sports talk KRLD-FM “105.3 The Fan” halts the slide with a +.3 to 1.7 (#22 to #21, 6+). Cumulus Media’s KTCK “The Ticket – All Sports All The Time” repeats March’s 1.4 (#22 to #23, 6+). Following seven consecutive up or flat trends that yielded one-half share (.7 – .8 – 1.0 – 1.0 – 1.1 – 1.1 – 1.1 – 1.2, 6+), Disney/ESPN’s KESN “103.3 ESPN Dallas” has its 6+ AQH share sliced in half (-.6) via three straight dips (1.2 – 1.0 – .7 – .6, #33 to #34, 6+).

Off four-tenths (1.8 – 1.4, 6+), Entercom news-talk hybrid KRLD-AM “News Radio 1080” departs the top twenty (#19 to #23).

After gaining six-tenths in March (2.8 – 3.4, 6+), North Texas Public Broadcasting news/talk KERA surrenders that increase in its entirety (2.8, -.6, #11 to #17, 6+).

Dallas Music Formats – Within 2.3 – 2.6 range (6+) in each of the last five survey periods (2.3 – 2.4 – 2.6 – 2.3 – 2.4, 6+), Entercom adult hits KJKK “100.3 Jack-FM” erupts with a +1.3 to 3.7 (#17 to #11, 6+). Off three-tenths in February/March (1.5 – 1.3 – 1.2, 6+), Estrella Media regional Mexican KZZA “La Ranchera 106.7” answers with a gain of eight-tenths to 2.0 (6+) and cracks the top twenty (#18). Service Broadcasting urban contemporary KKDA-FM “K-104,” which was down one-tenth in February/March (3.7 – 3.6 – 3.6, 6+), picks up seven-tenths to 4.3 (6+) and jumps from tenth to fourth. Tacking on six-tenths to March’s +.5 (2.7 – 3.2 – 3.8, 6+), Entercom regional Mexican KMVK “La Grande 107.5” enters the top ten (#13 to #9). Directly prior, KMVK had been off eight-tenths in three straight drops (3.5 – 3.0 – 2.9 – 2.7, 6+). Leading the pack the fourth report in succession, Salem Media Group contemporary Christian KLTY “Your Life … Inspired” has a “Holiday” 2019 through April 2020 alternating up/down sequence of: 6.9 – 7.3 – 6.9 – 7.0 – 6.7 (6+). KLTY was +1.6 in “Holiday” 2019 (5.3 – 6.9,6+) and a combined -1.3 in November/December (6.6 – 5.6 – 5.3, 6+). Following March’s half-share boost (4.6 – 5.1, 6+), Entercom classic hits-oldies KLUV “98.7 Nobody Plays More 80s” falters by twice as much (4.1, -1.0, third to sixth, 6+). Stuck on 4.7 (6+) in February and March, iHeartMedia adult contemporary KDGE “Star 102.1” forfeits nine-tenths to 3.8 (fifth to ninth, 6+). Off one-tenth in back-to-back reports (4.7 – 4.6 – 4.5, 6+), Cumulus Media country-formatted KPLX “99.5 The Wolf” regresses by another eight-tenths to 3.7 (6+) and drifts from the top ten (#6 to #11). KPLX lost a combined half-share in October/November (4.4 – 4.0 – 3.9, 6+), but fully erased that deficit with a December increase of one-half share.  While unchanged in the runner-up slot, iHeartMedia CHR KHKS “106.1 Kiss-FM” is -1.0 in March/April (6.3 – 6.0 – 5.3, 6+).

Houston                              

Spoken-Word Formats – Shaking off March’s -1.1 with an April +1.7 (4.6 – 6.3, 6+), iHeartMedia news/talk KTRH leaps from seventh to third. “News Radio 740” had been an overall +2.4 as a result of seven consecutive positive or neutral moves (3.3 – 3.4 – 3.9 – 4.1 – 4.1 – 4.6 – 5.4 – 5.7, 6+). Co-owned KPRC “AM 950 – Houston’s More Stimulating Talk Radio” is down two-tenths (50%) in March/April (.4 – .4 – .2, #27 to #28, 6+).

Anchored at #22, Entercom’s KILT-AM “Sports Radio 610” has lost seven-tenths in three straight drops (1.7 – 1.2 – 1.2 – 1.0, 6+). Doubling (+.3) its 6+ AQH share in March/April (.3 – .5 – .6, 6+), iHeartMedia’s KBME “Sports Talk 790” inches up from #26 to #25. In six straight sweeps without an increase, Gow Communications’ sports talk KFNC “ESPN 97.5” has lost four-tenths (.7 -.5 – .4 – .4 – .3 – .3 – .3, #28 to #27, 6+).

Off three-tenths in back-to-back reports (3.7 – 3.4 – 3.1, 6+), University of Houston news/talk KUHF continues at #14.

Houston Music Formats – As a result of being a combined +2.7 in March/April, Univision Radio regional Mexican KLTN crosses the eight-share level and repeats at #1 (5.7 – 6.7 – 8.4, 6+). “Que Buena 102.9” was a collective +1.9 via six straight increases (4.9 – 5.0 – 5.1 – 5.6 – 6.5 – 6.6 – 6.8, 6+); -1.1 (“Holiday” 2019); +.9 (January 2020); and -.9 (February). Down three-tenths in February/March (6.1 – 5.9 – 5.8, 6+), Cox Media Group classic rock KGLK “The Eagle” answers with a +1.2 to 7.0 (third to second, 6+). Via four upticks in succession, iHeartMedia alternative KTBZ “94.5 The Buzz” is a collective +1.8 and crosses the five-share level (3.5 – 3.8 – 4.1 – 4.3 – 5.3, ninth to sixth, 6+). Improving by seven-tenths and one-half share, respectively, are Estrella Media regional Mexican KQQK “El Norte 107.9” (3.0, #20 to #15, 6+) and Univision Radio Spanish adult hits KOVE “Amor 106.5” (2.9, #19 to #17, 6+). KQQK lost six-tenths in three straight sweeps without an increase (2.9 – 2.4 – 2.4 – 2.3, 6+), while “Amor” was down four-tenths in February/March (2.8 – 2.7 – 2.4, 6+). In three successive up or flat trends, Entercom adult hits KKHH was +1.2 (4.4 – 5.1 – 5.1 – 5.6, 6+), but “95.7 The Spot” erodes by -1.1 to 4.5 (fifth to eighth, 6+). Up four-tenths in March (4.1 – 4.5, 6+), Cumulus Media CHR KRBE “104.1 Houston’s #1 Hit Music Station” surrenders a -1.0 to 3.5 (6+) and departs the top ten (#8 to #11). Faltering by seven-tenths each are iHeartMedia adult contemporary KODA “Sunny 99.1” (second to fifth) and Entercom country KILT-FM “100.3 The Bull” (3.2, #11 to #13, 6+). After four successive sweeps at #1, KODA fell to #2 in March. It is now an overall -6.1 in four straight downturns (11.6 – 7.0 – 6.7 – 6.2 – 5.5, 6+). “Sunny 99.1” was +.5.8 in December/“Holiday” 2019 (5.8 – 7.8 – 11.6, 6+) and the market leader 16 sweeps in a row before segueing to #2 in August. “The Bull” was up four-tenths in March (3.5 – 3.9, 6+), after being a combined -.7 in January/February (4.2 – 4.2 – 3.5, 6+). Its format rival – Cox Media Group’s KKBQ “93-Q Country” – is a collective -1.3 in March/April (4.6 – 3.9 – 3.3, #11 to #12, 6+). KKBQ replaced its combined -1.0 in December/ “Holiday” 2019 (4.5 – 3.9 – 3.5, 6+) with a January 2020 +1.1. A cumulative +1.2 via four straight spikes (3.1 – 3.2 – 3.3 – 3.7 – 4.3, 6+), Entercom Spanish contemporary KLOL “Mega 101” forfeits four-tenths to 3.9 (ninth to tenth, 6+).

Atlanta

Spoken-Word Formats – There’s apparently no stopping Cox Media Group news/talk WSB-AM, which is +5.9 in four consecutive substantial gains (8.0 – 10.0 – 11.4 – 12.9 – 13.9, 6+) and #1 the tenth straight sweep. Moreover, this (13.9) represents the first time in the PPM-era that any Atlanta station has reached the 13-share level (6+). Last month, WSB-AM became the first Atlanta outlet to cross the 12-share threshold. By doubling (+.6) its March stat, Salem Media Group-owned WGKA “AM 920 The Answer” reaches the one-share level and cracks the top twenty (.6 – 1.2, #28 to #20, 6+). Likewise, Entercom’s WAOK “1380 The Voice of the Community” doubles (+.3) its 6+-figure (.3 – .6, #30 to #27, 6+). Meanwhile, iHeartMedia-owned WGST “Talk Radio 640” is unchanged at .2 (#32 to #31, 6+).

Despite being a combined -1.3 in three straight drops (4.6 – 3.9 – 3.4 – 3.3, 6+), Entercom sports talk WZGC “92.9 The Game” reenters the top ten (#12 to a three-way tie at #8). After seven consecutive up or flat months netted a +1.1 (1.6 – 1.7 – 2.1 – 2.1 – 2.2 – 2.2 – 2.5 – 2.7, 6+), Dickey Broadcasting’s WCNN is now a combined -1.7 through eight sweeps in succession without an increase (2.7 – 2.5 – 1.8 – 1.7 – 1.3 – 1.2 – 1.0 – 1.0 – 1.0, flat at #23, 6+).

Locked on 3.3 (6+) in February and March, City of Atlanta Board of Education’s WABE spirals by -1.1 to 2.2 (#14 to #16, 6+). The “Holiday” 2019 through April 2020 topline for Georgia State University news/talk WRAS is: .6 – .7 – .6 – .7 – .5 (#27 to #29, 6+).

Atlanta Music Formats – Including its current massive +3.4, Cox Media Group urban AC WALR “104.1 Kiss FM – Atlanta’s R&B” is a combined +3.8 in March/April and crosses the nine-share level (5.5 – 5.9 – 9.3, fourth to second, 6+). Educational Media Foundation-owned contemporary Christian WAKL “Positive & Encouraging K-Love” follows its March increase of nine-tenths with an April +1.2 (1.0 – 1.9 – 3.1, #17 to #11, 6+). An overall -2.9 via three drops in succession (6.7 – 4.5 – 4.3, 3.8, 6+), Salem Media Group’s similarly-formatted WFSH “104.7 The Fish” curtails the slide with a +.3 to 4.1 (seventh to sixth, 6+). Flat at #7, Radio One gospel WPZE “Praise 102.5 Atlanta’s Inspiration Station” posts its fifth straight up or flat trend for a +1.2 (2.8 – 2.8 – 3.2 – 3.2 – 3.8 – 4.0, 6+). Despite being a combined +1.6 in March/April (5.8 – 6.4 – 7.4, 6+), Cox Media Group classic hits-oldies WSRV “97.1 The River” backslides from second to third. Adult contemporary sibling WSB-FM “B-98.5” is -2.1 in March/April (5.4 – 5.1 – 3.3, fifth to eighth, 6+). The market’s 6+ CHR share shrinks by -1.7 as Cumulus Media’s WWWQ “Q-99.7” is -1.1 (3.4 – 2.3, #12 to #14, 6+) and iHeartMedia’s WWPW “Power 96.1 Atlanta’s #1 Hit Music Station” is -.6 (3.7 – 3.1, #9 to #11). Following back-to-back modest decreases (3.4 – 3.3 – 3.1, 6+), “Q-99.7” hauled out a +1.1 in January, reaching the four-share level (4.2) for the first time since June (4.0). Entering the “Holiday” 2019 sweep, “Power” was a cumulative +1.1 in three straight advances (2.9 – 3.1 – 3.6 – 4.0, 6+). These two CHRs were a combined -1.4 in March: “Q-99.7” eroded by nine-tenths, while “Power” surrendered one-half share. Cumulus Media-owned WNNX “Rock 100.5” sputters by six-tenths (1.6 – 1.0, 6+) and exits the top twenty (#20 to #23). Off one-half share each are Radio One urban contemporary WHTA “Hot 107.9” (#10 to #11) and Entercom hot AC WSTR “Star 94.1” (#16 to #18). In three straight sweeps without an increase, “Hot” is off six-tenths (3.7 – 3.6 – 3.6 – 3.1, 6+); “Star” is a collective -2.7 via four consecutive downturns (4.3 – 2.6 – 2.3 – 2.1 – 1.6, 6+).

Philadelphia

Spoken-Word Formats – Down six-tenths in February/March  (2.3 – 2.1 – 1.7, 6+), Entercom-owned WPHT “Talk Radio 1210” cuts the deficit in half with a +.3 to 2.0 (#20 to #18, 6+). Without an increase the fourth successive sweep time for a net loss of three-tenths (1.1 – 1.0 – 1.0 – .9 – .8, 6+), Townsquare Media news/talk WKXW “New Jersey 101.5” remains at #24.

Flat at #5, WIP “Sports Radio 94.1” is down one-tenth in back-to-back reports (5.8 – 5.7 – 5.6, 6+). Before falling to third in December, the Entercom sports talk station had been #1 three months in a row. A combined -1.9 in three straight slips (3.3 – 2.9 – 2.1 – 1.4, 6+), Beasley Media Group-owned WPEN-FM “97.5 The Fanatic” drops from #19 to #20.

Adding seven-tenths to March’s +1.9 (4.7 – 6.6 – 7.3, 6+), Entercom-owned KYW “News Radio 1060” moves from third to a second-place tie.

After being a cumulative +2.1 in three straight gains (3.3 – 4.5 – 4.9 – 5.4, 6+), public radio news/talk WHYY forfeits nine-tenths to 4.5 (sixth to eighth, 6+). WHYY was +.7 in December and -.7 in “Holiday” 2019.

Philadelphia Music Formats – Powered by a whopping +2.9, iHeartMedia urban AC WDAS-FM “Philly’s Best R&B and Throwbacks” crosses the nine-share level and marches from fourth to first (6.3 – 9.2, 6+). Even though Beasley Media Group’s WMGK is a collective +1.8 in four straight sweeps without a loss (5.5 – 6.2 – 6.4 – 7.3 – 7.3, 6+), “Classic Rock 102.9 MGK” has a March-only stay at #1 and segues to #2. WMGK answered “Holiday” 2019’s -2.0 with a January improvement of seven-tenths. Rebounding from March’s loss of eight-tenths with an April +1.0 (2.5 – 3.5, 6+), iHeartMedia alternative WRFF jumps into the top ten (#15 to #10, 6+); “Radio 104.5” was a combined +1.1 in January/February (2.2 – 3.1 – 3.3, 6+). After trending 2.0 – 1.8 – 1.8 – 1.8 (December 2019 – February 2020, 6+), Temple University’s WRTI “Your Classical and Jazz Source” is a combined +1.6 in March/April (1.8 – 2.5 – 3.4, #15 to #11, 6+). At the same time that Beasley Media Group adult hits WBEN-FM “95.7 BEN-FM” is -1.9 in March/April (4.3 – 4.1 – 2.4, #10 to #15, 6+), its internet stream pops on with a .5 (#27, 6+). Four consecutive downturns by Entercom-owned adult contemporary WBEB have resulted in a collective –15.2 (18.6 – 6.1 – 5.1 – 4.8 – 3.4, 6+) as “B-101.1 More Music/More Variety” uncharacteristically exits the top ten (#7 to #11). This comes directly following its +13.2 in December/“Holiday” 2019 (5.4 – 8.9 – 18.6, 6+). Dropping from #12 to #17, iHeartMedia CHR WIOQ “Q-102” is -1.3 in March/April (3.4 – 3.1 – 2.1, 6+). Ironically, Entercom’s WTDY “Today’s Hits 96.5 TDY” is -1.3 as well in that same time period (2.7 – 2.2 – 1.4, #18 to #20, 6+). Before picking up one-half share in February, WTDY was without an increase four straight reports for a net loss of nine-tenths (3.1 – 2.9 – 2.5 – 2.4 – 2.2, 6+).

Long Island

Spoken-Word Formats – Off four-tenths in back-to-back reports (4.6 – 4.2 – 3.8, 6+), iHeartMedia news/talk WOR “710 The Voice of New York” roars back with a +2.9 to 6.7 (6+), propelling from eighth to first. In three straight sweeps without an increase, Red Apple Media news/talk WABC drops one-tenth (1.2 – 1.1 – 1.1 – 1.1, flat at #24, 6+).

An overall -3.0 through three straight slumps (5.8 – 4.7 – 4.1 – 2.8, 6+), Entercom sports talk WFAN-FM falls from seventh to tenth. Its internet stream, however, doubles its March .5 to 1.0 (#26, 6+). Similarly-programmed WEPN “98.7 ESPN New York” is unlisted in Long Island the fourth month in a row. WEPN was a combined -.5 in December/“Holiday” 2019 (2.7 – 2.5 – 2.2, #15, 6+).

Despite adding one-tenth to March’s +1.7 (3.5 – 5.2 – 5.3, 6+), Entercom’s all-news WINS backslides from second to fifth. Conversely, co-owned/similarly-formatted WCBS-AM is flat at 3.4 (6+) yet advances from tenth to ninth.

Trending 1.5 – 1.6 – 1.4 (February – March – April, 6+), WNYC Broadcasting Foundation public radio news/talk WNYC-FM slips from #21 to #23.

Long Island Music Formats – Leaping from fifth to second, iHeartMedia classic rock WAXQ “Q-104.3” posts its fifth straight positive or neutral trend for a +2.7 (3.5 – 3.6 – 3.6 – 4.2 – 4.4 – 6.2, 6+). The format balloons by another +1.5 as Cox Media Group’s WBAB “102.3 Long Island’s Only Classic Rock” improves from 4.7 – 6.2 (6+) and ties “Q-102.3” at #2. Locked on 3.7 (6+) in January and February, Connoisseur Media adult contemporary WKJY “K-Joy 98.3 Long Island’s Place To Relax” surrendered one-half share in March, but storms back with a +1.1 (3.2 – 4.3, 6+) and reenters the top ten (#12 to #6). On the other hand, iHeartMedia New York City’s similarly-formatted WLTW “Lite FM” is an overall -7.9 in four straight drops (9.7 – 3.2 – 2.8 – 2.6 – 1.8, #13 to #18, 6+). A collective +3.0 via seven straight Long Island sweeps without a loss (4.0 – 4.0 – 4.3 – 4.3 – 4.3 – 5.2 – 6.0 – 7.0, 6+), Entercom classic hits-oldies WCBS-FM surrenders a -1.0 to 6.0 (6+). After spending February and March at #1, “101.1 New York’s Greatest Hits” falls to #4. Owing to four drops in succession, Connoisseur Media-owned hot AC WALK-FM “97.5 Real Variety” has lost roughly 80% (-8.2) of its 6+ AQH share (10.3 – 4.4 – 3.8 – 3.6 – 2.1, 6+) and fades from the top ten (#9 to #14). WALK-FM had a “Holiday” 2019-only stay at #1. Entering the January sweep, it was a collective +6.5 through four successive improvements (3.8 – 4.8 – 4.9 – 6.1 – 10.3, 6+), with 10.3 its best 6+-stat since “Holiday” 2018’s 10.5. After doubling January’s +.6 with February’s +1.2 (2.6 – 3.2 – 4.6, 6+), Emmis urban AC WBLS “107.5 #1 For R&B” spirals by -2.4 in March/April (4.6 – 3.3 – 2.2, #11 to #12, 6+). In the CHR contest, iHeartMedia New York City’s WHTZ “Z-100” falters by eight-tenths (third to seventh) and Cox Media Group-owned WBLI “Long Island’s #1 For All The Hits” forfeits six-tenths (fifth to eighth). In three straight Long Island sweeps without an increase, “Z-100” is -1.6 (5.5 – 5.1 – 4.7 – 3.9, 6+); WBLI is in alternating up/down pattern that began in November (4.9 – 5.0 – 4.6 – 4.7 – 4.0 – 4.4 – 3.8, 6+). Spanish Broadcasting System Spanish tropical WSKQ “Mega 97.9,” which nearly doubled (+1.1) its 6+ AQH share via three straight spikes (1.3 – 1.4 – 1.8 – 2.4, 6+), spirals by nine-tenths to 1.5 (#15 to #21, 6+). Up three-tenths in four straight positive or neutral trends (1.9 – 1.9 – 2.0 – 2.2 – 2.2, 6+), iHeartMedia alternative WNYL “Alt 92.3” relinquishes six-tenths to 1.6 (#17 to #20, 6+).

Riverside

Spoken-Word Formats – After posting a .1 (6+) in August, September, and October, iHeartMedia news talk KKDD “1290 News Talk IE” is unlisted the seventh time in a row. Likewise, KKDD did not appear in print in May, June, and July.

Without an increase the past 11 survey periods (.2 – .1 – .1 – .1 – .1 – .1 – .1 – .1 – .1 – .1 – .1 – .1, 6+), co-owned KPWK “Fox Sports Radio 1350 AM” is unlisted in April. Similarly-formatted/Los Angeles Angels-owned (LAA 1, LLC) KLAA “Angels Radio AM 830” does not appear in print the 29th straight sweep.

Up four-tenths in March/April (1.0 -1.3 – 1.4, 6+), San Bernardino Community College public radio news/talk KVCR climbs from #12 to #11. Progressing from #17 to #16, Pasadena City College news/talk KPCC “The Voice of Southern California” gains two-tenths in March/April (.3 – .3 – .5, 6+).

Riverside Music Formats – Obliterating its February/March -.9 (7.9 – 7.5 – 7.0, 6+) with a +2.6 to 9.6 (6+), Entravision Spanish adult hits KLYY “Jose” is #1 the seventh time in a row. January’s +.9 interrupted December/“Holiday” 2019’s -1.2 (8.2 – 7.9 – 7.0, 6+). December 2018’s 10.5 marked the first time any Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario station reached double-figures (6+) since April 2015, when “Jose” recorded a 10.4. Continuing on a roll, Good News Radio contemporary Christian KSGN “Family Friendly 89.7” has essentially doubled (+2.8) its 6+ AQH share in five straight upticks (2.9 – 3.8 – 4.0 – 4.2 – 4.6 – 5.7, fourth to third, 6+). Having logged a 3.2 (6+) in four of the last six sweeps (3.2 – 3.3 – 3.2 – 3.2 – 3.4 – 3.2, 6+), Univision Radio regional Mexican KSCA busts out a +.9 to 4.1 (6+) and is steady at #6. A collective +2.1 via four successive spikes (2.3 – 3.1 – 3.3 – 3.6 – 4.4, 6+), Estrella Media’s similarly-formatted KRQB “Que Buena 96.1” is flat at #5. Following gains of one-half share in March, Entercom country outlet KFRG “K-Frog 95.1” (4.8 – 5.3 – 4.5, third to fourth, 6+) and All-Pro Broadcasting-owned KHTI “Hot 103.9 The I.E.’s Best Mix” (1.4 – .9, #11 to #13, 6+) are off eight-tenths and -.5, respectively. KFRG was a collective +1.5 via three spikes in succession (3.7 – 4.1 – 4.6 – 5.2, 6+), before dropping four-tenths in February. It reached the five-share level in January (5.2, 6+) for the first time since July 2019 (5.1). “Hot 103.9” had been trending .9 – .8 – .9 (“Holiday” 2019 – January 2020 – February, 6+). Slipping from eighth to ninth, iHeartMedia rhythmic CHR KGGI “99.1 Riverside’s Hottest Hit Music” is off eight-tenths in March/April (3.0 – 2.8 – 2.2, 6+). Educational Media Foundation-owned contemporary Christian KLRD “Air 1 – Worship Now” (1.6, #11, June 2019, 6+) and co-owned/similarly-formatted KKLQ “Positive, Encouraging 100.3” (.7, #15, June 2019, 6+) – are unlisted the 11th time in a row.

San Jose

Spoken-Word Formats – Having more than doubled (+1.6) its 6+ AQH share through three straight upticks (1.3 – 2.0 – 2.6 – 2.9, 6+), Cumulus Media news/talk KGO forfeits six-tenths (2.3, #11 to #13, 6+). Co-owned/similarly-formatted KSFO “560 – The Bay Area’s Exclusive Hot Talk” regresses by six-tenths as well (1.4 – .8, #24 to #26, 6+).

Sports talk sibling KNBR “The Sports Leader,” which was -1.9 in February/March (4.7 – 3.3 – 2.8, 6+), picks up one-tenth to 2.9 and is back in the top ten (#13 to #10). Entercom’s similarly-formatted KGMZ “95.7 The Game” has lost eight-tenths in three straight slumps (2.7 – 2.6 – 2.5 – 1.9, #14 to #16, 6+).

A whopping +2.5 via three significant gains (4.4 – 5.0 – 5.7 – 6.9, 6+), Entercom all-news KCBS-AM surrenders one-half share to 6.4 (6+) and continues at #3. KCBS-AM was -.5 (October); +.7 (November); -.8 (December); and -.7 (“Holiday” 2019).

As a result of being a combined +2.8 in March/April (6.5 – 7.4 – 9.3, 6+), Northern California Public Broadcasting news/talk KQED elevates from second to a first-place tie. KQED was -1.2 in December/“Holiday 2019 (6.9 – 6.5 – 5.7, 6+) and had a November-only stay at #1. In three straight bumps, San Francisco Unified School District news/talk KALW has more than doubled (+1.0) its 6+ AQH share (.7 – .8 – 1.1 – 1.7, 6+) and zooms into the top twenty (#25 to #18).

San Jose Music Formats – Through six consecutive sweeps without a loss – including April’s +1.7 –  Bonneville’s KUFX is a collective +2.1 (3.3 – 3.4 – 3.4 – 3.6 – 3.6 – 3.7 – 5.4, 6+). “K-Fox The South Bay’s Classic Rock” reaches the five-share level (5.4) for the first time since June 2019’s 5.3 and vaults from seventh to fourth. The three latest moves by Alpha Media classic hits-oldies KBAY are -.5 (February); +.5 (March); and now +1.2 in April (8.1 – 7.6 – 8.1 – 9.3, 6+) as “94.5 Bay FM – The Bay’s Greatest Hits” is #1 the sixth time in a row. This time though it is tied for the lead with public radio news/talk KQED (see above). KBAY was a combined +1.5 in “Holiday” 2019/January 2020 (6.6 – 7.4 – 8.1, 6+). Following six successive months on top, it segued to #2 in November when it plummeted by -2.0 (8.6 – 6.6, 6+). Notching gains of eight-tenths each are iHeartMedia adult contemporary KISQ “98.1 The Breeze – Relaxing Favorites At Work” (seventh to fifth) and University of Southern California classical KDFC (#11 to #8). “The Breeze” is a cumulative +2.3 in three straight spikes (2.2 – 2.5 – 3.7 – 4.5, 6+), while KDFC is +1.1 in March/April (2.6 – 2.9 – 3.7, 6+). Off one-half share in February/March (2.9 – 2.9 – 2.4, 6+), iHeartMedia urban contemporary KMEL erases the deficit with a +.5 to 2.9 (#16 to #10, 6+). Improving by one-half share as well is Cumulus Media classic rock KSAN (2.1, #21 to #15, 6+); “107.7 The Bone” was -1.1 in February/March (2.7 – 2.2 – 1.6, 6+). Just prior, three straight increases accounted for a collective +1.2 (1.5 – 1.8 – 2.1 – 2.7, 6+). Alpha Media-owned hot AC KEZR “Mix 106.5 Today’s Best Music” spirals by -2.8 in March/April (6.1 – 5.0 – 3.3, fourth to ninth, 6+). When “Mix” added seven-tenths in February, it suspended five straight sweeps without an increase that resulted in a net loss of -1.3 (6.7 – 6.1 – 5.8 – 5.8 – 5.5 – 5.4, 6+). Following four straight sweeps without a loss for a +1.2 (2.3 – 2.3 – 2.6 – 2.6 – 3.5, 6+), Entercom’s similarly-formatted KLLC “Alice @ 97.3” relinquishes two-thirds of that increase (2.7, -.8, 6+) and departs the top ten (#9 to #12). Elsewhere in the hot AC format, iHeartMedia’s KIOI “Star 101.3” is -2.5 as a result of five consecutive down or flat trends (3.9 – 3.5 – 3.2 – 2.6 – 2.0 – 1.4, #18 to #21, 6+). Fading from the top ten (#10 to #16) is Entercom CHR KMVQ “99.7 Now The Bay’s #1 For All The Hits,” which is -2.5 in March/April (4.4 – 3.3 – 1.9, 6+). A combined +.9 in January/February (2.3 – 2.8 – 3.2, 6+), iHeartMedia’s KYLD “WiLD 94.9 The Bay’s #1 Hit Music Station” is -1.5 in March/April (3.2 – 2.5 – 1.7, #14 to #18, 6+). After more than doubling (+1.0) its 6+ AQH share via three successive sweeps without a loss (.9 – .9 – 1.1 – 1.9, 6+), Lazer Broadcasting regional Mexican KXZM returns half the increase (1.4, -.5, #19 to #21, 6+). Univision Radio regional Mexican KSOL “Que Buena,” which was a collective -1.4 through three consecutive drops (3.3 – 2.8 – 2.3 – 1.9, #20, 6+), is unlisted the fourth month in a row.

Middlesex-Somerset-Union

Spoken-Word Formats – Adding seven-tenths to March’s +.8 (5.2 – 6.0 – 6.7, 6+), Townsquare Media news/talk WKXW “New Jersey 101.5” repeats at #3. After surrendering two-tenths in March (1.6 – 1.4, 6+), iHeartMedia news/talk WOR “710 The Voice of New York” posts an increase of four-tenths to 1.8 (#21 to #20, 6+). Despite regaining the three-tenths it lost in March (.8 – .5 – .8, 6+), Red Apple Media news/talk WABC backslides from #23 to #24.

Up two-tenths in March, Entercom sports talk WFAN-FM craters by -1.3 (4.2 – 2.9, 6+) and exits the top ten (#10 to #11). WFAN-FM was +1.4 (January) and -1.0 (February). Off six-tenths in “Holiday” 2019 (2.7 – 2.1, #17 to #19, 6+), after being an overall +1.1 via four consecutive sweeps without a loss (1.6 – 1.7 – 2.4 – 2.7 – 2.7, 6+), similarly-programmed WEPN “98.7 ESPN New York” is unlisted in Middlesex the fourth consecutive month.

Entercom all-news WCBS-AM is without a loss the fourth time in a row for a net gain of one-half share (1.9 – 2.1 – 2.1 – 2.4 – 2.4, #18 to #15, 6+). Co-owned/similarly-formatted WINS is a combined +1.0 in March/April (1.2 – 1.6 – 2.2, #20 to #16, 6+).

Following its March increase of six-tenths with an April gain of two-tenths (2.3 – 2.9 – 3.1, 6+), WNYC Broadcasting Foundation public radio news/talk WNYC-FM cracks the top ten (#15 to #10).

Middlesex-Somerset-Union Music Formats – Over and above being #1 the fourth ratings period in a row, iHeartMedia classic rock WAXQ “Q-104.3” is an eye-popping +6.7 in four consecutive spikes (5.6 – 7.0 – 7.4 – 7.7 – 12.4, 6+). Furthermore, its current +4.7 is the largest (6+) March 2020 – April 2020 increase by any station in these 12 PPM-markets. If that weren’t enough, 12.4 ties adult contemporary cluster-mate WLTW “Lite FM” for Middlesex-Somerset-Union’s highest 6+-share recorded in the PPM-era. Off three-tenths in March (7.2 – 6.9, 6+), Entercom classic hits-oldies WCBS-FM “101.1 New York’s Greatest Hits” answers with a +1.2 to 8.1 (6+) and continues in the runner-up slot. In three straight reports without a loss, Emmis urban AC WBLS is +1.2 (4.9 – 5.4 – 5.4 – 6.1, unchanged at #4, 6+). Down or flat the past six sweeps for a net loss of just one-tenth (.6 – .6 – .6 – .6 – .6 – .5 – .5, 6+), Press Communications-owned WKMK “Thunder 106 Jersey’s Best Country” doubles (+.5) March’s .5 to 1.0 (#22, 6+). Eroding by -1.5 (each) are Spanish Broadcasting System Spanish contemporary WPAT “Amor 93.1” (#11 to #18) and iHeartMedia rhythmic CHR WKTU (#15 to #21). As a result of three downturns in a row, WPAT has lost exactly 50% (-2.0) of its 6+ AQH share (4.0 – 3.8 – 3.5 – 2.0, 6+). WKTU is -1.7 in March/April (3.1 – 2.9 – 1.4, 6+). Beasley Media Group adult contemporary WMGQ “Magic 98.3” (3.7, eighth to ninth, 6+) and Spanish Broadcasting System Spanish tropical WSKQ “La Mega 97.9” (#12 to #14) are both off by eight-tenths. “Magic” was up three-tenths in February/March (4.2 – 4.4 – 4.5, 6+), while “La Mega” is -.9 in March/April (3.5 – 3.4 – 2.6, 6+). A combined +1.0 in January/February (4.4 – 5.3 – 5.4, 6+), iHeartMedia CHR WHTZ “Z-100” is -1.3 in March/April (5.4 – 4.7 – 4.1, fifth to seventh, 6+). An overall +1.5 in four straight sweeps without a loss (3.2 – 3.7 – 3.7 – 4.0 – 4.7, 6+), Emmis rhythmic CHR WQHT “Hot 97” forfeits four-tenths (4.3 fifth to sixth, 6+).

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