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“Holiday” 2019 PPM Analysis:
National Basketball Association Flagships

| February 3, 2020

By Mike Kinosian
Managing Editor
TALKERS

LOS ANGELES — Last Sunday’s helicopter crash (1/26) that took the life of former Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant (and eight others, including Bryant’s daughter, Gianna) prompted us to conduct this extensive “Holiday” 2019 ratings recap of National Basketball Association radio flagships.

The following scoreboards are for an NBA team’s English-language, Nielsen Audio subscribing key station during the “Holiday” 2019 sweep (December 5, 2019 – January 1, 2020).

Some NBA teams have an AM and FM flagship and/or an emergency alternative (backup); however, we are showing one lead station per team.

Mirroring the one-station-per-team model, no NBA flagship in this analysis has ratings data from multiple Nielsen Audio metros.

Therefore, stats for the primary stations of the Knicks (WEPN-FM) and Brooklyn Nets (WFAN-FM) are limited to their home market of New York City, even though one or both of those stations may appear in ratings reports for Nassau-Suffolk (Long Island) and/or Middlesex-Somerset-Union.

The same applies to the primary station of the Golden State Warriors, KGMZ, which is listed in both San Francisco and San Jose – only information from the San Francisco report is used here.

The lone time Hubbard Broadcasting’s federal talk WFED (Washington Wizards) appeared in print for the sweeps covered in this analysis (August 2019 through “Holiday” 2019, and “Holiday” 2018) was November 2019 (.1, 6+). Thus, it is excluded from this entire summary.

Flagships of the Oklahoma City Thunder (WWLS) and New Orleans Pelicans (KLRZ) are in non-PPM markets. As a result, information for those two stations is not included in this report.

Ratings data for Toronto Raptors flagship CJCL is unavailable.

All stats cited here are full-week, Monday – Sunday, 6:00 am – 12:00 midnight and not limited to any specific day-part.

The first day of the 2019 – 2020 NBA season was October 22.

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Mohr Radio Dreams Come True

| March 4, 2013

By Mike Kinosian
Talkers
Managing Editor/West Coast Bureau Chief

TLOS ANGELES Anyone connecting the dots to the impressive vitae and past history of one of America’s brightest comics/rock solid actor will not be the least bit astonished that agent “Bob Sugar” in the mid-1990s smash “Jerry Maguire” is on his way to establishing a potent presence in sports talk radio.

Jay MohrSecond-year (2009-2010) plotline for CBS-TV’s “Gary Unmarried” called for its lead character to lessen his role as a housepainter as he transitioned to what he had always wanted to do – host a call-in sports radio program. “It is this crazy scenario that I actually wound up doing in real life what I was doing in a make belief sitcom,” remarks Jay Mohr, whose “Jay Mohr Sports” debuted January 2 on Fox Sports Radio.

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