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May 2021 PPM Ratings Takeaways – Part Three

| June 20, 2021

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

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 April 2021 – May 2021 (6+).

PORTLAND

News/Talk: Alpha Media’s KXL “FM 101 News” 5.3 – 5.1, -.2, fourth to fifth

iHeartMedia-owned KEX “News Radio 1190” 3.5 – 2.9, -.6, #12 to #16

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: None in the top twenty

Public Radio News/Talk: Oregon Public Broadcasting’s KOPB 9.9 – 8.4, -1.5, #1

Number One 6+: Oregon Public Broadcasting public radio news/talk KOPB, fifth month in a row, 9.9 – 8.4, -1.5

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Increase (tie): classic hits-oldies KLTH and regional Mexican KRYP (+.9)

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Decrease: public radio news/talk KOPB (-1.5)

CHARLOTTE

News/Talk: Radio One-owned WBT AM & WBT-FM “Charlotte’s News Talk” 4.4 – 3.9, -.5, #8 to #11

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Audacy’s WFNZ “Sports Radio The Fan” 1.3 – 1.1, -.2, #17 to #19

Public Radio News/Talk: University Radio Foundation-owned WFAE 4.2 – 4.0, -.2, ninth to eighth

Number One 6+: iHeartMedia classic rock WRFX, second month in a row, 7.0 – 6.6, -.4

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Increase (tie): adult contemporary WKQC and urban AC WBAV (+.6)

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Decrease: urban contemporary WPEG (-.7)

 SAN ANTONIO

News/Talk: iHeartMedia’s WOAI “News Radio 1200” 5.0 – 4.6, -.4, seventh to tenth

Alpha Media-owned KTSA “Stay Connected” 2.1 – 1.8, -.3, #15 to #17

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: None in the top twenty

Public Radio News/Talk: Texas Public Radio’s KSTX 4.3 – 4.9, +.6, #11 to #8

Number One 6+: Cox Media Group classic hits-oldies KONO-FM, fifth consecutive month, 9.4 – 8.2, -1.2

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Increase: rock KISS (+.7)

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Decrease: classic hits-oldies KONO-FM (-1.2)

SACRAMENTO

News/Talk: In the iHeartMedia cluster, KFBK-AM & KFBK-FM “News 1530 AM & 93.1 FM” 8.7 – 8.6, -.1, first to second and KSTE “Talk 650” 3.7 – 3.1, -.6, flat at #11

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: None in the top twenty

Public Radio News/Talk: Capital Public Radio’s KXJZ unchanged at 5.2, remains in seventh-place

KQED, Inc.’s KQEI .8 – .9, +.1, steady at #18

Number One 6+: Bonneville adult contemporary KYMX, third successive month, 8.7 – 9.2, +.5

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Increase: hot AC KZZO (+1.0)

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Decrease: classic rock KYRV (-.7)

PITTSBURGH

News/Talk: Audacy’s KDKA-AM “News Radio 1020 AM” 4.2 – 3.9, -.3, remains at #10

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Audacy-owned KDKA-FM “93.7 The Fan – All Sports All The Time” (Pirates) unchanged at 6.9, continues in fourth-place

Public Radio News/Talk: Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting’s WESA 3.5 – 3.1, -.4, flat at #11

Number One 6+: iHeartMedia classic hits-oldies WWSW, second straight month, flat at 10.5

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Increase: classic hits-oldies WKPL (+1.1)

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

SALT LAKE CITY

News/Talk: Bonneville-owned KSL “News Radio” 8.3 – 6.8, -1.5, first to second

iHeartMedia’s KNRS-AM & KNRS-FM “Talk Radio” 6.3 – 5.8, -.5, fourth to sixth

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: None in the top twenty

Public Radio News/Talk: University of Utah’s KUER 4.1 – 4.4, +.3, tenth to eighth

Number One 6+: iHeartMedia classic hits-oldies KODJ, first month, 5.8 – 7.7, +1.9

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Increase: classic hits-oldies KODJ (+1.9)

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Decrease: news/talk KSL (-1.5)

LAS VEGAS

News/Talk: Audacy’s KXNT “News Talk 840” 1.9 – 2.2, +.3, #21 to #20

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: None in the top twenty

Public Radio News/Talk: Nevada Public Radio Corporation-owned KNPR 2.3 – 2.7, +.4, #19 to #13

Number One 6+: Beasley Media Group classic hits-oldies KKLZ, second consecutive month, 7.0 – 7.1, +.1

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

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Decrease: hot AC KVGS (-1.0)

ORLANDO

News/Talk: iHeartMedia’s WTKS “Real Radio 104.1” 5.9 – 5.5, -.4, fifth to seventh

Cox Media Group-owned WDBO “Orlando’s News Talk” 2.9 – 2.2, -.7, #12 to #15

iHeartMedia’s WFLF “Orlando News Radio” 1.9 – 1.7, -.2, #16 to #17

Spanish News/Talk: Star Over Orlando’s WRSO “Acción 97.9” 1.0 – 1.3, +.3, #21 to #19

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: None in the top twenty

Public Radio News/Talk: Community Connections’ WMFE 3.5 – 3.7, +.2, remains at #10

Number One 6+: Audacy classic hits-oldies WOCL, fifth straight month, 10.2 – 9.0, -1.2

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Increase: Spanish tropical WRUM (+1.4)

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Decrease: classic hits-oldies WOCL (-1.2)

CINCINNATI

News/Talk: In the iHeartMedia cluster, WLW “700 Cincinnati’s News Radio” (Reds) 12.7 – 11.1, -1.6, #1 and WKRC “55 KRC The Talk Station” 4.2 – 4.3, +.1, unchanged at #8

News: None in the top twenty

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

Public Radio News/Talk: Cincinnati Public Radio-owned WVXU 2.9 – 3.7, +.8, #12 to #9

Number One 6+: iHeartMedia news/talk WLW second successive month, 12.7 – 11.1, -1.6

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Increase: classic rock WOFX (+1.0)

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Decrease: news/talk WLW (-1.6)

CLEVELAND

News/Talk: iHeartMedia’s WTAM “News Radio 1100” (Indians) 8.6 – 8.1, -.5, remains at #3

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

Sports Talk: Audacy’s WKRK “Sports Radio 92.3 The Fan” 3.2 – 4.3, +1.1, #12 to #10

Public Radio News/Talk: Ideastream-owned WCPN 3.4 – 3.3, -.1, steady at #11

Kent State University’s WKSU .7 – .5, -.2, unchanged at #17

Number One 6+: Audacy classic rock WNCX, third month in a row, 10.7 – 10.3, -.4

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Increase: sports talk WKRK (+1.1)

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

KANSAS CITY

News/Talk: Audacy’s KMBZ-FM “98.1 FM News, Traffic, Weather” 6.0 – 5.8, -.2, third to fourth

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Audacy-owned KCSP “Sports Radio 610 Our Teams, Our Town” (Royals) 3.5 – 3.4, -.1, #11 to #12

Union Broadcasting’s WHB “Sports Radio 810” 2.3 – 3.0, +.7, #16 to #14

Public Radio News/Talk: University of Missouri’s KCUR 5.2 – 6.1, +.9, fifth to third

Number One 6+: Cumulus Media classic hits-oldies KCMO-FM, sixth consecutive month, flat at 9.1

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Increase: public radio news/talk KCUR (+.9)

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Decrease: urban contemporary KPRS (-1.4)

COLUMBUS

News/Talk: iHeartMedia-owned WTVN “News Radio 610” 7.0 – 6.8, -.2, remains at #4

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Tegna’s WBNS-FM “97.1 FM The Fan” 4.5 – 4.6, +.1, seventh to sixth and cluster-mate WBNS-AM “ESPN 1460 AM” .2 – .4, +.2, #20 to #18

Public Radio News/Talk: Ohio State University’s WOSU 5.8 – 6.9, +1.1, fifth to third

Number One 6+: iHeartMedia country WCOL, fifth successive month, 10.6 – 8.8, -1.8

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Increase: public radio news/talk WOSU (+1.1)

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Decrease: country WCOL (-1.8)

 

Up next: May 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.  

May 2021 PPM Ratings Takeaways – Part Two

| June 18, 2021

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

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 April 2021 – May 2021 (6+).

WASHINGTON, DC

News/Talk: Cumulus Media’s WMAL “105.9 FM – Where Washington Comes To Talk” flat at 4.0, remains at #10

News: Hubbard Broadcasting-owned WTOP & WTLP “Washington’s Top News” unchanged at 8.1, repeats in the runner-up slot

Sports Talk: Audacy’s WJFK-FM “106.7 The Fan” (Nationals) 2.1 – 2.2, +.1, continues at #15

Public Radio News/Talk: American University-owned WAMU 10.2 – 9.5, -.7, #1

Pacifica Foundation’s public radio news/talk – jazz WPFW 1.1 – 1.0, -.1, flat at #20

Number One 6+: public radio news/talk WAMU, fifth straight month, 10.2 – 9.5, -.7

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Increase: urban AC WMMJ (+1.3)

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

BOSTON

News/Talk: iHeartMedia’s WRKO “AM 680 The Voice Of Boston” 4.3 – 3.9, -.4, eighth to ninth

News – Talk: iHeartMedia-owned WBZ-AM “News Radio 1030” 6.6 – 5.9, -.7, fourth to fifth

Sports Talk: Beasley Media Group’s WBZ-FM “98.5 The Sports Hub” 6.9 – 7.0, +.1, second to third

Audacy-owned WEEI-FM “93.7 Boston’s Sports Station” (Red Sox) 3.2 – 2.9, -.3, #12 to #11

Public Radio News/Talk: Boston University’s WBUR 4.1 – 4.2, +.1, ninth to eighth

WGBH Educational Foundation-owned WGBH 4.7 – 3.9, -.8, seventh to ninth

Number One 6+: iHeartMedia CHR WXKS-FM, second month in a row, 7.4 – 7.7, +.3

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Increase: country WKLB (+1.2)

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

MIAMI

News/Talk: None in the top twenty

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

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

Fenix Broadcasting-owned WWFE “La Ponderosa” unchanged at 1.7, stays 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 3.4 – 3.7, +.3, ninth to tenth

Number One 6+: Cox Media Group urban AC WHQT, second successive month, 9.0 – 8.5, -.5

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Increase: CHR WHYI (+.8)

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

SEATTLE

News/Talk: In the Bonneville cluster, KIRO-FM “97.3 FM” 6.2 – 6.6, +.4, second to first and KTTH “AM 770 Conservative Talk Radio” 2.2 – 2.4, +.2, continues at #20

News: KOMO-AM & KOMO-FM “Seattle News, Weather, Sports” 4.1 – 4.3, +.2, repeats in eighth-place

Sports Talk: Bonneville-owned KIRO-AM “710 AM ESPN Seattle” (Mariners) 3.4 – 3.2, -.2, stays at #14

Public Radio News/Talk: Northwest Public Radio’s KUOW 5.4 – 6.0, +.6, fourth to third

Number One 6+: news/talk KIRO-FM, first month, 6.2 – 6.6, +.4

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Increase (tie): public radio news/talk KUOW and jazz KNKX (+.6)

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Decrease: alternative KEXP (-1.0)

DETROIT

News/Talk: Cumulus Media’s WJR “News Talk 760 AM” 4.6 – 4.4, -.2, seventh to ninth

News: Audacy-owned WWJ News Radio 950” 4.6 – 4.9, +.3, steady in seventh-place

Sports Talk: Audacy’s WXYT-FM “97.1 The Ticket” (Tigers) flat at 5.2, fifth to sixth

Public Radio News/Talk: Wayne State University-owned WDET 2.5 – 2.0, -.5, #16 to #17

University of Michigan’s WUOM 1.7 – 1.9, +.2, #21 to #19

Number One 6+: Audacy classic hits-oldies WOMC, first month, 6.7 – 7.2, +.5

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Increase (tie): classic hits-oldies WOMC; adult contemporary WNIC; and hot AC WDVD (+.5)

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Decrease: rock WRIF (-.7)

PHOENIX

News/Talk: iHeartMedia’s KFYI “News Talk 550” 4.1 – 3.8, -.3, fifth to seventh

Bonneville-owned KTAR-FM “News 92.3 FM” 3.2 – 3.1, -.1, #13 to #12

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Bonneville’s KMVP-FM “Arizona Sports 98.7” 2.3 – 2.6, +.3, #21 to #17

Public Radio News/Talk: Maricopa County Community College-owned KJZZ 3.3 – 3.1, -.2, flat at #12

Number One 6+: iHeartMedia adult contemporary KESZ, seventh straight month, 7.0 – 6.2, -.8

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Increase (tie): classic rock KSLX and hot AC KMXP (+.7)

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Decrease: Spanish adult hits KOMR (-1.1)

MINNEAPOLIS

News/Talk: Audacy’s WCCO “News Talk 830” (Twins) 6.2 – 5.8, -.4, fifth to seventh

iHeartMedia-owned KTLK “Twin Cities News Talk AM 1130” 3.5 – 3.9, +.4, #12 to #13

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: iHeartMedia-owned KFXN “FM 100.3 K-Fan” 6.6 – 6.0, -.6, third to fifth

Public Radio News/Talk: Minnesota Public Radio’s KNOW 7.7- 6.6, -1.1, second to third

Number One 6+: Hubbard Broadcasting hot AC KSTP-FM, fourth straight month, 9.1 – 9.0, -.1

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Increase: classic hits-oldies KQQL (+.7)

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Decrease: public radio news/talk KNOW (-1.1)

SAN DIEGO

News/Talk: Up two-tenths (each) are iHeartMedia siblings KOGO “News Radio 600” 5.5 – 5.7, fifth to second; KGB-AM “760 AM” 1.8 – 2.0, #20 to #19; and KFI “AM 640” 1.6 – 1.8, #21 to #20

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Audacy’s KWFN “97.3 The Fan” (Padres) 3.0 – 2.8, -.2, remains at #15

Public Radio News/Talk: San Diego State University-owned KPBS 4.8 – 5.0, +.2, seventh to fifth

Number One 6+: Audacy classic hits-oldies KXSN, third straight month, 6.6 – 7.0, +.4

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Increase: country KSON-FM (+1.1)

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Decrease: CHR KHTS (-1.2)

TAMPA

News/Talk: Cox Media Group’s WHPT “102.5 The Bone – Real, Raw, Radio” steady at 4.4, seventh to fifth

iHeartMedia-owned WFLA “News Radio 970” unchanged at 4.0, tenth to eighth

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: iHeartMedia’s WDAE “Tampa Bay’s Sports Radio” (Rays) 2.4 – 2.5, +.1, #18 to #19

Public Radio News/Talk: University of South Florida-owned WUSF 3.3 – 3.1, -.2, #13 to #14

Number One 6+: Cox Media Group adult contemporary WDUV, 107th month in a row, 7.0 – 7.2, +.2

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Increase: rock WXTB (+.5)

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

DENVER

News/Talk: In the iHeartMedia cluster, KOA “News Radio 850” (Rockies) 3.4 – 3.2, -.2, flat at #10; KDFD “Freedom 93.7” 2.8 – 2.5, -.3, #13 to #15; and KHOW “Talk Radio 630” 1.7 – 2.0, +.3, #21 to #18

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Bonneville’s KKFN “104.3 The Fan” 2.1 – 3.0, +.9, #18 to #12

Public Radio News/Talk: Colorado Public Radio-owned KCFR 4.9- 4.3, -.6, third to eighth

Number One 6+: Bonneville country KYGO, fourth straight month, 6.9 – 7.1, +.2

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Increase: sports talk KKFN (+.9)

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Decrease: Spanish adult hits KJMN (-1.2)

BALTIMORE

News/Talk: Hearst Television’s WBAL News Radio 1090” 4.0 – 3.9, -.1, eighth to tenth

WCBM Maryland-owned WCBM “Talk Radio AM 680” 2.7 – 2.4, -.3, #15 to #14

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Audacy’s WJZ-FM “Baltimore Sports Radio 105.7 The Fan” (Orioles) 4.5 – 4.9, +.4, sixth to seventh

Public Radio News/Talk: Your Public Radio Corporation’s WYPR 3.4 – 2.3, -1.1, #12 to #15

American University-owned WAMU flat at 1.4, #19 to #17

Number One 6+: Radio One urban AC WWIN-FM, fifth consecutive month, 9.7 – 10.8, +1.1

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Increase: urban AC WWIN-FM (+1.1)

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Decrease: public radio news/talk WYPR (-1.1)

ST. LOUIS

News/Talk: In the Audacy cluster, KMOX “The Voice Of St. Louis” (Cardinals) 5.3 – 5.4, +.1, seventh to sixth; KFTK “Talk 97.1 FM” 3.4 – 3.5, +.1, #13 to #12; and KFTK’s internet stream .7 – .5, -.2, steady at #19

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Hubbard Broadcasting’s WXOS “101 ESPN” 3.3 – 3.4, +.1, #14 to #13

Public Radio News/Talk: University of Missouri-owned KWMU 2.5 – 2.8, +.3, #15 to #14

Number One 6+: Hubbard Broadcasting rock KSHE, fifth month in a row, 12.7 – 13.0, +.3

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Increase: alternative KPNT (+1.0)

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Decrease (tie): adult hits WARH and contemporary Christian KLJY-FM (-.4)

 

Up next: May 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.

May 2021 PPM Ratings Takeaways – Part One

| June 17, 2021

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

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 April 2021 – May 2021 (6+).

NEW YORK

News/Talk: iHeartMedia-owned WOR “710 – The Voice of New York” 2.0 – 1.8, -.2, continues at #19

News: In the Audacy cluster, WINS “1010 – All News/All The Time” 3.2 – 2.7, -.5, #11 to #14 and WCBS-AM “News Radio 880” (Mets) 2.7 – 2.4, -.3, #15 to #16

Sports Talk: Audacy’s WFAN-FM & WFAN-AM “Sports Radio 101.9 FM & 66 AM” (Yankees) steady at 3.1, #12 to #11

Public Radio News/Talk: WNYC Broadcasting Foundation-owned WNYC-FM 4.3 – 3.9, -.4, sixth to seventh

Number One 6+: iHeartMedia adult contemporary WLTW, seventh successive month, 6.3 – 6.7, +.4

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Increase (tie): adult contemporary WLTW and rhythmic CHR WKTU (+.4)

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Decrease: news WINS (-.5)

LOS ANGELES

News/Talk: iHeartMedia’s KFI “AM 640” 5.7 – 4.8, -.9, second to third

News: Audacy-owned KNX “1070 News Radio” flat at 3.0, unchanged at #10

Sports Talk: None in the top twenty

Public Radio News/Talk: Pasadena Area Community College’s KPCC steady at 2.7, #14 to #13

Number One 6+: Audacy classic hits-oldies KRTH, fourth consecutive month, 5.9 – 5.3, -.6

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Increase: CHR KNOU (+.4)

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

CHICAGO

News/Talk: Nexstar Media Group’s WGN “Radio 720” 3.4 – 3.2, -.2, stays at #9

News: Audacy-owned WBBM-AM & WCFS “News Radio 780 AM & 105.9 FM” 6.3 – 5.9, -.4, flat at #2

Sports Talk: Audacy’s WSCR “670 The Score” (Cubs) 2.6 – 2.8, +.2, #15 to #13

Public Radio News/Talk: Chicago Public Media-owned WBEZ 4.9 – 4.2, -.7, unchanged at #5

Number One 6+: iHeartMedia urban AC WVAZ, third straight month, 6.9 – 7.1, +.2

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Increase: classical WFMT (+.6)

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

SAN FRANCISCO

News/Talk: Cumulus Media-owned KGO “810” 1.9 – 1.6, -.3, #17 to #19

News: Audacy’s KCBS-AM & KFRC “All News 740 AM & 106.9 FM” 6.1 – 6.4, +.3, remains at #2

Sports Talk: Cumulus Media-owned KNBR “The Sports Leader” (Giants) 4.3 – 5.1, +.8, fourth to third

Audacy’s KGMZ-FM “95.7 The Game” 1.0 – 1.6, +.6, #26 to #19

Public Radio News/Talk: KQED, Inc.’s KQED 8.8 – 8.2, -.6, #1

Number One 6+: public radio news/talk KQED, fifth straight month, 8.8 – 8.2, -.6

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Increase: urban AC KBLX (+1.1)

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Decrease: public radio news/talk news KQED (-.6)

DALLAS

News/Talk: Cumulus Media-owned WBAP “News Talk 820 AM & 99.5 HD2 FM” 3.2 – 3.4, +.2, continues at #12

Sports Talk: Cumulus Media’s KTCK “Sports Radio The Ticket” 3.5 – 3.6, +.1, stays at #11

Audacy-owned KRLD-FM “105.3 The Fan” 1.9 – 2.1, +.2, #21 to #20

Public Radio News/Talk: North Texas Public Broadcasting‘s KERA flat at 2.9, #15 to #14

Number One 6+: Audacy classic hits-oldies KLUV, first month, 4.4 – 4.9, +.5

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Increase: classic hits-oldies KLUV (+.5)

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Decrease (tie): classic rock KZPS and CHR KHKS (-.5)

HOUSTON

News/Talk: iHeartMedia’s KTRH “AM 740 News Radio” 5.5 – 4.9, -.6, fifth to seventh

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: None in the top twenty

Public Radio News/Talk: University of Houston-owned KUHF 3.1 – 3.0, -.1, #15 to #17

Number One 6+: iHeartMedia adult contemporary KODA, first month, 6.7 – 6.9, +.2

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Increase: country KKBQ (+.7)

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Decrease: news/talk KTRH (-.6)

ATLANTA

News/Talk: Cox Media Group-owned WSB-AM & WSBB “Atlanta’s News & Talk” 9.6 – 8.6, -1.0, #1

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Audacy’s WZGC “92.9 The Game” flat at 3.4, #10 to #11

Dickey Broadcasting-owned WCNN “The Fan” (Braves) 2.4 – 1.8, -.6, #15 to #17

Public Radio News/Talk: Atlanta Public Schools’ WABE 2.9 – 2.8, -.1, #11 to #13

Number One 6+: Cox Media Group news/talk WSB-AM, 24th consecutive month, 9.6 – 8.6, -1.0

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Increase: CHR WWPW (+1.0)

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Decrease: news/talk WSB-AM (-1.0)

PHILADELPHIA

News/Talk: Townsquare Media’s WKXW “New Jersey 101.5” 1.8 – 1.6, -.2, remains at #18

News: Audacy’s KYW & WPHI “News Radio 1060 AM & 103.9 FM” 5.5 – 5.0, -.5, fifth to sixth

Sports Talk: Audacy-owned WIP “Sports Radio 94” (Phillies) 5.7 – 5.8, +.1, continues at #4

Beasley Media Group’s WPEN-FM “97.5 The Fanatic” 2.2 – 2.4, +.2, #16 to #14

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

Number One 6+: iHeartMedia urban AC WDAS-FM, fifth straight month, 8.6 – 7.2, -1.4

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Increase (tie): public radio news/talk WHYY and adult hits WBEN-FM (+.4)

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Decrease: urban AC WDAS-FM (-1.4)

LONG ISLAND

News/Talk: iHeartMedia-owned WOR “710 – The Voice of New York” 3.0 – 2.6, -.4, #12 to #15

News: In the Audacy cluster, WINS “1010 – All News/All The Time” 2.8 – 3.0, +.2, #14 to #12 and WCBS-AM “News Radio 880” (Mets) unchanged at 2.9, continues at #13

Sports Talk: Audacy’s WFAN-FM & WFAN-AM “Sports Radio 101.9 FM & 66 AM” (Yankees) 4.7 – 5.3, +.6, fifth to fourth

Public Radio News/Talk: WNYC Broadcasting Foundation-owned WNYC-FM 2.5 – 1.8, -.7, #15 to #19

Number One 6+: Cox Media Group classic rock WBAB, third straight month, 6.5 – 6.2, -.3

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Increase (tie): sports talk WFAN-FM & WFAN-AM; Spanish tropical WSKQ; and rhythmic CHR WKTU (+.6)

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Decrease: sports talk WFAN-FM’s internet stream (-.8)

RIVERSIDE

News/Talk: iHeartMedia-owned KFI “AM 640” 3.7 – 3.6, -.1, unchanged at #7

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: None in the top twenty

Public Radio News/Talk: San Bernardino Community College’s KVCR 1.3 – .5, -.8, #17 to #19

Pasadena Area Community College-owned KPCC .5 – .3, -.2, continues at #20

Number One 6+: Anaheim Broadcasting classic hits-oldies KOLA, second straight month, 6.6 – 8.4, +1.8

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Increase: classic hits-oldies KOLA (+1.8)

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Decrease: Spanish adult hits KLYY (-1.3)

SAN JOSE

News/Talk: Cumulus Media’s KGO “810” 2.4 – 1.7, -.7, #12 to #17

News: Audacy’s KCBS-AM & KFRC “All News 740 AM & 106.9 FM” 4.2 – 4.7, +.5, seventh to fifth

Sports Talk: Cumulus Media’s KNBR “The Sports Leader” (Giants) 2.8 – 3.6, +.8, tenth to seventh

Public Radio News/Talk: KQED, Inc.’s KQED 8.7 – 7.4, -1.3, #1

Number One 6+: public radio news/talk KQED, fifth month in a row, 8.7 – 7.4, -1.3

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Increase: adult contemporary KOIT-FM (+1.0)

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Decrease: public radio news/talk KQED (-1.3)

MIDDLESEX

News/Talk: Townsquare Media-owned WKXW “New Jersey 101.5” 3.8 – 4.1, +.3, eighth to seventh

iHeartMedia’s WOR “710 – The Voice of New York” flat at 1.8, #21 to #20

News: None in the top twenty

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

Public Radio News/Talk: WNYC Broadcasting Foundation’s WNYC-FM 3.0 – 2.9, -.1, continues at #13

Number One 6+: iHeartMedia classic rock WAXQ, fifth consecutive month, 9.2 – 9.1, -.1

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Increase: adult contemporary WLTW (+1.5)

Largest 6+ April 2021 – May 2021 Decrease: Spanish tropical WSKQ (-.8)

Up next: May 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.

April 2021 PPM Ratings Takeaways – Part Four

| May 21, 2021

April 2021 PPM Data – Information for the April 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 April 2021 sweep covered April 1 – 28.

In addition to providing “Takeaways” for spoken-word stations finishing in their respective markets’ top twenty, TALKERS magazine, managing editor Mike Kinosian notes each particular city’s #1 station (6+), as well as greatest (6+) gains and losses.

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

AUSTIN

News/Talk: Waterloo Media-operated KLBJ-AM “News Radio” 5.1 – 5.7, +.6, remains at #4

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Genuine Austin Radio’s KTXX “The Horn” 1.2 – 1.4, +.2, #20 to #19

Public Radio News/Talk: University of Texas-owned KUT steady at 8.9, third to second

Number One 6+: Waterloo Media-operated adult hits KBPA, second month in a row, 9.3 – 9.6, +.3

Largest 6+ March 2021 – April 2021 Increase: country KOKE-FM (+1.2)

Largest 6+ March 2021 – April 2021 Decrease: adult contemporary KKMJ (-2.4)

RALEIGH

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

Curtis Media Group-owned WPTF “News Radio 680” 2.0 – 1.8, -.2, flat at #16

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Capitol Broadcasting’s WCMC-FM “99.9 FM The Fan” 3.1 – 2.3, -.8, stays at #14

Public Radio News/Talk: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill-owned WUNC 9.1 – 9.6, +.5, repeats at #1

Number One 6+: public radio news/talk WUNC, sixth straight month, 9.1 – 9.6, +.5

Largest 6+ March 2021 – April 2021 Increase: CHR WDCG (+.8)

Largest 6+ March 2021 – April 2021 Decrease: gospel WNNL (-1.0)

INDIANAPOLIS

News/Talk: Emmis’ WIBC “93.1 FM Indy’s Mobile News” 7.2 – 6.6, -.6, third to fourth

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: WIBC cluster-mate WFNI “The Fan” 4.7 – 5.9, +1.2, eighth to seventh

iHeartMedia’s WNDE “Fox Sports 1260” .6 – .5, -.1, flat at #20

Public Radio News/Talk: Metropolitan Indianapolis Public Broadcasting’s WFYI 5.1 – 4.9, -.2, seventh to eighth

Number One 6+: Cumulus Media adult hits WJJK, third successive month, 10.0 – 10.8, +.8

Largest 6+ March 2021 – April 2021 Increase: sports talk WFNI (+1.2)

Largest 6+ March 2021 – April 2021 Decrease: urban AC WTLC-FM (-1.2)

MILWAUKEE

News/Talk: Good Karma Brands-owned WTMJ  “Wisconsin’s Radio Station” (Brewers) 5.6 – 9.7, +4.1, fifth to first

iHeartMedia’s WISN “News Talk 1130” 8.0 – 7.4, -.6, second to fourth

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: iHeartMedia’s WRNW “97.3 The Game” 1.1 – 1.3, +.2, #18 to #17

Good Karma Brands’ WKTI “ESPN Milwaukee” flat at .7, #22 to #20

Public Radio News/Talk: University of Wisconsin-owned WUWM 4.3 – 4.0, -.3, eighth to ninth

Number One 6+: Good Karma Brands news/talk WTMJ, first month, 5.6 – 9.7, +4.1

Largest 6+ March 2021 – April 2021 Increase: news/talk WTMJ (+4.1)*

Largest 6+ March 2021 – April 2021 Decrease: news/talk WISN and rock WHQG (both -1.0)

*Represents the highest (6+) gain by any station in all 48 PPM markets (March 2021 – April 2021)

NASHVILLE

News/Talk: Cumulus Media’s WWTN “Super Talk 99.7” 6.9 – 7.1, +.2, fourth to third

iHeartMedia-owned WLAC “Talk Radio 1510” 1.7 – 2.2, +.5, unchanged at #17

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Cumulus Media’s WGFX “104.5 The Zone” 3.5 – 3.1, -.4, flat at #12

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

Co-owned WPLN-HD3 Stream .6 – 1.0, +.4, #22 to #19

Number One 6+: Midwest Communications adult hits WCJK, fourth straight month, 9.3 – 8.7, -.6

Largest 6+ March 2021 – April 2021 Increase: country WSM-FM and urban contemporary WUBT (both +1.4)

Largest 6+ March 2021 – April 2021 Decrease: country WKDF and classic rock WNRQ (both -.7)

PROVIDENCE

News/Talk: Cumulus Media’s WPRO-AM & WEAN “News Talk 630 AM & 99.7 FM” 5.1 – 4.8, -.3, fifth to sixth

News – Talk: iHeartMedia-owned WBZ-AM “1030 News Radio” 1.5 – 1.3, -.2, #15 to #16

Sports Talk: Beasley Media Group’s WBZ-FM “98.5 The Sports Hub” 4.1 – 4.2, +.1, locked at #7

Audacy-owned WVEI “Sports Radio 103.7” 2.8 – 3.2, +.4, unchanged at #9

Public Radio News/Talk: WGBH Educational Foundation’s WGBH 2.6 – 3.1, +.5, #11 to #10

Rhode Island Public Radio-owned WNPN 2.7 – 2.0, -.7, #10 to #11

Number One 6+: iHeartMedia rock WHJY, fourth consecutive month, 9.2 – 8.4, -.8

Largest 6+ March 2021 – April 2021 Increase: CHR WPRO-FM (+.9)

Largest 6+ March 2021 – April 2021 Decrease: rock WHJY (-.8)

NORFOLK

News/Talk: Commonwealth Radio’s WNIS “News Talk AM 790” 3.6 – 4.0, +.4, tenth to eighth

News: iHeartMedia-owned WNOH “BIN 105.3 Because Truth Matters” .9 – 1.3, +.4, #21 to #18

Sports Talk: Max Broadcast Group Holdings’ WVSP “ESPN 94.1 FM” 1.6 – 1.3, -.3, #17 to #18

Public Radio News/Talk: None in the top twenty

Number One 6+: Audacy urban AC WVKL, 30th consecutive month, 13.4 – 13.3, -.1

Largest 6+ March 2021 – April 2021 Increase: classic rock WAFX (+.7)

Largest 6+ March 2021 – April 2021 Decrease: rhythmic hot AC WMOV (-.9)

JACKSONVILLE

News/Talk: Cox Media Group’s WOKV-FM “104.5 Jacksonville’s News & Talk” 7.9 – 7.8, -.1, unchanged at #3

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: None in the top twenty

Public Radio News/Talk: WJCT, Inc.-owned WJCT  5.6 – 5.3, -.3, remains in seventh-place

Number One 6+: Cox Media Group classic hits-oldies WJGL, second month in a row, 9.6 – 10.3, +.7

Largest 6+ March 2021 – April 2021 Increase: adult contemporary WEZI (+1.1)

Largest 6+ March 2021 – April 2021 Decrease: country WGNE (-.5)

WEST PALM BEACH

News/Talk: iHeartMedia’s WJNO “News Radio 1290” 3.1 – 3.0, -.1, stays at #9

Hubbard Broadcasting-owned WFTL “News Talk 850” 2.1 – 2.0, -.1, flat at #13

iHeartMedia’s WZZR “92.1 Real Radio” 1.9 – 2.0, +.1, #14 to #13

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: None in the top twenty

Public Radio News/Talk: Dade County School Board-owned WLRN 3.9 – 4.3, +.4, seventh to sixth

Number One 6+: Hubbard Broadcasting hot AC WRMF, 13th straight month, 8.4 – 10.4, +2.0

Largest 6+ March 2021 – April 2021 Increase: hot AC WRMF (+2.0)

Largest 6+ March 2021 – April 2021 Decrease: classic hits-oldies WEAT (-1.0)

GREENSBORO

News/Talk: iHeartMedia’s WPTI “News Talk 94.5” 3.5 – 4.1, +.6, locked at #9

News: None in the top twenty

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

Co-owned WMFR “Triad Sports Network” .0 – .1, +.1, #17

Public Radio News/Talk: Wake Forest University’s WFDD 3.5 – 3.0, -.5, #9 to #11

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill-owned WUNC 1.7 – 2.4, +.7, unchanged at #13

Number One 6+: Audacy urban AC WQMG, fourth straight month, 11.5 – 10.0, -1.5

Largest 6+ March 2021 – April 2021 Increase: rhythmic CHR WJMH (+.8)

Largest 6+ March 2021 – April 2021 Decrease: urban AC WQMG (-1.5)

MEMPHIS

News/Talk: iHeartMedia’s WREC “News Talk 600 AM” 3.6 – 3.7, +.1, eighth to tenth

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Audacy-owned WMFS “Sports Radio 92.9” 3.0 – 3.5, +.5, #11 to #12

Co-owned WMC-AM “ESPN 790 AM” .2 – .3, +.1, flat at #18

WMFS’ internet stream .2 – .1, -.1, #18 to #19

Public Radio News/Talk: Mid-South Public Communications’ WKNO 2.0 – 1.9, -.1, #13 to #14

WKNO-HD2’s internet stream .2 – .1, -.1, #18 to #19

Number One 6+: iHeartMedia urban AC KJMS, second consecutive month, 9.5 – 9.9, +.4

Largest 6+ March 2021 – April 2021 Increase: gospel WHAL (+1.3)

Largest 6+ March 2021 – April 2021 Decrease: urban contemporary WHRK (-.4)

HARTFORD

News/Talk: Audacy’s WTIC-AM “News Talk 1080” 5.7 – 5.1, -.6, seventh to eighth

Red Wolf Broadcasting-owned WDRC-AM “The Talk of Connecticut” .7 – 1.0, +.3, #16 to #15

iHeartMedia’s WPOP “News Radio 1410 AM & 100.9 FM” flat at .2, #19 to #18

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: iHeartMedia-owned WUCS “97.9 ESPN” 1.3 – 1.1, -.2, #13 to #14

Public Radio News/Talk: Connecticut Educational Communications’ WNPR 7.2 – 5.7, -1.5, second to seventh

New England Public Media’s WFCR .4 – .6, +.2, #18 to #16

Number One 6+: Audacy adult contemporary WRCH, 13th month in a row, 13.8 – 13.9, +.1

Largest 6+ March 2021 – April 2021 Increase: classic hits-oldies WHCN (+1.1)

Largest 6+ March 2021 – April 2021 Decrease: public radio news/talk WNPR (-1.5)

 

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

 

April 2021 PPM Ratings Takeaways – Part Three

| May 20, 2021

April 2021 PPM Data – Information for the April 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 April 2021 sweep covered April 1 – 28.

In addition to providing “Takeaways” for spoken-word stations finishing in their respective markets’ top twenty, TALKERS magazine managing editor Mike Kinosian notes each particular city’s #1 station (6+), as well as the most significant (6+) improvement and erosion.

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

PORTLAND

News/Talk: Alpha Media’s KXL “FM 101 News” 5.7 – 5.3, -.4, flat at #4

iHeartMedia-owned KEX “News Radio 1190” 2.7 – 3.5, +.8, #16 to #12

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: None in the top twenty

Public Radio News/Talk: Oregon Public Broadcasting’s KOPB 10.7 – 9.9, -.8, repeats at #1

Number One 6+: Oregon Public Broadcasting public radio news/talk KOPB, fourth month in a row, 10.7 – 9.9, -.8

Largest 6+ March 2021 – April 2021 Increase: hot AC KRSK (+1.5)

Largest 6+ March 2021 – April 2021 Decrease: classic rock KGON and CHR KBFF (both -1.0)

CHARLOTTE

News/Talk: Radio One-owned WBT AM & WBT-FM “Charlotte’s News Talk” 5.0 – 4.4, -.6, fifth to eighth

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Audacy’s WFNZ “Sports Radio The Fan” .9 – 1.3, +.4, #19 to #17

Public Radio News/Talk: University Radio Foundation-owned WFAE 4.1 – 4.2, +.1, #11 to #9

Number One 6+: iHeartMedia classic rock WRFX, first month, 6.0 – 7.0, +1.0

Largest 6+ March 2021 – April 2021 Increase: urban contemporary WPEG (+1.7)

Largest 6+ March 2021 – April 2021 Decrease: adult contemporary WKQC (-1.8)

SAN ANTONIO

News/Talk: iHeartMedia’s WOAI “News Radio 1200” flat at 5.0, remains in seventh-place

Alpha Media-owned KTSA “Stay Connected” 1.6 – 2.1, +.5, #18 to #15

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: None in the top twenty

Public Radio News/Talk: Texas Public Radio’s KSTX 3.6 – 4.3, +.7, #12 to #11

Number One 6+: Cox Media Group classic hits-oldies KONO-FM, fourth consecutive month, 9.6 – 9.4, -.2

Largest 6+ March 2021 – April 2021 Increase: public radio news/talk KSTX and country KAJA (both +.7)

Largest 6+ March 2021 – April 2021 Decrease: adult contemporary KQXT and regional Mexican KROM (both -.8)

SACRAMENTO

News/Talk: iHeartMedia’s KFBK-AM & KFBK-FM “News 1530 AM & 93.1 FM” 8.2 – 8.7, +.5, second to first

Co-owned KSTE “Talk 650” 2.1 – 3.7, +1.6, #14 to #11

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: None in the top twenty

Public Radio News/Talk: Capital Public Radio’s KXJZ 5.3 – 5.2, -.1, sixth to seventh

KQED, Inc.’s KQEI flat at .8, #19 to #18

Number One 6+ (Tie): iHeartMedia news/talk KFBK AM & KFBK-FM, first month, 8.2 – 8.7, +.5 and Bonneville adult contemporary KYMX, second month in a row, 8.5 – 8.7, +.2

Largest 6+ March 2021 – April 2021 Increase: news/talk KSTE (+1.6)

Largest 6+ March 2021 – April 2021 Decrease: rock KRXQ (-.7)

PITTSBURGH

News/Talk: Audacy’s KDKA-AM “News Radio 1020 AM” 4.7 – 4.2, -.5, seventh to tenth

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Audacy-owned KDKA-FM “93.7 The Fan All Sports All The Time” (Pirates) 6.2 – 6.9, +.7, fifth to fourth

Public Radio News/Talk: Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting’s WESA 3.1 – 3.5, +.4, steady at #11

Number One 6+: iHeartMedia classic hits-oldies WWSW, first month, 9.5 – 10.5, +1.0

Largest 6+ March 2021 – April 2021 Increase: classic hits-oldies WWSW (+1.0)

Largest 6+ March 2021 – April 2021 Decrease: news/talk KDKA-AM and adult contemporary WSHH (both -.5)

SALT LAKE CITY

News/Talk: Bonneville-owned KSL “News Radio” 6.8 – 8.3, +1.5, third to first

iHeartMedia’s KNRS-AM & KNRS-FM “Talk Radio” 6.5 – 6.3, -.2, unchanged at #4

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: None in the top twenty

Public Radio News/Talk: University of Utah’s KUER 4.7 – 4.1, -.6, sixth to tenth

Number One 6+: Bonneville news/talk KSL, first month, 6.8 – 8.3, +1.5

Largest 6+ March 2021 – April 2021 Increase: classical KBYU (+2.5)

Largest 6+ March 2021 – April 2021 Decrease: adult contemporary KSFI (-1.3)

LAS VEGAS

News/Talk: None in the top twenty

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: None in the top twenty

Public Radio News/Talk: Nevada Public Radio Corporation-owned KNPR flat at 2.3, #16 to #19

Number One 6+: Beasley Media Group classic hits-oldies KKLZ, first month, 6.4 – 7.0, +.6

Largest 6+ March 2021 – April 2021 Increase: contemporary Christian KSOS (+1.0)

Largest 6+ March 2021 – April 2021 Decrease: Spanish adult hits KWID (-1.5)

ORLANDO

News/Talk: iHeartMedia’s WTKS “Real Radio 104.1” unchanged at 5.9, remains in fifth-place

Cox Media Group-owned WDBO “Orlando’s News Talk” 3.2 – 2.9, -.3, #11 to #12

iHeartMedia’s WFLF “Orlando News Radio” 1.4 – 1.9, +.5, #18 to #16

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: iHeartMedia-owned WYGM “96.9 The Game” flat at 1.3, continues at #19

Public Radio News/Talk: Community Connections’ WMFE 2.4 – 3.5, +1.1, #15 to #10

Number One 6+: Audacy classic hits-oldies WOCL, fourth straight month, 9.2 – 10.2, +1.0

Largest 6+ March 2021 – April 2021 Increase: public radio news/talk WMFE (+1.1)

Largest 6+ March 2021 – April 2021 Decrease: Spanish tropical WNUE (-1.1)

CINCINNATI

News/Talk: iHeartMedia’s WLW “700 Cincinnati’s News Radio” (Reds) 9.1 – 12.7, +3.6, second to first

Co-owned WKRC “55 KRC The Talk Station” 4.3 – 4.2, -.1, tenth to eighth

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: iHeartMedia’s WCKY “ESPN 1530” flat at .7, unchanged at #20

Public Radio News/Talk: Cincinnati Public Radio-owned WVXU 3.7 – 2.9, -.8, #11 to #12

Number One 6+: iHeartMedia news/talk WLW first month, 9.1 – 12.7, +3.6

Largest 6+ March 2021 – April 2021 Increase: news/talk WLW (+3.6)

Largest 6+ March 2021 – April 2021 Decrease: country WUBE (-1.5)

CLEVELAND

News/Talk: iHeartMedia’s WTAM “News Radio 1100” (Indians) 6.9 – 8.6, +1.7, fourth to third

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

Sports Talk: Audacy’s WKRK “Sports Radio 92.3 The Fan” 3.4 – 3.2, -.2, #11 to #12

Public Radio News/Talk: Ideastream-owned WCPN 3.2 – 3.4, +.2, #12 to #11

Kent State University’s WKSU flat at .7, stays at #17

Number One 6+: Audacy classic rock WNCX, second month in a row, 10.6 – 10.7, +.1

Largest 6+ March 2021 – April 2021 Increase: news/talk WTAM (+1.7)

Largest 6+ March 2021 – April 2021 Decrease: urban AC WZAK (-1.1)

KANSAS CITY

News/Talk: Audacy’s KMBZ-FM “98.1 FM News, Traffic, Weather” 5.6 – 6.0, +.4, fourth to third

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Audacy-owned KCSP “Sports Radio 610 Our Teams, Our Town” (Royals) 1.5 – 3.5, +2.0, #20 to #11

Union Broadcasting’s WHB “Sports Radio 810” 2.8 – 2.3, -.5, #15 to #16

Public Radio News/Talk: University of Missouri’s KCUR 5.3 – 5.2, -.1, eighth to fifth

Number One 6+: Cumulus Media classic hits-oldies KCMO-FM, fifth consecutive month, 8.8 – 9.1, +.3

Largest 6+ March 2021 – April 2021 Increase: sports talk KCSP (+2.0)

Largest 6+ March 2021 – April 2021 Decrease: country WDAF (-1.6)

COLUMBUS

News/Talk: iHeartMedia’s WTVN “News Radio 610” 5.9 – 7.0, +1.1, fifth to fourth

News: None in the top twenty

Sports Talk: Tegna-owned WBNS-FM “97.1 FM The Fan” 5.4 – 4.5, -.9, sixth to seventh

Co-owned WBNS-AM “ESPN 1460 AM” flat at .2, #19 to #20

Public Radio News/Talk: Ohio State University’s WOSU 6.6 – 5.8, -.8, third to fifth

Number One 6+: iHeartMedia country WCOL, fourth successive month, 11.3 – 10.6, -.7

Largest 6+ March 2021 – April 2021 Increase: news/talk WTVN (+1.1)

Largest 6+ March 2021 – April 2021 Decrease: CHR WNCI (-1.6)

 

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