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May 2020 PPM Ratings Takeaways – Round One

| June 9, 2020

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May 2020 PPM Data – Information for the May 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 May 2020 survey period covered April 23 – May 20. Managing editor Mike Kinosian (Kinosian@TALKERS.com) provides his “Takeaways” from the PPM-markets below.

New York City

Spoken-Word Formats – Forfeiting roughly half of April’s +1.1 (3.0 – 2.4, -.6, 6+), iHeartMedia news/talk WOR “710 The Voice of New York” tumbles from #12 to #16. Despite tacking on one-tenth to April’s improvement of two-tenths (1.3 – 1.5 – 1.6, 6+), Red Apple Media news/talk WABC slips from #20 to #21. Without an increase the past five sweeps for an overall loss of three-tenths (1.1 – 1.0 – .9 – .9 – .9 – .8, 6+), Townsquare Media’s WKXW “New Jersey 101.5” ends the slide with a one-tenth boost to .9 (#27 to #26, 6+).

As a result of three straight decreases, WFAN-FM lost approximately 54% (-1.7) of its 6+ AQH share (3.1 – 2.3 – 1.9 – 1.4, 6+); however, the Entercom sports talker picks up three-tenths to 1.7 (6+) and returns to the top twenty (#21 to #20). Just one-tenth behind WFAN-FM is similarly-formatted WEPN-FM “98.7 ESPN New York,” which is up four-tenths to 1.6 (#22 to #21, 6+). WEPN-FM had surrendered nine-tenths in three straight downturns (2.1 – 1.7 – 1.5 – 1.2, (1.5 – 1.2, 6+).

An overall +2.2 via three successive increases including April’s +1.0 (3.5 – 3.6 – 4.7 – 5.7, 6+), Entercom-owned WINS slips eight-tenths to 4.9 (third to fourth, 6+). Co-owned WCBS-AM, which logged back-to-back gains of one-half share (2.4 – 2.9 – 3.4, 6+), drops three-tenths to 3.1 (6+) and exits the top ten (#9 to #12).

Having more than doubled (+2.7) its 6+ AQH share through four straight increases 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 spirals by -1.8 to 3.3 (sixth to eighth, 6+). Co-owned public radio news/talk WNYC-AM, which added one-half share in April to cross the one-share threshold, drops four-tenths (1.1 – .7, #25 to #28, 6+).

New York City Music Formats – Not only is Spanish Broadcasting System Spanish tropical WSKQ an overall +2.8 via three straight bumps (5.9 – 6.5 – 7.7 – 8.7, 6+), “Mega 97.9” repeats at #1. WSKQ was off seven-tenths in January/February (6.6 – 6.0 – 5.9, 6+). Co-owned Spanish contemporary WPAT “Amor 93.1” substitutes April’s loss of one-half share (2.8 – 2.3, 6+) with a May improvement of seven-tenths to 3.0 (#16 to #13, 6+). In a very similar situation, iHeartMedia rhythmic CHR WKTU erases April’s one-half share decrease with a +.6 (3.1 – 2.6 – 3.2, 6+) and reenters the top ten (#14 to #10). Meanwhile, Entercom classic hits-oldies WCBS-FM “101.1 New York’s Greatest Hits” logs a half-share increase, thus wiping away roughly half of April’s loss of nine-tenths (6.2 – 5.3 – 5.8, fourth to second, 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+). Radio Vision Cristiana Management Spanish religious WWRV debuts with a .8 (#27, 6+). A collective +1.8 through four straight sweeps without a loss (3.5 – 3.9 – 3.9 – 4.0 – 5.3, 6+), iHeartMedia classic rock WAXQ “Q-104.3” surrenders four-tenths to 4.9 (6+) but continues in fourth-place. Co-owned adult contemporary WLTW has dropped roughly 57% (-7.6) of its 6+ AQH share in five straight declines (13.3 – 8.0 – 7.3 – 6.7 – 6.1 – 5.7, second to third, 6+). Prior to segueing to second in April, “106.7 Lite FM” was #1 for 34 successive ratings periods and +6.2 in December/“Holiday” 2019 (7.1 – 9.6 – 13.3, 6+). Even though it is a collective -1.2 via three straight decreases (4.7 – 4.2 – 3.6 – 3.5, 6+), CHR cluster-mate WHTZ “Z-100” advances from eighth to seventh.

Los Angeles

Spoken-Word Formats –  From “Holiday” 2019 through April 2020, iHeartMedia news/talk KFI more than doubled (+2.9) its 6+ AQH share and crossed the five-share threshold (2.6 – 3.3 – 3.8 – 4.2 – 5.5,  6+). In May though, “AM 640” forfeits nine-tenths to 4.6 (6+). Moreover, it’s an April-only stay at #1 for KFI, which shifts to #2. April 2020 marked the first time “AM 640” reached #1 since March 2011 (4.9, 6+). Without a loss the past six sweeps for a net gain of eight-tenths (1.0 – 1.0 – 1.0 – 1.1 – 1.1 – 1.4 – 1.8, 6+), Salem Media Group news/talk KRLA “AM 870 The Answer” returns three-tenths to 1.5 (#23 to #27, 6+). In four successive increases, Cumulus Media’s KABC almost tripled (+.9) its 6+ AQH share (.5 – .7 – .9 – 1.0 – 1.4, 6+), but “790 News-Talk-Evolved” is off three-tenths to 1.1 (#27 to #34, 6+). It is one-tenth ahead of iHeartMedia-owned KEIB “AM 1150 The Patriot,” which follows April’s gain of three-tenths with a May loss of one-tenth (.8 – 1.1 – 1.0, #34 to #35, 6+).

Apparently playing their own game of copycat are iHeartMedia’s KLAC “AM 570 LA Sports” and Disney-owned/similarly-formatted KSPN “710 ESPN.” Both were off one-tenth in March; down four-tenths in April; and now unchanged in May. “AM 570 LA Sports” is: 1.1 – 1.0 – .9 – .5 – .5, flat at #40 (6+), while “710 ESPN” is 1.1 – .9 – .8 – .4 – .4, steady at #41 (6+). 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” is down a combined nine-tenths in April/May (3.8 – 3.4 – 2.9, 6+) and departs the top ten (#8 to #12).

The “Holiday” 2019 through May 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 – 1.7 (#18 to #24, 6+).

Los Angeles Music Formats – An uptick of four-tenths to 5.6 (6+) propels KRTH from the runner-up slot to #1. “K-Earth 101” held the top spot in March and shifted to second in April. The Entercom classic hits-oldies outlet logged a 5.2 (6+) in four of the last five sweeps (5.2 – 5.3 – 5.2 – 5.2 – 5.2, 6+). Prior to March, KRTH last occupied the top spot in October and November. Progressing by one-half share each are Meruelo Media Holdings’ KLOS “95.5 Southern California’s Rock Station” (eighth to sixth) and Mount Wilson FM Broadcasters-owned KKGO “GO Country 105 FM” (#12 to #11). KLOS is a cumulative +1.6 via five straight sweeps without a loss (2.3 – 2.9 – 2.9 – 3.0 – 3.4 – 3.9, 6+), while “GO Country” nets eight-tenths in its third successive jump (2.4 – 2.5 – 2.7 – 3.2, 6+). Up four-tenths in March/April (3.8 – 4.0 – 4.2, 6+), Univision Radio Spanish contemporary KLVE “107.5 K-Love” falters by nine-tenths to 3.3 (fifth to ninth, 6+). Tied with KLVE is KIIS “102.7 Kiss FM.” The iHeartMedia CHR was -1.4 in March/April (4.4 – 3.9 – 3.0, 6+) but adds three-tenths to 3.3 (6+) and returns to the top ten (#11 to #9, 6+). Entercom’s similarly-formatted KAMP “97.1 Amp Radio,” which lost six-tenths via three straight down or flat trends (2.0 – 2.0 – 1.9 – 1.3, 6+), halts the slide with a +.4 to 1.7 (#30 to #24, 6+). A collective -9.5 in five straight setbacks (13.7 – 6.5 – 5.7 – 5.1 – 4.5 – 4.2, 6+), iHeartMedia adult contemporary KOST “Coast 103.5” falls from third to fifth. After four straight sweeps at #1, KOST shifted to the runner-up slot in March. “Coast” had been an overall +8.5 via three sweeps in a row without a loss (5.2 – 5.2 – 9.3 – 13.7, 6+). Urban contemporary sibling KRRL “Real 92.3” squandered eight-tenths through three straight slips (2.6 – 2.6 – 2.4 – 1.8, 6+) but posts a gain of four-tenths to 2.2 (6+) and returns to the top twenty (#23 to #18, 6+). Having lost seven-tenths in three straight drops  (2.9 – 2.6 – 2.5 – 2.2, 6+), alternative cluster-mate KYSR “Alt 98.7” notches a +.2 to 2.4 (#17 to #16, 6+). Entercom-owned/similarly-programmed KROQ is down or flat the third time in succession for a net -1.1 (2.5 – 2.0 – 1.4 – 1.4, #27 to #29, 6+).

Chicago

Spoken-Word Formats – Following four straight increases that accounted for a collective +2.6 (3.0 – 3.8 – 3.9 – 4.5 – 5.6, 6+), Nexstar Media Group news/talk WGN “Radio 720” forfeits four-tenths to 5.2 (6+) but repeats at #3. Returning the three-tenths it gained in April (2.1 – 2.4 – 2.1, 6+), Cumulus Media news/talk WLS-AM slips from #15 to #19.

Tied with WLS-AM is Entercom sports talk WSCR “670 The Score,” which is an overall -1.4 in five decreases in a row (3.5 – 3.3 – 2.7 – 2.5 – 2.2 – 2.1, #17 to #19, 6+). Meanwhile, Disney/ESPN-owned WMVP “ESPN Chicago 1000” has lost seven-tenths as a result of seven consecutive sweeps without an increase (1.9 – 1.6 – 1.4 – 1.4 – 1.2 – 1.2 – 1.2 – 1.2, #28 to #26, 6+).

Having crossed the eight-share mark as a result of being a collective +3.5 via four straight gains (4.9 – 5.4 – 5.8 – 7.7 – 8.4, 6+), Entercom all-news WBBM-AM regresses by -1.4 to 7.0 (6+) but is #1 the fourth time in a row.

A combined +1.8 in March/April (3.6 – 4.3 – 5.4, 6+), Chicago Public Media news/talk WBEZ surrenders seven-tenths to 4.7 (fourth to seventh, 6+).

Chicago Music Formats – Following three straight sweeps at #1, iHeartMedia adult contemporary WLIT was -10.0 in four straight decreases (13.7 – 5.5 – 4.8 – 4.3 – 3.7, 6+). In May, however, “93.9 Lite FM” answers with a +1.5 to 5.2 (6+) and vaults from ninth to third. In four consecutive setbacks, Hubbard Broadcasting’s similarly-formatted WSHE “100.3 SHE” is a collective -1.3 (3.6 – 3.3 – 3.1 – 2.6 – 2.3, #14 to #17, 6+). Up six-tenths, Cumulus Media classic hits-oldies WLS-FM “94.7 Chicago’s Classic Hits” is within 4.0 – 4.8 range (6+) the seventh time in a row (4.8 – 4.3 – 4.2 – 4.2 – 4.3 – 4.0 – 4.6, seventh to eighth, 6+). Jumping one-half share each are Hubbard Broadcasting hot AC WTMX “101.9 The Mix” (4.9, flat at #6, 6+) and Cumulus Media alternative WKQX (#20 to #14). “The Mix” was -1.0 in March/April (5.4 – 5.2 – 4.4, 6+). For the seventh successive ratings period, WKQX is within 2.0 – 2.9 territory (2.9 – 2.4 – 2.2 – 2.3 – 2.4 – 2.0 – 2.5, 6+). While WTMX and WKQX gain one-half share, Univision Radio’s WVIV “Latino Mix 93.5” regresses by that margin (1.5 – 1.0, #28, 6+). Having more than doubled (+.8) its 6+ AQH share in seven straight sweeps without a loss (.7 – .7 – .8 – .8 – .9 – 1.0 – 1.1 – 1.5, 6+), Window to the World Communications classical WFMT sputters by three-tenths to 1.2 (#23 to #26, 6+).

San Francisco

Spoken-Word Formats. Despite picking up one-tenth (1.8 – 1.9, 6+), Cumulus Media-owned KSFO “560 – The Bay Area’s Exclusive Hot Talk” departs the top twenty (#19 to #21). In three straight sweeps without an increase, co-owned news/talk KGO has a net loss of four-tenths (1.8 – 1.8 – 1.5 – 1.4, flat at #24, 6+). The November 2019 through May 2020 trending for iHeartMedia-owned KKSF-AM “Real Talk 910 – Think Forward” is: .2 – .2 – .1 – .1 – .2 – .2 – .2 – .1 (#31 to #33, 6+).

Curtailing three straight drops that led to a -2.7 (4.8 – 3.5 – 3.0 – 2.1, 6+) with a +.2 to 2.3 (6+), Cumulus Media-owned KNBR-AM “The Sports Leader” advances from #16 to #14. After being up one-tenth in consecutive reports (1.5 – 1.6 – 1.7, 6+), Entercom’s similarly-formatted KGMZ “95.7 The Game” has lost eight-tenths in three straight downturns (1.7 – 1.4 – 1.0 – .9, #26 to #28, 6+).

On top the past three reports and an overall +2.2 in four successive up or flat moves (7.7 – 8.4 – 8.7 – 9.9 – 9.9, 6+), Entercom all-news KCBS-AM falters by -1.4 to 8.5 (first-place tie to second, 6+).

Eight recent (6+) fluctuations for KQED include: -1.2 (September/October); +1.6 (November/December); -1.2 (“Holiday” 2019); +1.2 (January 2020); -.9 (February); +1.5 (March); +1.8 in April; and now -1.2 in May (9.9 – 8.7, 6+). Despite the loss, the California Public Broadcasting news/talk breaks the first-place tie with KCBS-AM and has sole possession of the top spot. KQED was San Francisco’s first-place finisher in June, July, August, and tied at the top (with KCBS-AM) in September. San Francisco Unified School District’s KALW “91.7 Local Public Radio” forfeits April’s increase of two-tenths (.7 – .9 – .7, flat at #29, 6+).

San Francisco Music Formats – Unchanged at #3, iHeartMedia adult contemporary KISQ “98.1 The Breeze – Relaxing Favorites At Work” is an overall +1.5 through five successive positive spikes (3.7 – 4.3 – 4.4 – 4.5 – 5.1 – 5.2, 6+). Prior to April 2020, the last time “The Breeze” reached the five-share level was March 2019 (5.0). Stuck on 1.8 (6+) in January and February and then on 1.6 (6+) in March and April, co-owned KOSF “iHeart 80s @ 103.7” breaks out a half-share increase to 2.1 (#19, 6+), its best 6+-showing since last October’s 2.3. Pushing up from eighth to seventh, Alpha Media classic hits-oldies KBAY “94.5 Bay FM The Bay’s Greatest Hits” gains eight-tenths in three straight up or flat moves (2.2 – 2.4 – 3.0 – 3.0, 6+). Without a loss the past four ratings periods for a net improvement of six-tenths (2.4 – 2.6 – 2.6 – 2.7 – 3.0, 6+), University of Southern California-owned classical KDFC returns that increase in its entirety (2.4, -.6, 6+) and falls off the top ten (#8 to #12). Linked with KDFC at #12 is iHeartMedia-owned hot AC KIOI “Star 101.3.” By adding one-tenth to 2.4 (#15 to #12, 6+), “Star” suspends five straight down or flat trends that accounted for an overall -1.3 (3.6 – 3.2 – 3.2 – 2.9 – 2.9 – 2.3, 6+). Meanwhile, Entercom’s similarly-formatted KLLC “Alice @ 97.3” is a combined -1.4 in April/May (4.2 – 3.3 – 2.8, seventh to ninth, 6+). “Alice” is tied with Bonneville’s KMVQ “99.7 Now – The Bay’s #1 For All The Hits,” which was an overall -1.8 in three straight declines (4.5 – 4.4 – 3.7 – 2.7, 6+). In May, however, KMVQ pulls the plug with a +.1 to 2.8 (tenth to ninth, 6+).

Dallas

Spoken-Word Formats – After logging a very consistent December 2019 through April 2020 topline of 4.1 – 3.8 – 3.8 – 4.0 – 3.9 – 4.1, Cumulus Media’s WBAP “News Talk 820” stumbles by nine-tenths to 3.2 (6+) and fades from the top ten (#6 to #15). Tied at #35 – as they were in April – are WBAP cluster-mate KLIF-AM “570 News & Information” and Salem Media Group-owned KSKY “660 AM The Answer.” KLIF-AM is trending .5 – .5 – .5 – .6 – .4 – .4 (“Holiday” 2019 through May 2020, 6+), while KSKY is .4 – .5 – .4 – .5 – .4 – .4 (6+) in that same stretch.

Off one-tenth (1.7 – 1.6, 6+), Entercom sports talk KRLD-FM “105.3 The Fan” repeats at #21. Stuck on 1.4 (6+) in March and April, Cumulus Media’s KTCK “The Ticket – All Sports All The Time” adds one-tenth to 1.5 (flat at #23, 6+). Via three straight dips (1.2 – 1.0 – .7 – .6, 6+), Disney/ESPN’s KESN had its 6+ AQH share sliced in half (-.6), but “103.3 ESPN Dallas” is up two-tenths to .8 (#34 to #31, 6+).

Down a combined six-tenths in April/May (1.8 – 1.4 – 1.2, 6+), Entercom news-talk hybrid KRLD-AM “News Radio 1080” slumps from #23 to #28.

After gaining six-tenths in March (2.8 – 3.4, 6+), North Texas Public Broadcasting news/talk KERA is off eight-tenths in April/May (3.4 – 2.8 – 2.6 , flat at #17, 6+).

Dallas Music Formats – A combined -1.0 in March/April (6.3 – 6.0 – 5.3, 6+), iHeartMedia CHR KHKS not only erases that deficit completely with a +1.3 to 6.6 (6+), “106.1 Kiss-FM” marches from the runner-up slot to #1. It supplants Salem Media Group contemporary Christian KLTY “Your Life … Inspired,” which had been on top the past four reports. KLTY is -1.0 in April/May (7.0 – 6.7 – 6.0, 6+) and shifts to #2. Following its combined -1.3 in November/December (6.6 – 5.6 – 5.3, 6+), KLTY was +1.6 in “Holiday” 2019 (5.3 – 6.9, 6+). Up or flat the third time in a row including May’s +1.2, iHeartMedia classic rock KZPS “Lone Star 92.5” crosses the five-share mark (3.8 – 3.8 – 3.9 – 5.1, eighth to third, 6+). The three most recent shifts by Entercom classic hits-oldies KLUV “98.7 Nobody Plays More 80s” are +.5 (4.6 – 5.1, March, 6+); -1.0 (5.1 – 4.1, April, 6+); and now +.9 in May (4.1 – 5.0, sixth to fourth, 6+). A collective -1.0 in three straight drops (4.7 – 4.6 – 4.5 – 3.7, 6+), Cumulus Media country-formatted KPLX “99.5 The Wolf” interrupts the slide with a +.2 to 3.9 (6+) and reenters the top ten (#11 to #7). KPLX lost a combined half-share in October/November (4.4 – 4.0 – 3.9, 6+), but fully negated that deficit with a December increase of one-half share. Improving by one-half share each are Estrella Media-owned KBOC “Luna 98.3” (#18) and Univision Radio Spanish contemporary KDXX “Latino Mix” (1.7, #19, 6+). “Luna” nets seven-tenths in three straight up or flat moves (1.3 – 1.3 – 1.5 – 2.0, 6+), while “Latino Mix” regains the one-half share it lost in March/April (1.6 – 1.6 – 1.2, 6+). Meanwhile, regressing by six-tenths each are iHeartMedia adult contemporary KDGE “Star 102.1” (3.8 – 3.2, #9 to #15, 6+) and Estrella Media regional Mexican KZZA “La Ranchera 106.7” (2.0 – 1.4, #18 to #25, 6+). Frozen on 4.7 (6+) in February and March, “Star” surrendered nine-tenths in April. Off three-tenths in February/March (1.5 – 1.3 – 1.2, 6+), “La Ranchera” answered with an April gain of eight-tenths.

Houston                              

Spoken-Word Formats – On the heels of April’s +1.7 (4.6 – 6.3, 6+), iHeartMedia news/talk KTRH “News Radio 740” drops three-tenths to 6.0 (third to fifth, 6+). Down two-tenths in March/April (.4 – .4 – .2, 6+), co-owned KPRC “AM 950 – Houston’s More Stimulating Talk Radio” adds one-tenth in May (.3, #28 to #27, 6+).

In three straight drops, Entercom’s KILT-AM lost seven-tenths (1.7 – 1.2 – 1.2 – 1.0, 6+), but “Sports Radio 610” curtails the slide with a +.1 to 1.1 (flat at #22, 6+). Doubling (+.3) its 6+ AQH share in three successive up or flat moves (.3 – .5 – .6 – .6, 6+), iHeartMedia’s KBME “Sports Talk 790” repeats at #25. Unchanged at #27, Gow Communications’ sports talk KFNC “ESPN 97.5” has lost four-tenths in seven straight sweeps without an increase (.7 -.5 – .4 – .4 – .3 – .3 – .3 – .3, 6+).

Off a collective eight-tenths in three consecutive losses (3.7 – 3.4 – 3.1 – 2.9, 6+), University of Houston news/talk KUHF slips from #14 to #17.

Houston Music Formats – Progressing seven-tenths each are iHeartMedia adult contemporary KODA “Sunny 99.1” (6.2, fifth to fourth, 6+) and Entercom adult hits KKHH “95.7 The Spot” (5.2, eighth to sixth). After four successive sweeps at #1, KODA fell to #2 in March. May’s increase applies the brakes to four straight downturns that led to an overall -6.1 (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. In three successive up or flat trends, “The Spot” was +1.2 (4.4 – 5.1 – 5.1 – 5.6, 6+), but eroded by -1.1 in April. Tied at #1 are Univision Radio regional Mexican KLTN “Que Buena 102.9” (7.0, -1.4, #1 the third time in a  row, 6+) and Cox Media Group classic rock KGLK “The Eagle” (flat at 7.0, second to first, 6+). A combined +2.7 in March/April, KLTN crossed the eight-share level (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+), “The Eagle” rebounded with an April +1.2. Owing to four spikes in a row, iHeartMedia alternative KTBZ was a collective +1.8 and crossed the five-share level (3.5 – 3.8 – 4.1 – 4.3 – 5.3, 6+), but “94.5 The Buzz” drops three-tenths to 5.0 (sixth to seventh, 6+). Gaining three-tenths and two-tenths, respectively, are Cox Media Group’s KKBQ “93-Q Country” (3.6, #12 to #11, 6+) and Entercom country KILT-FM “100.3 The Bull” (3.2 – 3.4, #13 to #12, 6+). KKBQ was -1.3 in March/April (4.6 – 3.9 – 3.3, 6+) and replaced its combined -1.0 in December/ “Holiday” 2019 (4.5 – 3.9 – 3.5, 6+) with a January 2020 +1.1. Up four-tenths in March (3.5 – 3.9, 6+), “The Bull” regressed by seven-tenths in April.

Atlanta

Spoken-Word Formats – In four consecutive hefty increases, WSB-AM was +5.9 (8.0 – 10.0 – 11.4 – 12.9 – 13.9, 6+); however, the Cox Media Group news/talk station forfeits nearly half that bounty (11.1, -2.8, 6+). Even so, WSB-AM is #1 the 11th straight sweep. April’s 13.9 marked the first time in the PPM-era that any Atlanta station reached the 13-share level (6+). Off two-tenths (1.2 – 1.0, 6+), Salem Media Group-owned WGKA “AM 920 The Answer” slips from #20 to #24. Regressing by two-tenths as well is Entercom’s WAOK “1380 The Voice of the Community” (.6 – .4, #27 to #29, 6+). Meanwhile, iHeartMedia-owned WGST “Talk Radio 640” logs a .2 (6+) the fifth time in a row and seventh time in the last eight sweeps (#31 to #33, 6+).

An overall -1.3 in four straight down or flat moves (4.6 – 3.9 – 3.4 – 3.3 – 3.3, 6+), Entercom sports talk WZGC “92.9 The Game” falls from eighth to tenth. By gaining four-tenths to 1.4 (6+), Dickey Broadcasting’s WCNN suspends eight sweeps in succession without an increase that led to a -1.7 (2.7 – 2.5 – 1.8 – 1.7 – 1.3 – 1.2 – 1.0 – 1.0 – 1.0, 6+) and returns to the top twenty (#23 to #20).

After eroding by -1.1 in April, City of Atlanta Board of Education’s WABE picks up one-tenth (2.2 – 2.3, 6+) and repeats at #16. The “Holiday” 2019 through May 2020 topline for Georgia State University news/talk WRAS is: .6 – .7 – .6 – .7 – .5 – .5 (#29 to #27, 6+).

Atlanta Music Formats – This time, it’s Cox Media Group adult contemporary WSB-FM (rather than news/talk sibling WSB-AM) that records a big increase as “B-98.5” hangs out a +1.4 to 4.7 (eighth to fifth, 6+). WSB-FM was -2.1 in March/April (5.4 – 5.1 – 3.3, 6+). Within 6.0 – 6.9 range (6+) the eighth time in a row (6.5 – 6.7 – 6.3 – 6.0 – 6.2 – 6.4 – 6.0 – 6.9, 6+), Entercom urban contemporary WVEE “V-103 The People’s Station” continues in fourth-place. Notching gains of six-tenths are Cox Media Group classic hits-oldies WSRV “97.1 The River” (steady at #3) and Cumulus Media CHR WWWQ “Q-99.7” (2.3 – 2.9, #14 to #13, 6+). Three straight sweeps without a loss by “The River” yield a +2.2 (5.8 – 6.4 – 7.4 – 8.0, 6+). With the gain of six-tenths, WWWQ rebounds from April’s -1.1. 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, 6+) for the first time since June (4.0, 6+). Up one-half share each are iHeartMedia country-formatted WUBL “94.9 The Bull” (3.8, steady at #8, 6+) and Entercom hot AC WSTR “Star 94.1” (2.1, #18 to #17, 6+). “The Bull” lost three-tenths in three straight sweeps without an increase (3.6 – 3.5 – 3.5 – 3.3, 6+), while “Star” had been a collective -2.7 via four consecutive downturns (4.3 – 2.6 – 2.3 – 2.1 – 1.6, 6+). Unchanged in seventh-place, Radio One gospel WPZE “Praise 102.5 Atlanta’s Inspiration Station” records its sixth straight report without a loss for a +1.3 (2.8 – 2.8 – 3.2 – 3.2 – 3.8 – 4.0 – 4.1, 6+). In three straight down or flat sweeps, co-owned urban contemporary WHTA was off six-tenths (3.7 – 3.6 – 3.6 – 3.1, 6+), but “Hot 107.9” picks up two-tenths to 3.3 (#11 to #10, 6+). A whopping +3.8 in March/April (5.5 – 5.9 – 9.3, 6+), Cox Media Group urban AC WALR “104.1 Kiss FM – Atlanta’s R&B” falters by nine-tenths to 8.4 (6+) but continues in the runner-up slot. At the same time that JDJ Communications urban contemporary WWSZ “Streetz 94.5” debuts with a 2.0 (#18), iHeartMedia alternative WRDA, which was trending .9 – .9 – .9 – 1.0 (6+), disappears from print.

Philadelphia

Spoken-Word Formats – Immediately after scoring an April gain of three-tenths, Entercom-owned WPHT “Talk Radio 1210” forfeits four-tenths (2.0 – 1.6, #18 to #19, 6+). Down or flat the past four sweeps 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” halts the skid with a +.2 to 1.0 (6+) and remains at #24.

Down one-tenth in back-to-back reports (5.8 – 5.7 – 5.6, 6+), WIP “Sports Radio 94.1” answers with a gain of three-tenths to 5.9 (fifth to fourth, 6+). Before falling to third in December, the Entercom sports talk station had been #1 three months in a row. Following three straight slips that accounted for a -1.9 (3.3 – 2.9 – 2.1 – 1.4, 6+), Beasley Media Group-owned WPEN-FM “97.5 The Fanatic” adds two-tenths to 1.6 (#20 to #19, 6+).

A combined +2.6 in March/April (4.7 – 6.6 – 7.3, 6+), Entercom-owned KYW “News Radio 1060” craters by -1.5 to 5.8 (second to fifth, 6+).

Directly following its cumulative +2.1 in three straight gains (3.3 – 4.5 – 4.9 – 5.4, 6+), public radio news/talk WHYY is -1.0 in April/May (5.4 – 4.5 – 4.4 (flat at #8, 6+). WHYY was +.7 in December and -.7 in “Holiday” 2019.

Philadelphia Music Formats – Displaying improvements of seven-tenths are Beasley Media Group classic rock and adult hits cluster-mates WMGK “Classic Rock 102.9 MGK” (steady at #2) and WBEN-FM “95.7 BEN-FM” (3.1, #15 to #13, 6+). WMGK is a collective +2.5 in five straight sweeps without a loss (5.5 – 6.2 – 6.4 – 7.3 – 7.3 – 8.0, 6+). “Classic Rock 102.9 MGK” answered “Holiday” 2019’s -2.0 with a January improvement of seven-tenths. “BEN-FM” was -1.9 in March/April (4.3 – 4.1 – 2.4, 6+). Still in that Beasley Media Group cluster, WMMR “93.3 Everything That Rocks” improves by one-half share (fourth to third), as does Entercom classic hits-oldies WOGL “Nobody Plays More 80s” (seventh to sixth). WMMR is in an alternating up/down pattern: 6.9 – 7.0 – 6.8 – 7.3 (6+). In five straight sweeps without a loss, WOGL nets six-tenths (4.6 – 4.6 – 4.6 – 4.7 – 4.7 – 5.2, 6+). Although down three-tenths – following April’s robust +2.9 (6.3 – 9.2 – 8.9, 6+) – iHeartMedia urban AC WDAS-FM “Philly’s Best R&B and Throwbacks” repeats at #1. Entercom’s WTDY “Today’s Hits 96.5 TDY” is -1.5 via three straight decreases (2.7 – 2.2 – 1.4 – -1.2, #20 to #21, 6+). Before picking up one-half share in February, WTDY was without an increase four straight reports for a net decline of nine-tenths (3.1 – 2.9 – 2.5 – 2.4 – 2.2, 6+). Five consecutive setbacks by Entercom-owned adult contemporary WBEB have resulted in a collective –15.6 or roughly 84% loss of its 6+ AQH share (18.6 – 6.1 – 5.1 – 4.8 – 3.4 – 3.0, 6+), as “B-101.1 More Music/More Variety” slumps from #11 to #15. This comes directly following its +13.2 in December/“Holiday” 2019 (5.4 – 8.9 – 18.6, 6+). Moreover, this marks the first time in the 30 head-to-head battles between WBEB and iHeartMedia’s similarly-formatted WISX “106.1 The Breeze,” that “The Breeze” (3.1 – 3.2, +.1, #14 to #11, 6+) has emerged victorious.

Long Island

Spoken-Word Formats – April’s +2.9 to 6.7 (6+) propelled iHeartMedia news/talk WOR from eighth to first, but “710 The Voice of New York” is -1.0 in May (5.7, #1 to #3, 6+). Down one-tenth through three straight sweeps without an increase (1.2 – 1.1 – 1.1 – 1.1, Red Apple Media news/talk WABC halts the skid with a gain of two-tenths to 1.3 (flat at #24, 6+).

Despite picking up two-tenths to 3.0 (6+), thus curtailing three straight drops that resulted in a -3.0 (5.8 – 4.7 – 4.1 – 2.8, 6+), Entercom sports talk WFAN-FM falls from #10 to #11. Its internet stream, which doubled its March .5 to 1.0 (6+), returns that increase in its entirety (.5, #26 to #29, 6+). Similarly-programmed WEPN “98.7 ESPN New York” is unlisted in Long Island the fifth month in a row. WEPN was a combined -.5 in December/“Holiday” 2019 (2.7 – 2.5 – 2.2, #15, 6+).

A combined +1.8 in March/April (3.5 – 5.2 – 5.3, 6+), Entercom’s all-news WINS erodes by -1.1 (4.2, 6+) but repeats at #5. Co-owned/similarly-formatted WCBS-AM records a decrease of nine-tenths (3.4 – 2.5, 6+) and exits the top ten (#9 to #13).

Off one-half share in March/April (1.6 – 1.4 – 1.1, 6+), WNYC Broadcasting Foundation public radio news/talk WNYC-FM slips from #23 to #26.

Long Island Music Formats – It’s a #1/#2 finish for classic rock as Cox Media Group’s WBAB “102.3 Long Island’s Only Classic Rock” is an overall +2.8 via three straight spikes including May’s +1.2 (4.6 – 4.7 – 6.2 – 7.4, second to first, 6+), while iHeartMedia classic rock WAXQ “Q-104.3” drops two-tenths (6.2 – 6.0, 6+) but continues at #2. WAXQ’s May decrease discontinues five straight positive or neutral trends that yielded a +2.7 (3.5 – 3.6 – 3.6 – 4.2 – 4.4 – 6.2, 6+). With a March – April – May Long Island topline of .6 – 1.0 – 2.0 (6+), Spanish Broadcasting System Spanish contemporary WPAT “Amor 93.1” checks in at #16. Boasting gains of nine-tenths are Connoisseur Media-owned hot AC WALK-FM “97.5 Real Variety” (3.0, #14 to #11, 6+) and Emmis urban AC WBLS “107.5 #1 For R&B” (3.1, #12 to #10). As a result of four successive drops, WALK-FM lost roughly 80% (-8.2) of its 6+ AQH share (10.3 – 4.4 – 3.8 – 3.6 – 2.1, 6+). It had a “Holiday” 2019-only stay at #1. Entering the January sweep, WALK-FM 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+), WBLS was -2.4 in March/April (4.6 – 3.3 – 2.2, 6+). WALK-FM’s classic hits-oldies sibling, WBZO “103.1 Max FM,” is up nine-tenths in April/May (2.5 – 2.7 – 3.4, #11 to #9, 6+). An overall -7.9 in four straight Long Island drops (9.7 – 3.2 – 2.8 – 2.6 – 1.8, 6+), iHeartMedia New York City adult contemporary WLTW “Lite FM” answers with a +.6 to 2.4 (#18 to #15, 6+). Notching gains of one-half share are Spanish Broadcasting System Spanish tropical WSKQ “Mega 97.9” (1.5 – 2.0, #21 to #16, 6+) and Fordham University triple A WFUV “90.7 Music Discovery Starts Here” (.6 – 1.1, #26). WSKQ nearly doubled (+1.1) its 6+ AQH share via three straight spikes (1.3 – 1.4 – 1.8 – 2.4, 6+), but dropped nine-tenths in April. After being an overall +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 “101.1 New York’s Greatest Hits” is a combined -2.1 in April/May (7.0 – 6.0 – 4.9, flat at #4, 6+). WCBS-FM occupied the lead position in February and March. Cox Media Group-owned CHR WBLI “Long Island’s #1 For All The Hits” is in alternating up/down pattern that began in November (4.9 – 5.0 – 4.6 – 4.7 – 4.0 – 4.4 – 3.8 – 4.0, eighth to sixth, 6+). Meanwhile, iHeartMedia New York City’s similarly-formatted WHTZ “Z-100” is -1.9 in four straight Long Island sweeps without an increase (5.5 – 5.1 – 4.7 – 3.9 – 3.6, seventh to eighth, 6+).

Riverside

Spoken-Word Formats – Unlisted the eighth time in a row is iHeartMedia news talk KKDD “1290 News Talk IE,” which posted a .1 (6+) last August, September, and October.

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 the second straight month. Similarly-formatted/Los Angeles Angels-owned (LAA 1, LLC) KLAA “Angels Radio AM 830” does not appear in print the 30th sweep in succession.

A combined +.4 in March/April (1.0 -1.3 – 1.4, 6+), San Bernardino Community College public radio news/talk KVCR plummets by -1.0 to .4 (#11 to #14, 6+). It is tied with Pasadena City College news/talk KPCC “The Voice of Southern California,” which is trending .3 – .3 – .5 – .4, February 2020 – May 2020, #16 to #14 (6+).

Riverside Music Formats – The three most recent fluctuations by Entercom country outlet KFRG are +.5 (March); -.8 (April); and now +1.9 in May as “K-Frog 95.1” crosses the six-share level (4.8 – 5.3 – 4.5 – 6.4, fourth to second, 6+). 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. Doubling (+2.3) its 6+ AQH share through five successive spikes (2.3 – 3.1 – 3.3 – 3.6 – 4.4 – 4.6, 6+), Estrella Media regional Mexican KRQB “Que Buena 96.1” remains at #5. In an alternating up/down pattern that commenced in “Holiday” 2019 (1.3 – 1.7 – 1.1 – 1.3 – 1.0 – 1.8, 6+), Univision Radio Spanish adult hits KRCD “Recuerdo” climbs from #12 to #11. While #1 the eighth time in a row, Entravision Spanish adult hits KLYY “Jose” surrenders nine-tenths (9.6 – 8.7, 6+). “Jose” demolished its February/March -.9 (7.9 – 7.5 – 7.0, 6+) with an April +2.6. January’s +.9 interrupted December/“Holiday” 2019’s -1.2 (8.2 – 7.9 – 7.0, 6+). Via five straight positive spikes, Good News Radio contemporary Christian KSGN essentially doubled (+2.8) its 6+ AQH share (2.9 – 3.8 – 4.0 – 4.2 – 4.6 – 5.7, 6+), but “Family Friendly 89.7” forfeits eight-tenths to 4.9 (third to fourth, 6+). In an alternating down/up pattern (6.2 – 6.0 – 6.2 – 5.7, February through May, 6+) Anaheim Broadcasting classic hits-oldies KOLA drops from second to third. 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 12th time in a row.

San Jose

Spoken-Word Formats – After more than doubling (+1.6) its 6+ AQH share through three straight gains (1.3 – 2.0 – 2.6 – 2.9, 6+), Cumulus Media news/talk KGO is -1.0 in April/May (2.9 – 2.3 – 1.9, #13 to #18, 6+). Down six-tenths in April, co-owned/similarly-formatted KSFO “560 – The Bay Area’s Exclusive Hot Talk” recaptures two-tenths (.8 – 1.0, flat at #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 in back-to-back reports (2.8 – 2.9 – 3.0, tenth to ninth, 6+). Without an increase the fourth time in a row for a net loss of eight-tenths (2.7 – 2.6 – 2.5 – 1.9 – 1.9, 6+), Entercom’s similarly-formatted KGMZ “95.7 The Game” slips from #16 to #18.

In three straight gains, KCBS-AM was a collective +2.5 (4.4 – 5.0 – 5.7 – 6.9, 6+), but the Entercom all-news operation is now -1.1 in April/May (6.9 – 6.4 – 5.8, flat at ##3, 6+). KCBS-AM was -.5 (October); +.7 (November); -.8 (December); and -.7 (“Holiday” 2019).

A combined +2.8 in March/April (6.5 – 7.4 – 9.3, 6+), Northern California Public Broadcasting news/talk KQED spirals by nine-tenths to 8.4 (6+), dipping from a first-place tie to second. KQED was -1.2 in December/“Holiday 2019 (6.9 – 6.5 – 5.7, 6+) and had a November-only stay at #1. Following three straight advances in which it more than doubled (+1.0) its 6+ AQH share (.7 – .8 – 1.1 – 1.7, 6+), San Francisco Unified School District news/talk KALW drops three-tenths to 1.4 (#18 to #21, 6+).

San Jose Music Formats – Tying Entercom Riverside country outlet KFRG (see above) for largest (6+) April 2020 – May 2020 increase is Alpha Media-owned hot AC KEZR “Mix 106.5 Today’s Best Music” (3.3 – 5.2, +1.9, ninth to fifth, 6+). “Mix” was -2.8 in March/April (6.1 – 5.0 – 3.3, 6+). When KEZR added seven-tenths in February, it curtailed 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” is -1.4 in April/May (3.5 – 2.7 – 2.1, #12 to #14, 6+). Elsewhere in the hot AC format, iHeartMedia’s KIOI “Star 101.3” is -2.7 as a result of six consecutive sweeps without an increase (3.9 – 3.5 – 3.2 – 2.6 – 2.0 – 1.4 – 1.2, #21 to #24, 6+). More than doubling (+1.2) its 6+ AQH share since March and traversing the two-share mark (.9 – 1.0 – 2.1, 6+), Entercom rhythmic hot AC KRBQ “Q-102.1 The Bay’s Old School” cracks the top twenty at #14. 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 – 5.4, flat at #4, 6+). In April, “K-Fox The South Bay’s Classic Rock” reached the five-share level (5.4, 6+) for the first time since June 2019’s 5.3. On top the seventh report in a row, including April’s tie with public radio news/talk KQED (see above), Alpha Media classic hits-oldies KBAY racks up a +3 to 9.6 (6+). “Bay FM – The Bay’s Greatest Hits” was -.5 (February); +.5 (March); and +1.2 in April (8.1 – 7.6 – 8.1 – 9.3, 6+). It was a combined +1.5 in “Holiday” 2019/January 2020 (6.6 – 7.4 – 8.1, 6+). Owing to three San Jose drops in succession, including May’s -1.2, Entercom adult contemporary KOIT-FM “96.5 Today’s Hits & Yesterday’s Favorites” is a collective -1.9 and falls below a four-share (5.2 – 4.8 – 4.5 – 3.3, fifth to eighth, 6+). An overall +2.3 in three straight bumps (2.2 – 2.5 – 3.7 – 4.5, 6+), iHeartMedia’s similarly-formatted KISQ “98.1 The Breeze – Relaxing Favorites At Work” is off one-tenth to 4.4 (fifth to seventh, 6+). University of Southern California classical KDFC, which was a combined +1.1 in March/April (2.6 – 2.9 – 3.7, 6+), falters by nine-tenths to 2.8 (eighth to tenth, 6+). A collective -1.4 through three consecutive drops (3.3 – 2.8 – 2.3 – 1.9, #20, 6+), Univision Radio regional Mexican KSOL “Que Buena” is unlisted the fourth month in a row.

Middlesex-Somerset-Union

Spoken-Word Formats – Anchored in third-place, Townsquare Media news/talk WKXW “New Jersey 101.5” is +1.6 in three straight jumps (5.2 – 6.0 – 6.7 – 6.8, 6+). After surrendering two-tenths in March (1.6 – 1.4, 6+), iHeartMedia news/talk WOR “710 The Voice of New York” is up one-half share in April/May (1.4 – 1.8 – 1.9, #20 to #18, 6+). In that same timeframe, Red Apple Media news/talk WABC garners four-tenths (.5 – .8 – .9, flat at #24, 6+).

Up two-tenths in March, Entercom sports talk WFAN-FM is -1.6 in April/May (4.2 – 2.9 – 2.6, #11 to #14, 6+). WFAN-FM was +1.4 (January) and -1.0 (February). Similarly-programmed WEPN “98.7 ESPN New York,” which was off six-tenths in “Holiday” 2019 (2.7 – 2.1, #17 to #19, 6+), is unlisted in Middlesex the fifth consecutive month.

Without a loss the past four sweeps for a net gain of one-half share (1.9 – 2.1 – 2.1 – 2.4 – 2.4, 6+), Entercom all-news WCBS-AM drops three-tenths to 2.1 (#15 to #16, 6+). Co-owned/similarly-formatted WINS, which was +1.0 in March/April (1.2 – 1.6 – 2.2, 6+), surrenders 80% of that increase (1.4, -.8, 6+) and departs the top twenty (#16 to #21).

By following its April gain of two-tenths (2.9 – 3.1, 6+) with a May deficit of eight-tenths to 2.3 (6+), WNYC Broadcasting Foundation public radio news/talk WNYC-FM tumbles from #10 to #15.

Middlesex-Somerset-Union Music Formats – In the Spanish Broadcasting System cluster, Spanish contemporary WPAT “Amor 93.1” dials up a +1.2 (3.2, #18 to #11, 6+), while Spanish tropical sibling WSKQ “La Mega 97.9” advances by +1.1 (3.7, #14 to #7, 6+). As a result of three setbacks in a row, WPAT lost exactly 50% (-2.0) of its 6+ AQH share (4.0 – 3.8 – 3.5 – 2.0, 6+); “La Mega” was off nine-tenths in March/April (3.5 – 3.4 – 2.6, 6+). A combined -1.3 in March/April (5.4 – 4.7 – 4.1, 6+), iHeartMedia CHR WHTZ answers with a May +1.0 to 5.1 (seventh to fifth, 6+). “Z-100” was +1.0 in January/February (4.4 – 5.3 – 5.4, 6+). As a result of three straight declines, WNYC Broadcasting Foundation’s WQXR plummeted by -1.2 (1.4 – .7 – .5 – .2, 6+), but the classical outlet bounces back with a gain of nine-tenths to 1.1 (#23, 6+). Albeit -1.2 to 11.2 (6+), iHeartMedia classic rock WAXQ “Q-104.3” is #1 the fifth report in succession. May’s loss concludes four consecutive upticks that produced a whopping +6.7 (5.6 – 7.0 – 7.4 – 7.7 – 12.4, 6+). Its 12.4 in April tied adult contemporary cluster-mate WLTW “Lite FM” for Middlesex-Somerset-Union’s highest 6+-share recorded in the PPM-era. Regressing by eight-tenths are the aforementioned WLTW “Lite FM” (seventh to tenth) and Entercom hot AC WNEW-FM “NEW 102.7” (fifth to seventh). “Lite FM” is -1.2 in April/May (4.5 – 4.1 – 3.3, 6+), while WNEW-FM is -1.0 in that same timeframe (4.7 – 4.5 – 3.7, 6+). Directly after posting an April +1.2 to 8.1 (6+), Entercom classic hits-oldies WCBS-FM “101.1 New York’s Greatest Hits” relinquishes half that increase (7.5, -.6, flat at #2, 6+). In three straight sweeps without a loss, WBLS was +1.2 (4.9 – 5.4 – 5.4 – 6.1, 6+), but the Emmis urban AC is down one-tenth to 6.0 (steady at #4, 6+).

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