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June 2021 PPM Ratings Takeaways – Part Four

| July 18, 2021

June 2021 PPM Data – Information for the June 2021 survey period has been released for Austin; Raleigh; Indianapolis; Milwaukee; Nashville; Providence; Norfolk; Jacksonville; West Palm Beach; Greensboro; Memphis; and Hartford.

Nielsen Audio’s June 2021 sweep covered May 27 – June 23.

Mike Kinosian provides “Takeaways” for spoken-word stations finishing in their respective markets’ top twenty. He also cites each particular city’s #1 station (6+) and loftiest (6+) upticks and drop-offs.

All comparisons noted are May 2021 – June 2021 (6+).

AUSTIN

News/Talk: Waterloo Media-operated KLBJ-AM “News Radio” 4.9 – 4.0, -.9, fifth to ninth

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Genuine Austin Radio’s KTXX “The Horn” 1.7 – 1.5, -.2, #17 to #18

Public Radio News/Talk: University of Texas-owned KUT 9.0 – 8.1, -.9, locked in second-place

Number One 6+: Waterloo Media-operated adult hits KBPA, fourth month in a row, 11.1 – 11.5, +.4

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Increase: Spanish adult hits KLJA (+1.3)

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Decrease: triple A KUTX (-1.1)

RALEIGH

News/Talk: iHeartMedia’s WTKK “106.1 FM Talk” 5.2 – 5.8, +.6, remains in sixth-place

Curtis Media Group-owned WPTF “News Radio 680” 2.1 – 2.3, +.2, #14 to #15

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Capitol Broadcasting’s WCMC-FM “99.9 FM The Fan” 1.8 – 2.4, +.6, #15 to #14

Public Radio News/Talk: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill-owned WUNC 10.0 – 10.2, +.2, #1

Number One 6+: public radio news/talk WUNC, eighth straight month, 10.0 – 10.2, +.2

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Increase: gospel WNNL (+.8)

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Decrease: adult hits WBBB (-.8)

INDIANAPOLIS

News/Talk: Emmis’ WIBC “93.1 FM Indy’s Mobile News” 6.9 – 7.0, +.1, third to second

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Emmis-owned WFNI “The Fan” steady at 5.7, seventh to sixth

iHeartMedia’s WNDE “Fox Sports 1260” .4 – .5, +.1, flat at #20

Public Radio News/Talk: Metropolitan Indianapolis Public Broadcasting’s WFYI 4.9 – 5.6, +.7, ninth to seventh

Number One 6+: Cumulus Media adult hits WJJK, fifth successive month, 10.4 – 10.7, +.3

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Increase: public radio news/talk WFYI (+.7)

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Decrease: classic rock WFBQ (-1.4)

MILWAUKEE

News/Talk: Good Karma Brands-owned WTMJ “Wisconsin’s Radio Station” (Brewers) 9.2 – 8.9, -.3, #1

iHeartMedia’s WISN “News Talk 1130” 6.6 – 6.5, -.1, third to fourth

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: iHeartMedia’s WRNW “97.3 The Game” unchanged at 1.7, #14 to #15

Good Karma Brands’ WKTI “ESPN Milwaukee” steady at .8, #19 to #20

Audacy-owned WSSP “1250 AM The Fan” unchanged at .8, #19 to #20

Public Radio News/Talk: University of Wisconsin-owned WUWM 4.6 – 4.0, -.6, ninth to tenth

Number One 6+: Good Karma Brands news/talk WTMJ, third straight month, 9.2 – 8.9, -.3

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Increase: hot AC WMYX (+.7)

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Decrease: classic hits-oldies WRIT (-.8)

NASHVILLE

News/Talk: Cumulus Media’s WWTN “Super Talk 99.7” 6.7 – 6.5, -.2, fourth to fifth

iHeartMedia-owned WLAC “Talk Radio 1510” 1.9 – 1.7, -.2, locked at #17

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Cumulus Media’s WGFX “104.5 The Zone” 3.3 – 2.4, -.9, #11 to #14

Cromwell Radio Group-owned WPRT “102.5 The Game” flat at .9, #19 to #18

Public Radio News/Talk: Nashville Public Radio’s WPLN-FM 4.0 – 3.8, -.2, remains at #10

Number One 6+: Midwest Communications adult hits WCJK, sixth successive month, 8.7 – 9.3, +.6

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Increase: country WSIX (+1.5)

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Decrease: urban contemporary WUBT (-1.3)

PROVIDENCE

News/Talk: Cumulus Media’s WPRO-AM & WEAN “News Talk 630 AM & 99.7 FM” 4.6 – 3.9, -.7, seventh to eighth

iHeartMedia-owned WHJJ “News Radio 920” .9 – 2.0, +1.1, #19 to #13

News – Talk: iHeartMedia’s WBZ-AM “1030 News Radio” 1.3 – 1.5, +.2, #13 to #15

Sports Talk: Beasley Media Group-owned WBZ-FM “98.5 The Sports Hub” 5.3 – 4.6, -.7, fifth to sixth

Audacy’s WVEI “Sports Radio 103.7” 2.8 – 2.7, -.1, tenth to ninth

Public Radio News/Talk: WGBH Educational Foundation’s WGBH 2.9 – 2.4, -.5, ninth to tenth

Rhode Island Public Radio-owned WNPN 2.1 – 2.2, +.1, repeats at #11

Number One 6+: iHeartMedia rock WHJY, sixth consecutive month, 8.5 – 7.9, -.6

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Increase: news talk WHJJ (+1.1)

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Decrease: adult contemporary WWLI (-1.3)

NORFOLK

News/Talk: Commonwealth Radio’s WNIS “News Talk AM 790” 2.8 – 2.5, -.3, #11 to #13

News: iHeartMedia-owned WNOH “BIN 105.3 Because Truth Matters” .8 – 1.2, +.4, #21 to #19

Sports Talk: None in the top twenty

Public Radio News/Talk: None in the top twenty

Number One 6+: Audacy urban AC WVKL, 32nd consecutive month, 12.4 – 11.9, -.5

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Increase: urban contemporary WOWI (+1.0)

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Decrease: country WUSH (-.8)

JACKSONVILLE

News/Talk: Cox Media Group’s WOKV-FM “104.5 Jacksonville’s News & Talk” 8.7 – 8.1, -.6, carries on in third-place

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Cox Media Group-owned WOKV-AM “ESPN Jacksonville 690 AM” .5 – .3, -.2, #19 to #20

Public Radio News/Talk: WJCT, Inc.’s WJCT  4.5 – 4.2, -.3, eighth to ninth

Number One 6+: Cox Media Group classic hits-oldies WJGL, fourth month in a row, 10.2 – 11.1, +.9

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Increase: classic hits-oldies WJGL (+.9)

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Decrease: CHR WKSL (-1.0)

WEST PALM BEACH

News/Talk: iHeartMedia’s WJNO “News Radio 1290” 3.5 – 4.0, +.5, seventh to fifth

Hubbard Broadcasting-owned WFTL “News Talk 850” 2.0 – 2.5, +.5, repeats at #13

iHeartMedia’s WZZR “92.1 Real Radio” flat at 1.2, #17 to #18

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: None in the top twenty

Public Radio News/Talk: Dade County School Board-owned WLRN 4.5 – 3.5, -1.0, sixth to seventh

Number One 6+: Hubbard Broadcasting hot AC WRMF, 15th straight month, 9.8 – 9.0, -.8

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Increase: urban contemporary WMIB (+.8)

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Decrease: classic rock WKGR (-1.2)

GREENSBORO

News/Talk: iHeartMedia’s WPTI “News Talk 94.5” 3.4 – 3.5, +.1, tenth to ninth

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Curtis Media Group-owned WSJS & WPCM 600 AM & 920 AM” .5 – .4, -.1, flat at #15

Public Radio News/Talk: Wake Forest University’s WFDD 3.6 – 3.1, -.5, ninth to tenth

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill-owned WUNC 2.4 – 2.0, -.4, remains at #13

Number One 6+: Audacy urban AC WQMG, first month, 9.5 – 11.6, +2.1

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Increase: urban AC WQMG (+2.1)

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Decrease: rhythmic CHR WJMH (-1.2)

MEMPHIS

News/Talk: iHeartMedia’s WREC “News Talk 600 AM” 3.4 – 4.0, +.6, #12 to #9

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Audacy cluster-mates WMFS “Sports Radio 92.9” 4.2 – 4.1, -.1, ninth to eighth; WMC-AM “ESPN 790 AM” .2 – .3, +.1, #19 to #18; and WMFS’ internet stream .3 – .2, -.1, #18 to #19

Public Radio News/Talk: Mid-South Public Communications’ WKNO 2.0 – 1.1, -.9, #14 to #15

Number One 6+: iHeartMedia urban AC KJMS, fourth consecutive month, 9.9 – 10.0, +.1

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Increase: gospel WHAL (+1.4)

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Decrease (Tie): public radio news/talk WKNO and rock WXMX (-.9)

HARTFORD

News/Talk: Audacy’s WTIC-AM “News Talk 1080” 4.7 – 5.8, +1.1, eighth to sixth

Red Wolf Broadcasting-owned WDRC-AM “The Talk of Connecticut” .8 – 1.0, +.2, #15 to #14

iHeartMedia’s WPOP “News Radio 1410 AM & 100.9 FM” anchored at .2, #17 to #18

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: iHeartMedia-owned WUCS “97.9 ESPN” 1.1 – 1.0, -.1, flat at #14

Public Radio News/Talk: Connecticut Educational Communications’ WNPR 7.0 – 6.2, -.8, third to fifth

New England Public Media’s WFCR flat at .4, #16 to #17

Number One 6+: Audacy adult contemporary WRCH, 15th month in a row, 13.4 – 13.3, -.1

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Increase: news/talk WTIC-AM (+1.1)

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Decrease: public radio news/talk WNPR (-.8)

 

Email Mike Kinosian at Mike.Kinosian@gmail.com.  

Category: Ratings Takeaways