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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.  

June 2021 PPM Ratings Takeaways – Part Three

| July 16, 2021

June 2021 PPM Data – Information for the June 2021 ratings period has been released for Portland; Charlotte; San Antonio; Sacramento; Pittsburgh; Salt Lake City; Las Vegas; Orlando; Cincinnati; Cleveland; Kansas City; and Columbus.

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+).

PORTLAND

News/Talk: Alpha Media’s KXL “FM 101 News” 5.1 – 4.8, -.3, flat in fifth-place

iHeartMedia-owned KEX “News Radio 1190” 2.9 – 2.4, -.5, remains at #16

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Audacy’s KFXX “1080 The Fan” 1.3 – 1.4, +.1, #21 to #20

Public Radio News/Talk: Oregon Public Broadcasting’s KOPB 8.4 – 8.9, +.5, #1 and KOPB’s internet stream 1.0 – 1.4, +.4, #20

Number One 6+: Oregon Public Broadcasting public radio news/talk KOPB, sixth month in a row, 8.4 – 8.9, +.5

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Increase: hot AC KRSK (+.8)

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

CHARLOTTE

News/Talk: Radio One-owned WBT AM & WBT-FM “Charlotte’s News Talk” 3.9 – 3.5, -.4, #11 to #12

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: None in the top twenty

Public Radio News/Talk: University Radio Foundation-owned WFAE 4.0 – 4.1, +.1, eighth to tenth

Number One 6+: iHeartMedia classic rock WRFX, third month in a row, 6.6 – 6.8, +.2

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Increase: hot AC WLNK (+1.9)

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

 SAN ANTONIO

News/Talk: iHeartMedia’s WOAI “News Radio 1200” 4.6 – 3.7, -.9, #10 to #13

Alpha Media-owned KTSA “Stay Connected” 1.8 – 1.9, +.1, #17 to #16

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: None in the top twenty

Public Radio News/Talk: Texas Public Radio’s KSTX 4.9 – 5.1, +.2, eighth to fifth

Number One 6+: Cox Media Group classic hits-oldies KONO-FM, sixth consecutive month, 8.2 – 7.7, -.5

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Increase: hot AC KSMG (+2.1)

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Decrease: news/talk WOAI (-.9)

SACRAMENTO

News/Talk: iHeartMedia-owned KFBK-AM & KFBK-FM “News 1530 AM & 93.1 FM” 8.6 – 8.5, -.1, second to third and cluster-mate KSTE “Talk 650” 3.1 – 3.0, -.1, #11 to #12

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: None in the top twenty

Public Radio News/Talk: Capital Public Radio’s KXJZ 5.2 – 4.3, -.9, repeats at #7

KQED, Inc.’s KQEI .9 – 1.3, +.4, #18 to #17

Number One 6+: Bonneville adult contemporary KYMX, fourth successive month, 9.2 – 9.9, +.7

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Increase: adult contemporary KYMX (+.7)

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Decrease: public radio news/talk KXJZ (-.9)

PITTSBURGH

News/Talk: Audacy’s KDKA-AM “News Radio 1020 AM” 3.9 – 4.2, +.3, continues in tenth-place

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Audacy-owned KDKA-FM “93.7 The Fan All Sports All The Time” (Pirates) 6.9 – 6.4, -.5, remains at #4

Public Radio News/Talk: Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting’s WESA 3.1 – 2.7, -.4, #11 to #12

Number One 6+: iHeartMedia rock WDVE, first month, 9.9 – 12.0, +2.1

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Increase: rock WDVE (+2.1)

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Decrease: alternative WXDX (-1.6)

SALT LAKE CITY

News/Talk: Bonneville-owned KSL “News Radio” 6.8 – 6.1, -.7, second to sixth

iHeartMedia’s KNRS-AM & KNRS-FM “Talk Radio” 5.8 – 5.1, -.7, sixth to seventh

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: None in the top twenty

Public Radio News/Talk: University of Utah’s KUER flat at 4.4, remains in eighth-place

Number One 6+: iHeartMedia classic hits-oldies KODJ, second straight month, 7.7 – 8.0, +.3

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Increase: classical KBYU (+1.0)

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Decrease: country KUBL (-.9)

LAS VEGAS

News/Talk: Audacy’s KXNT “News Talk 840” 2.2 – 1.8, -.4, repeats at #20

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: None in the top twenty

Public Radio News/Talk: Nevada Public Radio Corporation-owned KNPR 2.7 – 2.1, -.6, #13 to #19

Number One 6+: Beasley Media Group classic hits-oldies KKLZ, third consecutive month, 7.1 – 7.3, +.2

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Increase: rock KYMT (+1.2)

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

ORLANDO

News/Talk: iHeartMedia’s WTKS “Real Radio 104.1” 5.5 – 5.4, -.1, remains in seventh-place

Cox Media Group-owned WDBO “Orlando’s News Talk” 2.2 – 1.8, -.4, #15 to #16

iHeartMedia’s WFLF “Orlando News Radio” 1.7 – 1.0, -.7, #17 to #20

Spanish News/Talk: Star Over Orlando’s WRSO “Acción 97.9” 1.3 – 1.8, +.5, #19 to #16

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: iHeartMedia-owned WYGM “96.9 The Game” 1.1 – 1.4, +.3, #21 to #19

Public Radio News/Talk: Community Connections’ WMFE 3.7 – 3.1, -.6, #10 to #12

Number One 6+: Audacy classic hits-oldies WOCL, sixth straight month, 9.0 – 9.2, +.2

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Increase: urban AC WCFB (+1.1)

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Decrease: country WWKA (-1.4)

CINCINNATI

News/Talk: iHeartMedia-owned WLW “700 Cincinnati’s News Radio” (Reds) 11.1 – 12.5, +1.4, #1 and cluster-mate WKRC “55 KRC The Talk Station” 4.3 – 4.0, -.3, eighth to tenth

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: iHeartMedia’s WCKY “ESPN 1530” .8 – .7, -.1, #19 to #20

Public Radio News/Talk: Cincinnati Public Radio-owned WVXU 3.7 – 4.2, +.5, unchanged at #9

Number One 6+: iHeartMedia news/talk WLW third successive month, 11.1 – 12.5, +1.4

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Increase: adult contemporary WRRM (+1.5)

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Decrease: hot AC WKRQ (-1.4)

CLEVELAND

News/Talk: iHeartMedia’s WTAM “News Radio 1100” (Indians) 8.1 – 7.8, -.3, third to fourth

News: iHeartMedia-owned WMMS-HD2 “BIN 99.1 Because Truth Matters” steady at .1, repeats at #19

Sports Talk: Audacy’s WKRK “Sports Radio 92.3 The Fan” 4.3 – 3.0, -1.3, #10 to #12

Public Radio News/Talk: Ideastream-owned WCPN 3.3 – 3.0, -.3, #11 to #12

Kent State University’s WKSU .5 – .7, +.2, #17 to #15

Number One 6+: iHeartMedia classic hits-oldies WMJI first month, 10.2 – 10.1, -.1

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Increase: adult hits WHLK (+1.0)

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Decrease: sports talk WKRK (-1.3)

KANSAS CITY

News/Talk: Audacy’s KMBZ-FM “98.1 FM News, Traffic, Weather” 5.8 – 5.6, -.2, fourth to third and cluster-mate KMBZ-AM “Talk 980 AM” flat at .8, #22 to #20

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Audacy-owned KCSP “Sports Radio 610 Our Teams, Our Town” (Royals) 3.4 – 3.1, -.3, #12 to #14

Public Radio News/Talk: University of Missouri’s KCUR 6.1 – 5.6, -.5, remains in third-place

Number One 6+: Cumulus Media classic rock KCFX, first month, 8.2 – 9.4, +1.2

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Increase: classic rock KCFX (+1.2)

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Decrease (Tie): public radio news/talk KCUR and rock KQRC (-.5)

COLUMBUS

News/Talk: iHeartMedia-owned WTVN “News Radio 610” 6.8 – 6.3, -.5, fourth to fifth

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Tegna’s WBNS-FM “97.1 FM The Fan” 4.6 – 5.1, +.5, steady at #6 and cluster-mate WBNS-AM “ESPN 1460 AM” .4 – .6, +.2, unchanged at #18

Public Radio News/Talk: Ohio State University’s WOSU 6.9 – 7.3, +.4, third to second

Number One 6+: iHeartMedia country WCOL, sixth successive month, 8.8 – 9.3, +.5

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Increase: classic rock WLVQ (+1.0)

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Decrease: news/talk WTVN (-.5)

 

Up next: June 2021 overviews for Austin; Raleigh; Indianapolis; Milwaukee; Nashville; Providence; Norfolk; Jacksonville; West Palm Beach; Greensboro; Memphis; and Hartford. Email Mike Kinosian at Mike.Kinosian@gmail.com.  

June 2021 PPM Ratings Takeaways – Part Two

| July 15, 2021

June 2021 PPM Data – Information for the June 2021 sweep has been released for Washington, DC; Boston; Miami; Seattle; Detroit; Phoenix; Minneapolis; San Diego; Tampa; Denver; Baltimore; and St. Louis.

Nielsen Audio’s June 2021 survey period 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+).

WASHINGTON, DC

News/Talk: Cumulus Media’s WMAL “105.9 FM – Where Washington Comes To Talk” 4.0 – 3.6, -.4, #10 to #11

News: Hubbard Broadcasting-owned WTOP & WTLP “Washington’s Top News” 8.1 – 7.7, -.4, second to third

Audacy-owned business news WDCH “Bloomberg 99.1 and 105.7 HD2” .8 – 1.0, +.2, #21 to #20

Sports Talk: Audacy’s WJFK-FM “106.7 The Fan” (Nationals) 2.2 – 1.8, -.4, #15 to #18

Public Radio News/Talk: American University-owned WAMU 9.5 – 7.9, -1.6, first to second

Pacifica Foundation’s public radio news/talk – jazz WPFW flat at 1.0, remains at #20

Number One 6+: Howard University urban AC WHUR, first month, 7.6 – 9.0, +1.4

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Increase: urban AC WHUR (+1.4)

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Decrease: public radio news/talk WAMU (-1.6)

BOSTON

News/Talk: iHeartMedia’s WRKO “AM 680 The Voice Of Boston” 3.9 – 3.7, -.2, continues in ninth-place

News – Talk: iHeartMedia-owned WBZ-AM “News Radio 1030” 5.9 – 5.7, -.2, repeats at #5

Sports Talk: Beasley Media Group’s WBZ-FM “98.5 The Sports Hub” 7.0 – 6.4, -.6, stays in third-place

Audacy-owned WEEI-FM “93.7 Boston’s Sports Station” (Red Sox) 2.9 – 2.5, -.4, #11 to #14

Public Radio News/Talk: Boston University’s WBUR 4.2 – 4.0, -.2, unchanged at #8

WGBH Educational Foundation-owned WGBH 3.9 – 3.2, -.7, ninth to tenth

Number One 6+: Beasley Media Group classic hits-oldies WROR, first month, 7.6 – 8.2, +.6

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Increase (Tie): classic hits-oldies WROR and country WKLB (+.6)

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Decrease: public radio news/talk WGBH (-.7)

MIAMI

News/Talk: None in the top twenty

Spanish News/Talk: Univision Radio-owned WAQI “710 AM Radio Mambi” 3.1 – 2.9, -.2, #11 to #12

Actualidad Media Group’s WURN-AM “Actualidad AM 1040” flat at 2.0, #19 to #18

Fenix Broadcasting-owned WWFE “La Ponderosa” 1.7 – 1.9, +.2, flat at #20

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: None in the top twenty

Public Radio News/Talk: Dade County School Board-owned WLRN 3.7 – 3.1, -.6, #10 to #11

Number One 6+: Cox Media Group adult contemporary WFEZ, first month, 7.7 – 7.9, +.2

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Increase: adult contemporary WLYF (+.9)

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Decrease: urban AC WHQT (-1.0)

SEATTLE

News/Talk: Bonneville’s KIRO-FM “97.3 FM” 6.6 – 5.9, -.7, first to third

News: Sinclair Broadcast Group‘s KOMO-AM & KOMO-FM “Seattle News, Weather, Sports” 4.3 – 6.5, +2.2, #8 to #1

Sports Talk: Bonneville-owned KIRO-AM “710 AM ESPN Seattle” (Mariners) 3.2 – 2.9, -.3, #14 to #17

Public Radio News/Talk: Northwest Public Radio’s KUOW 6.0 – 5.3, -.7, third to fifth

Number One 6+ (Tie): news KOMO-AM & KOMO-FM first month, 4.3 – 6.5, +2.2 and Audacy rock KISW first month, 6.4 – 6.5, +.1

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Increase: news KOMO-AM & KOMO-FM (+2.2)

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Decrease: alternative KEXP (-1.5)

 DETROIT

News/Talk: Cumulus Media’s WJR “News Talk 760 AM” 4.4 – 3.8, -.6, #9 to #12

News: Audacy-owned WWJ News Radio 950” steady at 4.9, locked in seventh-place

Sports Talk: Audacy’s WXYT-FM “97.1 The Ticket” (Tigers) 5.2 – 4.9, -.3, sixth to seventh

Public Radio News/Talk: Wayne State University-owned WDET flat at 2.0, remains at #17

University of Michigan’s WUOM 1.9 – 1.7, -.2, #19 to #20

Number One 6+: Beasley Media Group classic rock WCSX, first month, 6.8 – 6.9, +.1

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Increase: country WYCD (+1.0)

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

PHOENIX

News/Talk: iHeartMedia’s KFYI “News Talk 550” 3.8 – 4.0, +.2, flat at #7

Bonneville-owned KTAR-FM “News 92.3 FM” 3.1 – 2.5, -.6, #12 to #16

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Bonneville’s KMVP-FM “Arizona Sports 98.7” (Diamondbacks) 2.6 – 4.7, +2.1, #17 to #4

Public Radio News/Talk: Maricopa County Community College-owned KJZZ 3.1 – 3.0, -.1, #12 to #13

Number One 6+: iHeartMedia adult contemporary KESZ, eighth straight month, 6.2 – 6.6, +.4

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Increase: sports talk KMVP-FM (+2.1)

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Decrease: classic rock KSLX (-.9)

MINNEAPOLIS

News/Talk: Audacy’s WCCO “News Talk 830” (Twins) 5.8 – 5.4, -.4, seventh to fifth

iHeartMedia-owned KTLK “Twin Cities News Talk AM 1130” flat at 3.9, #13 to #14

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: iHeartMedia-owned KFXN “FM 100.3 K-Fan” 6.0 – 5.2, -.8, fifth to eighth

Public Radio News/Talk: Minnesota Public Radio’s KNOW 6.6 – 5.9, -.7, third to fourth

Number One 6+: Hubbard Broadcasting hot AC KSTP-FM, fifth straight month, 9.0 – 8.1, -.9

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Increase: contemporary Christian KTIS-FM (+3.1)

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Decrease: hot AC KSTP-FM (-.9)

SAN DIEGO

News/Talk: iHeartMedia’s KOGO “News Radio 600” 5.7 – 4.9, -.8, second to fifth and co-owned KFI “AM 640” 1.8 – 2.2, +.4, #20 to #18

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Audacy’s KWFN “97.3 The Fan” (Padres) 2.8 – 2.5, -.3, steady at #15

Public Radio News/Talk: San Diego State University-owned KPBS 5.0 – 4.7, -.3, fifth to eighth

Number One 6+: Audacy classic hits-oldies KXSN, fourth straight month, 7.0 – 6.7, -.3

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Increase: CHR XHTZ (+.7)

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

TAMPA

News/Talk: Cox Media Group’s WHPT “102.5 The Bone – Real, Raw, Radio” 4.4 – 3.4, -1.0, fifth to tenth

iHeartMedia-owned WFLA “News Radio 970” 4.0 – 3.4, -.6, eighth to tenth

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: iHeartMedia’s WDAE “Tampa Bay’s Sports Radio” (Rays) 2.5 – 2.8, +.3, #19 to #17

Public Radio News/Talk: University of South Florida-owned WUSF 3.1 – 3.3, +.2, continues at #14

Number One 6+: Cox Media Group adult contemporary WDUV, 108th month in a row, 7.2 – 8.0, +.8

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Increase: hot AC WMTX (+1.1)

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Decrease: news/talk WHPT (-1.0)

DENVER

News/Talk: In the iHeartMedia cluster, KOA “News Radio 850” (Rockies) 3.2 – 2.9, -.3, #10 to #11; KDFD “Freedom 93.7” 2.5 – 2.3, -.2, #15 to #14; and KHOW “Talk Radio 630” 2.0 – 1.8, -.2, #18 to #19

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Bonneville’s KKFN “104.3 The Fan” 3.0 – 2.0, -1.0, #12 to #18

Public Radio News/Talk: Colorado Public Radio-owned KCFR 4.3 – 4.6, +.3, eighth to sixth

Number One 6+: Bonneville country KYGO, fifth straight month, unchanged at 7.1

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Increase: hot AC KALC (+1.0)

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Decrease: sports talk KKFN (-1.0)

BALTIMORE

News/Talk: Hearst Television’s WBAL News Radio 1090” 3.9 – 4.2, +.3, tenth to eighth

WCBM Maryland-owned WCBM “Talk Radio AM 680” 2.4 – 2.3, -.1, #14 to #15

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Audacy’s WJZ-FM “Baltimore Sports Radio 105.7 The Fan” (Orioles) 4.9 – 4.0, -.9, seventh to ninth

Public Radio News/Talk: Your Public Radio Corporation’s WYPR 2.3 – 2.8, +.5, #15 to #13

Number One 6+: Radio One urban AC WWIN-FM, sixth consecutive month, 10.8 – 10.0, -.8

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Increase (Tie): public radio news/talk WYPR and CHR WWMX (+.5)

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Decrease: adult hits WQSR (-1.1)

ST. LOUIS

News/Talk: In the Audacy cluster, KMOX “The Voice Of St. Louis” (Cardinals) 5.4 – 4.9, -.5, sixth to eighth; KFTK “Talk 97.1 FM” flat at 3.5, #12 to #13; and KFTK’s internet stream .5 – .7, +.2, #19 to #20

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Hubbard Broadcasting’s WXOS “101 ESPN” 3.4 – 2.8, -.6, #13 to #15

Public Radio News/Talk: University of Missouri-owned KWMU 2.8 – 3.1, +.3, repeats at #14

Number One 6+: Hubbard Broadcasting rock KSHE, sixth month in a row, 13.0 – 13.1, +.1

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Increase: contemporary Christian KLJY-FM (+1.4)

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Decrease: alternative KPNT (-1.0)

 

Up next: June 2021 overviews for Portland; Charlotte; San Antonio; Sacramento; Pittsburgh; Salt Lake City; Las Vegas; Orlando; Cincinnati; Cleveland; Kansas City; and Columbus. Email Mike Kinosian at Mike.Kinosian@gmail.com.

June 2021 PPM Ratings Takeaways – Part One

| July 14, 2021

June 2021 PPM Data – Information for the June 2021 ratings period has been released for New York; Los Angeles; Chicago; San Francisco; Dallas; Houston; Atlanta; Philadelphia; Nassau-Suffolk (Long Island); Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario; San Jose; and Middlesex-Somerset-Union.

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

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

NEW YORK

News/Talk: iHeartMedia-owned WOR “710 – The Voice of New York” 1.8 – 1.9, +.1, locked at #19

Red Apple Media’s WABC-AM & WLIR-FM “77 Talk Radio” 1.7 – 1.8, +.1, #21 to #20

News: Audacy’s WINS “1010 – All News/All The Time” 2.7 – 2.6, -.1, #14 to #13 and co-owned WCBS-AM “News Radio 880” (Mets) 2.4 – 2.5, +.1, #16 to #15

Sports Talk: Audacy’s WFAN-FM & WFAN-AM “Sports Radio 101.9 FM & 66 AM” (Yankees) 3.1 – 2.9, -.2, flat at #11

Public Radio News/Talk: WNYC Broadcasting Foundation-owned WNYC-FM 3.9 – 3.7, -.2, seventh to ninth

Number One 6+: iHeartMedia adult contemporary WLTW, eighth successive month, 6.7 – 6.6, -.1

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Increase: Spanish tropical WSKQ (+.6)

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Decrease (tie): Spanish contemporary WXNY and public radio news/talk WNYC-AM (-.3)

LOS ANGELES

News/Talk: iHeartMedia’s KFI “AM 640” 4.8 – 4.4, -.4, remains in third-place

News: Audacy-owned KNX “1070 News Radio” 3.0 – 2.8, -.2, #10 to #11

Sports Talk: None in the top twenty

Public Radio News/Talk: Pasadena Area Community College’s KPCC 2.7 – 2.6, -.1, #13 to #14

Number One 6+: Audacy classic hits-oldies KRTH, fifth consecutive month, 5.3 – 5.5, +.2

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Increase: alternative KYSR (+.3)

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Decrease: smooth AC KTWV (-.6)

CHICAGO

News/Talk: Nexstar Media Group’s WGN “Radio 720” 3.2 – 3.3, +.1, ninth to tenth

News: Audacy-owned WBBM-AM & WCFS “News Radio 780 AM & 105.9 FM” 5.9 – 6.0, +.1, continues at #2

Sports Talk: Audacy’s WSCR “670 The Score” (Cubs) 2.8 – 2.6, -.2, #13 to #17

Public Radio News/Talk: Chicago Public Media-owned WBEZ 4.2 – 3.4, -.8, fifth to eighth

Number One 6+: iHeartMedia urban AC WVAZ, fourth straight month, 7.1 – 6.5, -.6

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Increase: adult contemporary WSHE (+.6)

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

SAN FRANCISCO

News/Talk: None in the top twenty

News: Audacy’s KCBS-AM & KFRC “All News 740 AM & 106.9 FM” 6.4 – 5.9, -.5, second to third

Sports Talk: Cumulus Media-owned KNBR “The Sports Leader” (Giants) 5.1 – 6.3, +1.2, third to second

Public Radio News/Talk: KQED, Inc.’s KQED 8.2 – 8.7, +.5, #1

Number One 6+: public radio news/talk KQED, sixth straight month, 8.2 – 8.7, +.5

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Increase: sports talk KNBR (+1.2)

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Decrease: sports talk KGMZ (-.9)

DALLAS

News/Talk: Cumulus Media-owned WBAP “News Talk 820 AM & 99.5 HD2 FM” 3.4 – 3.6, +.2, #12 to #9

Sports Talk: Cumulus Media’s KTCK “Sports Radio The Ticket” 3.6 – 2.6, -1.0, #11 to #17

Public Radio News/Talk: North Texas Public Broadcasting-owned KERA unchanged at 2.9, #14 to #15

Number One 6+: Audacy classic hits-oldies KLUV, second month in a row, 4.9 – 5.2 +.3

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Increase (tie): classic rock KZPS and regional Mexican KMVK (+.4)

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Decrease: sports talk KTCK (-1.0)

HOUSTON

News/Talk: iHeartMedia’s KTRH “AM 740 News Radio” 4.9 – 4.5, -.4, flat at #7

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: None in the top twenty

Public Radio News/Talk: University of Houston-owned KUHF 3.0 – 2.8, -.2, steady at #17

Number One 6+: iHeartMedia adult contemporary KODA, second consecutive month, 6.9 – 7.5, +.6

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Increase: Spanish contemporary KLOL (+.7)

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Decrease: country KKBQ (-1.2)

ATLANTA

News/Talk: Cox Media Group-owned WSB-AM & WSBB “Atlanta’s News & Talk” 8.6 – 8.1, -.5, #1

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Audacy’s WZGC “92.9 The Game” 3.4 – 3.8, +.4, #11 to #10

Dickey Broadcasting-owned WCNN “The Fan” (Braves) flat at 1.8, repeats at #17

Public Radio News/Talk: Atlanta Public Schools’ WABE 2.8 – 2.3, -.5, #13 to #14

Number One 6+: Cox Media Group news/talk WSB-AM, 25th consecutive month, 8.6 – 8.1, -.5

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Increase: urban contemporary WVEE (+.9)

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Decrease: the internet stream of urban AC WALR (-.8)

PHILADELPHIA

News/Talk: Townsquare Media’s WKXW “New Jersey 101.5” 1.6 – 1.7, +.1, remains at #18

News: Audacy’s KYW & WPHI “News Radio 1060 AM & 103.9 FM” 5.0 – 5.1, +.1, continues in sixth-place

Sports Talk: Audacy-owned WIP “Sports Radio 94” (Phillies) 5.8 – 5.2, -.6, fourth to fifth

Beasley Media Group’s WPEN-FM “97.5 The Fanatic” 2.4 – 2.8, +.4, #14 to #15

Public Radio News/Talk: WHYY’s WHYY 4.6 – 4.2, -.4, seventh to ninth

Number One 6+: iHeartMedia urban AC WDAS-FM, sixth straight month, 7.2 – 7.8, +.6

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Increase: CHR WIOQ (+.9)

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

LONG ISLAND

News/Talk: iHeartMedia-owned WOR “710 – The Voice of New York” flat at 2.6, remains at #15

News: Audacy’s WINS “1010 – All News/All The Time” 3.0 – 3.2, +.2, carries on at #12 and co-owned WCBS-AM “News Radio 880” (Mets) 2.9 – 2.7, -.2, flat at #13

Sports Talk: Audacy’s WFAN-FM & WFAN-AM “Sports Radio 101.9 FM & 66 AM” (Yankees) 5.3 – 4.8, -.5, fourth to fifth

Public Radio News/Talk: None in the top twenty

Number One 6+ (tie): Cox Media Group classic rock WBAB, fourth straight month, 6.2 – 5.9, -.3 and iHeartMedia classic rock WAXQ, first month, 5.4 – 5.9, +.5

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Increase (tie): CHR WHTZ and adult contemporary WKJY (+.9)

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Decrease: urban AC WBLS (-.7)

RIVERSIDE

News/Talk: iHeartMedia-owned KFI “AM 640” 3.6 – 3.7, +.1, steady in seventh-place

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: None in the top twenty

Public Radio News/Talk: None in the top twenty

Number One 6+: Anaheim Broadcasting classic hits-oldies KOLA, third straight month, 8.4 – 7.3, -1.1

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

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Decrease: classic hits-oldies KOLA (-1.1)

SAN JOSE

News/Talk: Cumulus Media’s KGO “810” flat at 1.7, #17 to #19

News: Audacy’s KCBS-AM & KFRC “All News 740 AM & 106.9 FM” 4.7 – 4.0, -.7, fifth to seventh

Sports Talk: Cumulus Media’s KNBR “The Sports Leader” (Giants) 3.6 – 4.0, +.4, repeats at #7

Public Radio News/Talk: KQED, Inc.’s KQED 7.4 – 9.2, +1.8, #1

Number One 6+: public radio news/talk KQED, sixth month in a row, 7.4 – 9.2, +1.8

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Increase: public radio news/talk KQED (+1.8)

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Decrease: adult contemporary KOIT-FM (-.8)

MIDDLESEX

News/Talk: Townsquare Media-owned WKXW “New Jersey 101.5” 4.1 – 4.2, +.1, seventh to eighth

News: Audacy’s WCBS-AM “News Radio 880” (Mets) 1.5 – 1.7, +.2, #23 to #20

Sports Talk: Audacy-owned WFAN-FM & WFAN-AM “Sports Radio 101.9 FM & 66 AM” (Yankees) 2.8 – 2.5, -.3, #14 to #17

Public Radio News/Talk: WNYC Broadcasting Foundation’s WNYC-FM 2.9 – 4.0, +1.1, #13 to #9

Number One 6+: iHeartMedia classic rock WAXQ, sixth consecutive month, 9.1 – 7.8, -1.3

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Increase: classic hits-oldies WCBS-FM (+1.5)

Largest 6+ May 2021 – June 2021 Decrease: adult contemporary WLTW (-2.5)

Up next: June 2021 overviews for: Washington, DC; Boston; Miami; Seattle; Detroit; Phoenix; Minneapolis; San Diego; Tampa; Denver; Baltimore; and St. Louis. Email Mike Kinosian at Mike.Kinosian@gmail.com.

May 2021 PPM Ratings Takeaways – Part Four

| June 21, 2021

May 2021 PPM Data – Information for the May 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 May 2021 sweep covered April 29 – May 26.

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

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

AUSTIN

News/Talk: Waterloo Media-operated KLBJ-AM “News Radio” 5.7 – 4.9, -.8, fourth to fifth

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Genuine Austin Radio’s KTXX “The Horn” 1.4 – 1.7, +.3, #19 to #17

Public Radio News/Talk: University of Texas-owned KUT 8.9 – 9.0, +.1, continues in second-place

Number One 6+: Waterloo Media-operated adult hits KBPA, third month in a row, 9.6 – 11.1, +1.5

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Increase: adult hits KBPA (+1.5)

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Decrease: adult contemporary KKMJ (-1.6)

RALEIGH

News/Talk: iHeartMedia’s WTKK “106.1 FM Talk” 5.0 – 5.2, +.2, seventh to sixth

Curtis Media Group-owned WPTF “News Radio 680” 1.8 – 2.1, +.3, #16 to #14

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Capitol Broadcasting’s WCMC-FM “99.9 FM The Fan” 2.3 – 1.8, -.5, #14 to #15

Public Radio News/Talk: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill-owned WUNC 9.6 – 10.0, +.4, #1

Number One 6+: public radio news/talk WUNC, seventh straight month, 9.6 – 10.0, +.4

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Increase (tie): urban AC WFXY; classic rock WQDR-AM; and triple A WCLY (+.5)

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Decrease: adult hits WBBB (-1.5)

INDIANAPOLIS

News/Talk: Emmis’ WIBC “93.1 FM Indy’s Mobile News” 6.6 – 6.9, +.3, fourth to third

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Emmis-owned WFNI “The Fan” 5.9 – 5.7, -.2, remains at #7

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

Public Radio News/Talk: Metropolitan Indianapolis Public Broadcasting’s WFYI unchanged at 4.9, eighth to ninth

Number One 6+: Cumulus Media adult hits WJJK, fourth successive month, 10.8 – 10.4, -.4

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Increase: hot AC WNTR (+.6)

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Decrease (tie): CHR WZPL and rhythmic CHR WHHH (-.5)

MILWAUKEE

News/Talk: Good Karma Brands-owned WTMJ “Wisconsin’s Radio Station” (Brewers) 9.7 – 9.2, -.5, #1

iHeartMedia’s WISN “News Talk 1130” 7.4 – 6.6, -.8, fourth to third

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: iHeartMedia’s WRNW “97.3 The Game” 1.3 – 1.7, +.4, #17 to #14

Good Karma Brands’ WKTI “ESPN Milwaukee” .7 – .8, +.1, #20 to #19

Audacy-owned WSSP “1250 AM The Fan” .6 – .8, +.2, #24 to #19

Public Radio News/Talk: University of Wisconsin-owned WUWM 4.0 – 4.6, +.6, continues at #9

Wisconsin Educational Communication Board-owned WHAD .7 – .8, +.1, #20 to #19

Number One 6+: Good Karma Brands news/talk WTMJ, second straight month, 9.7 – 9.2, -.5

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Increase: adult contemporary WLDB (+1.1)

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Decrease (tie): classic rock WKLH and rock WHQG (-1.4)

NASHVILLE

News/Talk: Cumulus Media’s WWTN “Super Talk 99.7” 7.1 – 6.7, -.4, third to fourth

iHeartMedia-owned WLAC “Talk Radio 1510” 2.2 – 1.9, -.3, flat at #17

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Cumulus Media’s WGFX “104.5 The Zone” 3.1 – 3.3, +.2, #12 to #11

Cromwell Radio Group-owned WPRT “102.5 The Game” .7 – .9, +.2, #21 to #19

Public Radio News/Talk: Nashville Public Radio’s WPLN-FM 3.8 – 4.0, +.2, remains at #10 and the internet stream of co-owned WPLN-HD3 1.0 – .9, -.1, flat at #19

Number One 6+: Midwest Communications adult hits WCJK, fifth successive month, unchanged at 8.7

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Increase: country WSM-FM (+1.0)

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Decrease: urban AC WPRT-HD2 (-.7)

PROVIDENCE

News/Talk: Cumulus Media’s WPRO-AM & WEAN “News Talk 630 AM & 99.7 FM” 4.8 – 4.6, -.2, sixth to seventh

iHeartMedia-owned WHJJ “News Radio 920” .7 – .9, +.2, #21 to #19

News – Talk: iHeartMedia’s WBZ-AM “1030 News Radio” repeats at 1.3, #16 to #13

Sports Talk: Beasley Media Group-owned WBZ-FM “98.5 The Sports Hub” 4.2 – 5.4, +1.2, seventh to fifth

Audacy’s WVEI “Sports Radio 103.7” 3.2 – 2.8, -.4, ninth to tenth

Public Radio News/Talk: WGBH Educational Foundation’s WGBH 3.1 – 2.9, -.2, tenth to ninth

Rhode Island Public Radio-owned WNPN 2.0 – 2.1, +.1, steady at #11

Number One 6+: iHeartMedia rock WHJY, fifth consecutive month, 8.4 – 8.5, +.1

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Increase: sports talk WBZ-FM (+1.2)

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Decrease: variety WERS (-.7)

NORFOLK

News/Talk: Commonwealth Radio’s WNIS “News Talk AM 790” 4.0 – 2.8, -1.2, #8 to #11

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Max Broadcast Group Holdings’ WVSP “ESPN 94.1 FM” 1.3 – 1.2, -.1, #18 to #19

Public Radio News/Talk: None in the top twenty

Number One 6+: Audacy urban AC WVKL, 31st consecutive month, 13.3 – 12.4, -.9

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Increase: country WUSH (+1.0)

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Decrease: news/talk WNIS (-1.2)

JACKSONVILLE

News/Talk: Cox Media Group’s WOKV-FM “104.5 Jacksonville’s News & Talk” 7.8 – 8.7, +.9, continues at #3

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Cox Media Group-owned WOKV-AM “ESPN Jacksonville 690 AM” .4 – .5, +.1, #21 to #19

Public Radio News/Talk: WJCT, Inc.’s WJCT  5.3 – 4.5, -.8, seventh to eighth

Number One 6+: Cox Media Group classic hits-oldies WJGL, third month in a row, 10.3 – 10.2, -.1

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Increase (tie): news/talk WOKV-FM and urban contemporary WJBT (+.9)

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Decrease: adult contemporary WEZI (-1.5)

WEST PALM BEACH

News/Talk: iHeartMedia’s WJNO “News Radio 1290” 3.0 – 3.5, +.5, ninth to seventh

Hubbard Broadcasting-owned WFTL “News Talk 850” flat at 2.0, remains at #13

iHeartMedia’s WZZR “92.1 Real Radio” 2.0 – 1.2, -.8, #13 to #17

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: None in the top twenty

Public Radio News/Talk: Dade County School Board-owned WLRN 4.3 – 4.5, +.2, unchanged at #6

Number One 6+: Hubbard Broadcasting hot AC WRMF, 14th straight month, 10.4 – 9.8, -.6

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Increase: classic hits-oldies WEAT (+1.3)

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Decrease: CHR WLDI (-1.1)

GREENSBORO

News/Talk: iHeartMedia’s WPTI “News Talk 94.5” 4.1 – 3.4, -.7, ninth to tenth

News: None in the top twenty

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

Public Radio News/Talk: Wake Forest University’s WFDD 3.0 – 3.6, +.6, #11 to #9

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill-owned WUNC steady at 2.4, continues at #13

Number One 6+: Dick Broadcasting classic rock WKRR, first month, flat at 9.7

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Increase: adult contemporary WMAG (+.9)

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Decrease: country WPAW (-1.2)

MEMPHIS

News/Talk: iHeartMedia’s WREC “News Talk 600 AM” 3.7 – 3.4, -.3, #10 to #12

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: In the Audacy cluster, WMFS “Sports Radio 92.9” 3.5 – 4.2, +.7, #12 to #9; WMFS’ internet stream .1 – .3, +.2, #19 to #18; and WMC-AM “ESPN 790 AM” .3 – .2, -.1, #18 to #19

Public Radio News/Talk: Mid-South Public Communications’ WKNO 1.9 – 2.0, +.1, unchanged at #14

Number One 6+: iHeartMedia urban AC KJMS, third consecutive month, steady at 9.9

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Increase (tie): urban-rhythmic oldies WDIA and country WLFP (+.9)

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Decrease: gospel WHAL (-1.0)

HARTFORD

News/Talk: Audacy’s WTIC-AM “News Talk 1080” 5.1 – 4.7, -.4, remains at #8

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

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

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: iHeartMedia-owned WUCS “97.9 ESPN” steady at 1.1, unchanged at #14

Public Radio News/Talk: Connecticut Educational Communications’ WNPR 5.7 – 7.0, +1.3, seventh to third

New England Public Media’s WFCR .6 – .4, -.2, continues at #16

Number One 6+: Audacy adult contemporary WRCH, 14th month in a row, 13.9 – 13.4, -.5

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Increase: public radio news/talk WNPR (+1.3)

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Decrease: adult contemporary WRCH (-.5)

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