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January 2022 PPM Ratings Takeaways – Part Four

| February 28, 2022

January 2022 PPM Data – Information for the January 2022 survey period has been released for Austin; Raleigh; Indianapolis; Milwaukee; Nashville; Providence; Norfolk; Jacksonville; West Palm Beach; Greensboro; Memphis; and Hartford.

Nielsen Audio’s January 2022 sweep covered January 6 – February 2

Managing editor Mike Kinosian provides “Takeaways” for spoken-word stations finishing in their respective markets’ top twenty.

Cited as well are each particular city’s #1 station (6+) and loftiest (6+) upticks and drop-offs.

All comparisons noted are “Holiday” 2021 – January 2022 (6+).

AUSTIN

News/Talk: Waterloo Media-operated KLBJ-AM “News Radio” 3.9 – 4.4, +.5, seventh to eighth

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Genuine Austin Radio’s KTXX “The Horn” 1.4 – 2.0, +.6, #16 to #15

Public Radio News/Talk: University of Texas-owned KUT 7.3 – 6.8, -.5, third to second

Number One 6+: Waterloo Media-operated adult hits KBPA, first month, 7.4 – 8.7, +1.3

Largest 6+ “Holiday” 2021 – January 2022 Increase: adult hits KBPA (+1.3)

Largest 6+ “Holiday” 2021 – January 2022 Decrease: adult contemporary KKMJ (-5.8)

RALEIGH

News/Talk: iHeartMedia’s WTKK “106.1 FM Talk” 6.3 – 7.4, +1.1, fourth to third

Curtis Media Group-owned WPTF “News Radio 680” 2.4 – 3.3, +.9, #15 to #11

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Capitol Broadcasting’s WCMC-FM “99.9 FM The Fan” (Carolina Hurricanes) 2.5 – 2.7, +.2, repeats at #13

Public Radio News/Talk: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill-owned WUNC 6.9 – 9.6, +2.7, third to first

Number One 6+: public radio news/talk WUNC, first month, 6.9 – 9.6, +2.7

Largest 6+ “Holiday” 2021 – January 2022 Increase: public radio news/talk WUNC (+2.7)

Largest 6+ “Holiday” 2021 – January 2022 Decrease: adult contemporary WRAL (-3.3)

INDIANAPOLIS

News/Talk: Emmis’ WIBC “93.1 FM Indy’s Mobile News” 8.8 – 10.6, +1.8, third to second

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Emmis-owned WIBC-HD2 “The Fan” (Pacers) 4.0 – 4.6, +.6, seventh to eighth

iHeartMedia’s WNDE “Fox Sports 1260” flat at .9, locked at #19

Public Radio News/Talk: Metropolitan Indianapolis Public Broadcasting-owned WFYI 6.2 – 5.7, -.5, stays in fifth-place

Number One 6+: Cumulus Media classic hits-oldies WJJK, first month, 9.7 – 11.2 +1.5

Largest 6+ “Holiday” 2021 – January 2022 Increase: news/talk WIBC (+1.8)

Largest 6+ “Holiday” 2021 – January 2022 Decrease: adult contemporary WYXB (-8.5)

MILWAUKEE

News/Talk: iHeartMedia’s WISN “News Talk 1130” 8.8 – 9.7, +.9, fourth to first

Good Karma Brands-owned WTMJ “Wisconsin’s Radio Station” (Bucks) 6.7 – 7.2, +.5, fifth to fourth

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Good Karma Brands’ WKTI “ESPN Milwaukee” 1.3 – 1.8, +.5, #17 to #15

iHeartMedia-owned WRNW “97.3 The Game” 1.5 – 1.8, +.3, repeats at #15

Audacy’s WSSP “1250 AM The Fan” 1.1 – 1.2, +.1, stays at #18

Public Radio News/Talk: University of Wisconsin-owned WUWM 4.5 – 4.8, +.3, seventh to ninth

Number One 6+: news/talk WISN, first month, 8.8 – 9.7, +.9

Largest 6+ “Holiday” 2021 – January 2022 Increase: country WMIL (+2.1)

Largest 6+ “Holiday” 2021 – January 2022 Decrease: adult contemporary WLDB (-4.1)

NASHVILLE

News/Talk: Cumulus Media’s WWTN “Super Talk 99.7” 6.1 – 6.9, +.8, third to second

iHeartMedia-owned WLAC “Talk Radio 1510” 1.7 – 2.6, +.9, #16 to #13

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Cumulus Media’s WGFX “104.5 The Zone” flat at 4.7, eighth to ninth

Cromwell Radio Group-owned WPRT “102.5 The Game” (Predators) 1.3 – 1.1, -.2, repeats at #19

Public Radio News/Talk: Nashville Public Radio’s WPLN-FM 4.9 – 6.6, +1.7, seventh to fourth

Number One 6+: Midwest Communications adult hits WCJK, first month, 6.7 – 7.2, +.5

Largest 6+ “Holiday” 2021 – January 2022 Increase: public radio news/talk WPLN-FM (+1.7)

Largest 6+ “Holiday” 2021 – January 2022 Decrease: adult contemporary WJXA (-10.1)*

*Represents the largest “Holiday” 2021 – January 2022 decrease (6+) of any station from these 12 PPM-markets

PROVIDENCE

News/Talk: Cumulus Media’s WPRO-AM & WEAN “News Talk 630 AM & 99.7 FM” 6.7 – 7.0, +.3, fifth to third

iHeartMedia-owned WHJJ “News Radio 920” 1.1 – 0.7, -.4, #14 to #16

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Beasley Media Group-owned WBZ-FM “98.5 The Sports Hub” (Celtics and Bruins) 3.6 – 4.4, +.8, eighth to sixth

Audacy’s WVEI “Sports Radio 103.7” 3.2 – 4.2, +1.0, ninth to seventh

Public Radio News/Talk: WGBH Educational Foundation-owned WGBH 2.2 – 2.8, +.6, remains at #10

Rhode Island Public Radio’s WNPN 2.2 – 2.8, +.6, continues tied with WGBH in tenth-place

Number One 6+: Hall Communications’ country WCTK, first month, 7.8 – 10.6, +2.8

Largest 6+ “Holiday” 2021 – January 2022 Increase: country WCTK (+2.8)

Largest 6+ “Holiday” 2021 – January 2022 Decrease: adult contemporary WWLI (-8.2)

NORFOLK

News/Talk: Sinclair’s WNIS “News Talk AM 790” 1.5 – 2.3, +.8, #17 to #13

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Max Broadcast Group-owned WVSP “94.1 ESPN” 1.0 – 1.5, +.5, #20 to #17

Sinclair’s WTAR “Sports Radio 850” .4 – .6, +.2, #22 to #20

Public Radio News/Talk: None in the top twenty

Number One 6+: Audacy urban AC WVKL, first month, 10.6 – 11.1, +.5

Largest 6+ “Holiday” 2021 – January 2022 Increase: country WGH-FM (+1.7)

Largest 6+ “Holiday” 2021 – January 2022 Decrease: adult contemporary WWDE (-6.4)

JACKSONVILLE

News/Talk: Cox Media Group’s WOKV-FM “104.5 Jacksonville’s News & Talk” 7.0 – 9.6, +2.6, third to first

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Cox Media Group-owned WOKV-AM “ESPN Jacksonville 690 AM” .4 – .9, +.5, locked at #18

Public Radio News/Talk: WJCT, Inc.’s WJCT  2.8 – 3.4, +.6, repeats at #12

Number One 6+: news/talk WOKV-FM, first month, 7.0 – 9.6, +2.6

Largest 6+ “Holiday” 2021 – January 2022 Increase: news/talk WOKV-FM (+2.6)

Largest 6+ “Holiday” 2021 – January 2022 Decrease: adult contemporary WEJZ (-7.2)

WEST PALM BEACH

News/Talk: iHeartMedia’s WJNO “News Radio 1290” 2.3 – 2.9, +.6, #11 to #8

Hubbard Broadcasting-owned WFTL “News Talk 850” 1.5 – 1.7, +.2, #14 to #11

iHeartMedia’s WZZR “92.1 Real Radio” 1.1 – 1.7, +.6, #16 to #11

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Hubbard Broadcasting-owned WMEN “Fox Sports 640 AM South Florida” .8 – .6, -.2, #18 to #17

Public Radio News/Talk: Dade County School Board’s WLRN 3.0 – 3.2, +.2, sixth to seventh

Number One 6+: Hubbard Broadcasting hot AC WRMF, first month, 7.7 – 9.1, +1.4

Largest 6+ “Holiday” 2021 – January 2022 Increase: hot AC WRMF (+1.4)

Largest 6+ “Holiday” 2021 – January 2022 Decrease: classic hits-oldies WEAT (-4.6)

GREENSBORO

News/Talk: iHeartMedia’s WPTI “News Talk 94.5” 4.0 – 6.5, +2.5, sixth to fifth

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Curtis Media Group-owned WSJS & WPCM 600 AM & 920 AM” .4 – .6, +.2, repeats at #16

Public Radio News/Talk: Wake Forest University’s WFDD 3.3 – 4.0, +.7, ninth to eighth

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill-owned WUNC 1.7 – 1.8, +.1, #15 to #14

Number One 6+: Audacy urban AC WQMG, first month, 11.5 – 14.2, +2.7

Largest 6+ “Holiday” 2021 – January 2022 Increase: urban AC WQMG (+2.7)

Largest 6+ “Holiday” 2021 – January 2022 Decrease: adult contemporary WMAG (-8.1)

MEMPHIS

News/Talk: iHeartMedia’s WREC “News Talk 600 AM” 2.2 – 2.6, +.4, #13 to #12

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Audacy-owned WMFS “Sports Radio 92.9” (Grizzlies) 4.4 – 4.7, +.3, seventh to eighth and WMFS’ internet stream .3 – .7, +.4, remains at #18

Public Radio News/Talk: Mid-South Public Communications’ WKNO 2.4 – 2.6, +.2, continues at #12

Number One 6+: Cumulus Media urban-rhythmic oldies WRBO, first month, 11.3 – 14.1, +2.8

Largest 6+ “Holiday” 2021 – January 2022 Increase: urban-rhythmic oldies WRBO (+2.8)

Largest 6+ “Holiday” 2021 – January 2022 Decrease: adult contemporary WRVR (-8.4)

HARTFORD

News/Talk: Audacy’s WTIC-AM “News Talk 1080” 5.2 – 5.3, +.1, remains in seventh-place

Red Wolf Broadcasting-owned WDRC-AM “The Talk of Connecticut” unchanged at .9, #14 to #15

WTIC-AM’s internet stream .5, #16; it was unlisted in “Holiday” 2021

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: iHeartMedia’s WUCS “97.9 ESPN” .9 – 1.2, +.3, repeats at #14

Public Radio News/Talk: Connecticut Educational Communications-owned WNPR 6.9 – 8.6, +1.7, fourth to second

New England Public Media’s WFCR .4 – .5, +.1, steady at #16

Number One 6+: Audacy adult contemporary WRCH, 23rd successive month, 18.6 – 11.6, -7.0

Largest 6+ “Holiday” 2021 – January 2022 Increase: classic hits-oldies WHCN (+3.0)**

Largest 6+ “Holiday” 2021 – January 2022 Decrease: adult contemporary WRCH (-7.0)

**Represents the largest “Holiday” 2021 – January 2022 increase (6+) of any station from these 12 PPM-markets

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

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