Spring Numbers from Large Markets, Tier 2

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Clark-SmidtConsultant/analyst Clark Smidt has Nielsen Audio results for the major league cities ranked in the teens, starting with #11 Detroit and winding up in #20 Denver. Results are from late March to late April.


Radio Ratings Scorecard and Commentary
by Clark Smidt – Broadcast Connector
Voltair is off-line in Canada, US is doing its own checking. Increased Nielsen sample size and new total audio reports. It all goes into the mix to spot the latest trends. For your review, the “print & share” RBR Score Card with February/March/April/May trends from March 26-April 22. You know the drill, only Nielsen subscribers 6+ are there to share. This week’s snap shot 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. + 2.0; 6.4-8.5-8.4, three other Sports stations combine at 1.6 to Total 10.0.
2 WOMC CBS Classic Hits. + 0.8; 6.2-7.0, retakes Classic Rock WCSX by 0.7. Classics up 15.6-17.4.
3 WWJ CBS News. – 0.4; 6.7-6.7-6.3, still leads 6 N/Ts; WJR back 2.2. CBS win, place & tie for show.
3 WCSX Greater Media Classic Rock. + 0.1; 6.2-6.5-6.3, lead on Classic Hits WDTW-F dips 2.5-3.0-2.2.
5 WMXD iHeart Urban A/C. – 0.1; 5.2-6.1-5.1, roller coaster over Urban A/C WDMK rides 0.7-2.0-0.9.
5 WRIF Greater Media Rock. + 0.1; 5.0-4.7-5.1. Four Rockers (Regular, Mod, 2 Classic) gain 16.4-17.3.
7 WKQI iHeart CHR – 0.2; 5.0-4.8-4.8, maintains over CHR WDZH 1.8-2.0-1.9. CHR up 6.8-7.6-8.9.
8 WJLB iHeart Urban. – 0.3; 5.0-4.9-4.7, now 2.0 up Urban WGPR; Urban/Gospel trends 20.9-21.6-19.5.
9 WYCD CBS Country. + 1.0; 3.5-4.1-4.5, up again; ahead of Cumulus Country WDRQ 1.8-2.5-2.8.
10 WNIC iHeart A/C. – 0.5; 4.9-4.5-4.4, #1 cume 1.208 mil, leads Cumulus Hot A/C WDVD by just 0.3.
11 WDMK Radio One Urban A/C. – 0.3; 4.5-4.1-4.2, this is Motown’s only Urban A/C.
12 WJR Cumulus Media News/Talk. – 0.2; 4.3-4.0-4.1, 2nd of 7 N/Ts as Total stays 13.0-13.0.
12 WDVD Cumulus Hot A/C. – 0.1; 4.2-3.9-4.1; only Hot A/C; adding WNIC, A/C Shares go 9.1-8.4-8.5.
12 WDTW-F iHeart Classic Rock. + 0.4; 3.7-3.5-4.1. Two Classic Rockers up10.0-10.4.
15 WDZH CBS CHR. – 0.3; 3.2-2.8-2.9.
16 WPZR Radio One Gospel WPZR. – 0.2; 3.0-3.0-2.8. Moves from 0.5 behind to 0.1 ahead of WGPR.
17 WGPR Radio One Urban. – 0.5; 3.2-3.5-2.7.
18 CIDR-F Bell Media Canada Adult Alternative. – 0.2; 2.0-2.0-2.0-2.0-1.8.
18 CIMX Bell Media Canada Modern Rock. + 0.1; 1.7-1.7-1.7-1.7-1.8. Canadian peas in a pod, eh?
20 WDRQ Cumulus Country. Flat, 1.7-1.6-1.7. Motown Country pair grows 5.2-5.4-6.2 with WYCD.
21 WMGC-F Greater Media Sports WMGC-F. – 0.3; 1.5-1.3-1.2 vs. iHeart WDFN 0.3, CBS WXYT 0.2.
21 WUOM Michigan Public Media News/Talk – 0.3; 1.5-1.2-1.2.
23 WRCJ-F Detroit Public Television Classical. – 0.3; 1.4-1.1-1.1. Selection or missing a TV boost?
News/Talk: Wayne State U WDET 0.8; Radio One WCHB 0.4; Bell Media CKLW 0.2 & Oldies CKWW 0.1.
M/A/M Swings: + 2.0 Sports WXYT-F, + 1.0 Country WYCD; – 0.5 A/C WNIC & Urban WGPR, – 0.4 News WWJ.
F/M/A/M Shares: CBS 22.2-26.3-28.0-29.3, iHeart 23.5-24.2-24.0-23.4, Greater Media 12.0-12.7-12.0-12.6, Radio One 10.2-11.0-10.8-10.1, Cumulus 11.0-10.2-9.5-9.9. Four months shows some close & identical scores!

12. MIAMI, FL. 3,670,900. 50 Stations, 60% Subscribe. Spanish 50%, Black 21%.
1 WLYF Lincoln Financial A/C. + 0.1; 7.0-6.8-7.1, #1 cume 1.12 mil; over Soft WFEZ 2.8, Hot WMIA 3.3.
2 WHQT Cox Urban A/C. – 0.9; 7.8-7.6-6.9, #13 cume is #2 share on exclusive format’s strong TSL.
3 WAMR-F Univision Spanish Hits. Stays 5.7-5.9-5.9, leads 3 Tropical, 3 Hits, 4 Spanish N/T up 26.3-27.7.
4 WEDR Cox Urban. + 1.3; 3.7-4.4-5.0, vs iHeart Urban WMIB at 2.6.
5 WFLC Cox CHR. + 0.7; 4.0-5.0-4.7, just 0.1 over iHeart WHYI and 0.8 ahead of Rhym-CHR WPOW.
6 WHYI-F iHeart CHR. – 0.5; 5.1-4.8-4.6. The 3 Miami Anglo CHRs gain 12.9-13.2.
7 WFEZ Cox Soft A/C. – 0.4; 4.7-4.4-4.3. Soft, Hot, Urban, Regular A/C shares slip 23.3-22.5-22.1.
7 WMGE iHeart Spanish CHR. + 1.0; 3.3-4.0-4.3. On a roll, or maybe a taco.
7 WBBG-F iHeart Classic Rock. + 0.6; 3.7-3.9-4.3, the only Miami station with a Rock handle.
10 WMXJ Lincoln Financial Classic Hits. – 0.7; 4.7-4.6-4.0, an 0.6 lead on WBGG-F becomes 0.3 below.
11 WRTO-F Univision Tropical. – 0.1; 4.0-4.0-3.9, the Tropical Total comes back 11.1-10.3-11.1.
11 WXDJ Spanish Broadcasting Tropical. – 0.1; 4.0-3.5-3.9, as 3 Miami Tropicals bunch up within 0.6.
11 WPOW CBS Rhythmic-CHR. + 0.4; 3.5-3.1-3.9. Exclusive MIA format.
14 WMIA-F, iHeart Hot A/C. Flat, 3.8-3.7-3.8, Hot A/C in Miami is also an exclusive format.
15 WCMQ-F Spanish Broadcasting Tropical. + 0.2; 3.1-2.8-3.3.
16 WKIS CBS Country. – 03; 3.5-3.5-3.2, just one Cowboy ridin’ on route A1A.
17 WAQI Univision Spanish News/Talk. + 0.5; 2.4-2.5-2.9. Same owner & format WQBA holds at 0.2.
18 WMIB iHeart Urban. – 0.1; 2.7-2.5-2.6.
19 WLRN/WKVM Dade County School Board News/Talk. + 0.1; 2.2-2.4-2.3 as Miami’s #1 N/T.
20 WIOD iHeart News/Talk. Flat, 1.5-1.7-1.5 and ties WAXY-F Sports Lincoln Financial. 1.7-1.6-1.5.
20 WKCP American Public Classical, 1.2-1.4-1.5 makes it a 3-way tie.
21 WSUA Groupo Latino Radio Spanish N/T 1.4 vs. WURN/WLVJ Union Radio Spanish N/T 1.1.
22 WQAM Sports CBS. 1.1 vs iHeart Sports WINZ 0.2.
22 WWFE Felix Broadcasting Spanish, 0.9 and WRHC Felix Spanish Standards 0.1.
22 WRMB Moody Bible Religious Teaching 0.9 vs WAYF WAY Media Christian 0.5.
Swings: + 1.3 Urban WEDR, + 1.0 SpanishCHR WMGE; – 0.9 UrbanA/C WHQT, – 0.7 ClassicHits WMXJ.
F/M/A/M Shares: iHeart 20.0-20.3-20.8-21.3, Cox 20.2-20.2-21.4-20.9, Lincoln Financial 13.0-11.7-13.0-12.6, Univision 12.0-12.4-12.6-12.7, CBS 8.0-7.9-8.2, SBS 8.0-7.1-6.3-7.2.

13. SEATTLE, WA. 3,477,300. 58 Stations, 59% Subscribe. Spanish 8%, Black 6%.
1 KQMV Hubbard CHR. – 0.3; 7.2-6.6-9.9, extends lead on #2, KISW 0.6-1.1; iHeart CHR KBKS holds 3.8.
2 KISW Entercom Rock. – 0.2; 5.4-6.0-5.8, lead vs ClassicRock KZOK 1.8-1.1-0.2, ModRock KNDD 2.5.
3 KZOK-F CBS Classic Rock. + 1.4; 4.2-4.9-5.6, widens gap over iHeart Classic Hits KJR-F 0.2-0.9-1.8.
4 KIRO-F Bonneville News/Talk. – 0.4; 5.4-5.1-5.0, ahead of Northwest Public N/T KUOW 0.5-0.8-0.9.
5 KKWF Entercom Country. + 0.1; 4.8-5.3-4.9, tops CBS Country KMPS-F 2.0-2.3-1.7. Format Totals 8.1.
6 KRWM Hubbard Soft A/C. – 0.9; 5.5-5.0, stays on top of 4 ACs: 2 Hot, 1 Mod as A/C dips 13.7-13.4-12.8.
7 KCMS Christa Media Christian. – 0.5; 4.7-4.3-4.2 + co-owned KWPZ 0.4 + WCIS/KCIS-HD3 0.2 = 4.8.
8 KUOW-F/KUOW/KQOW News/Talk Northwest Public. – 0.8; 4.9-4.3-4.1. The 5 N/Ts Total share: 13.8.
9 KIRO/KIRO-HD2 Bonneville Sports. + 1.0; 3.0-3.2-4.0, upping lead on Sports KJR/KJR-HD2 1.0-1.3-1.5.
10 KJR/F iHeart Classic Hits. – 0.1; 4.0-4.0-3.9, Classic Hits/Classic Rock Total grows 8.2-8.9-9.5.
11 KJAQ CBS Adult Hits. – + 0.2; 3.6-3.8-3.8, market exclusive “Jack” remains consistent.
12 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.
12 KNDD Entercom Modern Rock. Flat; 3.5-3.5-3.5. Hubbard ModA/C KLCK 2.2, AA Friends KEXP 1.8.
14 KING-F Classic Radio, Classical. + 0.5; 3.0-3.3-3.5, Seattle adds class with Classical.
14 KMPS CBS County. + 0.4; 2.8-3.0-3.2.
16 KHTP Entercom Hot A/C. + 0.3; 3.3-3.4-3.1, edges over Sinclair Hot A/C KPLZ-F dips 0.2-0.5-0.2.
17 KPLZ-F Sinclair Hot A/C. – 0.2; 3.1-2.9-2.9. Two Seattle Hot A/C’s are 0.2 apart, Total 6.4-6.3-6.0.
18 KUBE iHeart Rhythmic CHR. + 0.2; 2.4-2.4-2.6. Seattle Public Schools Rhym-CHR KNHC, 1.1-0.8.
19 KJR/KJR-HD2 iHeart Sports. + 0.5; 2.0-1.9-2.5 v CBS Sports KFNQ/KFNQ-HD3 0.2; iHeart KHHO 0.1
20 KPLU/KPLI/KVIX Pacific Lutheran University Jazz. – 0.2; 2.5-2.0-2.3. Best Jazz share in the Top 20.
21 KLCK-F Hubbard Modern A/C + 0.4; 1.8-2.1-2.2.
22 KOMO/KOMO-F Sinclair News. – 0.2; 2.2-2.2-2.0.
23 KEXP-F Adult Alternative Friends of KEXP-F + 0.7; 1.1-1.5-1.8. Nice trend.
23 KTTH Bonneville Talk Stays 1.7-1.7-1.7.
24 KVI Sinclair Talk 0.9-1.1-1.0. 25 KYNW iHeart CHR 0.9
26 KNHC Rhythmic-CHR Seattle Public Schools 0.8; 27 KIXI/KIXI-HD Hubbard Adult Standards, 0.6;
28 KBCS Bellevue Comm. College Variety 0.4 ties KWPZ Crista Christian 0.4 & KKBW iHeart Rock 0.4.
30 KCIS/KCIS-HD3 Christa Religious Teaching, 0.2
Swings: + 1.4 Classic Rock; + 1.0 Sports KIRO/KIRO HD2; – 0.9 Soft A/C KRWM, – 0.8 N/T NW Public.
Shares: Entercom 16.6-17.6-18.2-17.3, Hubbard 14.6 15.1-14.3-13.4, iHeart 13.7-13.-12.8-13.0, Bonneville 12.0-10.0-10.1-10.0, CBS 11.4-10.8-11.9-7.2.

14. PHOENIX, AZ. 3,222,700. 51 Stations, 66.6% Subscribe. Spanish 28%, Black 5.5%.
1 KESZ iHeart Adult Contemporary. + 0.1; 6.6-7.3-6.7, #1 share, #1 cume 1.185 mil. Exclusive A/C.
2 KOOL-FM CBS Classic Hits. + 0.9; 5.3-5.5-6.2, “Oldies” far from dead, if tunes match the market.
3 KFYI/KFYI-HD2 iHeart Talk. + 0.1; 5.3-5.3-5.4, leads 4 Talkers, again 2.4 over next N/T KKFR.
4 KSLX Hubbard Classic Rock. + 0.8; 4.5-4.5-5.3. Classics gain. 9.7-10.0-11.5. Much variety to play.
4 KUPD Hubbard Rock. + 0.6; 4.7-4.7-5.3. Hubbard Rockers all gain by being complementary.
6 KXMP iHeart Hot A/C. + 0.4; 4.7-5.0-5.1, again 2.6 over Yucaipa Hot A/C KMVA/KEXX.
7 KZZP iHeart CHR. – 0.1; 4.7-5.0-4.6, leads Rhym-CHRs CBS KZON by 1.1, Yucaipa KKFR 1.9.
8 KINX-F iHeart Country. + 0.1; 4.1-4.8-4.2. Country down: 8.9-7.9. iHeart places 5 in the Top 8.
9 KMLE CBS Country. – 1.2; 4.9-4.1-3.7, big skid! But narrows gap, trailing KINX-F, 0.7-0.5.
9 KYOT-F iHeart Adult Hits. + 0.6; 3.1-3.2-3.7, solo Phoenix Adult Hits format; like potential.
11 KZON CBS Rhythmic-CHR. – 0.5; 4.0-3.7-3.5, lead less over Rhythmic-CHR KKFR, 1.0-0.8.
11 KDKB Hubbard Modern Rock. + 0.6; 2.8-3.0-3.4. All Phoenix Hubbards gain, including AMs.
12 KTAR-F Bonneville News/Talk. – 0.2; 3.2-3.2-3.0, just that 0.1 hair over non-comm N/T KJZZ.
13 KHOT-F Univision Regional Mexican. – 1.2; 3.9-3.2-2.7, leads RegMex KLNZ 0.2, KNAI 1.0.
13 KKFR Yucaipa Rhythmic CHR. – 0.1; 2.8-2.7-2.7, Rhythmic-CHR Total off again 6.8-6.4-6.2.
15 KJZZ Maricopa County Community College News/Talk. + 0.1; 2.5-2.2-2.6. Respectable.
16 KLNZ Entravision Regional Mexican. – 0.3; 2.8-2.5-2.5, repeats 0.8 over RegMex KNAI.
16 KMVA/KEXX Yucaipa Hot A/C. – 0.2; 2.7-2.4-2.5.
16 KMVP-F Bonneville Sports KTAR. + 0.4; 2.1-2.0-2.5. Tops 3 small Sports; Total up 2.9-3.7.
19 KAJM Sierra H. Broadcasting Rhythmic Oldies. – 0.1; 2.1-2.1-2.0. Hubbard Oldies KAZG 0.2.
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 ties Univision SAH KVVA-KVDA & Farmworker
Educational Regional Mexican all at 1.7.
24 KOAI Yucaipa Soft A/C 1.5 ties KFLR Family Life Christian, the only Inspirational subscriber.
26 KBAQ Marcopia County College Classical. 1.3. KNRJ Sierra Urban 1.1. KQMR SpanUrban 0.8.
Sports: KTAR Bonneville 0.5, KGME iHeart 0.4; KDUS Hubbard 0.2. KMBM Spanish; Talk KOY DNS.
Swings: + 0.9 Classic Hits KOOL-F, + 0.8 Classic Rock KSLX & Rock KUPD; – 1.2 Country KMLE,
– 1.2 Regional Mex KHOT-FM, – 0.5 Rhythmic-CHR KZON.
Shares: iHeart 29.2-28.9-31.1-30.1, Hubbard 13.4-12.3-12.5-14.5, CBS 13.6-14.2-13.3-13.4, Yucaipa 7.7-6.4-6.3-6.7, Bonneville 5.1-5.7-5.2-6.0.

16. MINNEAPOLIS, MN. 2,756,200 Stations 47, Subscribers 55%. Black 8%, Spanish 5%.
1 KDWB-F iHeart CHR. – 1.0; 9.7-9.0-8.7, #1 share, as only Twin Cities CHR cume slips to #2.
2 KSTP-F Hubbard HotA/C. + 1.3; 7.2-7.7-8.5, #1 cume 1.058 mil, ups HotA/C KTCZ 2.0-2.6.
3 KQQL iHeart Classic Hits. – 0.3; 8.4-8.1-8.1, tops Classic Rock KRQS 2.2-1.4-1.9.
4 KEEY-F iHeart Country. Flat, 6.9-6.9-6.9, lead over CBS Country KMNB grows 1.2-2.0-2.2.
5 KRQS-F Cumulus Classic Rock. Sticks, 6.2-6.7-6.2, ahead of Cumulus Rock KXXR 0.5-1.5-1.2.
6 KTCZ-F iHeart Hot A/C. + 0.2; 5.7-5.7-5.9. Hot A/C Total pair shares up again 12.9-13.4-14.4.
7 KFXN iHeart Sports. + 0.2; 5.5-5.7-5.7. Sports winner: Hubbard & CMLS sports total stuck 1.5.
8 KZJK CBS Adult Hits. + 0.7; 4.8-5.7-5.5, market exclusive. Variety of this format’s execution.
8 KTIS-F University Northwestern St. Paul Christian. + 0.9; 4.6-5.3-5.5, only Inspirational entry.
10 KXXR Cumulus Media Rock. – 0.7; 5.7-5.2-5.0. Twins’ Mod Rock KTWN-F, still back 3.9-3.7.
10 WCCO/WCCO-HD2 CBS News/Talk. + 1.0; 4.0-4.0-5.0. Iconic N/T leads 5, Total up 12.0-13.0.
12 KMNB CBS Country. – 0.3; 5.0-4.9-4.7. The two Country formats move 11.8-11.6.
13 KNOW-F American Public News/Talk. – 0.7; 4.7-4.3-4.0, slides a point below CBS N/T WCCO.
14 KCMP American Public. AdultAlternative. – 0.6; 3.2-3.3-2.6; KCMP&KNOW streams 0.1 & 0.2.
15 KTLK/KTLK-HD2 iHeart Talk. – 0.3; 2.5-2.2-2.2, ahead of Hubbard Talk KTMY by 0.6.
16 KSJN American Public Media Classical. + 0.1; 1.6-1.6-1.7. Tiny bit louder.
17 KTMY Hubbard Broadcasting Talk. + 0.1; 1.5-1.4-1.6.
18 KTWN-F Northern Lights (Minnesota Twins) Modern Rock. Stuck, 1.3-1.3-1.3. Swing & a miss?
18 KOMJ Center Communication & Development Urban. 1.3-1.1-1.3, exclusive Urban format.
20 KSTP/KSTP-HD2 Hubbard Sports, 1.2, vs. Cumulus Sports WCVX/WGVZ/WRXP at 0.3, again.
21 KTIS University North Western St. Paul Religious Teaching 0.4, combined 5.9 with KTIS-F.
22 WCVX/WGVZ/WRXP Cumulus Sports trio sticks 0.3 combined. Sports Total Share sticks at 7.2.
23 KBEM Minnesota Public Schools Jazz. Slips 0.4-0.3-0.2.
Swings: + 1.3 Hot A/C KTSP-FM, + 1.0 News/Tk WCCO; – 1.0 CHR KDWB-F, – 0.7 N/T KNOW-F.
Shares: iHeart 38.6-38.7-37.6-37.5, CBS 14.3-13.8-14.6-15.2, Cumulus 11.9-12.2-12.2-11.5, Hubbard 10.0-10.1-10.3-10.1, American Public 9.4-9.5-9.4-8.6. Similar results, same people sample?

17. SAN DIEGO, CA. 2,648,300. Stations 41, 73% Subscribe. Spanish 31%, Black 5%.
1 KHTS-F iHeart CHR. – 0.1; 5.8-5.7-5.7, #1 share, #1 cume 878k ups CHRs XHITZ 1.7, KEGY 2.5.
2 KMYI iHeart Hot A/C. – 0.3; 5.8-5.7-5.5, Midwest TV Hot A/C competitor KFMB is back 2.7.
2 XHRM Local Media San Diego (LMSD) Rhythmic Oldies. + 0.4; 5.1-5.0-5.5. Format has legs.
4 KIFM Lincoln Financial Media Soft A/C. – 0.3; 5.6-5.4-5.3, the 5 AC Total steady 20.4-20.2-20.3.
5 XEPRS Broadcast Co Americas Sports. + 0.8; 3.8-4.2-4.6 grows 2.6-3.1-3.5 v iHeart Sports KLSD.
6 KPBS-FM/KQVO San Diego State U. News/Talk. – 0.7; 4.9-3.8-4.1, tops iHeart N/T KOGO 1.7.
7 KYXY CBS Adult Contemporary. Flat, 4.1-3.9-4.1.
8 XHITZ Local Media San Diego Rhym-CHR. – 0.6; 4.6-4.6-4.0, beats iHeart RhymA/C KSSX by 1.3.
9 KSON/KSOQ-FM Lincoln Financial Country. – 0.7; 4.6-4.1-3.9, the only surfer cowBoy in town.
10 KIOZ iHeart Rock. + 0.1; 3.6-4.1-3.7, over ModRocks Lincoln KBZT & Local Media XETRA 1.0.
11 KLNV Univision Regional Mexican. + 0.5; 3.0-3.4-3.5 vs. Uni Radio RegMex at 1.0.
12 KGB-F iHeart Media Classic Rock. – 0.5; 3.9-3.6-3.4, over Radio SD Classic Hits XHPRS by 0.4.
13 KEGY CBS Radio CHR. – 0.1; 3.3-3.4-3.2, #3 of 3 CHRs, Total Share up a tad 13.7-13.9.
13 KLQV Univision Spanish Adult Hits. Sticks, 3.2-3.0-3.2, over SpanHits XHLTN 1.1 & XHOCL 2.4.
15 XHPRS Radio San Diego Classic Hits. Also holds, 3.0-2.9-3.0 vs #2 RhymOldies XHRM tied at 5.5.
16 KFMB-F Midwest TV Hot A/C. + Another steady, 2.7-2.7-2.7.
16 KBZT Lincoln Financial Modern Rock + 0.3; 2.4-2.6-2.7 now ties LMSD ModRock XETRA/FM.
16 KSSX iHeart Rhythmic A/C. + 0.5; 2.2-2.5-2.7
16 XETRA-F Local Media San Diego Modern Rock. + 0.4; 2.3-2.1-2.7, ModRock Total gains 4.7-5.4.
20 KOGO iHeart News/Talk. – 0.4; 2.9-2.9-2.5 stays ahead of Midwest TV N/T KFMB 0.7-1.2-1.1.
21 XHTLN Imagen Informativa Spanish Hits + 0.4; 1.7-2.1-2.1.
22 KPRI Compass Media Adult Alternative. + 0.4; 1.5-2.0-1.9 is the only AA in SD.
23 KFMB Midwest TV News/Talk. – 0.6; 2.2-1.7-1.6. So, what about support from co-owned TV?
24 KLSD iHeart Sports. 1.2-1.1-1.1. Seems the calls should be with another format.
25 XHTY/FM Uni RegMex 1.0, XHFG-F SpCHR 0.6; MVS XHOCL SpAdult 0.8, SpCHR XHGLX 0.2.
Jazz: KSDS San Diego Community College KSDS 0.3-0.5, another set of calls fitting another format.
Swings: + 0.8 Sports XEPRS, + 0.5 RegMex KLNV & RhymA/C KSSX; – 0.7 N/T KPBS & Country KSON,
– 0.6 RhymCHR XHITZ.
Shares: iHeart 24.3-25.4-25.6-24.6, Local Media San Diego 12.1-12.0-11.7-12.2, Lincoln Financial 13.2-12.6-12.1-11.9, CBS 7.3-7.4-7.3-7.3, Univision 6.7.

18. TAMPA-ST. PETERSBURG, FL. 2,441,800. 49 Stations, Subs 53%. Spanish 16%, Black 12%.
1 WDUV Cox Soft A/C. – 1.2; 11.1-11.1-9.9, lead over #2 still substantial 4.7-4.0. Soft can be hip.
2 WFLZ-F iHeart CHR. – 0.7; 6.6-6.1-5.9, advantage over Cox CHR WPOI slipping 1.9-1.7-1.1.
2 WXGL Cox Classic Hits. + 0.2; 5.7-6.2-5.9, lead on Beasley Classic Hits WRBQ-F reduced to 0.1.
4 WRBQ-F Beasley Classic Hits. Holds, 5.8-5.5-5.8. Total still 11.7. Should one blink & say Oldies?
5 WFUS iHeart Country. +1.4; 4.3-4.7-5.7. Good ride, tight fight. Country Total gains 9.3-9.6-10.5.
6 WQYK-F Beasley Country. – 0.2; 5.0-4.9-4.8, now trails iHeart Country WFUS by 0.9.
6 WPOI Cox CHR. + 0.1; 4.7-4.4-4.8. Tampa’s two CHRs shares up 10.5-10.7.
7 WWRM Cox Adult Contemporary. + 0.5; 4.2-5.3-4.7, only Tampa reg A/C scores #1 cume, 745k.
7 WFLA iHeart Talk. – 0.5; 4.4-4.4-3.9, leads Cox Talk WHPT 2.0, U.So.Florida N/T WUSF by 2.6.
9 WLLD Beasley Rhythmic-CHR. – 0.3; 4.9-5.0-4.6. The 3 CHR Total dipping 16.2-15.5-15.3.
10 WBTP iHeart Urban WBTP. – 0.8; 5.3-5.3-4.5 as Tampa’s only subscribing Urban format.
11 WXTB iHeart Rock. + 0.5; 3.8-3.9-4.3, tops Beasley Rock WBRN 2.3, Cox ModRock WSUN 2.4.
12 WMTX iHeart Hot A/C. – 0.5; 4.7-4.5-4.2. Soft WDUV, Hot WMTX, WWRM A/C off 20.9-17.9.
13 WDAE iHeart Sports. + 0.9; 2.6-3.1-3.5, three pro teams and this is the only Sports subscriber.
14 WCIE Radio Training Christian. + 0.2; 2.7-2.6-2.9. Inspirational Total meditates 4.1-4.0-4.0.
15 WHPT Cox Talk. + 0.6; 2.1-2.5-2.7, 2nd of 4 N/Ts, Total share back up 8.7-8.8-9.8.
16 WYUU Beasley Spanish CHR. – 0.6; 2.7-2.4-2.1, still the only Spanish subscriber.
16 WUSF University South Florida News/Talk. + 0.2; 1.9-2.2-2.1. iHeart N/T WHNZ shows 0.2.
18 WBRN-F Beasley Rock. + 0.3; 1.7-26; 2.4-.1-2.0. Four Rockers: 2 regular, a Mod & Classic up 9.2-9.6.
19 WSUN-F Cox Modern Rock. – 0.2; 2.1-1.8-1.9.
20 WMTX-HD2 iHeart Classic Rock – 0.3; 1.7-1.4-1.4.
23 WBVM Diocese St. Petersburg Christian Rock 0.6. 24. WKEZ/WHGN/WKZM Moody Bible Rel. 0.5.
25 WSMR University South Florida Classical holds at 0.4. 26. WHNZ iHeart News/Talk 0.3.
Swings: + 1.4 Country WFUS, + 0.9 Sports WDAE; – 1.2 Soft A/C WDUV, – 0.8 Urban WBTP.
Shares: iHeart 33.7-33.7-33.1-33.8, Cox 31.1-29.9-31.3-29.9, Beasley 19.3-20.2-20.1-19.9-19.3.

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 WHTZ iHeart CHR. + 0.1; 6.1-6.2-6.2, #1 LI cume 774.5k, the NYC cume is #2 at 4.77 million.
2 * WALK-F Connoisseur A/C. + 0.1; 5.9-6.8-6.0, ahead of NY A/C WLTW by 1.5.
3 WFAN-F/WFAN CBS Sports. Steady, 5.5-5.8-5.5. “Fan” & The Yankees stick at NYC #11.
4 WAXQ iHeart Classic Rock. + 1.1; 3.7-3.9-4.8, lead over Cox Classic Rock WBAB/WHFM 0.7-1.5.
5 * WBLI Cox Media CHR. + 0.2; 4.4-4.9-4.6. Stays in the LI Top 5.
6 WBLS Emmis Urban A/C. – 1.0; 5.5-4.2-4.5, in comparison to NYC rank #3 at 6.0.
6 WLTW iHeart A/C. – + 0.7; 3.8-3.6-4.5 on LI; #1 share & cume in New York: 7.6 & 5.845 mil.
7 WCBS-F CBS Classic Hits. + 0.3; 3.8-4.0-4.1. WCBS-F #2 NYC leads *Connoisseur WBZO by 1.0.
8 WCBS CBS News. – 1.0; 4.8-3.8-3.8 vs. 3.0 in NYC.
9 WINS CBS News. – 0.7; 4.1-3.6-3.4, vs. 3.7 in NYC; 0.4 diff on The Island for big CBS News duo.
10 * WBAB/WHFM Cox Classic Rock. + 0.3; 3.0-3.2-3.3. Classic Rock/Classic Hits Total: 15.3.
11 WKTU iHeart Rhythmic A/C. Flat at 3.2-3.2-3.2. Rhythmic A/C pair from NYC Total off 6.6-5.5.
12 * WBZO Connoisseur Classic Hits. + 0.2; 2.9-2.9-3.1. WCBS/FM is ahead by a full point.
13 * WKJY A/C Connoisseur. – 0.2; 3.2-3.0-3.0. Internal distraction from co-owned A/C WALK-F?
14 WPWR-F iHeart Urban – 0.1; 2.7-2.8-2.6. NYC Urban formats on The Island move 7.0-7.1.
15 WOR iHeart Talk. + 1.1; 1.3-2.2-2.4. Big signal, must be hitting a PPM sweet spot.
16 WQHT Emmis Rhythmic-CHR Holding 2.3.
17 * WWSK Connoisseur Media Rock. + 0.3; 1.9-2.4-2.2, still up & down but broke into the 2’s.
18 WABC Cumulus Talk 2.3-2.4-2.1 ties its own WPLC Hot A/C 2.1 & WBMP CBS CHR 2.3-2.1.
21 WEPN-F Sports + 0.6; 1.9. 22 WWFS CBS Hot A/C Flat 1.8; 23 WNSH Cumulus Country 1.4.
24 WNYC-F Non-Comm N/T 1.3. 25 WFUV Fordham University Adult Alternative 1.2.
Remaining subscribers are NYC stations with less than a 1.0 share on Long Island.
Swings: + 1.1 Classic rock WAXQ, + 1.1 Talk WOR, + 0.7 A/C WLTW; – 1.0 Urban A/C WBLS, – 1.0 News WCBS, – 0.7 News WINS
Shares: iHeart 19.4-20.8-22.9-23.7, CBS 23.5-24.1-21.4-20.3, *Connoisseur 15.8-13.9-15.1-14.3, *Cox 7.2-7.4-8.1-7.9, Emmis 7.0-7.8-6.6-6.8.

20. DENVER, CO. 2,362,700. Stations 47, 68% Subscribe. Spanish 21%, Black 6%.
1 KBCO iHeart Adult Alternative. + 0.3; 5.6-5.1-5.9, creative format fits Mile High. #4 cume.
2 KQMT Entercom Classic Rock. Holds, 5.7-5.9-5.7, lead on iHeart Classic Rock KRFX 0.7-1.1.
3 KTCL iHeart Modern Rock. – 0.7; 6.1-5.4-5.4, unique Modern Rock format is a grabber, here.
4 KOSI Entercom Soft A/C. + 0.8; 4.4-4.5-5.2. Grows #1 cume 728-745k, 4 A/Cs up 14.3-14.2-14.8.
5 KYGO-F Lincoln Financial Country. + 0.8; 4.3-4.7-5.1, lead 2.2-2.4-3.1 on Wilks Country KWOF.
6 KCFR-F Public Broadcasting Colorado News/Talk. – 0.7; 5.6-5.3-4.7, over iHeart N/T KOA 1.3.
7 KRFX iHeart Classic Rock. – 0.1; 4.7-5.2-4.6. Classic Rock Shares go 10.4-11.1-10.7.
7 KXPK Entravision Regional Mexican. + 0.3; 4.3-4.8-4.6. Spanish shares dip: 8.9-8.7-8.4.
9 KPTT iHeart Rhythmic-CHR. – 0.4; 4.7-4.7-4.3. Lincoln Financial Rhym-CHR now behind 0.9.
10 KALC Entercom Hot A/C. – 0.1; 4.2-4.5-4.1. vs. Wilks Hot A/C KIMN at 3.3.
11 KLDV Christian Educational. – 0.6; 4.7-3.7-4.1. The soul Inspirational format from atop Mile High.
12 KJMN Entravision Spanish Adult Hits. – 0.7; 4.5-3.8-3.8. 21% Hispanic pop has 3 subscribing stations.
13 KXKL-F Wilks Classic Hits. + 0.5; 3.0-3.8-3.5. One Denver Classic Hits vs. 2 Classic Rock, 2 Oldies.
14 KOA/KOA-HD2 iHeart News/Talk. + 0.1; 3.3-3.5-3.4, #2 of 5 N/Ts. Total shares dip 10.6-10.4-9.7.
14 KQKS Lincoln Financial Rhythmic-CHR. – 0.6; 4.0-3.4-3.4, two Rhythmic-CHR’s dip 8.7-8.1-7.7.
16 KBPI iHeart Rock. + 0.1; 3.2-3.5-3.3. There are 3 Classic Rockers; this is the only straight Rock.
16 KIMN Wilks Hot AC. – 0.4; 3.7-3.2-3.3, trailing Entercom Hot A/C KALC 0.5-1.3-0.8.
18 KJHM Max Broadcast Rhythmic A/C. + 0.2; 2.0-2.0-2.2, unique, steady, can it grow?
18 KKFN Lincoln Financial Sports. Holding 2.2-1.8-2.2, only competition KJAC, 0.6; Sports up 2.5-2.8.
20 KWOF Wilks Country. – 0.1; 2.1-2.3-2.0. Denver Country Total Share is up 6.4-7.0-7.1.
20 KFCO Max Broadcast Rhythmic Oldies. + 0.4; 1.6-1.7-2.0. Max Rhythmic stations grows 3.2-4.2.
22 KYGO-HD2 Lincoln Financial Comedy. + 0.2; 1.7-1.8-1.9. Great for unique format to work with HD.
23 KRWZ/KWRZ-HD2 Lincoln Financial Oldies. + 0.5; 0.9-0.8-1.4. Maybe HD kicked in.
24 KVOD Colorado Public Radio Classical. 1.1-0.9-1.2.
25 KHOW iHeart Talk, 1.0. 26 KUVO/KVJZ Rocky Mountain Public Network Jazz, 0.9.
27 KJAC Front Range Sports, 0.6. 28 KEZW/KEZW-HD Entercom Adult Standards, 0.5
29 KCKK Hunt Classic Rock 0.4 ties KVOQ Colorado Public Adult Alternative and ties…
29 KUNC/KRNC Community Radio Northern Colorado News, 0.4.
32 KKZN iHeart Talk, 0.2. 33 KMXA Entravision Romantica, 0.1.
Swings: + 0.8 tie Soft A/C KOSI & Country KYGO-F, + 0.5 tie Classic Hits KXKL-F & Oldies KEZW;
– 0.7 tie Mod Rock KTCL, N/T KCFR-F, SpanAdHits KJMN, – 0.6 tie Christian KLDV & RhymCHR KQKS.
Shares: iHeart 28.8-29.0-28.7-28.1, Entercom 16.3-15.0-15.5-15.1, Lincoln Financial 13.1-12.5-14.0 (keep it?) (ETM + LFM TBA closing now 29.1), Entravision 8.7-9.0-8.7-8.5, Wilks 8.7-8.8-9.3-8.8, CO Public 7.0-6.6-6.3.

Takeaways:
* Please push all relevant radio research for new business….
* Just back it up with content on the corner of fresh & familiar.
* Raise your hand if you think there’s big dollars from Boomers & Politics.
* Translators are the rage but what about innovative programming that sells?
* NJ & NY Broadcasters produced excellent state conventions!

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