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October 2022 PPM Ratings Takeaways – Part Four

| November 4, 2022

October 2022 PPM Data – Information for the October 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 October 2022 sweep covered September 15 – October 12.

TALKERS magazine 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 September 2022 – October 2022 (6+).

The NHL season began October 7; NHL and NFL flagships are noted where applicable.

AUSTIN

News/Talk: Waterloo Media-operated KLBJ-AM “News Radio” 4.2 – 4.9, +.7, eighth to fifth

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Genuine Austin Radio’s KTXX “The Horn” 2.5 – 2.9, +.4, #16 to #14

Public Radio News/Talk: University of Texas-owned KUT 5.7 – 5.9, +.2, third to second

Number One 6+: Waterloo Media-operated adult hits KBPA, tenth month in a row, 9.8 – 10.6, +.8

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Increase: hot AC KGSR (+1.1)

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Decrease: country KASE (-1.4)

RALEIGH

News/Talk: iHeartMedia’s WTKK “106.1 FM Talk” 8.8 – 9.1, +.3, first

Curtis Media Group-owned WPTF “News Radio 680” 1.9 – 1.8, -.1, repeats at #15

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Capitol Broadcasting’s WCMC-FM “99.9 FM The Fan” (Carolina Hurricanes) 2.0 – 2.5, +.5, #13 to #12

Public Radio News/Talk: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill-owned WUNC 7.4 – 7.9, +.5, anchored in the runner-up slot

Number One 6+: news/talk WTKK, second month in a row, 8.8 – 9.1, +.3

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Increase: urban AC WQOK (+.8)

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Decrease: adult contemporary WRAL (-1.1)

INDIANAPOLIS

News/Talk: Urban One’s WIBC “93.1 FM Indy’s Mobile News” 9.9 – 8.8, -1.1, continues in the runner-up slot

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Urban One-owned WIBC-HD2 “The Fan” (Colts) 2.2 – 2.5, +.3, repeats at #12

iHeartMedia’s WNDE “Fox Sports 1260” .3 – .5, +.2, #20 to #19

Audacy’s WXNT “CBS Sports 1430” .5, #19 (did not appear in September 2022)

Public Radio News/Talk: Metropolitan Indianapolis Public Broadcasting-owned WFYI 4.1 – 3.9, -.2, stays in tenth-place

Number One 6+: Cumulus Media classic hits-oldies WJJK, tenth successive month, 11.2 – 12.0, +.8

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Increase: rhythmic CHR WHHH (+1.4)

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Decrease (Tie): news/talk WIBC and jazz-classical WICR (-1.1)

MILWAUKEE

News/Talk: iHeartMedia’s WISN “News Talk 1130” 9.6 – 10.6, +1.0 second to first

Good Karma Brands-owned WTMJ “Wisconsin’s Radio Station” 10.0 – 8.1, -1.9, first to fourth

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: iHeartMedia’s WRNW “97.3 The Game” (Green Bay Packers) 1.3 – 2.1, +.8, #15 to #14

Good Karma Brands-owned WKTI “ESPN Milwaukee” 1.2 – 1.1, -.1, repeats at #16

iHeartMedia’s WOKY “The Big 920” .6 – .8, +.2, #22 to #18

Public Radio News/Talk: University of Wisconsin-owned WUWM flat at 4.1, ninth to tenth

Wisconsin Educational Communications Board’s WHAD 1.0 – .8, -.2, #17 to #18

Number One 6+: news/talk WISN, first month, 9.6 – 10.6, +1.0

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Increase: rock WHQG (+1.3)

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Decrease: news/talk WTMJ (-1.9)

NASHVILLE

News/Talk: Cumulus Media’s WWTN “Super Talk 99.7” 5.9 – 5.0, -.9, sixth to ninth

iHeartMedia-owned WLAC “Talk Radio 1510” 1.6 – 1.5, -.1, repeats at #16

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Cumulus Media’s WGFX “104.5 The Zone” (Tennessee Titans) 6.1 – 7.9, +1.8, fifth to second

Cromwell Radio Group-owned WPRT “102.5 The Game” (Predators) .9 – 1.2, +.3, steady at #19

Public Radio News/Talk: Nashville Public Radio’s WPLN-FM 5.4 – 4.3, -1.1, #9 to #11

Number One 6+: Midwest Communications adult hits WCJK, tenth month in a row, 9.0 – 8.3, -.7

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Increase: sports talk WGFX (+1.8)

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Decrease: public radio news/talk WPLN-FM (-1.1)

PROVIDENCE

News/Talk: Cumulus Media’s WPRO-AM & WEAN “News Talk 630 AM & 99.7 FM” 5.5 – 6.4, +.9, sixth to fifth

iHeartMedia-owned WHJJ “News Radio 920” flat at .4, unchanged at #16

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Beasley Media Group-owned WBZ-FM “98.5 The Sports Hub” (Bruins, New England Patriots) 3.7 – 4.7, +1.0, eighth to seventh

Audacy’s WVEI “Sports Radio 103.7” 3.2 – 2.7, -.5, ninth to tenth

Cumulus Media’s WPRV “790 The Score” flat at .1, #21 to #20

Public Radio News/Talk: WGBH Educational Foundation-owned WGBH 2.7 – 3.1, +.4, #11 to #9

Rhode Island Public Radio’s WNPN 2.8 – 2.6, -.2, #10 to #11

Number One 6+: iHeartMedia rock WHJY, ninth straight month, 9.8 – 8.7, -1.1

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Increase: classic hits-oldies WNBH (+1.7)

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Decrease: classic hits-oldies WWBB (-1.2)

NORFOLK

News/Talk: Sinclair’s WNIS “News Talk AM 790” 4.1 – 5.0, +.9, ninth to seventh

News: iHeartMedia-owned WNOH “BIN 105.3 Because Truth Matters” .6 – .4, -.2, repeats at #20

Sports Talk: Max Broadcast Group’s WVSP “94.1 ESPN” 1.9 – 2.3, +.4, #15 to #14

Public Radio News/Talk: None in the top twenty

Number One 6+: Audacy urban AC WVKL, tenth month in succession, 9.2 – 9.7, +.5

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Increase: urban contemporary WOWI (+2.2)*

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Decrease: adult hits WNOB (-1.3)

*Represents the largest September 2022 – October 2022 increase (6+) of any station from these 12 PPM-markets

JACKSONVILLE

News/Talk: Cox Media Group’s WOKV-FM “104.5 Jacksonville’s News & Talk” 7.8 – 7.9 +.1, fourth to third

News: None in the top twenty

Public Radio News/Talk: WJCT, Inc.’s WJCT 2.5 – 3.0, +.5, continues at #11

Number One 6+: iHeartMedia country WQIK, fourth consecutive month, 11.5 – 10.6, -.9

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Increase:  gospel WKSL-HD3 (+.8)

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Decrease: country WQIK (-.9)

WEST PALM BEACH

News/Talk: iHeartMedia’s WZZR “92.1 Real Radio” 2.2 – 2.3 +.1, eighth to ninth and cluster-mate WJNO “News Radio 1290” flat at 1.3,  #11 to #12

Hubbard Broadcasting-owned WFTL “News Talk 850” .9 – .6, -.3, #14 to #15

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Hubbard Broadcasting’s WMEN “Fox Sports 640 AM South Florida” (Florida Panthers) .5 – .6, +.1, #16 to #15

iHeartMedia-owned WBZT “Sports Radio 1230 The Gambler” flat at .2, repeats at #18

Public Radio News/Talk: Dade County School Board’s WLRN 3.8 – 3.4, -.4, anchored in seventh-place

Number One 6+: Hubbard Broadcasting hot AC WRMF, tenth month in succession, 10.5 – 8.9, -1.6

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Increase: contemporary Christian WAYF (+1.6)

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Decrease: hot AC WRMF (-1.6)

GREENSBORO

News/Talk: iHeartMedia’s WPTI “News Talk 94.5” 4.8 – 5.0, +.2, repeats in eighth-place

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: None in the top twenty

Public Radio News/Talk: Wake Forest University’s WFDD 2.6 – 2.5, -.1, flat at #12

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

Number One 6+: Audacy urban AC WQMG, tenth month in a row, 10.9 – 11.0, +.1

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Increase: adult hits WSMW (+1.6)

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Decrease: classic rock WKRR (-1.0)

MEMPHIS

News/Talk: iHeartMedia’s WREC “News Talk 600 AM” 3.3 – 3.0, -.3, #11 to #13

Cumulus Media-owned WKIM “News/Talk 98.9, The Roar of Memphis” 1.0 – 1.3, +.3, #19 to #17

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Audacy’s WMFS “Sports Radio 92.9” 3.0 – 3.4, +.4, #13 to #12 and WMFS’ internet stream .3 – .4, +.1, #20 to #19

Public Radio News/Talk: Mid-South Public Communications-owned WKNO 1.2 – 1.5, +.3, repeats at #16

Number One 6+: Cumulus Media urban-rhythmic oldies WRBO, tenth successive month, 16.7 – 12.5, -4.2

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Increase: hot AC WMC-FM (+1.6)

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Decrease: urban-rhythmic oldies WRBO (-4.2)**

**Represents the largest September 2022 – October 2022 decrease (6+) of any station from all 48 PPM-markets

HARTFORD

News/Talk: Audacy’s WTIC-AM “News Talk 1080” 3.6 – 4.7, +1.1, ninth to eighth

Red Wolf Broadcasting-owned WDRC-AM “The Talk of Connecticut” flat at 1.0, #14 to #15

iHeartMedia’s WPOP “News Radio 1410 AM & 100.9 FM” steady at .2, repeats at #20

Audacy-owned WTIC-AM’s internet stream unchanged at .2, stays at #20

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: iHeartMedia’s WUCS “97.9 ESPN” 1.0- 1.4, +.4, continues at #14

Public Radio News/Talk: Connecticut Educational Communications-owned WNPR 8.5 – 6.1, -2.4, third to fifth

New England Public Media’s WFCR .2 – .4, +.2, #20 to #19

Number One 6+: Audacy adult contemporary WRCH, 32nd month in a row, 12.1 – 11.2, -.9

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Increase (Tie): country WWYZ and news/talk WTIC-AM (+1.1)

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Decrease: public radio news/talk WNPR (-2.4)

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

October 2022 PPM Ratings Takeaways – Part Three

| November 3, 2022

October 2022 PPM Data – Information for the October 2022 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 October 2022 sweep covered September 15 – October 12.

TALKERS magazine 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 September 2022 – October 2022 (6+).

Note: The NHL season began October 7; NHL and NFL flagships are noted where applicable.

PORTLAND

News/Talk: Alpha Media’s KXL “FM 101 News” 8.4 – 7.3, -1.1, repeats in fourth-place

iHeartMedia-owned KEX “News Radio 1190” 3.5 – 3.9, +.4, tenth to ninth

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: None in the top twenty

Public Radio News/Talk: Oregon Public Broadcasting’s KOPB steady at 8.8, second to first and KOPB’s internet stream flat at 1.4 remains at #20

Number One 6+: public radio news/talk KOPB, first month, unchanged at 8.8

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Increase: regional Mexican KRYP (+1.7)

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Decrease: classic hits-oldies KLTH (-2.1)*

*Represents the largest September 2022 – October 2022 decrease (6+) of any station from these 12 PPM-markets, as well as the previous 24 PPM-markets

CHARLOTTE

News/Talk: Radio One-owned WBT AM & WBT-FM “Charlotte’s News Talk” (Carolina Panthers) 4.5 – 4.6, +.1, tenth to ninth

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Radio One’s WFNZ-FM “Sports Radio 92.7” 1.4 – 2.8, +1.4, #17 to #15

Beasley Media Group-owned WSOC-HD3 “Fox Sports Charlotte” .2 – .3, +.1, #21 to #20

Public Radio News/Talk: University Radio Foundation’s WFAE 4.8 – 4.2, -.6, ninth to tenth

South Carolina Educational Television Commission-owned WNSC .4 – .6, +.2, repeats at #18

Number One 6+: Beasley Media Group urban AC WBAV, second straight month, 7.4 – 7.0, -.4

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Increase: sports talk WFNZ (+1.4)

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Decrease:  classic rock WRFX (-1.0)

SAN ANTONIO

News/Talk: iHeartMedia’s WOAI “News Radio 1200” 3.9 – 3.6, -.3, repeats in tenth-place

Alpha Media-owned KTSA “Stay Connected” 3.4 – 3.3, -.1, #11 to #12

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: None in the top twenty

Public Radio News/Talk: Texas Public Radio’s KSTX 2.1 – 2.2, +.1, steady at #16

Number One 6+: Cox Media Group classic hits-oldies KONO-FM, ninth straight month, 9.7 – 9.5, -.2

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Increase:  country KAJA (+.5)

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Decrease: hot AC KSMG (-.8)

SACRAMENTO

News/Talk: iHeartMedia-owned KFBK-AM & KFBK-FM “News 1530 AM & 93.1 FM” 8.9 – 10.8, +1.9, first and cluster-mate KSTE-AM “Talk 650” 4.5 – 4.1, -.4, repeats in sixth-place

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Bonneville-owned KHTK “Sacramento Sports 1140” .9 – 1.1, +.2, #21 to #20

Public Radio News/Talk: Capital Public Radio-owned KXJZ 4.1 – 3.3, -.8, #7 to #12

Number One 6+: news/talk KFBK-AM & KFBK-FM, second successive month, 8.9 – 10.8, +1.9

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Increase: news/talk KFBK-AM & KFBK-FM (+1.9)

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Decrease: public radio news/talk KXJZ (-.8)

PITTSBURGH

News/Talk: Audacy’s KDKA-AM “News Radio 1020 AM” flat at 2.8, anchored at #13

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Audacy-owned KDKA-FM “93.7 The Fan All Sports All The Time” 6.0 – 6.6, +.6, repeats in fourth-place

Public Radio News/Talk: Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting’s WESA steady at 3.7, #12 to #11

Number One 6+: iHeartMedia rock WDVE, third straight month, unchanged at 10.5

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Increase: country WPGB (+1.2)

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Decrease: country WDSY (-1.3)

SALT LAKE CITY

News/Talk: iHeartMedia’s KNRS-AM & KNRS-FM “Talk Radio” 11.6 – 12.3, +.7, first

Bonneville-owned KSL “News Radio 102.7 FM & 1160 AM” 6.7 – 7.3, +.6, repeats in the runner-up slot

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: None in the top twenty

Public Radio News/Talk: University of Utah’s KUER 3.7 – 2.9, -.8, #10 to #13

Number One 6+: news/talk KNRS-AM & KNRS-FM, ninth month in succession, 11.6 – 12.3, +.7

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Increase: news/talk KNRS-AM & KNRS-FM (+.7)

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Decrease: rock KBER (-.9)

LAS VEGAS

News/Talk: Beasley Media Group-owned KDWN “The Talk Of Las Vegas” flat at 2.4, #16 to #19

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+: Lotus Spanish adult hits KWID, second month in a row, 7.1 – 5.8, -1.3

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Increase: rhythmic CHR KVEG (+.7)

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Decrease: regional Mexican KQRT (-1.4)

Note: KDWN is being acquired by Audacy.

ORLANDO

News/Talk: Cox Media Group-owned WDBO “Orlando’s News Talk” 5.0 – 6.0, +1.0, eighth to fifth

iHeartMedia’s WTKS “Real Radio 104.1” 5.9 – 5.6, -.3, fifth to sixth

iHeartMedia-owned WFLF “Orlando News Radio” 1.0 – 1.3, +.3, remains at #19

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: iHeartMedia’s WYGM “96.9 The Game” .9 – 1.3, +.4, #20 to #19

Public Radio News/Talk: Community Connections-owned WMFE 2.8 – 3.4, +.6, #13 to #12

Number One 6+: Cox Media Group classic rock WMMO, third consecutive month, 8.5 – 8.0, -.5

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Increase: Spanish tropical WPYO (+1.3)

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Decrease: CHR WXXL (-.9)

CINCINNATI

News/Talk: iHeartMedia-owned WLW “700 Cincinnati’s News Radio” 11.1 – 9.8, -1.3, #1 and cluster-mate WKRC “55 KRC The Talk Station” 3.9 – 3.4, -.5, repeats in tenth-place

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: iHeartMedia’s WCKY “ESPN 1530” (Bengals) 1.0 – 1.7, +.7, #19 to #18

Public Radio News/Talk: Cincinnati Public Radio’s WVXU 4.4 – 5.1, +.7, steady at #7

Number One 6+: news/talk WLW, eighth month in a row, 11.1 – 9.8, -1.3

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Increase: classic hits-oldies WGRR (+1.6)

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Decrease: news/talk WLW (-1.3)

CLEVELAND

News/Talk: iHeartMedia’s WTAM “News Radio 1100” 7.8 – 8.7, +.9, third to first

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Audacy’s WKRK “Sports Radio 92.3 The Fan” (Browns) 4.8 – 5.3, +.5, repeats in ninth-place and WKRK’s internet stream flat at 1.2, stays at #15

Public Radio News/Talk: Kent State University-owned WKSU 3.6 – 3.8, +.2, continues at #12

Number One 6+: news/talk WTAM, first month, 7.8 – 8.7, +.9

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Increase: news/talk WTAM (+.9)

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Decrease: country WGAR (-.6)

KANSAS CITY

News/Talk: Audacy-owned KMBZ-FM “98.1 FM News, Traffic, Weather” 4.1 – 3.8, -.3, eighth to tenth and cluster-mate KMBZ-AM “Talk 980 AM” flat at 1.2, #21 to #19

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Audacy’s KCSP “Sports Radio 610 Our Teams, Our Town” 3.0 – 2.4, -.6, #14 to #15

Public Radio News/Talk: University of Missouri-owned KCUR 4.0 – 4.1, +.1, ninth to seventh

Number One 6+: Cumulus Media classic hits-oldies KCMO-FM, seventh straight month, 8.3 – 9.2, +.9

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Increase: classic hits-oldies KCMO-FM (+.9)

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Decrease: urban contemporary KPRS (-.9)

COLUMBUS

News/Talk: iHeartMedia-owned WTVN “News Radio 610” 6.7 – 7.5, +.8, fourth to third  

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Tegna-owned WBNS-FM “97.1 FM The Fan” (Blue Jackets) 9.4 – 10.2, +.8, first

Public Radio News/Talk: Ohio State University’s WOSU 7.9 – 6.6, -1.3, third to fifth

Number One 6+: sports talk WBNS-FM, second consecutive month, 9.4 – 10.2, +.8

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Increase: country WCOL (+2.4)**

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Decrease: public radio news/talk WOSU (-1.3)

**Represents the largest September 2022 – October 2022 increase (6+) of any station from these 12 PPM-markets, as well as the previous 24 PPM-markets

Up next: October 2022 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.  

October 2022 PPM Ratings Takeaways – Part Two

| November 2, 2022

October 2022 PPM Data – Information for the October 2022 sweep has been released for Washington, DC; Boston; Miami; Seattle; Detroit; Phoenix; Minneapolis; San Diego; Tampa; Denver; Baltimore; and St. Louis.

Nielsen Audio’s October 2022 sweep covered September 15 – October 12.

TALKERS magazine 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 September 2022 – October 2022  (6+).

The NHL season began October 7; NHL and NFL flagships are noted where applicable.

WASHINGTON, DC

News/Talk: Cumulus Media’s WMAL “105.9 FM – Where Washington Comes To Talk” 4.5 – 4.1, -.4, repeats in seventh-place

News: Hubbard Broadcasting-owned WTOP & WTLP “Washington’s Top News” 8.1 – 9.0, +.9, locked in the runner-up slot

Sports Talk: Audacy’s WJFK-FM “106.7 The Fan” (Capitals) 2.6 – 2.8, +.2, #15 to #13

Public Radio News/Talk: American University-owned WAMU 11.1 – 11.8, +.7, #1

Number One 6+: public radio news/talk WAMU, tenth month in succession, 11.1 – 11.8, +.7

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Increase: news WTOP & WTLP (+.9)

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Decrease: urban AC WMMJ (-.8)

BOSTON

News/Talk: iHeartMedia’s WRKO “AM 680 The Voice Of Boston” flat at 3.8, repeats in ninth-place

News – Talk: iHeartMedia-owned WBZ-AM “News Radio 1030” steady at 5.3, continues in fifth-place

Sports Talk: Beasley Media Group’s WBZ-FM “98.5 The Sports Hub” (Bruins, New England Patriots) 7.3 – 9.4, +2.1, second to first

Audacy-owned WEEI-FM “93.7 Boston’s Sports Station” 4.0 – 4.9, +.9, seventh to sixth

Public Radio News/Talk: Boston University’s WBUR 4.0 – 4.3, +.3, seventh to eighth

WGBH Educational Foundation-owned WGBH 2.3 – 3.0, +.7, #19 to #11

Number One 6+: sports talk WBZ-FM, first month, 7.3 – 9.4, +2.1

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Increase: sports talk WBZ-FM (+2.1)*

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Decrease: country WBWL (-.7)

*Represents the largest September 2022 – October 2022 increase (6+) of any station from these 12 PPM-markets – as well as the previous 12-PPM markets

MIAMI

News/Talk: None in the top twenty

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: None in the top twenty

Public Radio News/Talk: Dade County School Board-owned WLRN 3.4 – 3.5, +.1, repeats in ninth-place

Number One 6+: Cox Media Group adult contemporary WFEZ, third consecutive month, 8.3 – 8.4, +.1

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Increase: Spanish tropical WRTO (+1.0)

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Decrease: Spanish tropical WXDJ (-1.7)

SEATTLE

News/Talk: Bonneville-owned KIRO-FM “97.3 FM” (Seahawks) 6.6 – 7.1, +.5, third to second

News: Lotus Communications’ KNWN-AM & KNWN-FM “Northwest News Radio” 3.5 – 4.8, +1.3, #14 to #6

Sports Talk: Bonneville-owned KIRO-AM “710 AM ESPN Seattle” (Seahawks) 7.0 – 7.6, +.6, first

iHeartMedia’s KJR-FM “93.3 FM Seattle’s Sports Leader” 1.3 – 2.3, +1.0, #23 to #19

Public Radio News/Talk: Northwest Public Radio’s KUOW 4.3 – 4.5, +.2, seventh to ninth

Number One 6+: sports talk KIRO-AM, second month in succession, 7.0 – 7.6, +.6

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Increase: news KNWN-AM & KNWN-FM (+1.3)

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Decrease: adult hits KJAQ (-1.0)

DETROIT

News/Talk: Cumulus Media’s WJR “News Talk 760 AM” 3.5 – 3.4, -.1, anchored at #13

News: Audacy-owned WWJ News Radio 950” 4.6 – 4.8, +.2, remains in eighth-place

Sports Talk: Audacy’s WXYT-FM “97.1 The Ticket” (Red Wings, Lions) 5.6 – 7.1, +1.5, fourth to second and WXYT-FM’s internet stream 1.9 – 1.8, -.1, repeats at #20

Public Radio News/Talk: University of Michigan-owned WUOM 2.1 – 2.4, +.3, carries on at #17

Number One 6+: Beasley Media Group classic rock WCSX, first month, 7.0 – 7.4, +.4

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Increase: sports talk WXYT-FM (+1.5)

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Decrease: classic hits-oldies WOMC (-.7)

PHOENIX

News/Talk: iHeartMedia’s KFYI “News Talk 550” 3.5 – 3.1, -.4, #10 to #12

Bonneville-owned KTAR-FM “News 92.3 FM” (Arizona Cardinals) 2.6 – 2.3, -.3, #17 to #18

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Bonneville’s KMVP-FM “98.7 Arizona’s Sports Station” 2.3 – 3.9, +1.6, #20 to #8

Public Radio News/Talk: Maricopa County Community College-owned KJZZ 7.3 – 7.9, +.6, second to first

Number One 6+: public radio news/talk KJZZ, first month, 7.3 – 7.9, +.6

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Increase: sports talk KMVP-FM (+1.6)

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Decrease: adult contemporary KESZ (-1.0)

MINNEAPOLIS

News/Talk: Audacy’s WCCO “News Talk 830” 5.6 – 4.8, -.8, seventh to tenth

iHeartMedia’s KTLK-AM “Twin Cities News Talk AM 1130” 3.1 – 3.5, +.4, #15 to #13

Hubbard Broadcasting-owned KTMY “My Talk 107.1” 3.1 – 2.9, -.2, #15 to #16

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: iHeartMedia-owned KFXN “FM 100.3 K-Fan” (Minnesota Wild, Minnesota Vikings) 6.7 – 8.2, +1.5, third to first

Public Radio News/Talk: Minnesota Public Radio’s KNOW 6.2 – 5.7, -.5, fifth to sixth

Number One 6+: iHeartMedia sports talk KFXN, first month, 6.7 – 8.2, +1.5

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Increase: sports talk KFXN (+1.5)

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Decrease: classic hits-oldies KQQL (-1.8)**

**Represents the largest September 2022 – October 2022 decrease (6+) of any station from these 12 PPM-markets

SAN DIEGO

News/Talk: iHeartMedia’s KOGO “News Radio 600” 5.0 – 4.6, -.4, fourth to fifth

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Audacy-owned KWFN “97.3 The Fan” 1.9 – 2.9, +1.0, #17 to #15 and KWFN’s internet stream .8 – 1.6, +.8, #23 to #20

Public Radio News/Talk: San Diego State University’s KPBS 5.6 – 6.1, +.5, repeats in third-place

Number One 6+: Local Media San Diego adult hits KFBG, seventh consecutive month, 8.1 – 6.8, -1.3

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Increase: sports talk KWFN (+1.0)

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Decrease: rhythmic hot AC XHRM (-1.5)

TAMPA

News/Talk: Cox Media Group’s WHPT “102.5 The Bone – Real, Raw, Radio” (Lightning) 4.2 – 4.7, +.5, eighth to seventh

iHeartMedia-owned WFLA “News Radio 970” 2.7 – 3.1, +.4, #16 to #13

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: iHeartMedia-owned WDAE “Tampa Bay’s Sports Radio” 2.1 – 1.9, -.2, repeats at #19

Public Radio News/Talk: University of South Florida’s WUSF 2.2 – 2.4, +.2, continues at #18

Number One 6+: Cox Media Group adult contemporary WDUV, fourteenth month in a row, 9.1 – 9.4, +.3

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Increase: rhythmic CHR WLLD (+.9)

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Decrease: contemporary Christian WCIE (-1.7)

DENVER

News/Talk: In the iHeartMedia cluster, KHOW “Talk Radio 630” 2.1 – 2.5, +.4, #18 to #17; KOA “News Radio 850” (Broncos) 2.4 – 2.3, -.1, #17 to #18; and KDFD “Freedom 93.7” flat at 1.7, #21 to #20

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Bonneville’s KKFN “104.3 The Fan” 3.3 – 4.1, +.8, tenth to eighth

Public Radio News/Talk: Colorado Public Radio-owned KCFR 3.9 – 4.1, +.2, ninth to eighth

Number One 6+: Audacy hot AC KALC, first month, 6.2 – 6.9, +.7

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Increase (Tie): classic hits-oldies KXKL and sports talk KKFN (+.8)

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Decrease: triple A KBCO (-1.4)

BALTIMORE

News/Talk: Hearst Television’s WBAL “News Radio 1090 AM & 101.5 FM” (Ravens) 3.8– 3.9, +.1, repeats in ninth-place

WCBM Maryland-owned WCBM “Talk Radio AM 680” 1.7 – 1.3, -.4, #17 to #18

Cumulus Media-owned WMAL “105.9 FM – Where Washington Comes To Talk” .7 – .8, +.1, #22 to #20

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Audacy’s WJZ-FM “Baltimore Sports Radio 105.7 The Fan” 4.2 – 5.9, +1.7, seventh to fifth

Public Radio News/Talk: Your Public Radio Corporation-owned WYPR 3.3 – 3.4, +.1, stays at #11

Number One 6+: Audacy adult contemporary WLIF, second consecutive month, 9.5 – 9.0, -.5

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Increase: sports talk WJZ-FM (+1.7)

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Decrease: urban AC WWIN-FM (-.9)

ST. LOUIS

News/Talk: Audacy’s KMOX “The Voice Of St. Louis” 6.5 – 6.9, +.4, fifth to fourth and cluster-mate KFTK “Talk 97.1 FM” 1.7 – 1.9, +.2, repeats at #16

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Hubbard Broadcasting’s WXOS “101 ESPN” (Blues) 3.6 – 3.7, +.1, #11 to #12

Public Radio News/Talk: University of Missouri-owned KWMU 3.0 – 3.9, +.9, #14 to #11

Number One 6+: Hubbard Broadcasting adult hits WARH, first month, 8.1 – 9.3, +1.2

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Increase: adult hits WARH (+1.2)

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Decrease: alternative KPNT (-1.0)

Up next: October 2022 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

October 2022 PPM Ratings Takeaways – Part One

| November 1, 2022

October 2022 PPM Data – Information for the October 2022 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 (New Jersey).

Nielsen Audio’s October 2022 sweep covered September 15 – October 12.

TALKERS 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 September 2022 – October 2022 (6+).

The NHL season began October 7; NHL and NFL flagships are noted where applicable.

NEW YORK

News/Talk: Red Apple Media’s WABC-AM & WLIR-FM “77 Talk Radio” flat at 3.0, #11 to #12

iHeartMedia-owned WOR “710 – The Voice of New York” 1.7 – 1.5, -.2, #18 to #19

News: Audacy’s WCBS-AM “News Radio 880” 2.9 – 3.2, +.3, #13 to #11 and co-owned WINS “1010 – All News/All The Time” unchanged at 3.0, #11 to #12

Sports Talk: Audacy-owned WFAN-FM & WFAN-AM “Sports Radio 101.9 FM & 66 AM” (NY Giants) 3.2 – 3.7, +.5, tenth to eighth

Public Radio News/Talk: WNYC Broadcasting Foundation’s 4.1 – 3.6, -.5, eighth to ninth

Number One 6+: Mediaco Holding-owned/Emmis operated urban AC WBLS, second month in a row, 6.6 – 6.9, +.3

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Increase (Tie): sports talk WFAN and Spanish contemporary WXNY (+.5)

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Decrease (Tie): adult contemporary WLTW; CHR WHTZ; and public radio news/talk WNYC-FM (-.5)

LOS ANGELES

News/Talk: iHeartMedia’s KFI “AM 640” flat at 4.7, continues in fourth-place

News: Audacy-owned KNX-FM “News 97.1” 3.5 – 3.2, -.3, eighth to ninth

Sports Talk: None in the top twenty

Public Radio News/Talk: Pasadena Area Community College’s KPCC 2.6 – 2.7, +.1, #14 to #12

Number One 6+: iHeartMedia adult contemporary KOST, third month in a row, 5.8 – 5.7, -.1

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Increase: urban contemporary KRRL (+.7)

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Decrease: adult hits KCBS-FM (-.6)

CHICAGO

News/Talk: Nexstar Media Group’s WGN “Radio 720” 3.5 – 2.9, -.6, ninth to tenth

News: Audacy-owned WBBM-AM & WCFS “News Radio 780 AM & 105.9 FM” (Bears) 4.9 – 5.3, +.4, third to fourth

Sports Talk: Audacy’s WSCR “670 The Score” (Blackhawks) 2.5 – 2.6, +.1, #14 to #15

Public Radio News/Talk: Chicago Public Media-owned WBEZ 4.4 – 4.0, -.4, fifth to seventh  

Number One 6+: Hubbard Radio classic rock WDRV, sixth month in a row, 6.6 – 6.1, -.5

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Increase: urban AC WVAZ (+.7)

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Decrease: news/talk WGN (-.6)

SAN FRANCISCO

News/Talk: Cumulus Media-owned KGO 1.7 – 1.6, -.1, repeats at #20

News: Audacy’s KCBS-AM & KFRC “All News 740 AM & 106.9 FM” 6.4 – 7.0, +.6, second to first

Sports Talk: Cumulus Media-owned KNBR “The Sports Leader” (49ers) 3.6 – 3.3, -.3, sixth to eighth

Public Radio News/Talk: KQED, Inc.-owned KQED 7.8 – 6.6, -1.2, first to third

Number One 6+ (Tie): news KCBS-AM & KFRC, first month, 6.4 – 7.0, +.6 and Bonneville adult contemporary KOIT-FM, first month, 6.0 – 7.0, +1.0

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Increase: adult contemporary KOIT-FM (+1.0)

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Decrease: public radio news/talk KQED (-1.2)

Note: KGO transitioned from news/talk to sports betting (10/10/2022)

DALLAS

News/Talk: Cumulus Media-owned WBAP “News Talk 820 AM & 99.5 HD2 FM” 4.9 – 4.8, -.1, repeats in third-place

News – Talk: Audacy’s KRLD-AM “News Radio 1080” (Cowboys) 2.6 – 2.7, +.1, steady at #16

Sports Talk: Cumulus Media-owned KTCK “Sports Radio The Ticket” (Stars) 4.0 – 4.4, +.4, seventh to fourth

Audacy’s KRLD-FM “105.3 The Fan” (Cowboys) 1.9 – 2.8, +.9, #21 to #15

Public Radio News/Talk: North Texas Public Broadcasting-owned KERA flat at 3.0, #13 to #14

Number One 6+: Univision regional Mexican KLNO, ninth month in a row, 5.4 – 5.2, -.2

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Increase: sports talk KRLD-FM (+.9)

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Decrease: adult contemporary KDGE (-1.0)

HOUSTON

News/Talk: iHeartMedia’s KTRH “AM 740 News Radio” 3.3 – 3.7, +.4, repeats at #14

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: None in the top twenty

Public Radio News/Talk: University of Houston-owned KUHF flat at 2.0, continues at #18

Number One 6+: iHeartMedia adult contemporary KODA, nineteenth consecutive month, 8.7 – 9.8, +1.1

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Increase: adult contemporary KODA (+1.1)

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Decrease (Tie): contemporary Christian KSBJ; alternative KTBZ; and Spanish contemporary KLOL (-.7)

ATLANTA

News/Talk: Cox Media Group-owned WSB-AM & WSBB “Atlanta’s News & Talk” 6.3 – 5.9, -.4, fifth to sixth

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Dickey Broadcasting-owned WCNN “The Fan” 3.2 – 3.6, +.4, #11 to #9

Audacy’s WZGC “92.9 The Game” (Falcons) 2.7 – 2.4, -.3, #15 to #16

Public Radio News/Talk: Atlanta Public Schools-owned WABE 6.8 – 7.2, +.4, third to second

Number One 6+: Cox Media Group classic hits-oldies WSRV, tenth successive month, 8.3 – 8.4, +.1

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Increase (Tie): urban AC WAMJ; contemporary Christian WFSH; and CHR WWPW (+.8)

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Decrease (Tie): urban AC WALR and country WKHX (-.8)

PHILADELPHIA

News/Talk: None in the top twenty

News: Audacy-owned KYW & WPHI “News Radio 1060 AM & 103.9 FM” flat at 5.2, repeats in seventh-place

Sports Talk: Audacy’s WIP “Sports Radio 94” (Eagles) 5.3 – 6.5, +1.2, sixth to third and WIP’s internet stream, 2.6 – 2.2, -.4, #12 to #14

Beasley Media Group-owned WPEN-FM “97.5 The Fanatic” (Flyers) 1.2 – 1.5, +.3, #22 to #20

Public Radio News/Talk: WHYY-owned WHYY 4.6 – 4.8, +.2, continues in eighth-place

Number One 6+: Beasley Media Group rock WMMR, third straight month, 8.7 – 7.9, -.8

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Increase: sports talk WIP (+1.2)

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Decrease: rock WMMR (-.8)

LONG ISLAND

News/Talk: iHeartMedia-owned WOR “710 – The Voice of New York” steady at 2.1, #17 to #16

Red Apple Media-owned WABC-AM & WLIR-FM “77 Talk Radio” 2.1 – 1.9, -.2, remains at #17

News: Audacy’s WCBS-AM “News Radio 880” 3.9 – 4.0, +.1, continues in seventh-place and cluster-mate WINS “1010 – All News/All The Time” 2.4 – 2.2, -.2, repeats at #14

Sports Talk: Audacy-owned WFAN-FM & WFAN-AM “Sports Radio 101.9 FM & 66 AM” (NY Giants) 3.8 – 4.7, +.9, eighth to fifth

Emmis-owned/Good Karma Brands-operated WEPN-FM “98.7 ESPN New York” (Islanders, Rangers) 1.3 – 1.6, +.3, steady at #20

Public Radio News/Talk: None in the top twenty

Number One 6+: Cox Media Group classic rock WBAB, sixth month in succession, 6.6 – 6.1, -.5

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Increase: sports talk WFAN (+.9)

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Decrease: CHR WBLI (-.8)

RIVERSIDE

News/Talk: None in the top twenty

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: None in the top twenty

Public Radio News/Talk: San Bernardino Community College District’s KVCR, flat at .4, anchored at #19

Number One 6+: Anaheim Broadcasting classic hits-oldies KOLA, tenth consecutive month, 7.7 – 9.2, +1.5

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Increase: classic hits-oldies KOLA (+1.5)*

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Decrease: rhythmic CHR KGGI (-.5)

*Represents the largest September 2022 – October 2022  increase (6+) of any station from these 12 PPM-markets

SAN JOSE

News/Talk: Cumulus Media-owned KSFO “Talk Radio 560” 1.5 – 2.0, +.5, #21 to #15 and cluster-mate KGO 2.7 – 1.9, -.8, #13 to #20

News: Audacy’s KCBS-AM & KFRC “All News 740 AM & 106.9 FM” 5.7 – 6.6, +.9, second to first

Sports Talk: Cumulus Media-owned KNBR “The Sports Leader” (49ers ) 3.7 – 3.9, +.2, eighth to sixth

Public Radio News/Talk: None in the top twenty

Number One 6+ (Tie): news KCBS-AM & KFRC, first month, 5.7 – 6.6, +.9 and Bonneville adult contemporary KOIT-FM, fourth straight month 7.3 – 6.6, -.7

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Increase: news KCBS-AM & KFRC (+.9)

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Decrease: regional Mexican KSOL (-1.0)

Note: KGO transitioned from news/talk to sports betting (10/10/2022)

MIDDLESEX

News/Talk: Townsquare Media-owned WKXW “New Jersey 101.5” 6.0 – 6.5, +.5, second to third

iHeartMedia-owned WOR “710 – The Voice of New York” .5 – 1.2, +.7, #23 to #19

News: Audacy’s WCBS-AM “News Radio 880” 2.6 – 2.5, -.1, #12 to #13 and co-owned WINS 1.4 – 1.2, -.2, #17 to #19

Sports Talk: Audacy-owned WFAN-FM & WFAN-AM “Sports Radio 101.9 FM & 66 AM” (NY Giants) 2.8 – 3.4, +.6, #11 to #8

Public Radio News/Talk: None in the top twenty

Number One 6+: iHeartMedia adult contemporary WLTW, fourth month in a row, 8.6 – 6.9, -1.7

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Increase: Spanish tropical WSKQ (+1.2)

Largest 6+ September 2022 – October 2022 Decrease: adult contemporary WLTW (-1.7)**

**Represents the largest September 2022 – October 2022  decrease (6+) of any station from these 12 PPM-markets

Up next: October 2022 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.

September 2022 PPM Ratings Takeaways – Part Four

| October 12, 2022

September 2022 PPM Data – Information for the September 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 September 2022 sweep covered August 18 – September 14.

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 shown are August 2022 – September 2022 (6+).

Note: The NFL season kicked off September 8; NFL – and MLB – flagships are indicated where applicable.

AUSTIN

News/Talk: Waterloo Media-operated KLBJ-AM “News Radio” flat at 4.2, seventh to eighth

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Genuine Austin Radio’s KTXX “The Horn” 1.4 – 2.5, +1.1, #19 to #16

Public Radio News/Talk: University of Texas-owned KUT 6.7 – 5.7, -1.0, second to third

Number One 6+: Waterloo Media-operated adult hits KBPA, ninth month in a row, 10.0 – 9.8, -.2

Largest 6+ August 2022 – September 2022 Increase: sports talk KTXX (+1.1)

Largest 6+ August 2022 – September 2022 Decrease: triple A KUTX (-1.4)

RALEIGH

News/Talk: iHeartMedia’s WTKK “106.1 FM Talk” 7.3 – 8.8, +1.5, third to first

Curtis Media Group-owned WPTF “News Radio 680” flat at 1.9, #14 to #15

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Capitol Broadcasting’s WCMC-FM “99.9 FM The Fan” 1.3 – 2.0, +.7, #18 to #13

Public Radio News/Talk: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill-owned WUNC steady at 7.4, locked in the runner-up slot

Number One 6+: news/talk WTKK, first month, 7.3 – 8.8, +1.5

Largest 6+ August 2022 – September 2022 Increase: news/talk WTKK (+1.5)

Largest 6+ August 2022 – September 2022 Decrease: adult contemporary WRAL (-1.3)

INDIANAPOLIS

News/Talk: Emmis’ WIBC “93.1 FM Indy’s Mobile News” 9.3 – 9.9, +.6, repeats in the runner-up slot

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Emmis-owned WIBC-HD2 “The Fan” (Colts) 2.4 – 3.2, +.8, #13 to #12

iHeartMedia’s WNDE “Fox Sports 1260” flat at .3, #18 to #20

Public Radio News/Talk: Metropolitan Indianapolis Public Broadcasting-owned WFYI 4.2 – 4.1, -.1, ninth to tenth

Number One 6+: Cumulus Media classic hits-oldies WJJK, ninth successive month, 11.3 – 11.2, -.1

Largest 6+ August 2022 – September 2022 Increase: sports talk WIBC-HD2 (+.8)

Largest 6+ August 2022 – September 2022 Decrease: country WFMS (-1.9)*

*Represents the largest August 2022 – September 2022 decrease (6+) of any station from these 12 PPM-markets

MILWAUKEE

News/Talk: Good Karma Brands-owned WTMJ “Wisconsin’s Radio Station” (Brewers) 8.9 – 10.0, +1.1, second to first

iHeartMedia’s WISN “News Talk 1130” 10.3 – 9.6, -.7, first to second

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: iHeartMedia’s WRNW “97.3 The Game” (Green Bay Packers) 1.1 – 1.3, +.2, #16 to #15

Good Karma Brands-owned WKTI “ESPN Milwaukee” .9 – 1.2, +.3, #18 to #16

Public Radio News/Talk: University of Wisconsin-owned WUWM 4.0 – 4.1, +.1, anchored in ninth-place

Number One 6+: news/talk WTMJ, first month, 8.9 – 10.0, +1.1

Largest 6+ August 2022 – September 2022 Increase: news/talk WTMJ (+1.1)

Largest 6+ August 2022 – September 2022 Decrease: classic rock WKLH (-.8)

NASHVILLE

News/Talk: Cumulus Media’s WWTN “Super Talk 99.7” 5.8 – 5.9, +.1, seventh to sixth

iHeartMedia-owned WLAC “Talk Radio 1510” 2.7 – 1.6, -1.1, #14 to #16

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Cumulus Media’s WGFX “104.5 The Zone” (Tennessee Titans) 3.5 – 6.1, +2.6, #13 to #5

Cromwell Radio Group-owned WPRT “102.5 The Game” steady at .9, #20 to #19

Public Radio News/Talk: Nashville Public Radio’s WPLN-FM 5.2 – 5.4, +.2, eighth to ninth

Number One 6+: Midwest Communications adult hits WCJK, ninth month in a row, 9.6 – 9.0, -.6

Largest 6+ August 2022 – September 2022 Increase: sports talk WGFX (+2.6)

Largest 6+ August 2022 – September 2022 Decrease: news/talk WLAC (-1.1)

PROVIDENCE

News/Talk: Cumulus Media’s WPRO-AM & WEAN “News Talk 630 AM & 99.7 FM” 4.8 – 5.5, +.7, seventh to sixth

iHeartMedia-owned WHJJ “News Radio 920” 1.2 – .4, -.8, #15 to #16

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Audacy’s Beasley Media Group-owned WBZ-FM “98.5 The Sports Hub” 3.5 – 3.7, +.2, repeats in eighth-place

WVEI “Sports Radio 103.7” 3.4 – 3.2, -.2, remains in ninth-place

Public Radio News/Talk: Rhode Island Public Radio’s WNPN 2.2 – 2.8, +.6, #11 to #10

WGBH Educational Foundation-owned WGBH 3.4 – 2.7, -.7, #9 to #11

Number One 6+: iHeartMedia rock WHJY, eighth straight month, 10.2 – 9.8, -.4

Largest 6+ August 2022 – September 2022 Increase: adult contemporary WWLI (+1.2)

Largest 6+ August 2022 – September 2022 Decrease: news/talk WHJJ (-.8)

NORFOLK

News/Talk: Sinclair’s WNIS “News Talk AM 790” 3.8 – 4.1, +.3, #11 to #9

News: iHeartMedia-owned WNOH “BIN 105.3 Because Truth Matters” .5 – .6, +.1, #21 to #20

Sports Talk: Max Broadcast Group’s WVSP “94.1 ESPN” 1.5 – 1.9, +.4, #17 to #15

Public Radio News/Talk: None in the top twenty

Number One 6+: Audacy urban AC WVKL, ninth month in succession, 9.7 – 9.2, -.5

Largest 6+ August 2022 – September 2022 Increase: rhythmic hot AC WMOV (+.7)

Largest 6+ August 2022 – September 2022 Decrease: adult contemporary WTWV (-.9)

JACKSONVILLE

News/Talk: Cox Media Group’s WOKV-FM “104.5 Jacksonville’s News & Talk” 7.9 – 7.8 -.1, repeats in fourth-place

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Cox Media Group-owned WOKV-AM “ESPN Jacksonville 690 AM” steady at .5, unchanged at #20

Public Radio News/Talk: WJCT, Inc.’s WJCT 2.3 – 2.5, +.2, #12 to #11

Number One 6+: iHeartMedia country WQIK, third consecutive month, 10.2 – 11.5, +1.3

Largest 6+ August 2022 – September 2022 Increase:  country WQIK (+1.3)

Largest 6+ August 2022 – September 2022 Decrease: classic hits-oldies WJGL (-1.4)

WEST PALM BEACH

News/Talk: iHeartMedia’s WZZR “92.1 Real Radio” 1.8 – 2.2 +.4, ninth to eighth and cluster-mate WJNO “News Radio 1290” 1.8 – 1.3, -.5, #9 to #11

Hubbard Broadcasting-owned WFTL “News Talk 850” 1.1 – .9, -.2, #13 to #14

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Hubbard Broadcasting-owned WMEN “Fox Sports 640 AM South Florida” .4 – .5, +.1, #17 to #16

iHeartMedia’s WBZT “Sports Radio 1230 The Gambler” .2, #18 (unlisted since December 2021)

Public Radio News/Talk: Dade County School Board’s WLRN 3.3 – 3.8, +.5, continues in seventh-place

Number One 6+: Hubbard Broadcasting hot AC WRMF, ninth month in succession, 8.8 – 10.5, +1.7

Largest 6+ August 2022 – September 2022 Increase: hot AC WRMF (+1.7)

Largest 6+ August 2022 – September 2022 Decrease: classic hits-oldies WEAT (-.6)

GREENSBORO

News/Talk: iHeartMedia’s WPTI “News Talk 94.5” 5.1 – 4.8, -.3, remains in eighth-place

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: None in the top twenty

Public Radio News/Talk: Wake Forest University’s WFDD flat at 2.6, stays at #12

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill-owned WUNC steady at 1.7, unchanged at #14

Number One 6+: Audacy urban AC WQMG, ninth month in a row, 10.3 – 10.9, +.6

Largest 6+ August 2022 – September 2022 Increase (Tie): country WPAW and adult contemporary WMAG (+1.1)

Largest 6+ August 2022 – September 2022 Decrease: adult hits WSMW (-1.1)

MEMPHIS

News/Talk: iHeartMedia’s WREC “News Talk 600 AM” 3.9 – 3.3, -.6, #9 to #11

Cumulus Media-owned WKIM “News/Talk 98.9, The Roar of Memphis” .9 – 1.0, +.1, stays at #19

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Audacy’s WMFS “Sports Radio 92.9” flat at 3.0, #12 to #13 and WMFS’ internet stream .7 – .3, -.4, anchored at #20

Public Radio News/Talk: Mid-South Public Communications-owned WKNO 1.8 – 1.2, -.6, #17 to #16

Number One 6+: Cumulus Media urban-rhythmic oldies WRBO, ninth successive month, 12.8 – 16.7, +3.9

Largest 6+ August 2022 – September 2022 Increase: urban-rhythmic oldies WRBO (+3.9)**

Largest 6+ August 2022 – September 2022 Decrease: urban contemporary WHRK (-1.3)

**Represents the largest August 2022 – September 2022 increase (6+) of any station from all 48 PPM-markets and WRBO posts the highest (6+) share in all 48 markets (16.7)

HARTFORD

News/Talk: Audacy’s WTIC-AM “News Talk 1080” 4.6 – 3.6, -1.0, eighth to ninth

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” .2, #20 (unlisted since April 2022)

Audacy-owned WTIC-AM’s internet stream steady at .2, remains at #20

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: iHeartMedia’s WUCS “97.9 ESPN” .6 – 1.0, +.4, #18 to #14

Public Radio News/Talk: Connecticut Educational Communications-owned WNPR 8.8 – 8.5, -.3, second to third

New England Public Media’s WFCR .4 – .2, -.2, #19 to #20

Number One 6+: Audacy adult contemporary WRCH, 31st month in a row, 11.1 – 12.1, +1.0

Largest 6+ August 2022 – September 2022 Increase: adult contemporary WRCH (+1.0)

Largest 6+ August 2022 – September 2022 Decrease (Tie): country WWYZ and news/talk WTIC-AM (-1.0)

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September 2022 PPM Ratings Takeaways – Part Four

| October 11, 2022

September 2022 PPM Data – Information for the September 2022 survey period has been released for Austin; Raleigh; Indianapolis; Milwaukee; Nashville; and Providence.

Nielsen Audio’s September 2022 sweep covered August 18 – September 14.

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 are August 2022 – September 2022 (6+).

Note: The NFL season kicked off September 8; NFL – and MLB – flagships are listed where applicable.

AUSTIN

News/Talk: Waterloo Media-operated KLBJ-AM “News Radio” flat at 4.2, seventh to eighth

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Genuine Austin Radio’s KTXX “The Horn” 1.4 – 2.5, +1.1, #19 to #16

Public Radio News/Talk: University of Texas-owned KUT 6.7 – 5.7, -1.0, second to third

Number One 6+: Waterloo Media-operated adult hits KBPA, ninth month in a row, 10.0 – 9.8, -.2

Largest 6+ August 2022 – September 2022 Increase: sports talk KTXX (+1.1)

Largest 6+ August 2022 – September 2022 Decrease: triple A KUTX (-1.4)

RALEIGH

News/Talk: iHeartMedia’s WTKK “106.1 FM Talk” 7.3 – 8.8, +1.5, third to first

Curtis Media Group-owned WPTF “News Radio 680” flat at 1.9, #14 to #15

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Capitol Broadcasting’s WCMC-FM “99.9 FM The Fan” 1.3 – 2.0, +.7, #18 to #13

Public Radio News/Talk: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill-owned WUNC steady at 7.4, locked in the runner-up slot

Number One 6+: news/talk WTKK, first month, 7.3 – 8.8, +1.5

Largest 6+ August 2022 – September 2022 Increase: news/talk WTKK (+1.5)

Largest 6+ August 2022 – September 2022 Decrease: adult contemporary WRAL (-1.3)

INDIANAPOLIS

News/Talk: Emmis’ WIBC “93.1 FM Indy’s Mobile News” 9.3 – 9.9, +.6, repeats in the runner-up slot

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Emmis-owned WIBC-HD2 “The Fan” (Colts) 2.4 – 3.2, +.8, #13 to #12

iHeartMedia’s WNDE “Fox Sports 1260” flat at .3, #18 to #20

Public Radio News/Talk: Metropolitan Indianapolis Public Broadcasting-owned WFYI 4.2 – 4.1, -.1, ninth to tenth

Number One 6+: Cumulus Media classic hits-oldies WJJK, ninth successive month, 11.3 – 11.2, -.1

Largest 6+ August 2022 – September 2022 Increase: sports talk WIBC-HD2 (+.8)

Largest 6+ August 2022 – September 2022 Decrease: country WFMS (-1.9)*

*Represents the largest August 2022 – September 2022 decrease (6+) of any station from these six (6) PPM-markets

MILWAUKEE

News/Talk: Good Karma Brands-owned WTMJ “Wisconsin’s Radio Station” (Brewers) 8.9 – 10.0, +1.1, second to first

iHeartMedia’s WISN “News Talk 1130” 10.3 – 9.6, -.7, first to second

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: iHeartMedia’s WRNW “97.3 The Game” (Green Bay Packers) 1.1 – 1.3, +.2, #16 to #15

Good Karma Brands-owned WKTI “ESPN Milwaukee” .9 – 1.2, +.3, #18 to #16

Public Radio News/Talk: University of Wisconsin-owned WUWM 4.0 – 4.1, +.1, anchored in ninth-place

Number One 6+: news/talk WTMJ, first month, 8.9 – 10.0, +1.1

Largest 6+ August 2022 – September 2022 Increase: news/talk WTMJ (+1.1)

Largest 6+ August 2022 – September 2022 Decrease: classic rock WKLH (-.8)

NASHVILLE

News/Talk: Cumulus Media’s WWTN “Super Talk 99.7” 5.8 – 5.9, +.1, seventh to sixth

iHeartMedia-owned WLAC “Talk Radio 1510” 2.7 – 1.6, -1.1, #14 to #16

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Cumulus Media’s WGFX “104.5 The Zone” (Tennessee Titans) 3.5 – 6.1, +2.6, #13 to #5

Cromwell Radio Group-owned WPRT “102.5 The Game” steady at .9, #20 to #19

Public Radio News/Talk: Nashville Public Radio’s WPLN-FM 5.2 – 5.4, +.2, eighth to ninth

Number One 6+: Midwest Communications adult hits WCJK, ninth month in a row, 9.6 – 9.0, -.6

Largest 6+ August 2022 – September 2022 Increase: sports talk WGFX (+2.6)**

Largest 6+ August 2022 – September 2022 Decrease: news/talk WLAC (-1.1)

*Represents a tie (with Columbus sports talk WBNS-FM) for the largest August 2022 – September 2022 increase (6+) of any station from the 42 PPM-markets analyzed thus far

PROVIDENCE

News/Talk: Cumulus Media’s WPRO-AM & WEAN “News Talk 630 AM & 99.7 FM” 4.8 – 5.5, +.7, seventh to sixth

iHeartMedia-owned WHJJ “News Radio 920” 1.2 – .4, -.8, #15 to #16

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Audacy’s Beasley Media Group-owned WBZ-FM “98.5 The Sports Hub” 3.5 – 3.7, +.2, repeats in eighth-place

WVEI “Sports Radio 103.7” 3.4 – 3.2, -.2, continues in ninth-place

Public Radio News/Talk: Rhode Island Public Radio’s WNPN 2.2 – 2.8, +.6, #11 to #10

WGBH Educational Foundation-owned WGBH 3.4 – 2.7, -.7, #9 to #11

Number One 6+: iHeartMedia rock WHJY, eighth straight month, 10.2 – 9.8, -.4

Largest 6+ August 2022 – September 2022 Increase: adult contemporary WWLI (+1.2)

Largest 6+ August 2022 – September 2022 Decrease: news/talk WHJJ (-.8)

 

Up next: September 2022 overviews for Norfolk; Jacksonville; West Palm Beach; Greensboro; Memphis; and Hartford.

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