Radio Rating Results, Markets 11-20

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Clark-SmidtThe audience numbers from Nielsen Audio through April 22 are rolling in, and Clark Smidt has them. Today’s trip through the digits begins in Market #11 Detroit and winds its way to #20 Denver, with all the appropriate stops in between.


Radio Ratings Scorecard and Commentary
– by Clark Smidt – Broadcast Connector
The numbers are coming fast and furious. The NFL has Deflategate with pressure on balls. Does Nielsen have Inflategate with Voltair PPM pickup on steroids? There are many stories in the Naked City as we piece together subscriber trends. For your review, the “suitable for printing & sharing” RBR Score Card: March 26-April 22, with February/March/April trends. Per usual, we can only share Nielsen subscribers 6+, so fill in the blanks and consider the takeaways from Portable People Meter PPM Markets #11 Detroit thru #20 Denver:

11. DETROIT, MI. 6+ population 3,732,000. 48 Stations, 60% Subscribe. Black 22%, Spanish 4%.
1 WXYT-F CBS Sports. + 2.3; 6.2-6.4-8.5, no contest vs Gtr.Media Sports WMGC-F at 1.3, another 2 are less.
2 WWJ CBS News. – 1.3; 8.0-6.7-6.7, tops 6 N/Ts; closest is Cumulus WJR at 4.0. Detroit N/T Totals 13.0.
3 WCSX Greater Media Classic Rock. + 0.9; 5.6-6.2-6.5, increases lead over iHeart Classic WDTW-F 2.5-3.0.
4 WMXD iHeart Urban A/C. + 1.1; 5.0-5.2-6.1, makes lead over Urban A/C WDMK grow 0.7-2.0.
5 WOMC CBS Classic Hits. – 0.8; 6.4-6.2-5.6, slides 0.9 below Classic Rock WCSX. Classic Total: 15.6.
6 WJLB iHeart Urban. – 0.2; 5.1-5.0-4.9, is 1.4 over Radio One Urban WGPR; Urban/Gospel up 20.9-21.6.
7 WKQI iHeart CHR + 0.2; 4.6-5.0-4.8, ups its lead on CBS CHR WDZH 1.8-2.0. CHR gains 6.8-7.6.
8 WRIF Greater Media Rock. – 0.1; 4.8-5.0-4.7. A total of 4 Rockers (Regular, Mod, 2 Classic) score 16.4.
9 WNIC iHeart A/C. – 0.3; 4.8-4.9-4.5, keeps #1 cume 1.179 mil, edges Cumulus Hot A/C WDVD by 0.6.
10 WDMK Radio One Urban A/C. – 0.8; 4.9-4.5-4.1, surprisingly, a Detroit stand-alone format.
10 WYCD CBS Country. + 0.6; 3.5-3.5-4.1, nice jump; goes higher on Cumulus Country WDRQ 1.8-2.5.
12 WJR Cumulus Media News/Talk. – 1.0; 5.0-4.3-4.0, 2nd of 7 N/Ts, none of them gained, this month.
13 WDVD Cumulus Hot A/C. – 0.6; 4.5-4.2-3.9; only Hot A/C; with WNIC A/C Shares dip 9.1-8.4.
14 WDTW-F iHeart Classic Rock. – 0.2; 3.7-3.7-3.5. Two Classic Rockers Total a perfect 10.0.
14 WGPR Radio One Urban. + 0.5; 3.0-3.2-3.5, now 0.5 ahead of Radio One Gospel WPZR.
16 WPZR Radio One Gospel WPZR. + 0.4; 2.6-3.0-3.0.
17 WDZH CBS CHR. – 0.3; 3.1-3.2-2.8.
18 CIDR-F Bell Media Canada Adult Alternative. Another no change, 2.0-2.0-2.0-2.0.
19 CIMX Bell Media Canada Modern Rock. Ditto, 1.7-1.7-1.7-1.7. Interesting, Eh?
20 WDRQ Cumulus Country. + 0.1; 1.5-1.7-1.6. Country in Motown is up two hairs, 5.2-5.4.
21 WMGC-F Greater Media Sports WMGC-F. – 0.3; 1.6-1.5-1.3, the 4 Sports stations grow 9.6-10.7.
22 WUOM Michigan Public Media News/Talk – 0.3; 1.5-1.5-1.2.
23 WRCJ-F Detroit Public Television Classical. – 0.8; 1.9-1.4-1.1. Too serious or no help from TV?
News/Talk: Wayne State U WDET 0.7; Bell Media CKLW 0.4; Radio One WCHB 0.2.
Sports: iHeart WDFN 0.4, CBS WXYT 0.3. Oldies: Bell CKWW stands at 0.2.
F/M/A Swings: + 2.3 Sports WXYT-F, + 1.1 Urban A/C WMXD; – 1.3 News WWJ, – 1.0 News/Talk WJR.
J/F/M/A Shares: CBS 28.1-22.2-26.3-28.0, iHeart 23.9-23.5-24.2-24.0, Greater Media 12.1-12.0-12.7-12.0, Radio One 9.2-10.2-11.0-10.8, Cumulus 11.0-11.0-10.2-9.5. Four months shows close & identical scores!

12. MIAMI, FL. 3,670,900. 50 Stations, 60% Subscribe. Spanish 50%, Black 21%.
1 WHQT Cox Media Urban A/C. – 0.6; 8.2-7.8-7.6, #1 share, again #12 cume on exclusive format’s hot TSL.
2 WLYF Lincoln Financial A/C. – 0.2; 7.0-7.0-6.8, #1 cume 1.18 mil; beats Soft WFEZ & Hot A/C WMIA.
3 WAMR-F Univision Spanish Hits. + 0.5; 5.4-5.7-5.9, tops 3 Tropical, 3 Hits, 4 Spanish N/T. Total: 26.3.
4 WFLC Cox Media CHR. + 1.5; 3.5-4.0-5.0, jumps 0.2 over iHeart WHYI, CBS Rhym-CHR WPOW by 1.9.
5 WHYI-F iHeart CHR. Holds, 4.8-5.1-4.8. The 3 Miami Anglo CHRs Total 12.9.
6 WMXJ Lincoln Financial Classic Hits. + 0.2; 4.4-4.7-4.6, an 0.6 lead on iHeart Classic Rock WBGG-F.
7 WFEZ Cox Soft A/C. – 0.3; 4.7-4.7-4.4. Soft, Hot, Urban and Regular A/C share Total dips 23.3-22.5.
7 WEDR Cox Media Urban. + 0.6; 3.8-3.7-4.4, now 0.9 over iHeart Urban WMIB.
9 WRTO-F Univision Tropical. + 0.2; 3.8-4.0-4.0, the 3 Tropicals (umbrella drinks?) Total slips 11.1-10.3.
9 WMGE iHeart Spanish CHR. + 0.5; 3.5-3.3-4.0 bounces up from #14.
11 WBBG-F iHeart Classic Rock. + 0.5; 3.4-3.7-3.9, the only Miami station named anything Rock.
12 WMIA-F, iHeart Hot A/C. + 0.1; 3.6-3.8-3.7, Hot A/C in Miami is an exclusive format.
13 WXDJ Spanish Broadcasting Tropical. – 1.3; 4.8-4.0-3.5, Tropicals bunch up within 1.2 of each other.
13 WKIS CBS Country. + 0.3; 3.2-3.5-3.5, just one Cowboy in the palm trees.
15 WPOW CBS Rhythmic-CHR. – 0.4; 3.5-3.5-3.1. Another exclusive genre.
16 WCMQ-F Spanish Broadcasting Tropical. – 0.4; 3.2-3.1-2.8. Two of three Tropicals get punched.
17 WMIB iHeart Urban. – 0.3; 2.8-2.7-2.5. All Urban Total gains 14.2-14.5.
17 WAQI Univision Spanish News/Talk. Flat, 2.5-2.4-2.5. WQBA, same owner & format, dips 0.3-0.2.
19 WLRN/WKVM Dade County School Board News/Talk. – 0.2; 2.6-2.2-2.4. Remains #1 Miami N/T.
20 WIOD iHeart News/Talk, 1.7-1.5-1.7. 21 WAXY-F Lincoln Financial Sports 1.6-1.7-1.6.
21 WSUA Groupo Latino Radio Spanish News/Talk 1.4 ties WKCP American Public Classical, 1.2-1.2-1.4.
23 WWFE Felix Broadcasting Spanish. 1.1.
23 WQAM CBS Sports 1.1; WINZ iHeart Sports 0.2. Sports Totals an unimpressive 2.9.
24 WRMB Moody Bible Religious Teaching 0.9. WAYF WAY Media Christian 0.8.
24 WURN/WLVJ, Union Radio Network Spanish N/T 0.9. Univision Spanish N/T WQBA 0.2.
Swings: + 1.5 CHR WFLC, + 0.6 Urban WEDR; – 1.3 Tropical WXDJ, – 0.6 Urban WHQT.
J/F/M/A Shares: Cox 20.7-20.2-20.2-21.4, iHeart 18.8-20.0-20.3-20.8, Lincoln Financial 13.1-13.0-11.7-13.0, Univision 12.9-12.0-12.4-12.6, CBS 8.0-7.9, SBS 8.0-7.1-6.3.

13. SEATTLE, WA. 3,477,300. 58 Stations, 59% Subscribe. Spanish 8%, Black 6%.
1 KQMV Hubbard CHR. Stays on top, 6.6-7.2-6.6, cume dips to #2, 1.05m-994k, iHeart CHR KBKS is 3.8.
2 KISW Entercom Rock. + 0.6; 5.4-6.0, leads CBS ClassicRock KZOK 1.8-1.1, ETM ModRock KNDD 2.5.
3 KKWF Entercom Country. + 0.6; 4.7-4.8-5.3, now ahead of CBS Country KMPS-F by 2.0-2.3. Total: 8.3.
4 KIRO-F Bonneville News/Talk. – 0.2; 5.3-5.4-5.1, ups edge over Northwest Public N/T KUOW 0.5-0.8.
5 KRWM Hubbard Soft A/C. – 0.5; 5.5-5.5-5.0, stays on top of 4 ACs, 2 Hot, 1 Mod. Total off 13.7-13.4.
6 KZOK-F CBS Classic Rock. + 0.2; 4.7-4.2-4.9, widens gap over iHeart Classic Hits KJR-F 0.2-0.9.
7 KUOW-F/WUOW/WQOW Northwest Public News/Talk. – 0.7; 5.0-4.9-4.3, the 5 N/T Total off 15.1-14.4.
7 KCMS Christa Media Christian. – 0.2; 4.5-4.7-4.3 + Christa KWPZ 0.3 + WCIS/KCIS-HD3 0.1 = 5.1-4.7.
9 KJR/F iHeart Classic Hits. + 0.2; 3.8-4.0-4.0, Classic Hits/Classic Rock score is up 8.2-8.9.
10 KBKS-F iHeart CHR. – 0.2; 4.0-4.2-3.8, leads Rhym-CHRs iHeart KUBE 1.4; Public Schl KNHC by 2.7.
10 KJAQ CBS Adult Hits. – 0.2; 4.0-3.6-3.8, market exclusive “Jack” stays consistent.
12 KNDD Entercom Mod. Rock. + 0.1; 3.4-3.5-3.5. Hubbard ModA/C KLCK @ 2.1, AA Friends KEXP 1.5.
12 KING-F Classic Radio, Classical. + 0.5; 3.0-3.3-3.5, Seattle adds class with Classical.
14 KHTP Entercom Hot A/C. + 0.3; 3.1-3.3-3.4, edges more over Sinclair Hot A/C KPLZ-F, 0.2-0.5.
15 KIRO/KIRO-HD2 Bonneville Sports. + 0.1; 3.1-3.0-3.2, lead on iHeart Sports KJR/KJR-HD2 up 1.0-1.3.
16 KMPS CBS County. + 0.4; 2.6-2.8-3.0. Country Total up 7.6-8.3.
17 KPLZ-F Sinclair Hot A/C. Stays 2.9-3.1-2.9. The two Seattle Hot A/C’s are 0.5 apart & Total 6.4-6.3.
18 KUBE iHeart Rhythmic CHR. – 0.4; 2.8-2.4-2.4. Seattle Public Schools Rhym-CHR KNHC stays 1.1.
19 KOMO/KOMO-F Sinclair News. – 0.1; 2.3-2.2-2.2.
20 KLCK-F Hubbard Modern A/C + 0.3; 1.8-1.8-2.1. Friends of KEXP Adult Alternative KEXP-F 1.1-1.5.
21 KPLU/KPLI/KVIX Pacific Lutheran University Jazz. – 0.9; 2.9-2.5-2.0. Poor Johnny One Note.
22 KJR/KJR-HD2 iHeart Sports. – 0.2; 2.1-2.0-1.9 v CBS Sports KFNQ/KFNQ-HD3 0.2; iHeart KHHO 0.0.
23 KTTH Bonneville Talk 1.7; KVI Sinclair Talk 1.1.
Music: KIXI/KIXI-HD2 Hubbard Adult Standards, 0.6; KYNW iHeart CHR 0.5, KKBW iHeart Rock 0.2.
Etc: KBCS Bellevue Comm. College Variety 0.3; Crista Christian KWPZ 0.3, Relig. KCIS/KCIS-HD3, 0.1
Swings: + 0.6 Rock KISW, + 0.6 Country KKWF, + 0.5 Classical KING-F; – 0.9 Jazz KPLU, – 0.7 N/T KUOW
Shares: Entercom 15.8-16.6-17.6-18.2, Hubbard 14.0-14.6 15.1-14.3, iHeart 13.3-13.7-13.-12.8, CBS 10.7-11.4-10.8-11.9, Bonneville 12.0-10.0-10.1-10.0.

14. PHOENIX, AZ. 3,222,700. 52 Stations, 65% Subscribe. Spanish 28%, Black 5.5%.
1 KESZ iHeart Adult Contemporary. + 1.1; 6.2-6.6-7.3, #1 share, #1 cume 1.189 mil. Exclusive A/C.
2 KOOL-FM CBS Classic Hits. + 0.5; 5.0-5.3-5.5, tops Hubbard Classic Rock KSL by 1.0.
3 KFYI/KFYI-HD2 iHeart Talk. – 0.1; 5.4-5.3-5.3, leads 4 Talkers, 2.4 over Bonneville N/T KKFR.
4 KXMP iHeart Hot A/C. Holds 5.0-4.7-5.0, now 2.6 over Yucaipa Hot A/C KMVA/KEXX.
4 KZZP iHeart CHR. + 0.6; 4.4-4.7-5.0, leads Rhym-CHRs CBS KZON by 1.3, Yucaipa KKFR 2.3.
5 KINX-F iHeart Country. + 0.6; 4.2-4.1-4.8. Phoenix Country Total: 8.9. iHeart has 5 of the Top 6.
6 KUPD Hubbard Rock. – 0.5; 5.2-4.7-4.7. Hubbard Rockers Classic KSLX off 0.2, Modern KDKB 1.7.
7 KSLX Hubbard Classic Rock. – 0.4; 4.9-4.5-4.5. Classic Rock + Classic Hits gains 9.7-10.0.
8 KMLE CBS Country. – 0.5; 4.6-4.9-4.1, just 0.6 behind KINX-F in the Country rodeo show.
9 KZON CBS Rhythmic-CHR. – 0.3; 4.0-4.0-3.7, the lead over Yucaipa Rhythmic-CHR KKFR is 1.0.
10 KHOT-F Univision Regional Mexican. + 0.9; 2.3-3.9-3.2, has RegMexican Entravision KLNZ by 0.7.
10 KYOT-F iHeart Adult Hits. + 0.1; 3.1-3.1-3.2, the only Phoenix Adult Hits format; steady appeal.
12 KTAR-F Bonneville News/Talk. + 0.2; 3.0-3.2-3.2, still leads Maricopa non-com N/T KJZZ by 0.7.
13 KKFR Yucaipa Rhythmic CHR. – 0.5; 3.2-2.8-2.7, lowers 2 Rhythmic-CHR Total share 6.8-6.4.
14 KLNZ Entravision Regional Mexican. – 0.1; 2.6-2.8-2.5 plows Farmworkers RegMex KNAI by 0.8.
15 KMVA/KEXX Yucaipa Hot A/C. – 1.1; 3.5-2.7-2.4; Yucaipa Soft A/C KOAI – 0.2; 1.4-1.0-1.2.
16 KFLR Family Life Christian. – 0.2; 1.8-1.9-1.7, the only Inspirational format to subscribe.
17 KJZZ Maricopa County Community College News/Talk.- 0.2; 2.4-2.5-2.2. iHeart Talk KOY 0.1.
18 KAJM Sierra H. Broadcasting Rhythmic Oldies. – 0.2; 2.3-2.1-2.1. Hubbard Oldies KAZG also 0.1.
19 KMVP-F Bonneville Sports 2.0, KTAR 0.3 vs iHeart KGME 0.4, Hubbard KDUS 0.2. Total: 2.9.
20 KOMR/KKMR Univision Spanish Adult Hits 1.9. All 6 Spanish/Regional Mexican = 12.0 share.
21 KVVA-F/KDVA Entravision Spanish Adult Hits 1.8-1.5-1.8. KQMR Univision Spanish Urban 0.9.
21 KNAI Farmworker Educational Regional Mexican. 2.0-1.9-1.7.
22 KBAQ Marcopa County Community College Classical. 1.6-1.6-1.5.
Music Etc: KNRJ Sierra Urban 1.1. KAZG Hubbard Oldies 0.1.
Swings: + 1.1 A/C KESZ, + 0.9 Regional Mexican KHOT-F; – 1.1 Hot A/C KMVA/KEXX, – 0.5 each:
Country KNIX-F, Country KMLE, Rhym-CHR KKFR.
Shares: iHeart 28.3-29.2-28.9-31.1, Hubbard 14.2-13.4-12.3-12.5, CBS 12.2-13.6-14.2-13.3, Yucaipa 7.7-7.7-6.4-6.3, Bonneville 5.1-5.7-5.2.

15. PUERTO RICO. 3,193,000. Stations 136, Subscribers 14 for 10%! Abbreviated Summary.
1 WKAQ Univision. Spanish News/Talk, 12+ Diaries W’14-W’15-W’15Ph 1: 5-1-5.8-6.5.
2 WODA SBS Spanish Urban, 3.6-5.1-5.3
3 WZNT Spanish Broadcasting Tropical. 5.8-6.2-5.2.
4 WKAQ-F Univision Spanish CHR, 7.4-4.5-5.0.
5 WMEG SBS Spanish CHR, 3.7-4.3-5.0
8 WEGM SBS Spanish CHR, 1.8-1.8-1.8.
9 WRXD SBS Spanish Hits 3.5-1.7-1.5.
7 WWUKQ-F Univision Spanish Hits. 1.3-1.4-1.5.
8 WNOD SBS Spanish Urban 1.4-1.3-1.1
11 WIOA/WIOC International Broadcasting CHR 2.7-1.1-1.1.
12 SBS WZMT Tropical 0.6, WIOB Spanish Hits 0.6, Tropical WZET 0.3. WYEL Univision N/T 0.6
Subscribers: 10% doesn’t present a true picture of this Top 15 Market. Happens a lot on the mainland!
Shares W’15-W’15Ph1: Spanish Broadcasting System 22.9-21.1, Univision Radio 12.3-13.6.

16. MINNEAPOLIS, MN. 2,756,200 Stations 46, Subscribers 54%. Black 8%, Spanish 5%.
1 KDWB-F iHeart CHR. – 0.9; 9.9-9.7-9.0, #1 share, #1 cume 1.022mil, the only Twin Cities CHR.
2 KQQL iHeart Classic Hits. – 0.3; 8.4-8.4-8.1, solo lead over lone Classic Rock KRQS dips 2.2-1.4.
3 KSTP-F Hubbard Hot A/C. + 0.8; 6.9-7.2-7.7, lead on iHeart Hot A/C KTCZ grows 1.5-2.0.
4 KEEY-F iHeart Country. + 0.6; 6.3-6.9-6.9, the gap over of CBS Country KMNB goes 1.2-2.0.
5 KRQS-F Cumulus Classic Rock. + 0.4; 6.3-6.2-6.7, lead jumps 0.5-1.5 on Cumulus Rock KXXR.
6 KTCZ-F iHeart Hot A/C. – 0.5; 6.2-5.7-5.7. Hot A/C Total shares from 2 big FMs gain 12.9-13.4.
6 KFXN iHeart Sports. + 0.4; 5.3-5.4-5.7, far & away Sports leader, competition combines for 1.5.
6 KZJK CBS Adult Hits. + 0.6; 5.1-4.8-5.7, market exclusive.
9 KTIS-F University Northwestern St. Paul Christian. + 0.7; 4.8-4.6-5.5, only Inspirational entry.
10 KXXR Cumulus Media Rock. – 0.1; 5.3-5.7-5.2. Twins’ Mod Rock KTWN-F, falls behind 3.9.
11 KMNB CBS Radio Country. – 0.4; 5.3-5.0-4.9. Two Twin Cities Country formats hold at 11.8.
12 KNOW-F American Public News/Talk. – 0.5; 4.8-4.7-4.3, just 0.3 ahead of CBS N/T WCCO.
13 WCCO/WCCO-HD2 CBS News/Talk. + 0.1; 3.9-4.0-4.0. Talkers KTLK & KTMY back 1.8 & 2.6.
14 KCMP American Public Media Adult Alternative. + 0.4; 2.9-3.2-3.3, KCMP Stream adds 0.1.
15 KTLK/KTLK-HD2 iHeart Talk. – 0.3; 2.5-2.5-2.2, leads Hubbard Talk KTMY by 0.8.
16 KSJN American Public Media Classical. 1.6-1.6-1.6: Legato! As in prolonged musical note.
17 KTMY Hubbard Broadcasting Talk. – 0.2; 1.6-1.5-1.4, News/Talk 5 station Total: 12.7-12.0
18 KTWN-F Northern Lights (Minnesota Twins) Modern Rock. – 0.1; 1.4-1.3-1.3. Nuttin’ Honey.
19 KSTP/KSTP-HD2 Hubbard Sports, 1.2, vs. Cumulus Sports WCVX/WGVZ/WRXP stuck at 0.3.
20 KOMJ Center Communication & Development Urban. – 0.3; 1.4-1.3-1.1, the soul Urban format.
21 KTIS University North Western St. Paul Religious Teaching 0.4, offering a 5.7 with partner FM.
22 KBEM-F Minneapolis Public Schools Jazz, 0.3.
22 WCVX/WGVZ/WRXP Cumulus Sports trio stays 0.3 combined. Sports Total Share holds at 7.2.
Swings: + 0.8 Hot A/C KTSP-F, + 0.7 Christian WTIS-F; – 0.9 CHR KDWB-F, – 0.5 Hot A/C KTCZ-F,
– 0.5 N/T KNOW-F.
Shares: iHeart 37.6-38.6-38.7-37.6, CBS 14.8-14.3-13.8-14.6, Cumulus 12.1-11.9-12.2-12.2, Hubbard 8.0-10.0-10.1-10.3, American Public 9.9-9.4-9.5-9.4. Coincidence, sample, or same people?

17. SAN DIEGO, CA. 2,648,300. Stations 41, 73% Subscribe. Spanish 31%, Black 5%.
1 KHTS-F iHeart CHR. – 0.1; 5.8-5.8-5.7, #1 share tie. #1 cume 864k tops XHITZ 1.1, KEGY 2.3.
1 KMYI iHeart Hot A/C. + 0.5; 5.2-5.8-5.7, Midwest TV Hot A/C competitor KFMB behind 3.0.
3 KIFM Lincoln Financial Media Soft A/C. – 0.4; 5.8-5.6-5.4, the 5 AC share steady 20.4-20.2.
4 XHRM Local Media San Diego (LMSD) Rhythmic Oldies. – 0.3; 5.3-5.1-5.0. Potential & exclusive.
5 XHITZ Local Media San Diego Rhym-CHR. – 0.1; 4.7-4.6-4.6, tops iHeart RhymA/C KSSX by 2.1.
6 XEPRS Radio San Diego Sports. + 0.5; 3.7-3.8-4.2 leads 2.6-3.1 on iHeart Sports KLSD. Total 5.3.
7 KSON/KSOQ-FM Lincoln Financial Country. – 0.8; 4.9-4.6-4.1, San Diego’s solo Beach Cowboy.
7 KIOZ iHeart Rock. + 0.8; 3.3-3.6-4.1 takes ModRock Lincoln KBZT 1.5, Local Media XETRA 2.0.
9 KYXY CBS Adult Contemporary. – 0.1; 4.0-4.1-3.9.
10 KPBS-FM/KQVO San Diego State U. News/Talk. – 1.5; 5.3-4.9-3.8, still over iHeart N/T KOGO 2.1.
11 KGB-F iHeart Media Classic Rock. – 1.0; 4.6-3.9-3.6, tops Radio SD Classic Hits XHPRS 0.7.
12 KEGY CBS Radio CHR. + 0.1; 3.3-3.3-3.4, #3 of 3 CHRs, Total Share stays 13.7.
12 KLNV Univision Regional Mexican. + 0.5; 2.5-2.9-3.4 beats Uni Radio Reg.Mex XHTY/FM by 2.6.
14 KLVQ Univision Spanish Adult Hits. + 0.1; 2.9-3.2-3.0, leads SpanHits XHLTN 0.9 & XHOCL 1.9.
15 XHPRS Radio San Diego Classic Hits. – 0.5; 3.4-3.0-2.9, exclusive; trails Rhym-Oldies XHRM 3.1.
15 KOGO iHeart News/Talk. – 0.1; 3.0-2.9-2.9 still up on Midwest TV News/Talk KFMB 0.7-1.2.
17 KFMB-F Midwest TV Hot A/C. + 0.3, 2.4-2.7-2.7.
18 KBZT Lincoln Financial Modern Rock + 0.1; 2.5-2.4-2.6; up 0.5 on LMSD ModRock XETRA/FM.
19 KSSX iHeart Rhythmic A/C. + 0.2; 2.3-2.2-2.5.
20 XETRA-F Local Media San Diego Modern Rock. Flat, 2.1-2.3-2.1, close ModRock Total stays 4.7.
20 XHTLN Imagen Informativa Spanish Hits + 0.4; 1.7-1.7-2.1.
21 KPRI Compass Media Adult Alternative + 0.6; 1.4-1.5-2.0 is the only AA in SD.
22 KFMB Midwest TV News/Talk. – 0.5; 2.2-2.2-1.7. TV affiliate should add more support.
23 KLSD iHeart Sports. 1.1 tied with XHOCL MVS Spanish AdHits 1.1; MVS SpanCHR XHGLX 0.2.
Music: Uni Radio Spanish CHR XHFG-F 0.5. San Diego Community College Jazz KSDS 0.3.
Swings: + 0.8 Rock KIOZ, + 0.6 Adult Alt. KPRI; – 1.5 N/T KPBS/KQVO, – 1.0 Classic Rock KGB-F.
Shares: iHeart 24.6-24.3-25.4-25.6, Lincoln Financial 13.7-13.2-12.6-12.1, LMSD 11.5-12.1-12.0-11.7, CBS 7.6-7.3-7.4-7.3, Radio San Diego 7.3-7.1-6.8-7.3.

18. TAMPA-ST. PETERSBURG, FL. 2,441,800. 49 Stations, Subs 53%. Spanish 16%, Black 12%.
1 WDUV Cox Soft A/C. – 0.5; 11.6-11.1-11.1, no longer #1 cume but #1 share leads #2 by 4.7.
2 WXGL Cox Classic Hits. + 0.4; 5.8-5.7-6.2, the new lead on Beasley Classic Hits WRBQ-F is 0.7.
3 WFLZ-F iHeart CHR. + 0.3; 5.8-6.6-6.1, ahead of Cox CHR WPOI slips two hairs 1.9-1.7.
4 WRBQ-F Beasley Broadcast Classic Hits. + 0.1; 5.4-5.8-5.5. Tampa Classic Hits Total up 11.5-11.7.
5 WBTP iHeart Urban WBTP. – 0.3; 5.6-5.3-5.3, Tampa’s only Urban format.
5 WWRM Cox Adult Contemporary. + 0.8; 4.5-4.2-5.3, only Tampa A/C jumps vs. Hot, trails Soft.
7 WLLD Beasley Rhythmic-CHR. – 0.1; 5.1-4.9-5.0. The 3 CHR Total dips 16.2-15.5.
8 WQYK-F Beasley Country. – 0.3; 5.2-5.0-4.9, riding just 0.2 ahead of iHeart Country WFUS.
9 WFUS iHeart Country. + 0.2; 4.5-4.3-4.7. Two Tampa Country Total gains 9.3-9.6.
10 WMTX iHeart Hot A/C. – 0.4; 4.9-4.7-4.5. Soft WDUV, Hot WMTX, WWRM A/C up 19.4-20.9.
11 WPOI Cox CHR. + 0.4; 4.0-4.7-4.4. Tampa’s two CHRs Total 10.5.
12 WFLA iHeart Talk. – 0.5; 4.4-4.4-3.9, over Cox Talk WHPT 1.4, U. So.Florida N/T WUSF by 1.7.
12 WXTB iHeart Rock. + 0.4; 3.5-3.8-3.9, leads Beasley Rock WBRN 1.8, Cox ModRock WSUN 2.1.
14 WDAE iHeart Sports. + 0.5; 2.6-2.6-3.1, Three pro teams and only subscriber listed for Sports.
15 WCIE Radio Training Christian. Stays 2.6-2.7-2.6. Inspirational formats Total dips 4.1-4.0.
16 WHPT Cox Talk. – 0.3; 2.8-2.1-2.5, now 2nd of 4 N/Ts as Total Share hangs in, 8.7-8.8.
17 WYUU Beasley Spanish CHR. – 0.6; 3.0-2.7-2.4, curious being the only Spanish subscriber.
18 WUSF University South Florida News/Talk. – + 0.1; 2.1-1.9-2.2. iHeart N/T WHNZ shows 0.2.
19 WBRN-F Beasley Rock. + 0.6; 1.5-1.7-2.1. Four Rockers: 2 Regular, Modern & Classic Total: 9.2.
20 WSUN-F Cox Modern Rock. – 0.6; 2.4-2.1-1.8.
21 WMTX-HD2 iHeart Classic Rock – 0.6; 2.0-1.7-1.4.
22 WBVM Diocese St. Peteburg Christian Rock 0.7 ties Moody Bible WKEZ/WHGN/WKZM 0.7.
23 WSMR Univ.South Florida Classical 0.4.
Swings: + 0.8 A/C WWRM, + 0.6 Rock WBRN-F; – 0.6 Spanish CHR WYUU, – 0.6 ModRock WSUN-F,
– 0.6 Classic Rock WMTX-HD2, – 0.5 Soft A/C WDUV, – 0.5 Talk WFLA.
Shares: iHeart 32.5-33.7-33.7-33.1, Cox 32.4-31.1-29.9-31.3, Beasley 19.3-20.2-20.1-19.9.

19. Nassau-Suffolk (Long Island), NY 2,423,700. 55 stations, 62% subscribe. Spanish 15%, Black 9%.
* Long Island stations. Most subscribers are New York City, please see latest numbers at www.rbr.com.
1 * WALK-F Connoisseur A/C. + 0.8; 6.0-5.9-6.8, jumps, regains #1 LI Share; leads NY A/C WLTW 3.2.
2 WHTZ iHeart CHR. + 0.3; 5.9-6.1-6.2, #1 LI cume 723k in NYC the cume is #2 at 4.423 million.
3 WFAN-F/WFAN CBS Sports. Steady at 5.8-5.5-5.8. The “Fan” sticks at #11 in NYC.
4 * WBLI Cox Media CHR. + 0.7; 4.2-4.4-4.9. Nice jump into the Top 5.
5 WBLS Emmis Urban A/C. – 0.7; 4.9-5.5-4.2, in comparison to NYC 4.9 @ #6.
6 WCBS-F CBS Classic Hits. – 0.1; 4.1-3.8-4.0. WCBS-F #2 NYC leads *Connoisseur WBZO by 1.1.
7 WAXQ iHeart Classic Rock. + 0.5; 3.4-3.7-3.9, still leads Cox Classic Rock WBAB/WHFM by 0.7.
8 WCBS CBS News. – 1.8; 5.6-4.8-3.8 also took a – 1.2 hit in NYC; some tough news going around.
9 WINS CBS News. – 0.8; 4.4-4.1-3.6, it’s pretty close on The Island for the CBS News Twins.
9 WLTW iHeart A/C. – 0.2; 3.8-3.8 on LI; #1 share & cume in New York: 7.9 with 5.671 mil.
11 WKTU iHeart Rhythmic A/C. + 0.3; 2.9-3.2-3.2. Both Rhythmic A/Cs from NYC Total 6.6.
11 * WBAB/WHFM Cox Classic Rock. + 0.2; 3.0-3.0-3.2.
13 * WKJY A/C Connoisseur. – 1.3; 4.3-3.2-3.0. A big drop.
14 * WBZO Connoisseur Classic Hits. – 0.1; 3.0-2.9-2.9. Still a way to go to get back near CBS/FM.
15 WPWR-F iHeart Urban + 0.7; 2.1-2.7-2.8. NYC Urban formats on The Island Total 7.0.
16 WABC Cumulus Talk 2.4 and WQHT Emmis Rhythmic-CHR 2.4.
16 * WWSK Connoisseur Media Rock. – 0.1; 2.5-1.9-2.4, up & down.
18 WBMP CBS CHR Flat 2.3; WOR iHeart Talk jumps 1.3-2.2; WPLJ CMLS Hot A/C + 0.4, 1.7-2.1;
WWFS CBS Hot A/C Flat 1.9; WNSH Cumulus Country 1.3; WNYC N/T 1.2 ties WEPN-F Sports 1.2.
Remaining subscribers are NYC stations:
Swings: + 0.9 WOR Talk; + 0.8 *A/C WALK; – 1.8 News WCBS, – 0.8 News WINS.
Shares: iHeart 18.9-19.4-20.8-22.9, CBS 22.3-23.5-24.1-21.4, *Connoisseur 16.3-15.8-13.9-15.1, *Cox 6.6-7.2-7.4-8.1, Emmis 6.6-7.0-7.8-6.6.

20. DENVER, CO. 2,362,700. Stations 48, 69% Subscribe. Spanish 21%, Black 6%.
1 KQMT Entercom Classic Rock. + 1.1; 4.8-5.7-5.9, leads iHeart Classic Rock KRFX 0.7.
2 KTCL iHeart Modern Rock. – 0.7; -6.1-6.1-5.4, unique #1 Modern Rock format is mile high.
3 KCFR-F Public Broadcasting Colorado News/Talk. Steady 5.3-5.6-5.3, leads iHeart N/T KOA 1.8.
4 KRFX iHeart Classic Rock. – 0.3; 5.5-4.7-5.2. Classic Rock Share grows 10.4-11.1
5 KBCO iHeart Adult Alternative. – 0.6; 5.7-5.6-5.1, creative format done right for Denver Top 5.
6 KXPK Entravision Regional Mexican. + 0.7; 4.1-4.3-4.8. Exclusive. Total Spanish Shares: 8.9-8.7.
7 KPTT iHeart Rhythmic-CHR. + 0.5; 4.2-4.7-4.7. Lincoln Financial Rhym-CHR now back 1.3.
7 KYGO-F Lincoln Financial Country. + 0.5; 4.2-4.3-4.7, ups lead 2.2-2.4 on Wilks Country KWOF.
9 KOSI Entercom Soft A/C. – 0.4; 4.9-4.4-4.5. Keeps #1 cume 728k, 4 A/C formats stay 14.3-14.2.
9 KALC Entercom Hot A/C. + 0.6; 3.9-4.2-4.5. vs. Wilks Hot A/C dropping to 3.2.
11 KJMN Entravision Spanish Adult Hits. – 0.8; 4.6-4.5-3.8. 21% Hispanic pop; 3 subscribing stations.
11 KXKL-F Wilks Classic Hits. + 0.5; 3.3-3.0-3.8. Only Denver Classic Hits vs. 2 Classic Rock, 2 Oldies.
13 KLDV Christian Educational. – 0.6; 4.3-4.7-3.7. Mile high’s one Inspirational format.
14 KOA/KOA-HD2 iHeart News/Talk. + 0.1; 3.4-3.3-3.5, #2 of 5 News/Talkers. Total Share: 10.6-10.4.
14 KBPI iHeart Rock. – 0.3; 3.8-3.2-3.5, with 3 Classic Rockers, this is solo straight Rock.
16 KQKS Lincoln Financial Rhythmic-CHR. -1.2; 4.6-4.0-3.4, two Rhythmic-CHR’s dip 8.7-8.1.
17 KIMN Wilks Hot AC. – 1.1; 4.3-3.7-3.2, falls behind Entercom Hot A/C KALC 0.5-1.3.
18 KWOF Wilks Country. + 0.2; 2.1-2.1-2.3. Denver Country Total Share is up 6.4-7.0.
19 KJHM Max Broadcast Group Rhythmic A/C. – 0.1; 2.1-2.0-2.0, unique, steady, growth wanted.
20 KKFN Lincoln Financial Sports. – 0.1; 1.9-2.2-1.8, only one other Sports KJAC is at 0.7; Total: 2.5.
20 KYGO-HD2 Lincoln Financial Comedy. – 0.3; 2.1-1.7-1.8. Unique format scores with HD delivery.
22 KFCO Max Broadcast Rhythmic Oldies. – 0.4; 2.1-1.6-1.7. Max Rhythmic stations Total 3.2.
23 KHOW iHeart Talk. + 0.3; 0.9-1.2-1.2. iHeart Talk KKZN is hits bottom at 0.1.
24 KUVO/KVJZ Rocky Mountain Public Broadcast Network Jazz. + 0.2; 0.9-0.9-1.1.
25 KVOD Colorado Public Radio Classical. 0.9-1.1-0.9.
26 KRWZ/KWRZ-HD2 Lincoln Financial Oldies. – 0.3; 1.1-0.9-0.8, dips since adding HD2.
27 KJAC Front Range Sports, 0.5. 28 KEZW/KEZW-HD Entercom Adult Standards, 0.7
28 KCKK Hunt Classic Rock 0.4 ties KVOQ Colorado Public Adult Alternative 0.4.
29 KUNC/KRNC Community Radio No. Colorado News 0.3; 30 KMXA Entravision Romantica 0.2.
Swings: + 1.1 Classic Rock KQMT, + 0.7 Reg.Mex. KXPK; -1.2 Rhym-CHR KQKS, -1.1 Hot A/C KIMN.
Shares: iHeart 25.4-28.8-29.0-28.7, Entercom 16.9-16.3-15.0-15.5, Lincoln Financial 13.1-12.5
(ETM + LFM closing creates 28.0), Entravision 8.7-9.0-8.7, Wilks 8.7-8.8-9.3, Colorado Public 7.0-6.6.

Takeaways:
* Classic Rock & Classic Hits could be “The Summer of Gold” aka 77 WABC.
* Candidates need radio for a clear, believable, no BS message.
* Unless Sports are local, too many stations are chasing too few shares.
* Translators (college sized FMs) are nicely fed by HD and AM content.
* It’s hard to imagine how to refresh, with someone who doesn’t imagine.

Broadcast Connector Clark Smidt delivers results with existing resources. 
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