April 2020 PPM Ratings Takeaways – Round Two

| May 13, 2020

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April 2020 PPM Data. Information for the April 2020 ratings period has been released for Washington (DC), Boston, Miami, Seattle, Detroit, Phoenix, Minneapolis, San Diego, Tampa, Denver, Baltimore, and St. Louis. 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.

Washington, DC

Spoken-Word Formats – It’s hardly a surprise that this marks the third month in a row that the top three (6+) finishers in the Nation’s Capital are from the spoken-word arena. What has changed though is the order as WMAL, which had been steady at #3, elevates to #1. Furthermore, the Cumulus Media news/talk outlet is a collective +5.0 in four straight spikes and reaches double-digits for the first time in its PPM-history (5.0 – 6.9 – 7.3 – 7.8 – 10.0, 6+). Its previous highest 6+-share was March’s 7.8. For the 22nd sweep in succession, Radio One’s WOL “News Talk – Where Information Is Power” is unlisted.

Flat at #16, Entercom sports talk WJFK-FM “106.7 The Fan” follows March’s one-tenth gain with a loss of two-tenths (2.1 – 1.9, 6+). “The Fan” posted six straight positive or neutral moves for an overall +1.7 (3.1 – 3.4 – 3.4 – 3.4 – 3.5 – 4.3 – 4.8, 6+), including the highest 6+-share (4.8, November 2019) by any D.C. sports talk outlet in the PPM-era. Despite repeating March’s 1.0 (6+), Radio One’s similarly-formatted WTEM “980 The Team” departs the top twenty (#20 to #21).

Three increases in a row netted WTOP-FM a +1.3 (6.9 – 7.4 – 7.8 – 8.2, 6+), but the Hubbard Broadcasting all-news operation falters by one-half share to 7.7 (second to third, 6+). Following six straight months at #1, WTOP-FM segued to #2 in July. Up three-tenths in February/March (.4 – .5 – .7, 6+), Entercom business news WDCH drops one-tenth to .6 (#22 to #24, 6+).

Off three-tenths (8.7 – 8.4, 6+), American University-owned public radio news/talk WAMU segues from first to second. “The Mind Is Our Medium” was in a first-place tie with WTOP-FM in February before taking sole possession of the lead in March. WAMU was -2.3 (“Holiday” 2019); +.8 (January 2020); +.5 (February); and +.9 (March). By doubling March’s .4 to .8 (6+), Pacifica Foundation public radio news/talk WPFW checks in at #23.

Washington, DC Music Formats – Supplementing March’s increase of two-tenths with a massive +1.6, Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications’ classical-formatted WETA crosses the six-share level and progresses from seventh to fifth (4.5 – 4.7 – 6.3, 6+). Off four-tenths in February/March (1.1 – .9 – .7, 6+), Manning Broadcasting classic hits-oldies WWEG “106.9 The Eagle” responds with an April increase twice that shortfall and cracks the top twenty (1.5, +.8, #20, 6+). Having relinquished precisely half (-3.6) its 6+ AQH share in February/March (7.2 – 4.7 – 3.6, 6+), Atlantic Gateway Communications contemporary Christian WGTS bounces back with an April +.6 to 4.2 (ninth to eighth, 6+). Immediately prior, “91.9 Christian Music Radio” was an overall +2.2 through three straight gains (5.0 – 5.9 – 6.2 – 7.2, 6+). In addition to being a collective -1.3 via three down or flat sweeps in succession (4.0 – 4.0 – 3.7 – 2.7, 6+), iHeartMedia CHR WIHT “Hot 99.5” drifts from the top ten (#8 to #13). Co-owned adult contemporary WASH “Variety of the 80s, 90s, & Today” has lost roughly 63% (-8.1) of its 6+ AQH share in four straight setbacks (12.9 – 6.7 – 6.2 – 5.7 – 4.8, sixth to seventh, 6+). On top in “Holiday” 2019, WASH was +7.5 in December/“Holiday” 2019 (5.4 – 8.1 – 12.9, 6+). A combined -1.0 in March/April (3.6 – 3.4 – 2.6, 6+), Entercom classic hits-oldies WIAD “94.7 The Drive” exits the top ten (#10 to #14).             –

Boston

Spoken-Word Formats – Nearly doubling (+2.5) its 6+ AQH share through four successive sweeps without a loss, iHeartMedia news/talk WRKO “AM 680 – The Voice of Boston” traverses the five-share level and jumps from ninth to fifth (2.8 – 3.5 – 3.8 – 3.8 – 5.3, 6+). Co-owned WXKS-AM dropped one-tenth in March, but bounces back with a half-share increase, enabling “Talk 1200” to cross the one-share level (.6 – 1.1, #26 to #22, 6+).

Continuing an alternating up/down sequence that began in “Holiday” 2019 and including its current -1.2 (5.5 – 5.8 – 5.4 – 5.8 – 4.6, 6+), Beasley Media Group-owned WBZ-FM “98.5 The Sports Hub” slips from fifth to seventh. After posting a January increase of four-tenths, Entercom-owned sports talker WEEI-FM is -1.2 in three straight slumps (4.2 – 3.5 – 3.2 – 3.0, #12 to #14, 6+).

After gaining eight-tenths to 6.4 – its best 6+-showing in exactly two years (6.4, as well in March 2018) – iHeartMedia news-talk hybrid WBZ-AM “News Radio 1030” loses one-tenth (6.3, 6+) and one ranker (third to fourth).

Adding two-tenths to March’s +.7 (2.9 – 3.6  – 3.8, 6+), WGBH Educational Foundation public radio news/talk WGBH enters the top ten (#11 to #10). Conversely, Boston University public radio news/talk WBUR forfeits two-tenths (3.7 – 3.5, 6+) and exits the top ten (#10 to #11). WBUR was +.8 in March.

Boston Music Formats – Powered by March/April’s +2.3 (5.2 – 6.3 – 7.5, 6+), iHeartMedia’s WZLX not only crosses the seven-share level, “100.7 Boston’s Classic Rock” marches from fourth to first. WZLX had been -.5 (“Holiday” 2019); +.7 (January 2020); and -.5 (February). “Holiday” 2019’s 5.0 was the lowest 6+-stat for WZLX since July 2018 (4.8). Exiting the top spot are co-owned CHR WXKS-FM “Kiss 108” (first to second) and Beasley Media Group classic hits-oldies WROR “105.7 – 80s & More” (first to third). “Kiss” is actually a collective +1.7 in four straight upticks (5.6 – 6.7 – 6.9 – 7.0 – 7.3, 6+). Meanwhile, WROR is -1.4 in March/April (8.3 – 7.0 – 6.6, 6+), following its +2.1 in January/February (6.2 – 8.1 – 8.3, 6+). The market leader nine survey periods in a row, before segueing to second in “Holiday” 2019, WROR was a combined -2.3 in December/“Holiday” 2019 (8.5 – 8.1 – 6.2, 6+). WROR held or shared the lead in January, February, and March. As for “Kiss,” it was a March-only visit at #1. WGBH Educational Foundation-owned WCRB “Classical Radio Boston” substitutes March’s loss of one-half share with an April spike of eight-tenths (1.4 – 2.2, #20 to #16, 6+). Prior to March, WCRB picked up eight-tenths in five straight sweeps without a loss (1.1 – 1.5 – 1.8 – 1.8 – 1.8 – 1.9, 6+). Having logged a December 2019 through March 2020 topline of 2.0 – 2.1 – 2.3 – 2.0 – 2.2 (6+), iHeartMedia rhythmic CHR WJMN “JAM’N 94.5” forfeits nine-tenths to 1.3 (#17 to #20, 6+). A combined -1.3 in March/April (6.2 – 5.6 – 4.9, 6+), Entercom-owned adult contemporary WMJX “Magic 106.7 – Today’s Hits/Yesterday’s Favorites” carries on in sixth-place. “Magic” answered January’s -9.5 (15.2 – 5.7, 6+) with a February gain of one-half share. Setting the pace in “Holiday” 2019, WMJX entered the January 2020 sweep a collective +10.5 through three bumps in succession (4.7 – 5.8 – 8.0 – 15.2, 6+). Falling from #16 to #18, iHeartMedia-owned country WBWL “101.7 The Bull” has lost six-tenths in straight down or flat trends (2.4 – 2.3 – 2.3 – 1.8, 6+).

Miami

Spoken-Word Formats – Continuing its alternating down/up pattern that began in December 2019 and including April’s loss of four-tenths (2.5 – 2.0 – 2.1 – 1.9 – 2.0 – 1.6, 6+), iHeartMedia-owned WIOD “News Radio 610 Miami’s News, Traffic, & Weather Station” drops from #21 to #22.

After losing half (-.7) its 6+ AQH share in five straight sweeps without an increase (1.4 – 1.3 – 1.1 – .9 – .7 – .7, 6+), Entercom-owned WQAM “560 The Joe” halts the slide with a +.1 to .8 (flat at #26, 6+). Co-owned WAXY “Sports Talk 790 The Ticket,” which recorded a one-tenth fluctuation five successive sweeps (.7 – .6 – .7 – .8 – .7 – .6, 6+), sputters by two-tenths to .4 (unchanged at #28, 6+).

Three straight improvements by WLRN yielded a collective +1.7 (2.0 – 2.9 – 3.2 – 3.7, 6+) but the Dade County School Board public radio news/talk station is off one-tenth to 3.6 (6+) and exits the top ten (#9 to #11).

Meanwhile, Union Radio Network of Florida Spanish news/talk WURN continues an alternating down/up sequence that includes April’s massive +1.7 that propels “Actualidad 1040” into the top ten (2.1 – 1.9 – 2.1 – 1.7 – 2.2 – 1.9 – 2.4 – 4.1 (#18 to #9, 6+). Almost tripling (+1.5) its 6+ AQH share in March/April (.9 – 1.1 – 2.4, 6+), Univision Radio Spanish news/talk WAQI “710 AM Radio Mambi” cracks the top twenty at #16.

Miami Music Formats – Up one-tenth the past three survey periods (4.6 – 4.7 – 4.8 – 4.9, Spanish Broadcasting System-owned Spanish contemporary WCMQ “Zeta 92.3” erupts with a gain of nine-tenths to 5.8 (sixth to fourth, 6+). Also notching an uptick of nine-tenths is Univision Radio’s similarly-formatted WAMR “Amor 107.5,” which is +1.3 in March/April and traverses the seven-share threshold (5.8 – 6.2 – 7.1, 6+). Moreover, “Amor” progresses from third to first. Departing the top spot after 16 consecutive sweeps there is Cox Media Group adult contemporary WFEZ “Easy 93.1” (7.4 – 6.4, -1.0, #1 to #3, 6+). Following five straight reports without a decrease for a net gain of one-half share (7.0 – 7.0 – 7.0 – 7.5 – 7.5 – 7.5, 6+), “Easy” dropped two-tenths in February. Entercom’s similarly-formatted WLYF “101.5 Lite FM” is an overall -2.6 in four consecutive down or flat trends (7.5 – 5.9 – 5.9 – 5.4 – 4.9, fifth to sixth, 6+). While unchanged at #8, iHeartMedia classic rock WBGG “Big 105.9” posts its fifth straight report without a loss for a net gain of +1.1 (3.3 – 3.3 – 3.3 – 3.8 – 3.9 – 4.4, 6+). CHR sibling WHYI “Y-100,” however is -1.5 in March/April (3.8 – 3.5 – 2.3, #11 to #17, 6+) and falls below a three-share (2.3) for the first time since July 2019’s 2.8. Trending 2.6 – 2.9 – 2.6 (January – February – March, 6+), Entercom rhythmic CHR WPOW “Power 96.5” falters by seven-tenths to 1.9 (#16 to #20, 6+). Off six-tenths (each) are Univision Radio Spanish tropical WRTO “Mix 98.3” (#14 to #17); Spanish Broadcasting System Spanish contemporary WRMA “Ritmo 95.7” (#16 to #19); and iHeartMedia hot AC WMIA “93.9 MIA” (#24). In three straight drops, “Mix” is -1.1 (3.4 – 3.0 – 2.9 – 2.3, 6+). WRMA is a combined -.7 in March/April (2.7 – 2.6 – 2.0, 6+), while WMIA is -1.0 in that same timeframe (2.2 – 1.8 – 1.2, 6+).

 Seattle

 Spoken-Word Formats – Stacking a +.9 onto March’s +1.2 (4.8 – 6.0 – 6.9, 6+), Bonneville-owned KIRO-FM “97.3 Seattle’s News/Seattle’s Talk” repeats at #1. KIRO-FM was +1.1 in January and -1.2 in February. Steady at #18, news/talk cluster-mate KTTH “Conservative Talk Radio” is +1.2 via five consecutive positive or neutral trends (1.6 – 1.8 – 2.1 – 2.1 – 2.6 – 2.8, 6+). In March, Sinclair Broadcast Group-owned KVI posted a 1.1 (#22, 6+) but “Talk Radio 570” is unlisted in April.

When Bonneville sports talk KIRO-AM posted a March +.1 to 2.6 (6+), it ended four straight down or flat trends that resulted in a -1.4 (3.9 – 3.7 – 3.7 – 3.5 – 2.5, 6+). “ESPN 710,” however, now forfeits one-half share to 2.1 (#18 to #21, 6+). In three straight downturns, iHeartMedia-owned KJR-AM “Seattle’s Sports Radio 950” has lost more than two-thirds (-1.3) of its 6+ AQH share (1.9 – 1.4 – .9 – .6, flat at #26, 6+).

After having more than doubled (+2.8) its 6+ AQH stat via three straight upticks (2.6 – 3.2 – 4.1 – 5.4, 6+), Sinclair Broadcast Group all-news KOMO relinquishes one-half share (4.9, third to seventh, 6+).

Down one-tenth (5.5 – 5.4, 6+), Northwest Public Radio news/talk KUOW slips from second to fourth. KUOW was -.8 (“Holiday” 2019); -.7 (February); and +.7 (March).

Seattle Music Formats – Off three-tenths in February/March (4.4 – 4.1 – 4.1, 6+), iHeartMedia classic hits-oldies KJR-FM breaks out a +1.3 to 5.4 (6+) as “95.7 Jet” rockets into the top ten (#11 to #4). It’s the first time KJR-FM reaches the five-share level (5.4, 6+) since September 2018 (5.2, 6+). More than doubling (+2.2) its 6+ AQH share in four straight spikes, Friends of 88.5 FM-owned KNKX “Your Connection To Jazz, Blues, & NPR News” enters the top ten (1.9 – 3.0 – 3.2 – 3.7 – 4.1, #13 to #10, 6+). Meanwhile, Friends of KEXP’s KEXP “90.3 Where The Music Matters” expunges March’s one-half share decrease with an April +1.2 (1.5 – 1.0 – 2.2, #25 to #20, 6+). As a result of three straight up or flat trends, iHeartMedia-owned KZOK “102.5 Seattle’s Classic Rock Station” is a collective +1.6 (4.5 – 5.1 – 5.1 – 6.1, fifth to second, 6+). Adding six-tenths to March’s +1.1 (3.1 – 4.2 – 4.8, 6+), Classic Radio classical KING advances from ninth to eighth. An overall +2.0 through six straight positive or neutral sweeps, Entercom alternative KNDD “107.7 The End” reaches the five-share level (3.0 – 3.5 – 3.7 – 4.3 – 4.5 – 4.5 – 5.0, eighth to sixth 6+). On top in December 2019 and “Holiday” 2019, Hubbard Broadcasting adult contemporary KRWM “Warm 106.9” is without an increase the fourth time in a row for a -5.5 and drifts from the top ten (9.2 – 5.3 – 5.3 – 4.9 – 3.7, #6 to #12, 6+). After posting a March increase of six-tenths, iHeartMedia adult hits KJAQ “96.5 Jack-FM” forfeits eight-tenths and departs the top ten (4.2 – 3.4, #9 to #13, 6+). Down six-tenths and one-half share, respectively, are iHeartMedia rhythmic CHR KUBE (#18 to #22) and Entercom’s KISW “99.9 The Rock of Seattle” (seventh to tenth). KUBE has lost eight-tenths in March/April (2.8 – 2.6 – 2.0, 6+), while KISW is without an increase the third straight time for a -.8 as well (4.9 – 4.6 – 4.6 – 4.1, 6+).

Detroit

Spoken-Word Formats – Not only is Cumulus Media’s WJR an overall +3.2 though four upticks in a row including April’s +1.9 (1.6 – 2.4 – 2.8 – 2.9 – 4.8, 6+) “News Talk 760” catapults from #16 to #4.

Following a March gain of four-tenths (4.4 – 4.8, 6+), Entercom sports talk WXYT-FM “97.1 The Ticket” falters by nine-tenths to 3.9 (seventh to tenth, 6+). “The Ticket” was +1.1 in January and -1.7 in December/“Holiday” 2019 (5.5 – 4.8 – 3.8, 6+).

Over and above gaining a collective +2.5 as a result of four successive bumps (3.9 – 4.3 – 4.8 – 5.8 – 6.4, 6+), co-owned WWJ “News Radio 950” marches from third to a first-place tie. It is the first time WWJ has hit the six-share mark (6.4, 6+) since May 2019 (6.2, 6+).

Owing to five successive increases, Wayne State University news/talk WDET more than doubles (+1.6) its 6+ AQH share and reaches the three-share level (1.4 – 1.5 – 1.9 – 2.1 – 2.2 – 3.0, #20 to #16, 6+). After three consecutive increases that produced a +1.0 (1.3 – 1.7 – 2.0 – 2.3, 6+), Michigan Public Media news/talk WUOM returns 60% and falls off the top twenty (1.7, -.6, #19 to #22, 6+).

Detroit Music Formats – Within 5.0 – 5.6 range (6+) in each of the last six survey periods (5.6 – 5.2 – 5.0 – 5.2 – 5.4 – 5.3, 6+), iHeartMedia urban AC WMXD “Mix 92.3” dials up a +1.1 to 6.4 (6+), advancing from fourth to a first-place deadlock with WWJ (see above). This (6.4) is the best 6+-showing for “Mix” since June 2019 (6.9). Meanwhile, Radio One’s similarly-formatted WDMK “105.9 Kiss-FM” augments its March improvement of six-tenths with April’s +1.0 and leaps into the top ten (3.0 – 3.6 – 4.6, #13 to #6, 6+). Entering the March sweep, “Kiss” was off three-tenths in three down or flat moves in a row (3.3 – 3.3 – 3.1 – 3.0, 6+). In three straight spikes, Beasley Media Group-owned WCSX was a collective +1.0 (5.6 – 5.8 – 60 – 6.6, 6+), but “94.7 Detroit’s Classic Rock” surrenders a -1.4 to 5.2 (6+), segueing from first to third.

A combined +1.1 in March/April (3.8 – 4.0 – 4.9, 6+), iHeartMedia urban contemporary WJLB “Detroit’s Hip-Hop and R&B” vaults from ninth to fourth. Advancing by one-half share are Detroit Classical and Jazz Educational Radio’s WRCJ “90.9 Classical Days/Jazzy Nights” (3.1, #17 to #15) and Radio One gospel WDMK-HD2 (#21). WRCJ was down three-tenths in February/March (2.9 – 2.8 – 2.6, 6+), while WDMK-HD2 has more than doubled (+1.0) its 6+ AQH share in four straight sweeps without a loss (.8 – .9 – 1.0 – 1.3 – 1.8, 6+). Cratering by -1.8 (6.4 – 4.6, 6+) iHeartMedia CHR WKQI shifts from second to sixth. A combined +1.9 in January/February (4.6 – 5.9 – 6.5, 6+), “Channel 95.5” had a February-only stay at #1. Cumulus Media hot AC WDVD “96.3 Today’s Best Music” is an overall -1.5 via three straight decreases and spirals from the top ten (4.3 – 4.1 – 4.0 – 2.8, #9 to #18, 6+). The (6+) adult contemporary share decreases by -2.0, equally split between iHeartMedia’s WNIC ““100.3 The Best Variety of the 80s, 90s, & Today” (-1.0, #7 to #11, 6+) and Entercom-owned WDZH “98.7 The Breeze” (-1.0, #13 to #19, 6+). As a result of four straight drops, WNIC is -11.0 (14.8 – 6.3 – 5.9 – 4.8 – 3.8, 6+). It was +9.2 through five successive gains (5.6 – 5.9 – 6.0 – 6.2 – 9.5 – 14.8, 6+). WNIC’s 17.9 in “Holiday” 2018 is the largest 6+ AQH share by any Detroit station in the PPM-era. “The Breeze” is now an overall -2.3 via four consecutive down or flat reports (4.9 – 4.6 – 4.6 – 3.6 – 2.6, 6+). While Beasley Media Group’s WRIF “Rocks Detroit” is off eight-tenths (5.1 – 4.3, fifth to eighth, 6+), its internet stream pops on with a .6 (#24, 6+). In three straight drops, Entercom classic hits-oldies WOMC is an overall -1.9 (6.1 – 5.6 – 4.9 – 4.2, sixth to ninth, 6+). “Detroit’s Greatest Hits” was +.5 (December); -1.5 (“Holiday” 2019); and +1.4 (January 2020).

Phoenix

Spoken-Word Formats – A combined +2.3 in March/April (3.8 – 4.6 – 6.1, 6+), Bonneville news/talk KTAR-FM progresses from fifth to third. In six straight sweeps without a loss, iHeartMedia’s KFYI “News Talk 550” nets +2.2 and cracks the top ten (2.5 – 2.8 – 2.8 – 3.1 – 3.1 – 3.4 – 4.7, #14 to #8, 6+).

Flat at #21, Bonneville sports talk KMVP-FM “98.7 Arizona Sports” returns the one-tenth it picked up in March and has a “Holiday” 2019 through April 2020 topline of 2.0 – 2.0 – 1.9 – 2.0 – 1.9 (6+).

Dropping one-tenth in back-to-back reports, Maricopa County Community College news/talk KJZZ exits the top ten (3.6 – 3.5 – 3.4, #8 to #11, 6+).

Phoenix Music Formats – Down nine-tenths in February/March (4.4 – 4.0 – 3.5, 6+), iHeartMedia-owned KNIX “Today’s Best Country and All-Time Favorites” erases the deficit with a +1.3 to 4.8 (eighth to seventh, 6+). Its format rival – Entercom’s KMLE “Country 107.9” – is down nine-tenths in three consecutive sweeps without an increase (3.0 – 3.0 – 2.6 – 2.1, #17 to #18, 6+). Entravision regional Mexican KLNZ “La Tricolor 103.5” is +3.7 through four successive spikes and crosses the five-share level (1.8 – 2.4 – 3.8 – 4.5 – 5.5, seventh to fifth, 6+). Similarly-formatted/Univision Radio-owned KHOT “Que Buena 105.9” answers March’s loss of four-tenths with an April increase twice that magnitude and returns to the top ten (3.3 – 4.2, +.9, #13 to #9, 6+). As it entered the March sweep, KHOT was +1.5 via five straight increases (2.2 – 2.5 – 2.6 – 2.7 – 3.1 – 3.7, 6+). Off one-half share in February/March (5.5 – 5.2 – 5.0, 6+), Hubbard Broadcasting’s KSLX “Classic Rock 100.7” posts an April gain of eight-tenths (5.8, flat at #4, 6+). Despite being +1.0 in March/April (3.2 – 3.5 – 4.2, 6+), co-owned KUPD “Arizona’s Real Rock” backslides from eighth to ninth. Via three straight bumps, Chavez Radio Group regional Mexican KNAI “Radio Campesina” has gained nine-tenths (1.9 – 2.0 – 2.3 – 2.8, #19 to #14, 6+). Having logged a 1.4 (6+) in three of the last four sweeps (1.4 – 1.4 – 1.5 – 1.4, 6+), Univision Radio Spanish adult hits KOMR “Amor 106.3” breaks out a +.9 to 2.3 (6+) and cracks the top twenty (#18, 6+). Albeit -1.0 (8.3 – 7.3, 6+), iHeartMedia adult contemporary KESZ is #1 the 11th consecutive time. Leading up to the January ratings period, KESZ was +12.5 through four spikes in a row (6.7 – 7.0 – 7.1 – 11.0 – 19.2, 6+). “Holiday” 2019’s 19.2 was its best 6+-performance since “Holiday” 2018’s 15.0. Three successive upticks by iHeartMedia CHR KZZP yielded eight-tenths (3.8 – 4.0 – 4.5 – 4.6, 6+), but “104.7 Kiss-FM” falters by -1.4 to 3.2 (6+) and spirals from #5 to #12. Hot AC cluster-mate KMXP “Mix 96.9” is -1.8 through three straight drops (4.2 – 3.0 – 2.9 – 2.4, #14 to #17, 6+). Following three increases in a row that netted a +1.4 (5.8 – 6.5 – 7.1 – 7.2, 6+), Entercom classic hits-oldies KOOL forfeits nine-tenths to 6.3 (6+) but continues in the runner-up slot. Co-owned rhythmic CHR KALV “Live 101.5,” which was trending 3.5 – 3.3 – 3.5 – 3.6 – 3.5 (December 2019 through March 2020, 6+), sputters by seven-tenths to 2.8 (6+) and departs the top ten (#8 to #14). A combined -1.3 in March/April (3.2 – 2.8 – 1.9, 6+), Family Life Communications contemporary Christian KFLR “Family Life Radio” falls from #16 to #19. Riviera hot AC KMVA “Hot” has lost more than half (-1.6) its 6+ AQH share in March/April (2.8 – 2.0 – 1.2, #26, 6+). Co-owned rhythmic CHR KKFR “Power 98.3,” which was up four-tenths in three straight gains (1.9 – 2.1 – 2.2 – 2.3, 6+), forfeits one-half share to 1.8 (#19 to #22, 6+).

Minneapolis

Spoken-Word Formats – Replicating March’s +1.0 (3.6 – 4.6 – 5.6, 6+), Entercom-owned WCCO “News Radio 830” vaults from ninth to fifth. Regaining half of March’s -.2 (2.6 – 2.7, +.1, 6+), iHeartMedia’s KTLK “Twin Cities News Talk AM 1130” continues at #14. Off three-tenths (2.7 – 2.4, 6+), Hubbard Broadcasting news/talk KTMY “My Talk 107.1” slips from #13 to #17.

While it repeats in sixth-place, iHeartMedia’s KFXN “Sports Radio 100.3 K-Fan” is -2.9 in three consecutive setbacks (8.4 – 6.8 – 5.9 – 5.5, 6+); KFXN had a December-only stay at #1. Without an increase the past three reports for a net loss of three-tenths, Hubbard Broadcasting sports talk KSTP-AM “ESPN 1500” nonetheless advances from #25 to #22 (.8 – .7 – .5 – .5, 6+).

In addition to being a collective +2.5 as a result of four successive increases (5.7 – 6.3 – 7.0 – 8.1 – 8.2, 6+), Minnesota Public Radio news/talk KNOW repeats at #1.

Minneapolis Music Formats – After gaining one-tenth in March (2.5 – 2.6, 6+), Minnesota Public Radio triple A “89.3 The Current” piles on a hefty +1.7 to 4.3 (6+) and enters the top ten (#14 to #10, 6+). Off one-tenth in February/March (6.3 – 6.2 – 6.2, 6+), Cumulus Media-owned KQRS “Minnesota’s Classic Rock” hauls out a +.9 to 7.1 (fourth to third, 6+). Jumping one-half share each are iHeartMedia-owned KEEY “K-102 Minnesota’s Country Station” (4.0, flat at #11, 6+) and Minnesota Public Radio classical KSJN (#16 to #13). KEEY had been trending 3.5 – 3.6 – 3.5 (January – February – March, 6+). KSJN is without a loss the fifth time in a row for a collective gain of nine-tenths and reaches the three-share level (2.1 – 2.3 – 2.4 – 2.5 – 2.5 – 3.0, 6+). In addition to being -1.5 as a result of three straight drops (5.0 – 4.6 – 4.5 – 3.5, 6+), iHeartMedia CHR KDWB “The Twin Cities’ #1 Hit Music Station” exits the top ten (#10 to #12). Classic hits-oldies sibling KQQL “Kool 108,” which was up six-tenths in February/March (5.4 – 5.8 – 6.0, 6+), has that improvement erased with an April -.6 to 5.4 (fifth to seventh, 6+). In the hot AC battle, iHeartMedia-owned KTCZ “Cities 97.1” erodes by nine-tenths (#12 to #15), while Hubbard Broadcasting’s KSTP-FM “KS-95” sputters by one-half share (steady at #2). After gaining two-tenths through three straight up or flat sweeps (3.6 – 3.7 – 3.8 – 3.8, 6+), “Cities 97.1” forfeits -1.3 in March/April (3.8 – 3.4 – 2.5, 6+). Having occupied the lead position in January and February, KSTP-FM dropped to the runner-up slot in March. After January’s +2.4, “KS-95” is off eight-tenths in three straight declines (8.2 – 8.1 – 7.9 – 7.4, 6+). A combined -1.8 in December/“Holiday” 2019 (7.6 – 7.4 – 5.8, 6+), KSTP-FM solely held or shared the top spot in January 2019, March, April, June, August, September, October, and November. It was -.8 (May 2019); +1.1 (August); -1.6 (“Holiday’ 2019); +2.4 (January 2020); and -.5 (April).

San Diego

Spoken-Word Formats – Three straight spikes by iHeartMedia news/talk KOGO “News Radio 600” yield a +2.8 (3.8 – 4.5 – 5.5 – 6.6, fourth to second, 6+). Its recent (6+) shifts include: +.5 (August); -.7 (September); +.7 (October); -.6 (December); -.9 (January 2020); and +1.1 (April). Jumping from #17 to #12, iHeartMedia Los Angeles news/talk KFI “AM 640” is +1.3 in March/April (1.9 – 2.4 – 3.2, 6+). Despite being off three-tenths in March/April (2.2 – 2.1 – 1.9, 6+), Local Media of San Diego news/talk KFMB-AM “AM 760” advances from #21 to #18.

Albeit that it has lost 56% (-1.4) of its 6+ AQH share in three straight slips (2.5 – 1.6 – 1.6 – 1.1, 6+), Entercom-owned sports talk KWFN “97.3 The Fan” climbs from #22 to #21. Off six-tenths in four straight declines (1.5 – 1.3 – 1.2 – 1.0 – .9, 6+), iHeartMedia’s KLSD “Fox Sports 1360 San Diego’s Sports Station” remains at #23.

Not only is KPBS a whopping +3.7 through four spikes in succession to traverse the eight-share level (4.8 – 5.9 – 6.0 – 6.9 – 8.5, 6+), the San Diego State University-owned news/talk station progresses from second to first.

San Diego Music Formats – Winning ways continue for UniRadio regional Mexican XHTY “Invasora 99.7,” which more than doubles (+2.5) its 6+ AQH share in four consecutive increases (2.4 – 2.6 – 3.1 – 3.7 – 4.9, tenth to fifth, 6+). Zooming from #19 to #13, iHeartMedia-owned KIOZ “Rock 105.3” is without a loss the fourth time in a row for a +1.2 (1.8 – 2.2 – 2.2 – 2.2 – 3.0, 6+) and reaches the three-share level for the first time since September 2019 (3.0, as well). Entercom-owned KSON “San Diego’s #1 New Country” is up seven-tenths in March/April (3.8 – 4.0 – 4.5, ninth to eighth, 6+). Co-owned classic hits-oldies KXSN “Sunny 98.1 San Diego’s Greatest Hits,” however, is -2.1 in three consecutive dips (7.0 – 6.5 – 6.0 – 4.9, third to fifth, 6+). “Sunny” had a January-only stay at #1 and was +1.2 in “Holiday” 2019/January 2020 (5.8 – 6.2 – 7.0, 6+). Following two months at #1, iHeartMedia hot AC KMYI craters by -1.8 (7.2 – 5.4, 6+) and segues to #4. Off four-tenths in December/“Holiday” 2019 (5.4 – 5.1 – 5.0, 6+), “Star 94.1” posted a January 2020 +1.8 and gained one-half share in March. Up nine-tenths in January/February (4.5 – 5.0 – 5.4, 6+), Local Media of San Diego urban-rhythmic oldies XHRM “Magic 92.5” replicates March’s -.8 (5.4 – 4.6 – 3.8, sixth to tenth, 6+). Exiting the top ten (#8 to #11), iHeartMedia CHR KHTS “Channel 93.3” has its third drop in a row for a collective -2.0 (5.3 – 4.4 – 4.0 – 3.3, 6+). In the alternative arena, Entercom’s KBZT “Alt 94.9” falters by nine-tenths (#14 to #20), while Local Media of San Diego’s XTRA “91-X” surrenders six-tenths (#16 to #18). KBZT gained nine-tenths in January/February (2.4 – 2.8 – 3.3, 6+) but has lost more than half (-1.7) its 6+ AQH share in March/April (3.3 – 2.5 – 1.6, 6+). Entering the April sweep, “91-X” logged three straight up or flat trends for a +1.0 (1.5 – 2.2 – 2.5 – 2.5, 6+). As a result of three successive sweeps without an increase, Imagen Spanish contemporary XLTN was an overall -1.3 (3.5 – 2.8 – 2.8 – 2.2, #19, 6+) but “Radio 104.5 Radio Latina” is unlisted in April.

Tampa

Spoken-Word Formats – Tacking on seven-tenths to March’s +.9 (3.0 – 3.9 – 4.6, 6+), iHeartMedia-owned WFLA “970 Tampa Bay’s News Radio” jumps from tenth to fifth. Down one-tenth (3.2 – 3.1, 6+), Cox Media Group news/talk WHPT “102.5 The Bone – Real, Raw, Radio” continues at #15. Its internet stream gains six-tenths (.4 – 1.0, #23, 6+).

Dropping four-tenths (1.9 – 1.5, 6+), iHeartMedia-owned sports talk WDAE “620 Tampa Bay’s Sports Radio” repeats at #19.

Following eight consecutive sweeps without a loss for a collective +2.4 (1.7 – 1.8 – 1.9 – 2.2 – 2.5 – 2.7 – 3.1 – 3.1 – 4.1, 6+), University of South Florida public radio news/talk WUSF falters by two-tenths to 3.9 (seventh to tenth, 6+).

Tampa Music Formats – It might have taken a worldwide pandemic to do it, but a Tampa station finally catches Cox Media Group adult contemporary WDUV “Lite Favorites” at #1. The key word is “catches,” not “overtakes” as WDUV remains on top the 93rd time in succession but has a co-leader. “Lite Favorites” is -4.6 in four straight setbacks (11.2 – 9.9 – 9.7 – 9.4 – 6.6, 6+). January’s decrease suspended three straight improvements that led to a +3.3 (7.9 – 8.6 – 9.8 – 11.2, 6+). Its current -2.8 represents the largest (6+) March 2020 – April 2020 decrease by any station in the 24 PPM-markets we’ve analyzed thus far. A combined -1.1 in February/March (7.2 – 6.9 – 6.1, 6+), Radio Training Network contemporary Christian WCIE gains one-half share to 6.6 (6+) and it’s enough to propel “The Joy FM” from the runner-up slot to the aforementioned first-place tie. Immediately prior to February, WCIE netted a +2.0 through four successive spikes (5.2 – 5.3 – 5.8 – 6.0 – 7.2, 6+). Down seven-tenths in February/March (4.8 – 4.5 – 4.1, 6+), iHeartMedia’s WFUS “US-103.5 Tampa Bay’s #1 for New Country” answers with a +1.5 to 5.6 (seventh to fourth, 6+). Meanwhile, the internet stream of Beasley Media Group’s WQYK “Tampa Bay’s New Country Hits” pops on with a .5 (#26, 6+). Spanish contemporary sibling WYUU “92.5 Maxima,” which was off one-half share in March, erases that shortfall with an April +.7 (2.3 – 3.0, steady at #17, 6+). Transforming March’s -.7 to an April +.6 (5.9 – 5.2 – 5.8, 6+), Cox Media Group classic hits-oldies WXGL “107.3 The Eagle” continues in third-place. WXGL was -.7 (January) and +.9 (February). Up one-tenth in March (4.3 – 4.4, 6+), co-owned adult contemporary WWRM “Magic 94.9” erodes by -1.2 to 3.2 (6+) and fades from the top ten (#6 to #14). Immediately after adding one-half share in March (3.6 – 4.1, 6+), Beasley Media Group rhythmic CHR WLLD “Wild 94.1” forfeits eight-tenths to 3.3 (#7 to #13, 6+). By picking up two-tenths in February, WLLD ended four consecutive sweeps without an increase that resulted in a -1.5 (4.9 – 4.3 – 3.6 – 3.4 – 3.4, 6+).

Denver

Spoken-Word Formats – After dropping two-tenths in March, iHeartMedia news/talk KDFD storms back with a +1.2 and zooms into the top ten (3.4 – 4.6, #13 to #6, 6+). “Freedom 93.7 – Real News, Real Talk” was a combined +1.1 in January/February (2.5 – 3.3 – 3.6, 6+). In three straight bumps, news/talk cluster-mate KOA “Colorado’s News, Traffic, & Weather Station” is up seven-tenths (1.4 – 1.6 – 1.9 – 2.1, #19 to #18, 6+). A combined +.6 in February/March (1.0 – 1.4 – 1.6, 6+), co-owned KHOW “Talk Radio 630” forfeits two-tenths to 1.4 (6+) but remains at #21.

Following January’s +.6 to 3.1 (6+), Bonneville-owned KKFN “Sports Radio 104.3 The Fan” is -1.0 in three straight drops (3.1 – 2.7 – 2.4 – 2.1, flat at #18, 6+). KSE Radio Ventures-owned KKSE-FM “Attitude Sports Radio 92.5” is without an increase the third successive sweep for a net loss of four-tenths (.9 – .9 – .8 – .5, #28 to #30, 6+).

Exceeding March’s +1.1 with an April +1.5 (5.2 – 6.3 – 7.8, 6+), Colorado Public Radio news/talk KCFR repeats at #1. KCFR has been -1.6 (June); +.8 (July); +.5 (October); +1.0 (December); -1.5 (“Holiday” 2019); +.7 (January 2020); +1.1 (March); and +1.5 (April). After being up four-tenths via three straight modest gains (.5 – .6 – .8 – .9, 6+), Community Radio for Northern Colorado news/talk KUNC sputters by six-tenths to .3 (#26 to #31, 6).

Denver Music Formats – Despite being +3.3 through four consecutive bumps including its current +1.3 and traversing the seven-share threshold (4.3 – 5.3 – 5.4 – 6.3 – 7.6, 6+), Bonneville country outlet KYGO segues from a first-place March deadlock at #1 to the runner-up slot. Roaring back from March’s -1.4 with an April +1.2 (5.0 – 3.6 – 4.8, 6+), iHeartMedia triple A KBCO leaps from tenth to fourth. Directly prior, “97.3 World Class Rock” posted three straight up or flat trends that yielded a +1.1 (3.9 – 3.9 – 4.9 – 5.0, 6+). More than compensating for March’s loss of one-tenth (2.6 – 2.5, 6+) with a +1.0 to 3.5 (6+), iHeartMedia’s KWBL “106.7 The Bull Colorado’s New Country” charges from #17 to #11. Without an increase the third straight sweep for a -2.0 (4.2 – 3.8 – 3.5 – 2.2, 6+), iHeartMedia’s KPTT “95.7 The Party” skids from #12 to #17. A collective +1.0 as a result of three straight gains (5.0 – 5.4 – 5.7 – 6.0, 6+), classic rock cluster-mate KRFX drops three-tenths to 5.7 (6+) but continues at #3; “103.5 The Fox” had a February-only stay at #1. In the hot AC arena, Entercom’s KALC “Alice 105.9” is -1.2 (#8 to #15), while KSE Radio Ventures’ KIMN “Mix 100.3” is off one-half share (seventh to tenth). In March, “Alice” regained in full the seven-tenths it dropped in February and is in an alternating down/up pattern (4.5 – 3.5 – 3.9 – 3.2 – 3.9 – 2.7, 6+). Directly in advance of its current 3.6 (6+), “Mix” had been within 4.0 – 4.4 range (6+) the past seven sweeps (4.4 – 4.1 – 4.1 – 4.0 – 4.2 – 4.3, 6+). Co-owned classic hits-oldies KXKL “Kool 105 Denver’s Greatest Hits” is off the third time in a row for a collective -1.9 and exits the top ten (4.8 – 4.6 – 3.9 – 2.9, #8 to #13, 6+). After gaining two-tenths (4.1 – 4.3, 6+), Bonneville adult contemporary KOSI “Real-Music-Variety” surrenders six-tenths to 3.7 (sixth to ninth, 6+). A combined -.8 in March/April (3.7 – 3.4 – 2.9, 6+), Entercom rhythmic CHR KQKS “KS-107.5” remains at #13. More than doubling (+1.0) its 6+ AQH share through four straight sweeps without a loss (.6 – .6 – .8 – .9 – 1.6, 6+), co-owned KEZW “EZ 1430 Timeless Music” cracks the top twenty (#20). Regressing by one-half share each are Max Broadcast Group rhythmic hot AC and rhythmic CHR siblings KJHM “Jammin’ 101.5” (1.3, #20 to #22, 6+) and KFCO “Flo 107.1” (.8, #28, 6+). KJHM was up seven-tenths in February/March (1.1 – 1.6 – 1.8, 6+); KFCO gained four-tenths in three straight up or flat moves (.9 – .9 – 1.2 – 1.3, 6+).

Baltimore

Spoken-Word Formats – Making it (an even) ten successive positive spikes since July, Hearst Television-owned WBAL “News Radio – Expect More” is an overall +4.2 and reaches the six-share level (1.8 – 2.2 – 2.5 – 2.7 – 2.9 – 3.2 – 3.4 – 3.9 – 4.4 – 5.1 – 6.0, eighth to third, 6+). Independent news/talk WCBM “680 Stimulating Talk – Breaking News” is a cumulative +1.8 via four straight increases (2.3 – 3.3 – 3.4 – 3.7 – 4.1, #11 to #10, 6+). Cumulus Media Washington, DC news/talk WMAL gained one-half share in four straight up or flat trends (.1 – .1 – .4 – .5 – .6, 6+) but drops one-tenth in back-to-back reports (.6 – .5 – .4, #26 to #25, 6+).

Even though it is an overall -2.0 in three straight declines (5.1 – 3.9 – 3.6 – 3.1, 6+), Entercom sports talk WJZ-FM “105.7 The Fan” advances from #12 to #11.

WJZ-FM’s business news sibling WDCH more than triples (+1.2) its 6+ AQH share through four consecutive increases (.5 – .6 – .9 – 1.1 – 1.7, #18 to #17, 6+).

Three improvements in succession by Your Public Radio news/talk WYPR resulted in +2.8 (2.9 – 4.3 – 4.5 – 5.7, 6+), but “88.1 Your NPR News Station” surrenders two-tenths (5.5, flat at #5, 6+). American University-owned news/talk WAMU doubles its 6+ AQH share through four sweeps without a loss (.4 – .5 – .5 – .8 – .8, #20 to #19, 6+).

Baltimore Music Formats – Down eight-tenths in February/March (8.7 – 8.1 – 7.9, 6+), Radio One urban AC WWIN-FM “Magic 95.9” roars back with a +1.4 to 9.3 (6+) and is #1 the fourth time in a row. WWIN-FM was dislodged from the top spot in “Holiday” 2019, after seven successive months there. “Magic” was -.8 (October); +.6 (November); -.9 (December); +1.0 (January 2020); -.6 (February); and now +1.4 (April). Owing to four sweeps in succession without a loss, Shamrock Communications classic rock WZBA “100.7 The Bay” is a collective +2.1 (3.8 – 4.3 – 4.3 – 5.2 – 5.9, 6+) and progresses from sixth to fourth. Locked on 1.4 (6+) in February and March, Baltimore City Community College’s WBJC “Maryland’s Classical Music Station” erupts with a +1.2 to 2.6 (#17 to #13, 6+). Off three-tenths in March (2.0 – 1.7, 6+), University of Maryland’s WEAA “Your Source For Cool Jazz” rebounds with a +.6 to 2.3 (flat at #14, 6+). Trending 6.2 – 5.8 – 6.2 (January – February – March, 6+), iHeartMedia’s WPOC “93.1 Today’s Best Country” craters by -1.8 to 4.4 (fourth to ninth, 6+). Co-owned alternative WWDC “DC-101,” off four-tenths in March (20 – 1.6, 6+), notches a half-share increase to 2.1 (#15 to #16, 6+). In three straight bumps, Entercom’s WWMX was a collective +1.1 (3.3 – 3.6 – 4.1 – 4.4, 6+), but “Mix 106.5” erodes by -1.5 to 2.9 (6+) and departs the top ten (#10 to #12). A combined -2.2 in March/April (7.5 – 6.3 – 5.3, 6+), adult contemporary sibling WLIF “Today’s 101.9” slips from third to sixth. WLIF had a “Holiday” 2019-only stay at #1. It was +10.1 (December/“Holiday” 2019, 6+); -9.5 (January 2020, 6+); +1.0 (February, 6+); -1.2 (March); and -1.0 (April). Following three straight bumps that accounted for a +1.5 (3.7 – 4.9 – 5.0 – 5.2, 6+), iHeartMedia adult hits WQSR “102.7 Jack-FM Playing What We Want” forfeits six-tenths to 4.6 (sixth to eighth, 6+). Up six-tenths in February/March (6.8 – 7.4 – 7.4, 6+), Radio One urban contemporary WERQ “92-Q” is off one-half share to 6.9 (6+) but remains anchored in the runner-up slot. Down one-half share as well is Atlantic Gateway Communications contemporary Christian WGTS, which is off seven-tenths in March/April (1.0 – .8 – .3, #20 to #28, 6+). This is the 22nd sweep in succession that Peter and John Radio Fellowship contemporary Christian WRBS-FM is unlisted; “95.1 Shine FM – Baltimore’s Positive Hits Station” was #13 in August 2018 (2.6, 6+).

St. Louis

Spoken-Word Formats – Down six-tenths in February, Entercom news/talk KMOX “The Voice of St. Louis” has stormed back with a combined +1.8 in March/April (5.1 – 5.4 – 6.9, 6+), elevating from sixth to third. Off nine-tenths in December/“Holiday” 2019 (3.6 – 3.3 – 2.7, 6+), co-owned KFTK “FM News Talk 97.1” follows with four straight spikes for a +3.8 (2.7 – 4.0 – 4.6 – 5.5 – 6.5, fifth to fourth, 6+).

Slipping from #14 to #17, Hubbard Broadcasting’s WXOS “101 Sports” has seen its 6+ AQH share evaporate by roughly 46% (-2.1) in three straight decreases (4.6 – 4.3 – 3.4 – 2.5, 6+). WXOS was  -.9 (December/“Holiday” 2019) and +.6 (January 2020).

Three drops in succession by University of Missouri news/talk KWMU have resulted in a -1.4 (4.2 – 3.4 – 3.3 – 2.8, flat at #15, 6+).

St. Louis Music Formats – The +2.3 (10.6 – 12.9, 6+) logged by Hubbard Broadcasting’s KSHE “95 Real Rock Radio” is the largest (6+) March 2020 – April 2020 improvement by any station in the 24 PPM-markets we’ve seen so far. Moreover, KSHE is #1 the fourth month in succession and 12.9 is its strongest-ever performance in the PPM-era. After eight consecutive months on top, KSHE segued to the runner-up slot in “Holiday” 2019. Its “Holiday” 2019 -1.1 interrupted four consecutive improvements that resulted in a +2.2 (8.6 – 9.3 – 9.5 – 9.8 – 10.8, 6+). It was -1.6 (April 2019); +1.0 (November); -1.1 (“Holiday” 2019); +1.5 (January 2020); and now +2.3 (April 2020). Continuing on a roll, Radio One urban AC WFUN “95.5 R&B For The Lou” is a collective +2.6 in five upticks in succession and crosses the six-share level (3.9 – 4.4 – 5.0 – 5.4 – 5.7 – 6.5, steady at #4, 6+). WFUN lost four-tenths in November/December (4.3 – 4.1 – 3.9, 6+). Without an increase the past four reports for a -1.1 (5.1 – 4.8 – 4.2 – 4.0 – 4.0, 6+), co-owned urban contemporary WHHL “Hot 104.1” regains seven-tenths to 4.7 and enters the top ten (#13 to #10, 6+). Continuing in the runner-up slot, iHeartMedia classic hits-oldies KLOU “The Best Variety of the 70s, 80s, and 90s” is +1.7 in four consecutive reports without a loss (5.5 – 6.5 – 6.5 – 6.6 – 7.2, 6+) and logs its best 6+-stat (7.2) since last November (7.3). In four straight setbacks, Entercom adult contemporary KEZK “The Best Mix of the 80s and Today” is a cumulative -11.2 (a nearly 80% loss) and exits the top ten (14.2 – 6.1 – 5.7 – 5.3 – 3.0, #9 to #14, 6+). Up nine-tenths in January/February (4.5 – 5.1 – 5.4, 6+), hot AC cluster-mate KYKY “Y-98” is -2.1 in March/April (5.4 – 4.9 – 3.2, #11 to #13, 6+). Forfeiting six-tenths each are iHeartMedia alternative KLLT “Alt 104.9” (.8, #19 to #20, 6+) and Hubbard Broadcasting’s WIL “New Country 92.3” (4.8, sixth to eighth, 6+). KLLT gained one-tenth in February/March (1.3 – 1.3 – 1.4, 6+). Down one-tenth in February (4.8 – 4.7, 6+), WIL answered with a March increase of seven-tenths. It was a combined -1.3 in December/“Holiday” 2019 (5.6 – 4.7 – 4.3, 6+). In three straight improvements, iHeartMedia-owned/similarly-formatted KSD gained eight-tenths (3.8 – 4.3 – 4.6 – 4.6, 6+) but “93.7 The Bull – #1 For New Country” drops one-tenth to 4.5 (#12 to #11, 6+). When “The Bull” added three-tenths in December, it halted three consecutive declines that led to a loss of seven-tenths (5.0 – 4.6 – 4.4 – 4.3, 6+); KSD forfeited eight-tenths in “Holiday” 2019. WIL and KSD were each up one-half share in January.

Category: Ratings Takeaways

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