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May 2020 PPM Ratings Takeaways – Round Two
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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

 
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May 2020 PPM Data. Information for the May 2020 ratings period has been released for Washington (DC), Boston, Miami, Seattle, Detroit, Phoenix, Minneapolis, San Diego, Tampa, Denver, Baltimore, and St. Louis. Nielsen Audio’s May 2020 survey period covered April 23 – May 20. Managing editor Mike Kinosian (Kinosian@TALKERS.com) provides his “Takeaways” from these 12 PPM-markets.

Washington, DC

Spoken-Word Formats – For the fourth successive month, the top three (6+) finishers in the Nation’s Capital are from the spoken-word arena. After doubling (+5.0) its 6+ AQH share through four straight upticks (5.0 – 6.9 – 7.3 – 7.8 – 10.0, 6+), Cumulus Media news/talk WMAL regresses by seven-tenths to 9.3 (6+) but repeats at #1. In April, WMAL reached double-digits (10.0) for the first time in its PPM-history. Its previous highest 6+-share was March’s 7.8. For the 23rd sweep in succession, Radio One’s WOL “News Talk – Where Information Is Power” is unlisted.

Regaining the two-tenths it lost in April (2.1 – 1.9 – 2.1, 6+), Entercom sports talk WJFK-FM “106.7 The Fan” remains at #16. “The Fan” posted six straight positive or neutral moves for an overall +1.7 (3.1 – 3.4 – 3.4 – 3.4 – 3.5 – 4.3 – 4.8, 6+), including the loftiest 6+-share (4.8, November 2019) by any D.C. sports talk outlet in the PPM-era. In three straight up or flat moves, Radio One’s similarly-formatted WTEM “980 The Team” nets four-tenths and returns to the top twenty (.7 – 1.0 – 1.0 – 1.1, #21 to #20, 6+).

In addition to reclaiming three-tenths from April’s one-half share dip (7.7 – 8.0, 6+), WTOP-FM advances from third to second. Three consecutive increases by the Hubbard Broadcasting all-news operation yielded a +1.3 (6.9 – 7.4 – 7.8 – 8.2, 6+). Following six straight months at #1, WTOP-FM segued to #2 last July. Up three-tenths in February/March (.4 – .5 – .7, 6+), Entercom business news WDCH drops one-tenth in back-to-back reports (.7 – .6 – .5, flat at #24, 6+).

A combined -1.3 in April/May (8.7 – 8.4 – 7.4, 6+), American University-owned public radio news/talk WAMU shifts from second to third. “The Mind Is Our Medium” was in a first-place tie with WTOP-FM in February before taking sole possession of the lead in March. WAMU was -2.3 (“Holiday” 2019); +.8 (January 2020); +.5 (February); and +.9 (March). Climbing from #23 to #22, Pacifica Foundation public radio news/talk WPFW is up one-half share in April/May (.4 – .8 – .9, 6+).

Washington, DC Music Formats – A collective -1.3 via three down or flat sweeps in succession (4.0 – 4.0 – 3.7 – 2.7, 6+), iHeartMedia CHR WIHT “Hot 99.5” wipes away all but four-tenths of the deficit and reenters the top ten (3.6, +.9, #13 to #8, 6+). Improving by one-half share each are WIHT’s adult contemporary cluster-mate WASH “Variety of the 80s, 90s, & Today” (5.3, steady at #7, 6+); Entercom rhythmic CHR WPGC “95.5 The DNA of the DMV” (tenth to ninth); and Radio One urban contemporary WKYS (3.3, #12 to #10, 6+). WASH had lost roughly 63% (-8.1) of its 6+ AQH share in four straight downturns (12.9 – 6.7 – 6.2 – 5.7 – 4.8, 6+). On top in “Holiday” 2019, WASH was +7.5 in December/“Holiday” 2019 (5.4 – 8.1 – 12.9, 6+). WPGC gains nine-tenths in four straight sweeps without a loss (2.6 – 2.7 – 3.0 – 3.0 – 3.5, 6+); WKYS was off four-tenths in March/April (3.2 – 3.0 – 2.8, 6+). Unchanged in fifth-place, Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications’ classical-formatted WETA is a collective +1.8 in three straight up or flat trends (4.5 – 4.7 – 6.3 – 6.3, 6+). The three latest shifts by Atlantic Gateway Communications contemporary Christian WGTS “91.9 Christian Music Radio” are -3.6 (7.2 – 4.7 – 3.6, February/March, 6+); +.6 (3.6 – 4.2, April, 6+); and now -.9 in May (4.2 – 3.3, eighth to tenth, 6+). Immediately prior, WGTS was an overall +2.2 through three straight gains (5.0 – 5.9 – 6.2 – 7.2, 6+). Following four successive sweeps without a loss that produced a half-share increase (.7 – .7 – .9 – .9 – 1.2, 6+), Signal Above Spanish contemporary WDCN “La Nueva 87.7” sputters by seven-tenths to .5 (#20 to #24, 6+).

Boston

Spoken-Word Formats – Having practically doubled (+2.5) its 6+ AQH share through four successive sweeps without a loss and crossing the five-share level (2.8 – 3.5 – 3.8 – 3.8 – 5.3, 6+), iHeartMedia news/talk WRKO “AM 680 – The Voice of Boston” forfeits 20% of that increase (4.8, -.5, fifth to sixth, 6+). Up one-half share this time last month, co-owned WXKS-AM “Talk 1200” repeats April’s 6+ AQH share and market rank (1.1, #22, 6+).

Although it is up one-tenth and continues an alternating up/down sequence that began in “Holiday” 2019 (5.5 – 5.8 – 5.4 – 5.8 – 4.6 – 4.7, 6+), Beasley Media Group-owned WBZ-FM “98.5 The Sports Hub” backslides from seventh to eighth. Following January’s increase of four-tenths, Entercom-owned sports talker WEEI-FM is -1.5 in three straight setbacks (4.2 – 3.5 – 3.2 – 3.0 – 2.7, flat at #14, 6+).

While remaining in fourth-place, WBZ-AM “News Radio 1030” is off one-half share in April/May (6.4 – 6.3 – 5.9, 6+). In March 2020, the iHeartMedia news-talk hybrid gained eight-tenths to 6.4 – its best 6+-showing since March 2018 (6.4, as well).

A cumulative +1.7 in three straight bumps (2.9 – 3.6  – 3.8 – 4.6, 6+), WGBH Educational Foundation public radio news/talk WGBH progresses from tenth to ninth. Conversely, Boston University public radio news/talk WBUR, which was up eight-tenths in March, squanders four-tenths in April/May (3.7 – 3.5 – 3.3, flat at #11, 6+).

Boston Music Formats – A combined -.4 in March/April (4.3 – 4.2 – 3.9, 6+), Beasley Media Group-owned WKLB roars back with a May +1.7, enabling “Country 102.5” to cross the five-share mark (5.6, ninth to fifth, 6+). A collective +1.9 in five straight spikes (5.6 – 6.7 – 6.9 – 7.0 – 7.3 – 7.5, 6+), iHeartMedia CHR WXKS-FM “Kiss 108” continues in the runner-up slot. “Kiss” had a March-only visit at #1. By gaining one-tenth to 1.9 (#18 to #17, 6+), co-owned country WBWL “101.7 The Bull” snaps three straight down or flat trends that accounted for a loss of six-tenths (2.4 – 2.3 – 2.3 – 1.8, 6+). Over and above being +2.4 via three straight bumps (5.2 – 6.3 – 7.5 – 7.6, 6+), cluster-mate WZLX “100.7 Boston’s Classic Rock” repeats at #1. WZLX had been -.5 (“Holiday” 2019); +.7 (January 2020); and -.5 (February). “Holiday” 2019’s 5.0 was the lowest 6+-stat for “Boston’s Classic Rock” since July 2018 (4.8). Dropping six-tenths in May are Entercom hot AC WWBX “Mix 104.1” (2.8, #12 to #13, 6+) and iHeartMedia urban AC WKAF “97.7 The Beat of Boston” (1.4, #17 to #19, 6+). “Mix” was up three-tenths in March/April (3.1 – 3.2 – 3.4, 6+), while WKAF netted nine-tenths in four consecutive reports without a loss (1.1 – 1.4 – 1.4 – 1.6 – 2.0, 6+). Following its +2.1 in January/February (6.2 – 8.1 – 8.3, 6+), Beasley Media Group classic hits-oldies WROR “105.7 – 80s & More” is -2.2 in three straight subsequent losses (8.3 – 7.0 – 6.6 – 6.1, flat at #3, 6+). A combined -2.3 in December/“Holiday” 2019 (8.5 – 8.1 – 6.2, 6+), WROR held or shared the lead in January, February, and March. It was the market leader nine survey periods in a row, before segueing to second in “Holiday” 2019. Unchanged in sixth-place, Entercom-owned adult contemporary WMJX “Magic 106.7 – Today’s Hits/Yesterday’s Favorites” is an overall -1.4 in three straight drops (6.2 – 5.6 – 4.9 – 4.8, 6+). “Magic” rebounded from January’s -9.5 (15.2 – 5.7, 6+) with a February gain of one-half share. Setting the pace in “Holiday” 2019, WMJX entered the January 2020 sweep a collective +10.5 through three bumps in succession (4.7 – 5.8 – 8.0 – 15.2, 6+).

Miami

Spoken-Word Formats – Continuing its alternating down/up pattern that began in December 2019 and including May’s increase of four-tenths (2.5 – 2.0 – 2.1 – 1.9 – 2.0 – 1.6 – 2.0, 6+), iHeartMedia-owned WIOD “News Radio 610 Miami’s News, Traffic, & Weather Station” rises from #22 to #21.

After losing half (-.7) its 6+ AQH share in five straight down or flat moves (1.4 – 1.3 – 1.1 – .9 – .7 – .7, 6+), Entercom-owned WQAM “560 The Joe” is up three-tenths in April/May (.7 – .8 – 1.0, flat at #26, 6+). Co-owned WAXY “Sports Talk 790 The Ticket,” which lost half (-.4) its 6+ AQH share in three straight slips (.8 – .7 – .6 – .4, 6+), ends the slide with a +.1 to .5 (steady at #28, 6+).

Three straight improvements by WLRN yielded a collective +1.7 (2.0 – 2.9 – 3.2 – 3.7, 6+) but the Dade County School Board public radio news/talk station is off three-tenths in April/May (3.7 – 3.6 – 3.4, 6+) and repeats at #11.

Meanwhile, Union Radio Network of Florida Spanish news/talk WURN “Actualidad 1040” continues an alternating down/up sequence that includes May’s hefty -1.4 (2.1 – 1.9 – 2.1 – 1.7 – 2.2 – 1.9 – 2.4 – 4.1 – 2.7 (#9 to #14, 6+). Having almost tripled (+1.5) its 6+ AQH share in March/April (.9 – 1.1 – 2.4, 6+), Univision Radio Spanish news/talk WAQI “710 AM Radio Mambi” sputters by three-tenths to 2.1 (#16 to #20, 6+).

Miami Music Formats – Jumping from fourth to third, Spanish Broadcasting Systemowned Spanish contemporary WCMQ “Zeta 92.3” is +1.6 as a result of five straight upticks (4.6 – 4.7 – 4.8 – 4.9 – 5.8 – 6.2, 6+). In addition to being +1.1 in April/May (6.4 – 6.6 – 7.5, 6+), Cox Media Group urban AC WHQT “Hot 105” marches from second to first. It is thus an April-only stay at #1 for Univision Radio’s Spanish contemporary WAMR “Amor 107.5,” which has April’s positive spike of nine-tenths completely negated and segues from first to third (7.1 – 6.2, -.9, 6+). Crossing the seven-share threshold, “Amor” was +1.3 in March/April (5.8 – 6.2 – 7.1, 6+). Erasing 70% of March/April’s -1.0 (2.2 – 1.8 – 1.2, 6+) with a May increase of seven-tenths to 1.9 (6+), iHeartMedia hot AC WMIA “93.9 MIA” pushes up from #24 to #22. It’s a somewhat similar scenario for Spanish Broadcasting System Spanish contemporary WRMA, which was a combined -.7 in March/April (2.7 – 2.6 – 2.0, 6+), but “Ritmo 95.7” expunges six-tenths of that shortfall (2.6, #19 to #16, 6+). Dropping below a five-share (4.2, 6+) for the first time since last December (4.8, 6+), Entercom classic hits-oldies WMXJ “102.7 The Beach” is -1.4 in April/May (5.6 – 5.2 – 4.2, fifth to seventh, 6+). Following five straight reports without a loss that yielded a +1.1 (3.3 – 3.3 – 3.3 – 3.8 – 3.9 – 4.4, 6+), iHeartMedia classic rock WBGG “Big 105.9” sputters by six-tenths to 3.8 (flat at #8, 6+). In five consecutive sweeps without an increase, Entercom adult contemporary WLYF “101.5 Lite FM” is an overall -2.7 (7.5 – 5.9 – 5.9 – 5.4 – 4.9 – 4.8, flat at #6, 6+). Down or flat the fourth time in a row, Univision Radio Spanish tropical WRTO “Mix 98.3” is -1.1 (3.4 – 3.0 – 2.9 – 2.3 – 2.3, #17 to #18, 6+).

Seattle

Spoken-Word Formats – Not only is Bonneville-owned KIRO-FM on top the third month in a row, “97.3 Seattle’s News/Seattle’s Talk” is a collective +2.4 in three straight bumps (4.8 – 6.0 – 6.9 – 7.2, 6+). KIRO-FM was +1.1 in January and -1.2 in February. News/talk cluster-mate KTTH “Conservative Talk Radio,” which was +1.2 via five consecutive up or flat moves (1.6 – 1.8 – 2.1 – 2.1 – 2.6 – 2.8, 6+), drops three-tenths to 2.5 (#18 to #19, 6+). In March, Sinclair Broadcast Group-owned KVI posted a 1.1 (#22, 6+) but “Talk Radio 570” is unlisted the second straight month.

Down one-half share in April (2.6 – 2.1, 6+), Bonneville sports talk KIRO-AM “ESPN 710” answers with an April +.1 to 2.2 (6+) and repeats at #21. After losing more than two-thirds (-1.3) of its 6+ AQH share in three straight downturns (1.9 – 1.4 – .9 – .6, 6+), iHeartMedia-owned KJR-AM “Seattle’s Sports Radio 950” curtails the skid with a +.4 to 1.0 (#26 to #25, 6+).

Three straight gains by KOMO more than doubled (+2.8) its 6+ AQH stat (2.6 – 3.2 – 4.1 – 5.4, 6+), but the Sinclair Broadcast Group all-news facility drops one-half share in back-to-back reports (5.4 – 4.9 – 4.4, seventh to eighth, 6+).

Shifting from fourth to fifth, Northwest Public Radio news/talk KUOW is off nine-tenths in April/May (5.5 – 5.4 – 4.6, 6+). KUOW was -.8 (“Holiday” 2019); -.7 (February); and +.7 (March).

Seattle Music Formats – One-half share improvements are posted by iHeartMedia-owned KZOK “102.5 Seattle’s Classic Rock Station” (unchanged at #2); Entercom’s KISW “99.9 The Rock of Seattle” (4.6, tenth to fifth, 6+); and Crista Ministries contemporary Christian KCMS-FM “Spirit 105.3” (2.8, #19 to #18, 6+). As a result of four successive positive or neutral moves, KZOK is an overall +2.1 (4.5 – 5.1 – 5.1 – 6.1 – 6.6, 6+). KISW had been without an increase the past three sweeps for a net loss of eight-tenths (4.9 – 4.6 – 4.6 – 4.1, 6+). Meanwhile, “Spirit” regains the half-share it lost in March/April (2.8 – 2.5 – 2.3, 6+). Without an increase the past four reports for a -5.5 (9.2 – 5.3 – 5.3 – 4.9 – 3.7, 6+), Hubbard Broadcasting adult contemporary KRWM applies the brakes with a May gain of two-tenths to 3.9 (#12 to #11, 6+). “Warm 106.9” was on top in December 2019 and “Holiday” 2019. Having more than doubled (+2.2) its 6+ AQH share in four straight boosts (1.9 – 3.0 – 3.2 – 3.7 – 4.1, 6+), Friends of 88.5 FM-owned KNKX “Your Connection To Jazz, Blues, & NPR News” has that windfall sliced in half and fades from the top ten (3.0, -1.1, #10 to #17, 6+). A combined +1.7 in March/April (3.1 – 4.2 – 4.8, 6+), Classic Radio classical KING forfeits seven-tenths to 4.1 (eighth to tenth, 6+). Through six straight positive or neutral sweeps, Entercom alternative KNDD reached the five-share level and was an overall +2.0 (3.0 – 3.5 – 3.7 – 4.3 – 4.5 – 4.5 – 5.0, 6+), but “107.7 The End” falters by six-tenths in May to 4.4 (sixth to eighth, 6+).

Detroit

Spoken-Word Formats – An overall +3.2 though four successive spikes including April’s +1.9 (1.6 – 2.4 – 2.8 – 2.9 – 4.8, 6+), Cumulus Media’s WJR “News Talk 760” surrenders seven-tenths to 4.1 (6+) and drifts from fourth to ninth.

Following a March gain of four-tenths (4.4 – 4.8, 6+), Entercom sports talk WXYT-FM “97.1 The Ticket” is -1.0 in April/May and departs the top ten (4.8 – 3.9 – 3.8, #10 to #12,  6+). “The Ticket” was +1.1 in January and -1.7 in December/“Holiday” 2019 (5.5 – 4.8 – 3.8, 6+).

Four successive improvements by co-owned WWJ resulted in a collective +2.5 (3.9 – 4.3 – 4.8 – 5.8 – 6.4, 6+), but “News Radio 950” forfeits seven-tenths to 5.7 (6+) and segues from a first-place tie to second. In April 2020, WWJ hit the six-share mark (6.4, 6+) for the first time since May 2019 (6.2, 6+).

Having more than doubled (+1.6) its 6+ AQH share in five successive increases and reaching the three-share level (1.4 – 1.5 – 1.9 – 2.1 – 2.2 – 3.0, 6+), Wayne State University news/talk WDET relinquishes one-half share to 2.5 (#16 to #19, 6+). After logging three consecutive increases that produced a +1.0 (1.3 – 1.7 – 2.0 – 2.3, 6+), Michigan Public Media news/talk WUOM is off seven-tenths in April/May (2.3 – 1.7 – 1.6, #22 to #21, 6+).

Detroit Music Formats – The market’s (6+) country share swells by +1.6, nearly equally divided between Cumulus Media’s WDRQ “Detroit’s New Country 93.1” (3.0 – 3.9, +.9, #16 to #11, 6+) and Entercom-owned WYCD “99.5 Detroit’s Country” (3.7 – 4.4, +.7, #12 to #6, 6+). WDRQ posts its third straight gain for a +1.9 (2.0 – 2.6 – 3.0 – 3.9), while WYCD is without a loss the third time in a row (3.7 – 3.7 – 3.7 – 4.4, 6+). An overall -1.5 via three straight decreases (4.3 – 4.1 – 4.0 – 2.8, 6+), Cumulus Media hot AC WDVD “96.3 Today’s Best Music” halts the slide with a gain of six-tenths (3.4, #18 to #14, 6+). In April, The Motor City’s adult contemporary share deflated by -2.0, but it’s up one-half share in May; in the process, two negative streaks are halted. Four straight drops by iHeartMedia’s WNIC resulted in a -11.0 (14.8 – 6.3 – 5.9 – 4.8 – 3.8, 6+), but “100.3 The Best Variety of the 80s, 90s, & Today” pulls the plug with a +.4 to 4.2 (6+) and returns to the top ten (#11 to #8). WNIC was +9.2 through five successive gains (5.6 – 5.9 – 6.0 – 6.2 – 9.5 – 14.8, 6+) and its 17.9 in “Holiday” 2018 is the largest 6+ AQH share by any Detroit station in the PPM-era. Meanwhile, Entercom-owned/similarly-formatted WDZH “98.7 The Breeze,” which was an overall -2.3 via four consecutive down or flat reports (4.9 – 4.6 – 4.6 – 3.6 – 2.6, 6+), picks up one-tenth to 2.7 (#19 to #18, 6+). Albeit down three-tenths to 6.1 (6+), iHeartMedia urban AC WMXD repeats at #1. This time last month, “Mix 92.3” notched a +1.1 to 6.4 (6+), propelling it from fourth to a first-place deadlock with Entercom’s news-formatted WWJ (see above). April’s 6.4 was the best 6+-showing for “Mix” since June 2019 (6.9). A combined +1.6 in March/April (3.0 – 3.6 – 4.6, 6+), Radio One’s similarly-formatted WDMK-FM “105.9 Kiss-FM” surrenders half that windfall and fades from the top ten (3.8, -.8, #6 to #12, 6+). Entering the March sweep, “Kiss” was off three-tenths in three down or flat moves in a row (3.3 – 3.3 – 3.1 – 3.0, 6+). Co-owned gospel WDMK-HD2 more than doubled (+1.0) its 6+ AQH share in four straight sweeps without a loss (.8 – .9 – 1.0 – 1.3 – 1.8, 6+), but falters by four-tenths to 1.4 (#21 to #22, 6+). Flat at #9, Entercom classic hits-oldies WOMC is an overall -2.0 in four consecutive slips (6.1 – 5.6 – 4.9 – 4.2 – 4.1, 6+). “Detroit’s Greatest Hits” was +.5 (December); -1.5 (“Holiday” 2019); and +1.4 (January 2020).

Phoenix

Spoken-Word Formats – In seven straight positive or neutral ratings periods, iHeartMedia’s KFYI “News Talk 550” has nearly doubled (+2.3) its 6+ AQH share (2.5 – 2.8 – 2.8 – 3.1 – 3.1 – 3.4 – 4.7 – 4.8, eighth to sixth, 6+). A combined +2.3 in March/April (3.8 – 4.6 – 6.1, 6+), Bonneville news/talk KTAR-FM erodes by -1.5 in May to 4.6 (third to seventh, 6+).

Returning to the top twenty (#21 to #18), Bonneville sports talk KMVP-FM “98.7 Arizona Sports” has a “Holiday” 2019 through May 2020 topline of 2.0 – 2.0 – 1.9 – 2.0 – 1.9 – 2.2 (6+).

After dropping one-tenth in back-to-back reports (3.6 – 3.5 – 3.4, 6+), Maricopa County Community College news/talk KJZZ responds with a May increase of eight-tenths to 4.2 (#11 to #10, 6+).

Phoenix Music Formats – Included in a four-way logjam at #19 are hot AC rivals iHeartMedia-owned KMXP “Mix 96.9” (#17 to #19) and Riviera’s KMVA “Hot” (2.0, #26 to #19, 6+). This is the fourth straight decline for “Mix,” which is -2.2 in that stretch (4.2 – 3.0 – 2.9 – 2.4 – 2.0, 6+). “Hot” lost more than half (-1.6) its 6+ AQH share in March/April (2.8 – 2.0 – 1.2, 6+), but recaptures the eight-tenths it surrendered  in April. Six-tenths increases are recorded by Hubbard Broadcasting’s KSLX “Classic Rock 100.7” (fourth to second) and Entercom’s KMLE “Country 107.9” (2.7, #18 to #17, 6+). Off one-half share in February/March (5.5 – 5.2 – 5.0, 6+), KSLX is +1.4 in April/May (5.0 – 5.8 – 6.4, 6+). KMLE had a net loss of nine-tenths in three consecutive sweeps without an increase (3.0 – 3.0 – 2.6 – 2.1, 6+). Off six-tenths via three successive down or flat trends (3.1 – 3.1 – 2.9 – 2.5, 6+), Hubbard Broadcasting alternative KDKB “Alt AZ 93.3” logs a half-share gain to 3.0 (#16 to #15, 6+). Continuing in ninth-place, co-owned KUPD “Arizona’s Real Rock” is a cumulative +1.3 through three straight bumps (3.2 – 3.5 – 4.2 – 4.5, 6+). Four successive improvements by Chavez Radio Group regional Mexican KNAI “Radio Campesina” yield a +1.3 (1.9 – 2.0 – 2.3 – 2.8 – 3.2, #14 to #13, 6+). Despite being a combined -1.5 in April/May (8.3 – 7.3 – 6.8, 6+), iHeartMedia adult contemporary KESZ is #1 the 12th consecutive time. Leading up to the January ratings period, KESZ was +12.5 through four straight gains (6.7 – 7.0 – 7.1 – 11.0 – 19.2, 6+). “Holiday” 2019’s 19.2 was its best 6+-performance since “Holiday” 2018’s 15.0. Eroding by nine-tenths are Entercom classic hits-oldies KOOL (second to fourth) and Entravision regional Mexican KLNZ “La Tricolor 103.5” (4.6, fifth to seventh, 6+). Following three increases in a row that netted a +1.4 (5.8 – 6.5 – 7.1 – 7.2, 6+), KOOL falters by nine-tenths the second time in a row (7.2 – 6.3 – 5.4, 6+). Crossing the five-share level, KLNZ was +3.7 through four successive increases (1.8 – 2.4 – 3.8 – 4.5 – 5.5, 6+). Similarly-formatted/Univision Radio-owned KHOT “Que Buena 105.9,” which picked up nine-tenths in April (3.3 – 4.2, 6+), surrenders seven-tenths in May and departs the top ten (3.5, #9 to #11, 6+). As it entered the March sweep, KHOT was +1.5 via five straight increases (2.2 – 2.5 – 2.6 – 2.7 – 3.1 – 3.7, 6+). Having lost roughly 59% (-1.9) of its 6+ AQH share in three straight declines (3.2 – 2.8 – 1.9 – 1.3, 6+), Family Life Communications contemporary Christian KFLR “Family Life Radio” drifts from the top twenty (#19 to #26).

Minneapolis

Note: The final day of the May sweep was May 20, five days before the May 25th killing of George Floyd.

Spoken-Word Formats – Flat at 5.6 (6+), Entercom-owned WCCO nonetheless slides from fifth to seventh. “News Radio 830” was +1.0 in March and April (3.6 – 4.6 – 5.6, 6+). Off one-tenth each are iHeartMedia’s KTLK “Twin Cities News Talk AM 1130” (2.7 – 2.6, #14 to #15, 6+) and Hubbard Broadcasting news/talk KTMY “My Talk 107.1” (2.4 – 2.3, #17 to #16, 6+).

In three consecutive downturns, iHeartMedia’s KFXN was -2.9 (8.4 – 6.8 – 5.9 – 5.5, 6+), but “Sports Radio 100.3 K-Fan” applies the brakes with a +.4 to 5.9 (sixth to fifth, 6+). KFXN had a December-only stay at #1. Flat at #22, Hubbard Broadcasting sports talk KSTP-AM “ESPN 1500” is down or flat the fourth straight time for a net loss of three-tenths, (.8 – .7 – .5 – .5 – .5, 6+).

Following four successive increases that led to a collective +2.5 (5.7 – 6.3 – 7.0 – 8.1 – 8.2, 6+), Minnesota Public Radio news/talk KNOW plummets by -1.6 to 6.6 (first to second, 6+).

Minneapolis Music Formats – A combined -1.3 in March/April (3.8 – 3.4 – 2.5, 6+), iHeartMedia-owned hot AC KTCZ “Cities 97.1” roars back with a +1.2 in May (3.7, #15 to #13, 6+). Prior to March, KTCZ gained two-tenths through three straight up or flat sweeps (3.6 – 3.7 – 3.8 – 3.8, 6+). Meanwhile, Hubbard Broadcasting’s similarly-formatted KSTP-FM “KS-95” is off eight-tenths in four straight sweeps without an increase (8.2 – 8.1 – 7.9 – 7.4 – 7.4, 6+) yet progresses from second to first. Having occupied the lead position in January and February, KSTP-FM dropped to the runner-up slot in March. A combined -1.8 in December/“Holiday” 2019 (7.6 – 7.4 – 5.8, 6+), KSTP-FM solely held or shared the top spot in January 2019, March, April, June, August, September, October, and November. It was +1.1 (August 2019); -1.6 (“Holiday’ 2019); +2.4 (January 2020); and -.5 (April). Jumping from seventh to fourth, iHeartMedia classic hits-oldies KQQL “Kool 108” was +.6 in February/March (5.4 – 5.8 – 6.0, 6+); -.6 in April (6.0 – 5.4, 6+); and now +1.0 in May (5.4 – 6.4, 6+). Adding a +.9 to April’s increase of one-tenth (2.4- 2.5 – 3.4, #15 to #14, 6+), Entercom’s country-formatted KMNB “102.9 The Wolf” has its best 6+-showing since last October (3.4, as well). In three straight spikes, Minnesota Public Radio triple A KCMP “89.3 The Current” essentially doubles (+2.4) its 6+ AQH share (2.5 – 2.6 – 4.3 – 4.9, unchanged at #10, 6+). Improving by one-half share are Cumulus Media rocker KXXR “93-X” (5.9, eighth to fifth, 6+) and iHeartMedia CHR KDWB “The Twin Cities’ #1 Hit Music Station” (4.0, steady at #12, 6+). KDWB had been -1.5 via three straight drops (5.0 – 4.6 – 4.5 – 3.5, 6+); “93-X” was down six-tenths in March/April (6.0 – 5.5 – 5.4, 6+). Spiraling by -1.0 are University of Northwestern St. Paul contemporary Christian KTIS-FM “Always Uplifting” (fourth to eighth) and Minnesota Public Radio classical KSJN (2.0, #13 to #18). In three consecutive slips, KTIS-FM is -1.8 (7.2 – 6.5 – 6.4 – 5.4, 6+) and drops below a six-share (5.4) for the first time since last August’s 5.5. KSJN had been without a loss the past five reports for a collective gain of nine-tenths and reached the three-share level (2.1 – 2.3 – 2.4 – 2.5 – 2.5 – 3.0, 6+). Immediately after notching a +.9 to 7.1 (6+), Cumulus Media-owned KQRS “Minnesota’s Classic Rock” falters by one-half share (6.6, 6+) yet advances from third to a second-place tie.

San Diego

Spoken-Word Formats – An overall +2.8 via three straight spikes (3.8 – 4.5 – 5.5 – 6.6, 6+), iHeartMedia news/talk KOGO “News Radio 600” has that bonanza carved in half (5.2, -1.4, second to fifth, 6+). Its recent (6+) shifts include: -.7 (September); +.7 (October); -.9 (January 2020); +1.1 (April); and -1.4 (May). After logging a +1.3 in March/April (1.9 – 2.4 – 3.2, 6+), iHeartMedia Los Angeles news/talk KFI “AM 640” drops four-tenths to 2.8 (#12 to #15, 6+). Off three-tenths in March/April (2.2 – 2.1 – 1.9, 6+), Local Media of San Diego news/talk KFMB-AM “AM 760” adds four-tenths to 2.3 (6+), yet backslides from a tie at #18 to #19.

By gaining two-tenths to 1.3 (flat at #21, 6+), Entercom-owned sports talk KWFN “97.3 The Fan” suspends three straight slips that accounted for a -1.4 or 56% loss of its 6+ AQH share (2.5 – 1.6 – 1.6 – 1.1, 6+). Off six-tenths in four straight down or flat moves (1.5 – 1.3 – 1.2 – 1.0 – .9 – .9, 6+), iHeartMedia’s KLSD “Fox Sports 1360 San Diego’s Sports Station” remains at #23.

Four upticks in succession netted KPBS a +3.7 (4.8 – 5.9 – 6.0 – 6.9 – 8.5, 6+), but that boon is trimmed by -1.4 to 7.1 (6); nonetheless, the San Diego State University-owned news/talk station continues at #1.

San Diego Music Formats – As a result of three straight bumps, Entercom-owned KSON “San Diego’s #1 New Country” is +2.1 and leaps from eighth to second (3.8 – 4.0 – 4.5 – 5.9, 6+). Gains of seven-tenths are logged by Local Media of San Diego CHR, adult hits, and alternative siblings XHTZ “Z-90.3 Today’s Hit Music” (#15 to #10); KFBG “Big FM 100.7” (#16 to #12); and XTRA “91-X” (#18 to #17). “Z-90.3” is up seven-tenths in April/May (2.8 – 2.8 – 3.5, 6+). Formerly KFMB-FM, “Big FM” is +1.1 in three jumps in a row (2.2 – 2.3 – 2.6 – 3.3, 6+). Directly prior to surrendering six-tenths in the April sweep, “91-X” logged three straight up or flat trends for a +1.0 (1.5 – 2.2 – 2.5 – 2.5, 6+). Three consecutive dips by Entercom classic hits-oldies KXSN resulted in a -2.1 (7.0 – 6.5 – 6.0 – 4.9, 6+) but “Sunny 98.1 San Diego’s Greatest Hits” answers with a half-share increase to 5.4 (fifth to third, 6+). KXSN had a January-only stay at #1 and was +1.2 in “Holiday” 2019/January 2020 (5.8 – 6.2 – 7.0, 6+). Co-owned adult contemporary KYXY, however, plummets by -1.4 and fades from the top ten (4.7 – 3.3, #7 to #12, 6+), slipping below a four share for the first time since last November’s 3.7. Following three drops in a row for a collective -2.0 (5.3 – 4.4 – 4.0 – 3.3, 6+), iHeartMedia CHR KHTS “Channel 93.3” ends the slide with a +.2 to 3.5 (#11 to #10, 6+). Although it backslides from #13 to #14, co-owned KIOZ “Rock 105.3” is without a loss the fifth time in a row for a +1.3 (1.8 – 2.2 – 2.2 – 2.2 – 3.0 – 3.1, 6+). After more than doubling (+2.5) its 6+ AQH share in four consecutive increases (2.4 – 2.6 – 3.1 – 3.7 – 4.9, 6+), UniRadio regional Mexican XHTY “Invasora 99.7” surrenders 40% of that increase (3.9, -1.0, fifth to ninth, 6+). A combined -2.3 in April/May (7.2 – 5.4 – 4.9, 6+), iHeartMedia hot AC KMYI “Star 94.1” drops from fourth to sixth. On top in February and March, “Star” posted a January 2020 +1.8 and gained one-half share in March. As a result of three successive sweeps without an increase, Imagen Spanish contemporary XLTN was an overall -1.3 (3.5 – 2.8 – 2.8 – 2.2, #19, 6+) but “Radio 104.5 Radio Latina” is unlisted the second month in a row.

Tampa

Spoken-Word Formats – A combined +1.6 in March/April (3.0 – 3.9 – 4.6, 6+), iHeartMedia-owned WFLA “970 Tampa Bay’s News Radio” relinquishes 75% of the windfall and fades from the top ten (3.4, -1.2, #5 to #14, 6+). Down one-half share in April/May (3.2 – 3.1 – 2.7, 6+), Cox Media Group news/talk WHPT “102.5 The Bone – Real, Raw, Radio” falls from #15 to #16.

Also off one-half share in April/May is iHeartMedia-owned sports talk WDAE “620 Tampa Bay’s Sports Radio” (1.9 – 1.5 – 1.4, #19 to #20, 6+).

Following eight consecutive sweeps without a loss for a collective +2.4 (1.7 – 1.8 – 1.9 – 2.2 – 2.5 – 2.7 – 3.1 – 3.1 – 4.1, 6+), University of South Florida public radio news/talk WUSF is -.8 in April/May (4.1 – 3.9 – 3.3, #10 to #15, 6+).

Tampa Music Formats – Tampa Bay’s adult contemporary (6+) share balloons by +2.0 as Cox Media Group’s WDUV “Lite Favorites” (7.8, 6+) and WWRM “Magic 94.9” (4.0, #14 to #10, 6+) improve by +1.2 and +.8, respectively. After having a co-leader in April, WDUV remains by itself at #1; it’s the 94th time in succession that “Lite Favorites” is the pacesetter. May’s +1.2 suspends four straight downturns that accounted for a -4.6 (11.2 – 9.9 – 9.7 – 9.4 – 6.6, 6+). Conversely, January’s decrease halted three straight improvements that led to a +3.3 (7.9 – 8.6 – 9.8 – 11.2, 6+). Meanwhile, after being up one-tenth in March (4.3 – 4.4, 6+), “Magic 94.9” plummeted by -1.2 in April to 3.2 (6+). The station that managed to catch WDUV in April – Radio Training Network contemporary Christian WCIE “The Joy FM” – regresses by eight-tenths (6.6 – 5.8, first-place tie to third, 6+). A combined -1.1 in February/March (7.2 – 6.9 – 6.1, 6+), WCIE gained one-half share in April. Immediately prior to February, WCIE netted a +2.0 through four successive increases (5.2 – 5.3 – 5.8 – 6.0 – 7.2, 6+). In addition to “Lite Favorites,” iHeartMedia CHR WFLZ “93.3 FLZ – Tampa Bay’s #1 Hit Music Station” notches a May +1.2 (#15 to #7) and records a four-share (4.3, 6+) for the first time since last October (4.2). WFLZ had been trending 3.1 – 3.2 – 3.1 – 3.1 (January 2020 – April 2020, 6+). The five most recent shifts by Cox Media Group classic hits-oldies WXGL “107.3 The Eagle” are: -.7 (5.7 – 5.0, January, 6+); +.9 (5.0 – 5.9, February, 6+); -.7 (5.9 – 5.2, March, 6+); +.6 (5.2 – 5.8, April, 6+); and now +.7 in May (5.8 – 6.5, third to second, 6+). In an alternating up/down sequence which includes May’s +.5 (4.8 – 4.9 – 4.5 – 5.0, 6+), iHeartMedia hot AC WMTX “Mix 100.7” advances from seventh to fifth. Beasley Media Group rhythmic CHR WLLD “Wild 94.1” added one-half share in March (3.6 – 4.1, 6+); forfeited eight-tenths in April (4.1 – 3.3, 6+); and is now up one-half share in May (3.8, steady at #13, 6+). By notching a +.2 in February, WLLD ended four consecutive sweeps without an increase that resulted in a -1.5 (4.9 – 4.3 – 3.6 – 3.4 – 3.4, 6+). Its internet stream adds one-half share as well (.1 – .6, #25, 6+). Spanish contemporary sibling WYUU “92.5 Maxima,” which was off one-half share in March and up seven-tenths in April, drops six-tenths in May (3.0 – 2.4, steady at #17, 6+). It’s a similar up/down pattern for iHeartMedia’s WFUS “US-103.5 Tampa Bay’s #1 for New Country,” which was down seven-tenths in February/March (4.8 – 4.5 – 4.1, 6+); answered with a +1.5 in April (4.1 – 5.6, 6+); and loses one-half share in May to 5.1 (6+) but continues in fourth-place.

Denver

Spoken-Word Formats – On the heels of April’s +1.2 (3.4 – 4.6, 6+), iHeartMedia news/talk KDFD “Freedom 93.7 – Real News, Real Talk” regresses by four-tenths to 4.2 (sixth to seventh, 6+). KDFD was a combined +1.1 in January/February (2.5 – 3.3 – 3.6, 6+). Up seven-tenths via three straight gains (1.4 – 1.6 – 1.9 – 2.1, 6+), news/talk cluster-mate KOA “Colorado’s News, Traffic, & Weather Station” is off four-tenths as well (1.7, #18 to #19, 6+). A combined +.6 in February/March (1.0 – 1.4 – 1.6, 6+), co-owned KHOW “Talk Radio 630” loses one-half share in April/May (1.6 – 1.4 – 1.1, #21 to #25, 6+).

In three straight drops, Bonneville-owned KKFN was -1.0 (3.1 – 2.7 – 2.4 – 2.1, 6+), but “Sports Radio 104.3 The Fan” neutralizes the deficit with a +1.0 to 3.1 (#18 to #14, 6+). Down or flat the past three reports for a net loss of four-tenths (.9 – .9 – .8 – .5, 6+), KSE Radio Ventures-owned KKSE-FM “Attitude Sports Radio 92.5” curtails the skid with a +.1 to .6 (#30 to #29, 6+).

A whopping +2.6 in March/April (5.2 – 6.3 – 7.8, 6+), Colorado Public Radio news/talk KCFR plunges by -2.1 to 5.7 (first to second, 6+). Its recent shifts include: -1.6 (June 2019); +1.0 (December); -1.5 (“Holiday” 2019); +1.1 (March 2020); +1.5 (April); and now -2.1 (May). After sputtering by six-tenths in April, Community Radio for Northern Colorado news/talk KUNC rebounds with a half-share improvement (.3 – .8 #31 to #27, 6+).

Denver Music Formats – Off the past three sweeps for a collective -1.9 (4.8 – 4.6 – 3.9 – 2.9,  6+), KSE Radio Ventures-owned classic hits-oldies KXKL “Kool 105 Denver’s Greatest Hits” ends the slide with emphasis (+1.1) and reenters the top ten (4.0, #13 to #10, 6+). In a comparable case, iHeartMedia’s KPTT was without an increase the past three survey periods resulting in a -2.0 (4.2 – 3.8 – 3.5 – 2.2, 6+), but “95.7 The Party” responds with a +.8 to 3.0 (#17 to #15). Boosting by six-tenths are Bonneville adult contemporary KOSI “Real-Music-Variety” (3.7 – 4.3, ninth to sixth, 6+) and KSE Radio Ventures’ hot AC KIMN “Mix 100.3” (4.2, tenth to seventh, 6+). After gaining two-tenths in March (4.1 – 4.3, 6+), KOSI forfeited six-tenths in April. Directly in advance of dropping one-half share in April to 3.6 (6+), “Mix” had been within 4.0 – 4.4 range (6+) the previous seven sweeps (4.4 – 4.1 – 4.1 – 4.0 – 4.2 – 4.3, 6+). It’s been back-to-back irony for KYGO. In April, despite being +3.3 through four consecutive positive spikes (4.3 – 5.3 – 5.4 – 6.3 – 7.6, 6+), the Bonneville country outlet shifted from a first-place March deadlock at #1 to the runner-up slot. Now in May, even though KYGO is down one-tenth to (7.5), it proceeds from second to first. Down seven-tenths in April/May (3.3 – 3.2 – 2.6, 6+), Entravision regional Mexican KXPK “La Tricolor” falls from #12 to #17 with its lowest 6+-stat since last August (2.6, as well). Through four straight sweeps without a loss, Entercom’s KEZW more than doubled (+1.0) its 6+ AQH share (.6 – .6 – .8 – .9 – 1.6, 6+), but “EZ 1430 Timeless Music” falters by four-tenths to 1.2 (6+) and exits the top twenty (#20 to #23).

Baltimore

Spoken-Word Formats – One of the longest positive streaks is halted as Hearst Television-owned WBAL regresses by -1.1 (4.9, third to sixth, 6+). Entering this sweep, “News Radio – Expect More” logged ten successive upticks since July for an overall +4.2 (1.8 – 2.2 – 2.5 – 2.7 – 2.9 – 3.2 – 3.4 – 3.9 – 4.4 – 5.1 – 6.0, 6+). A cumulative +1.8 via four straight increases (2.3 – 3.3 – 3.4 – 3.7 – 4.1, 6+), independent news/talk WCBM “680 Stimulating Talk – Breaking News” has its string snapped as well (4.0, -.1, flat at #10, 6+). After dropping one-tenth in back-to-back reports (.6 – .5 – .4, 6+), Cumulus Media Washington, DC news/talk WMAL recaptures the loss (.6, +.2, #25 to #22, 6+).

By gaining four-tenths to 3.5 (#11 to #12, 6+), Entercom sports talk WJZ-FM “105.7 The Fan” suspends three straight declines that led to an overall -2.0 (5.1 – 3.9 – 3.6 – 3.1, 6+).

Through five consecutive increases, WJZ-FM’s business news sibling WDCH nearly quadruples (+1.3) its 6+ AQH share (.5 – .6 – .9 – 1.1 – 1.7 – 1.8, #17 to #15, 6+).

Three improvements in succession by Your Public Radio news/talk WYPR resulted in +2.8 (2.9 – 4.3 – 4.5 – 5.7, 6+), but “88.1 Your NPR News Station” is -1.0 in April/May (5.7 – 5.5 – 4.7, fifth to seventh, 6+). After doubling its 6+ AQH share through four consecutive sweeps without a loss (.4 – .5 – .5 – .8 – .8, 6+), American University-owned news/talk WAMU drops one-tenth to .7 (#19 to #20, 6+).

Baltimore Music Formats – Not only is Radio One urban AC WWIN-FM #1 the fifth time in a row, “Magic 95.9” is +2.6 in April/May (7.9 – 9.3 – 10.5, 6+). Furthermore, it reaches double-digits (10.5, 6+) for the first time in more than two years (April 2018, 10.3, 6+). WWIN-FM was dislodged from the top spot in “Holiday” 2019, after seven successive months there. “Magic” was -.8 (October); -.9 (December); +1.0 (January 2020); -.6 (February); +1.4 (April); and now +1.2 (May). Notching a May +1.2 as well is iHeartMedia’s WPOC “93.1 Today’s Best Country” (4.4 – 5.6, ninth to fourth, 6+). Trending 6.2 – 5.8 – 6.2 (January – February – March, 6+), WPOC spiraled by -1.8 in April. Having plummeted by -1.5 in April (4.4 – 2.9, 6+), Entercom’s WWMX “Mix 106.5” erases roughly half the deficit with a May increase of seven-tenths to 3.6 (#12 to #11, 6+). Immediately prior, “Mix” was a collective +1.1 via three straight boosts (3.3 – 3.6 – 4.1 – 4.4, 6+). Up seven-tenths in April/May (5.0 – 5.2 – 5.7, 6+), Hearst Television’s WIYY “98 Rock” leaps from seventh to third. Locked on 1.4 (6+) in February and March and (after a +1.2) on 2.6 (6+) in April and May, Baltimore City Community College’s WBJC “Maryland’s Classical Music Station” repeats at #13. Slipping from sixth to ninth, Entercom adult contemporary WLIF is a collective -3.1 in three drops in succession (7.5 – 6.3 – 5.3 – 4.4, 6+). “Today’s 101.9” had a “Holiday” 2019-only stay at #1. WLIF was +10.1 (December/“Holiday” 2019, 6+); -9.5 (January 2020, 6+); +1.0 (February, 6+); -1.2 (March); -1.0 (April); and -.9 (May). Off three-tenths in March (2.0 – 1.7, 6+) and then +.6 in April (1.7 – 2.3, 6+), University of Maryland’s WEAA “Your Source For Cool Jazz” relinquishes April’s increase in its entirety (2.3 – 1.7, -.6, #14 to #16, 6+). A collective +2.1 via four sweeps in succession without a loss (3.8 – 4.3 – 4.3 – 5.2 – 5.9, 6+), Shamrock Communications classic rock WZBA “100.7 The Bay” dips four-tenths to 5.5 (fourth to fifth, 6+). This is the 23rd sweep in succession that Peter and John Radio Fellowship contemporary Christian WRBS-FM is unlisted; “95.1 Shine FM – Baltimore’s Positive Hits Station” was #13 in August 2018 (2.6, 6+).

St. Louis

Spoken-Word Formats – A combined +1.8 in March/April (5.1 – 5.4 – 6.9, 6+), Entercom news/talk KMOX “The Voice of St. Louis” surrenders a -1.0 to 5.9 (third to fifth, 6+). After logging four straight upticks for a +3.8 (2.7 – 4.0 – 4.6 – 5.5 – 6.5, 6+), co-owned KFTK “FM News Talk 97.1” craters by -1.6 to 4.9 (fourth to seventh, 6+).

As a result of four straight decreases (4.6 – 4.3 – 3.4 – 2.5 – 2.2, #17 to #18, 6+), Hubbard Broadcasting’s WXOS “101 Sports” has seen its 6+ AQH share vaporize by roughly 52% (-2.4). WXOS was -.9 (December/“Holiday” 2019) and +.6 (January 2020). 2

Four consecutive decreases by University of Missouri news/talk KWMU have resulted in a -1.9 (4.2 – 3.4 – 3.3 – 2.8 – 2.3, #15 to #17, 6+).

St. Louis Music Formats – In a major turnaround, KEZK “The Best Mix of the 80s and Today” dials up a +1.9 to 4.9 (6+) and reenters the top ten (#14 to #7, 6+). The Entercom adult contemporary facility was a cumulative -11.2 (representing a nearly 80% loss of its 6+ AQH share) through four straight downturns (14.2 – 6.1 – 5.7 – 5.3 – 3.0, 6+). Continuing in the runner-up slot, iHeartMedia classic hits-oldies KLOU “The Best Variety of the 70s, 80s, and 90s” is +2.7 in five consecutive positive or neutral reports and traverses the eight-share level (5.5 – 6.5 – 6.5 – 6.6 – 7.2 – 8.2, 6+). Positives continue for Hubbard Broadcasting’s KSHE “95 Real Rock Radio,” which is #1 the fifth month in succession and +3.1 in April/May (10.6 – 12.9 – 13.7, 6+). Its 13.7 is its strongest-ever performance in the PPM-era, eclipsing the previous record of 12.9 set … this time last month. After eight consecutive months on top, KSHE segued to the runner-up slot in “Holiday” 2019. “Holiday” 2019’s -1.1 interrupted four consecutive improvements that resulted in a +2.2 (8.6 – 9.3 – 9.5 – 9.8 – 10.8, 6+). KSHE was +1.0 (November 2019); -1.1 (“Holiday” 2019); +1.5 (January 2020); +2.3 (April); and +.8 (May). After gaining one-tenth in February/March (1.3 – 1.3 – 1.4, 6+) and surrendering six-tenths in April, iHeartMedia alternative KLLT “Alt 104.9” picks up one-half share in May (.8 – 1.3, #20 to #19, 6+). Without an increase four reports in a row for a -1.1 (5.1 – 4.8 – 4.2 – 4.0 – 4.0, 6+), Radio One-owned urban contemporary WHHL regained seven-tenths in April, but “Hot 104.1” surrenders six-tenths in May (4.7 – 4.1, #10 to #12, 6+). Co-owned urban AC WFUN “95.5 R&B For The Lou,” which was a collective +2.6 in five bumps in a row (3.9 – 4.4 – 5.0 – 5.4 – 5.7 – 6.5, 6+), sputters by two-tenths to 6.3 (flat at #4, 6+). WFUN lost four-tenths in November/December (4.3 – 4.1 – 3.9, 6+). Up nine-tenths in January/February (4.5 – 5.1 – 5.4, 6+), Entercom hot AC KYKY “Y-98” is -2.1 in three straight down or flat moves (5.4 – 4.9 – 3.2 – 3.2, #13 to #14, 6+).

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