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WLTW Expands Overall Ratings Lead for February - Posted March 19, 2013
Not to be redundant, but it's another winning month for WLTW/Lite-FM. The Clear Channel number one mainstay kept residence in its familiar spot with a 7.6 in the overall Arbitron ratings. That's a .4 boost from January. By contrast, ... [Fishbowl NY]

WLTW Expands Overall Ratings Lead for February - Posted March 19, 2013
Not to be redundant, but it's another winning month for WLTW/Lite-FM. The Clear Channel number one mainstay kept residence in its familiar spot with a 7.6 in the overall Arbitron ratings. That's a .4 boost from January. By contrast, ... [FishbowlNY]

(VIDEO) Reunion of WHN Personalities for Country Station's 40th Anniversary - Posted February 26, 2013
[caption id="attachment_77305" align="alignleft" width="400"] Jessie, Arnold, Fitzgerald, Taylor, Colmes, and Salamon on panel to celebrate 40 years since WHN's country debut.[/caption] Country is alive and kicking on Cumulus' NASH FM, a first in 17 years on New York. It was also a rare flip to Country 40 years ago today, February 26,... [Fishbowl NY]

(VIDEO) Reunion of WHN Personalities for Country Station's 40th Anniversary - Posted February 26, 2013
[caption id="attachment_77305" align="alignleft" width="400"] Jessie, Arnold, Fitzgerald, Taylor, Colmes, and Salamon on panel to celebrate 40 years since WHN's country debut.[/caption] Country is alive and kicking on Cumulus' NASH FM, a first in 17 years on New York. It was also a rare flip to Country 40 years ago today, February 26,... [FishbowlNY]

Christmas Cheer for Lite-FM, Winning the Holiday Arbitron Book - Posted January 24, 2013
The tree is now mulch and the lights are back in the attic. But the holidays aren't over until Arbitron releases its seasonal ratings... and it has!. Lite-FM/WLTW got a big boost from its annual Christmas programming. The Clear Channel perennial number one had an 11.3 for the holidays, up from an... [Fishbowl NY]

Christmas Cheer for Lite-FM, Winning the Holiday Arbitron Book - Posted January 24, 2013
The tree is now mulch and the lights are back in the attic. But the holidays aren't over until Arbitron releases its seasonal ratings... and it has!. Lite-FM/WLTW got a big boost from its annual Christmas programming. The Clear Channel perennial number one had an 11.3 for the holidays, up from an... [FishbowlNY]

Veteran Air Personality Dave Stewart Joins WCBS-FM - Posted December 17, 2012
Longtime WPLJ overnight jock Dave Stewart is now keeping listeners up all night on WCBS-FM. In a radio industry where pre-dawn voicetracking is the norm, particularly on music stations, Stewart is delighted to be live each weeknight on the... [Fishbowl NY]

Veteran Air Personality Dave Stewart Joins WCBS-FM - Posted December 17, 2012
Longtime WPLJ overnight jock Dave Stewart is now keeping listeners up all night on WCBS-FM. In a radio industry where pre-dawn voicetracking is the norm, particularly on music stations, Stewart is delighted to be live each weeknight on the... [FishbowlNY]

The Annual Hungerthon Underway on CBS Radio Stations; Dedicated to Pete Fornatale - Posted December 12, 2012
WhyHunger is the organization at the heart of Hungerthon, the yearly charity event broadcast today on many stations, primarily owned by CBS Radio. Started in 1975, this year's event takes on a special need--victims of Superstorm Sandy. The devastation altered the airing of Hungerthon, which traditionally runs close to Th... [Fishbowl NY]

The Annual Hungerthon Underway on CBS Radio Stations; Dedicated to Pete Fornatale - Posted December 12, 2012
WhyHunger is the organization at the heart of Hungerthon, the yearly charity event broadcast today on many stations, primarily owned by CBS Radio. Started in 1975, this year's event takes on a special need--victims of Superstorm Sandy. The devastation altered the airing of Hungerthon, which traditionally runs close to Th... [FishbowlNY]

WLTW Holds at First Place; WBLS Leaps to Second in August PPM - Posted September 6, 2012
The big news of the August PPM is all about WBLS. The Urban Adult Contemporary station is finding new life since the ESPN/KISS FM deal in April. WBLS, now the only game in town for that format, jumped to number ... [Fishbowl NY]

WLTW Holds at First Place; WBLS Leaps to Second in August PPM - Posted September 6, 2012
The big news of the August PPM is all about WBLS. The Urban Adult Contemporary station is finding new life since the ESPN/KISS FM deal in April. WBLS, now the only game in town for that format, jumped to number ... [FishbowlNY]

WLTW Wins July; WHTZ Closes Gap in Second - Posted August 7, 2012
It's WLTW in familiar territory. Clear Channel's Lite FM is number one in the July PPM ratings, released yesterday by Arbitron. But in a rare spot for the A/C station, WLTW lost .8 from June. Thus, opening the door for sister station WHTZ. Z100 actually gave back .2, but finds just a... [FishbowlLA]

WLTW Wins July; WHTZ Closes Gap in Second - Posted August 7, 2012
It's WLTW in familiar territory. Clear Channel's Lite FM is number one in the July PPM ratings, released yesterday by Arbitron. But in a rare spot for the A/C station, WLTW lost .8 from June. Thus, opening the door for sister station WHTZ. Z100 actually gave back .2, but finds just a... [Fishbowl NY]

WLTW Wins July; WHTZ Closes Gap in Second - Posted August 7, 2012
It's WLTW in familiar territory. Clear Channel's Lite FM is number one in the July PPM ratings, released yesterday by Arbitron. But in a rare spot for the A/C station, WLTW lost .8 from June. Thus, opening the door for sister station WHTZ. Z100 actually gave back .2, but finds just a... [FishbowlNY]

WCBS-FM Culminates 40th with Free Concert - Posted July 23, 2012
It was the perfect night for a concert at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow, Long Island. Making the evening even more ideal was that the concert was free. As one big thank you to fans for 40 years of loyalty, WCBS-FM hosted its Sat... [Fishbowl NY]

WCBS-FM Culminates 40th with Free Concert - Posted July 23, 2012
It was the perfect night for a concert at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow, Long Island. Making the evening even more ideal was that the concert was free. As one big thank you to fans for 40 years of loyalty, WCBS-FM hosted its Sat... [FishbowlNY]

Longtime Lite-FM Jock Al Bernstein Added to WCBS-FM Roster - Posted July 13, 2012
It was a stretch of nearly 25 years for Al Bernstein at WLTW/Lite-FM. Bernstein left the Clear Channel, perennial top-rated station, in 2007. Nearly five years later, he's resurfaced at WCBS-FM in a part-time role. After a b... [FishbowlLA]

June PPMs: WLTW Keeps Top Spot, WHTZ Moves into Second - Posted July 11, 2012
Without any fanfare, it's a typical month for WLTW/Lite FM. The Adult Contemporary giant was number one in the just-released overall PPM ratings for June. Lite FM saw its huge numbers dwindle from May (8.1 to 7.7). But the station maintained its 5,600,000 cume (audience). A surprise at number two, where WLT... [Fishbowl NY]

June PPMs: WLTW Keeps Top Spot, WHTZ Moves into Second - Posted July 11, 2012
Without any fanfare, it's a typical month for WLTW/Lite FM. The Adult Contemporary giant was number one in the just-released overall PPM ratings for June. Lite FM saw its huge numbers dwindle from May (8.1 to 7.7). But the station maintained its 5,600,000 cume (audience). A surprise at number two, where WLT... [FishbowlNY]

WCBS-FM Celebrating 40th with Reunion Weekend - Posted July 3, 2012
It's a weekend four decades in the making. WCBS-FM, the venerable Oldies turned Classic Hits station, is marking a milestone, after launching the vintage Top 40 tunes on July 7, 1972. To commemorate the occasion, the station is welcoming back, or playing vintage clips of, CBS-FM's most popular DJs. The call ... [Fishbowl NY]

WCBS-FM Celebrating 40th with Reunion Weekend - Posted July 3, 2012
It's a weekend four decades in the making. WCBS-FM, the venerable Oldies turned Classic Hits station, is marking a milestone, after launching the vintage Top 40 tunes on July 7, 1972. To commemorate the occasion, the station is welcoming back, or playing vintage clips of, CBS-FM's most popular DJs. The call ... [FishbowlNY]

May Ratings Recap: WLTW Increases Overall Lead, WCBS-FM Holds Second - Posted June 12, 2012
While the big story of the May Arbitron ratings was the performance of WBLS and ESPN/WEPN, there was more to analyze. Starting at the top, WLTW/Lite FM, once again sets the tempo. The Clear Channel Adul... [Fishbowl NY]

May Ratings Recap: WLTW Increases Overall Lead, WCBS-FM Holds Second - Posted June 12, 2012
While the big story of the May Arbitron ratings was the performance of WBLS and ESPN/WEPN, there was more to analyze. Starting at the top, WLTW/Lite FM, once again sets the tempo. The Clear Channel Adul... [FishbowlNY]

Jim Ryan Named WCBS-FM Program Director - Posted June 4, 2012
Jim Ryan, the WWFS/Fresh 102.7 program director, is adding to his workload. Ryan takes on the title of WCBS-FM program director, effectively immediately. He assumes the role vacated by ... [Fishbowl NY]

Jim Ryan Named WCBS-FM Program Director - Posted June 4, 2012
Jim Ryan, the WWFS/Fresh 102.7 program director, is adding to his workload. Ryan takes on the title of WCBS-FM program director, effectively immediately. He assumes the role vacated by ... [FishbowlNY]

Donna Summer, Queen of Disco, Dead at 63 - Posted May 17, 2012
She was the person, arguably, most associated with the Disco era. Donna Summer, known as the Queen of Disco, died today after battling cancer. She was 63. A five-time Grammy Award winner, Summer had a string of hits including, Hot Stuff, Bad Girls, On the Radio, and ... [Fishbowl NY]

Donna Summer, Queen of Disco, Dead at 63 - Posted May 17, 2012
She was the person, arguably, most associated with the Disco era. Donna Summer, known as the Queen of Disco, died today after battling cancer. She was 63. A five-time Grammy Award winner, Summer had a string of hits including, Hot Stuff, Bad Girls, On the Radio, and ... [FishbowlNY]

WLTW Takes April PPM; KISS Closes Shop in Fifth - Posted May 15, 2012
As the adage goes, the more things change, the more they stay the same. That could have been written about WLTW/Lite FM and its ratings prowess. Once again, the Clear Channel heavyweight was tops on the overall PPM Arbitron ratings for April by maintaining a 7.5 rating for the second straight month. WCBS-FM,... [Fishbowl NY]

WLTW Takes April PPM; KISS Closes Shop in Fifth - Posted May 15, 2012
As the adage goes, the more things change, the more they stay the same. That could have been written about WLTW/Lite FM and its ratings prowess. Once again, the Clear Channel heavyweight was tops on the overall PPM Arbitron ratings for April by maintaining a 7.5 rating for the second straight month. WCBS-FM,... [FishbowlNY]

Brian Thomas, WCBS-FM Program Director, to Head CBS Radio Tampa Cluster - Posted May 10, 2012
Brian Thomas has been one of radio's premiere programmers in the last decade. He didn't just return WCBS-FM with DJs in 2007, he helped it return to Number 1. So it was somewhat surprising, even for the industry with the "nomad" ... [Fishbowl NY]

Brian Thomas, WCBS-FM Program Director, to Head CBS Radio Tampa Cluster - Posted May 10, 2012
Brian Thomas has been one of radio's premiere programmers in the last decade. He didn't just return WCBS-FM with DJs in 2007, he helped it return to Number 1. So it was somewhat surprising, even for the industry with the "nomad" ... [FishbowlNY]

The Radio Ratings Leaderboard Looks All Too Familiar as WLTW Wins Again - Posted April 17, 2012
Chalk up another victory for WLTW/Lite FM. The Adult Contemporary powerhouse ranked first again in the monthly PPM Arbitron ratings. WLTW kept its huge audience with a 7.5 rating, a .2 increase from the previous month. Top competitor ... [Fishbowl NY]

The Radio Ratings Leaderboard Looks All Too Familiar as WLTW Wins Again - Posted April 17, 2012
Chalk up another victory for WLTW/Lite FM. The Adult Contemporary powerhouse ranked first again in the monthly PPM Arbitron ratings. WLTW kept its huge audience with a 7.5 rating, a .2 increase from the previous month. Top competitor ... [FishbowlNY]

(VIDEO) Forty Years in Radio for WCBS-FM's 'Broadway' Bill Lee, Who Says the DJ is 'Just About Gone' - Posted April 12, 2012
WCBS-FM jock "Broadway" Bill Lee has been a mainstay on afternoons since 2007. The veteran New York DJ is a classic air personality celebrating his 40th year in the business. Lee, 60, maintains the same high energy that he has infused on... [Fishbowl NY]

(VIDEO) Forty Years in Radio for WCBS-FM's 'Broadway' Bill Lee, Who Says the DJ is 'Just About Gone' - Posted April 12, 2012
WCBS-FM jock "Broadway" Bill Lee has been a mainstay on afternoons since 2007. The veteran New York DJ is a classic air personality celebrating his 40th year in the business. Lee, 60, maintains the same high energy that he has infused on... [FishbowlNY]

WLTW is Still the One in February Ratings - Posted March 20, 2012
Clear Channel powerhouse WLTW/Lite FM maintains its top spot in the monthly ratings. Lite FM not only held number one in the February Arbitron ratings, the Soft Adult Contemporary added .2 to 7.3 for the month. Perennial number two, WCBS-FM moved up slightly to 6.6. WHTZ/Z100 had a .3 gain for February to... [Fishbowl NY]

WLTW is Still the One in February Ratings - Posted March 20, 2012
Clear Channel powerhouse WLTW/Lite FM maintains its top spot in the monthly ratings. Lite FM not only held number one in the February Arbitron ratings, the Soft Adult Contemporary added .2 to 7.3 for the month. Perennial number two, WCBS-FM moved up slightly to 6.6. WHTZ/Z100 had a .3 gain for February to... [FishbowlNY]

Monkee Davy Jones, A 'Great Performer,' Dead at 66 - Posted February 29, 2012
Davy Jones, the devil-may-care Monkee, died today of a massive heart attack in his Florida home. He was 66. Riding the wave of the Beatles, the Monkees were born in 1966. Jones, a Brit, was placed in the Paul McCartney role. The Monkees were the creation of record producers Bob Rafelson a... [Fishbowl NY]

Monkee Davy Jones, A 'Great Performer,' Dead at 66 - Posted February 29, 2012
Davy Jones, the devil-may-care Monkee, died today of a massive heart attack in his Florida home. He was 66. Riding the wave of the Beatles, the Monkees were born in 1966. Jones, a Brit, was placed in the Paul McCartney role. The Monkees were the creation of record producers Bob Rafelson a... [FishbowlNY]

WLTW Wins January; WCBS-FM Closes Gap at Number Two - Posted February 22, 2012
The new year produces more of the same atop the Arbitron leaderboard. WLTW/Lite FM holds on to number one in the latest PPM figures. The Clear Channel Soft Adult Contemporary dropped from the Holiday book bonanza (11.5) to a 7.1. WCBS-FM registered substantial gains, but remains number two with a 6.5. The... [Fishbowl NY]

WLTW Wins January; WCBS-FM Closes Gap at Number Two - Posted February 22, 2012
The new year produces more of the same atop the Arbitron leaderboard. WLTW/Lite FM holds on to number one in the latest PPM figures. The Clear Channel Soft Adult Contemporary dropped from the Holiday book bonanza (11.5) to a 7.1. WCBS-FM registered substantial gains, but remains number two with a 6.5. The... [FishbowlNY]

Led by Host Dan Taylor, WCBS-FM Wins the Morning - Posted February 21, 2012
The Dan Taylor-led WCBS-FM morning show has something to celebrate, a winning month! The Classic Hits station grabbed number one in the January Arbitron a.m. drive daypart ratings. While WCBS-FM has wrestled the overall top spot on occasion ... [FishbowlLA]

Led by Host Dan Taylor, WCBS-FM Wins the Morning - Posted February 21, 2012
The Dan Taylor-led WCBS-FM morning show has something to celebrate, a winning month! The Classic Hits station grabbed number one in the January Arbitron a.m. drive daypart ratings. While WCBS-FM has wrestled the overall top spot on occasion ... [Fishbowl NY]

Led by Host Dan Taylor, WCBS-FM Wins the Morning - Posted February 21, 2012
The Dan Taylor-led WCBS-FM morning show has something to celebrate, a winning month! The Classic Hits station grabbed number one in the January Arbitron a.m. drive daypart ratings. While WCBS-FM has wrestled the overall top spot on occasion ... [FishbowlNY]

Veteran Jock Bob Shannon Remains a No-Show for WCBS-FM Listeners - Posted January 31, 2012
WCBS-FM mainstay Bob Shannon has been missed recently on his midday shift. The veteran of the Oldies, now Classic Hits station, has been replaced by night jocks Ron Parker... [FishbowlLA]

Veteran Jock Bob Shannon Remains a No-Show for WCBS-FM Listeners - Posted January 31, 2012
WCBS-FM mainstay Bob Shannon has been missed recently on his midday shift. The veteran of the Oldies, now Classic Hits station, has been replaced by night jocks Ron Parker... [Fishbowl NY]

Veteran Jock Bob Shannon Remains a No-Show for WCBS-FM Listeners - Posted January 31, 2012
WCBS-FM mainstay Bob Shannon has been missed recently on his midday shift. The veteran of the Oldies, now Classic Hits station, has been replaced by night jocks Ron Parker... [FishbowlNY]

Christmas Music Means Another Ratings Win for WLTW - Posted January 25, 2012
WLTW/Lite FM wasn't playing the role of Scrooge for the holiday season. Arbitron released the Holiday numbers yesterday for the period from December 8 to January 4, and the Clear Channel powerhouse enjoyed a ratings bonanza. The Soft Adult Contemporary station, which kept its popular holiday tradition playing Chri... [Fishbowl NY]

Christmas Music Means Another Ratings Win for WLTW - Posted January 25, 2012
WLTW/Lite FM wasn't playing the role of Scrooge for the holiday season. Arbitron released the Holiday numbers yesterday for the period from December 8 to January 4, and the Clear Channel powerhouse enjoyed a ratings bonanza. The Soft Adult Contemporary station, which kept its popular holiday tradition playing Chri... [FishbowlNY]

More November Radio Ratings Analysis: WHTZ Takes 3rd; WEMP Makes Gains - Posted December 1, 2011
The November Arbitron ratings show no change at the top with WLTW and WCBS-FM, one and two respectively. WHTZ had a return engagement at number three. The Clear Channel CHR shot up .4 to 5.1, edging ahead ... [Fishbowl NY]

More November Radio Ratings Analysis: WHTZ Takes 3rd; WEMP Makes Gains - Posted December 1, 2011
The November Arbitron ratings show no change at the top with WLTW and WCBS-FM, one and two respectively. WHTZ had a return engagement at number three. The Clear Channel CHR shot up .4 to 5.1, edging ahead ... [FishbowlNY]

WCBS-FM Closes Number Two Gap in November Ratings - Posted December 1, 2011
WLTW/Lite FM is back at number one, although it never left. The overall November Arbitron ratings for ages 6+ have the Clear Channel juggernaut at 6.0, up from 5.7 in October. WCBS-FM continues hot on Lite's trail. The consistent number two player in the radio wars has narrowed the deficit to .3.... [Fishbowl NY]

WCBS-FM Closes Number Two Gap in November Ratings - Posted December 1, 2011
WLTW/Lite FM is back at number one, although it never left. The overall November Arbitron ratings for ages 6+ have the Clear Channel juggernaut at 6.0, up from 5.7 in October. WCBS-FM continues hot on Lite's trail. The consistent number two player in the radio wars has narrowed the deficit to .3.... [FishbowlNY]

CBS Brings All-News to FM in D.C., Could NYC Be Next? - Posted November 17, 2011
CBS Radio announces it's launching an all-news FM station in Washington, D.C. after the new year, and it will have some New York blood. The station's program director is Rob Sanchez, the longtime WCBS 880 Assistant Director of News and Programmi... [Fishbowl NY]

CBS Brings All-News to FM in D.C., Could NYC Be Next? - Posted November 17, 2011
CBS Radio announces it's launching an all-news FM station in Washington, D.C. after the new year, and it will have some New York blood. The station's program director is Rob Sanchez, the longtime WCBS 880 Assistant Director of News and Programmi... [FishbowlNY]

WLTW Holds at Number One for October; WCBS-FM Back to 2nd - Posted November 1, 2011
It's another ratings book winner for WLTW/Lite FM, according to the overall Arbitron numbers for October. However, that's not the full story. The Clear Channel Soft Adult Contemporary juggernaut slipped to 5.7. WCBS-FM, the longtime bridesmaid in the "post-Jack era," recaptured the number two slot. CBS-FM actually dropped... [Fishbowl NY]

WLTW Holds at Number One for October; WCBS-FM Back to 2nd - Posted November 1, 2011
It's another ratings book winner for WLTW/Lite FM, according to the overall Arbitron numbers for October. However, that's not the full story. The Clear Channel Soft Adult Contemporary juggernaut slipped to 5.7. WCBS-FM, the longtime bridesmaid in the "post-Jack era," recaptured the number two slot. CBS-FM actually dropped... [FishbowlNY]

Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week - Posted October 14, 2011
Here's a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week. Occupy Wall Street Protestors are Not Geraldo or Fox News Fans, October 10... [Fishbowl NY]

Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week - Posted October 14, 2011
Here's a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week. Occupy Wall Street Protestors are Not Geraldo or Fox News Fans, October 10... [FishbowlNY]

Longtime WCBS-FM Midday Jock, 'Consummate Pro' Bill Brown Dies at 69 - Posted October 12, 2011
A mainstay of WCBS-FM has died. Spanning two generations, Bill Brown was on the air for parts of five decades at CBS-FM, predating the famed Oldies format. Brown died Sunday after a long illness. He was 69. When CBS-FM launched a freeform ro... [FishbowlLA]

Longtime WCBS-FM Midday Jock, 'Consummate Pro' Bill Brown Dies at 69 - Posted October 12, 2011
A mainstay of WCBS-FM has died. Spanning two generations, Bill Brown was on the air for parts of five decades at CBS-FM, predating the famed Oldies format. Brown died Sunday after a long illness. He was 69. When CBS-FM launched a freeform ro... [Fishbowl NY]

Longtime WCBS-FM Midday Jock, 'Consummate Pro' Bill Brown Dies at 69 - Posted October 12, 2011
A mainstay of WCBS-FM has died. Spanning two generations, Bill Brown was on the air for parts of five decades at CBS-FM, predating the famed Oldies format. Brown died Sunday after a long illness. He was 69. When CBS-FM launched a freeform ro... [FishbowlNY]

WLTW Holds Number One for August; WCBS-FM Recaptures Second Place - Posted September 7, 2011
WLTW-FM/Lite FM maintains its number one position in the latest overall Arbitron PPM ratings. WLTW improved to a 6.2 rating from a 6.0 in July. However, WCBS-FM (the only non-Clear Channel owned station in the Top 6) made gains, taking over sole possession of second place at 5.4. WKTU kept pace in... [Fishbowl NY]

WLTW Holds Number One for August; WCBS-FM Recaptures Second Place - Posted September 7, 2011
WLTW-FM/Lite FM maintains its number one position in the latest overall Arbitron PPM ratings. WLTW improved to a 6.2 rating from a 6.0 in July. However, WCBS-FM (the only non-Clear Channel owned station in the Top 6) made gains, taking over sole possession of second place at 5.4. WKTU kept pace in... [FishbowlNY]

WLTW Stays Number One in July PPMs, WKTU Jumps to Second - Posted August 9, 2011
The overall July Arbitron PPM ratings are out, and it is great news for Clear Channel. As per usual, WLTW/Lite FM is number one. But the perennial top-rated station lost some ground to sister station WKTU. WKTU actually had the same 5.1 rating for a second straight month, while WLTW fell from a... [Fishbowl NY]

WLTW Stays Number One in July PPMs, WKTU Jumps to Second - Posted August 9, 2011
The overall July Arbitron PPM ratings are out, and it is great news for Clear Channel. As per usual, WLTW/Lite FM is number one. But the perennial top-rated station lost some ground to sister station WKTU. WKTU actually had the same 5.1 rating for a second straight month, while WLTW fell from a... [FishbowlNY]

101.9 Adds Jock Dave Packer to Staff; Gives Rumor to Hybrid News/Music Format - Posted July 18, 2011
New York's new station at 101.9, which dropped the Rock format on Friday when it was fully taken over by Merlin Media, is preparing for a changeover to News. Last week, we told you that several WI... [Fishbowl NY]

101.9 Adds Jock Dave Packer to Staff; Gives Rumor to Hybrid News/Music Format - Posted July 18, 2011
New York's new station at 101.9, which dropped the Rock format on Friday when it was fully taken over by Merlin Media, is preparing for a changeover to News. Last week, we told you that several WI... [FishbowlNY]

WLTW Keeps Number One, WCBS-FM Returns to Number Two - Posted July 13, 2011
Perennial top rated Soft Adult Contemporary WLTW/Lite FM maintains its stranglehold on number one in the latest Arbitron ratings. Clear Channel's WLTW remained at 6.6 for a second straight month, but rival WCBS-FM battled back from a third-place tie. "Competition is getting tighter, so we are very pleased to see CBS-FM ... [Fishbowl NY]

WLTW Keeps Number One, WCBS-FM Returns to Number Two - Posted July 13, 2011
Perennial top rated Soft Adult Contemporary WLTW/Lite FM maintains its stranglehold on number one in the latest Arbitron ratings. Clear Channel's WLTW remained at 6.6 for a second straight month, but rival WCBS-FM battled back from a third-place tie. "Competition is getting tighter, so we are very pleased to see CBS-FM ... [FishbowlNY]

Program Director Brian Thomas 'Very Happy' About WCBS-FM Ratings Performance - Posted June 17, 2011
As we told you yesterday, WCBS-FM took a rare third place in the overall (6+) Arbitron PPM for May. The Classic Hits station has been a perennial number two finisher behind WLTW/Lite F... [Fishbowl NY]

Program Director Brian Thomas 'Very Happy' About WCBS-FM Ratings Performance - Posted June 17, 2011
As we told you yesterday, WCBS-FM took a rare third place in the overall (6+) Arbitron PPM for May. The Classic Hits station has been a perennial number two finisher behind WLTW/Lite F... [FishbowlNY]

Clear Channel's Rating One-Two Punch, WLTW and WHTZ; WCBS-FM Drops into Tie for Third - Posted June 16, 2011
Chalk up another winning month for Clear Channel's WLTW/Lite FM. The Soft Adult Contemporary juggernaut maintains its big lead in the Arbitron May PPM (6+) ratings. WLTW did fall slightly from the previous month to a 6.6 (down from 7.0). But the cume (measure of overall audience) increased to 5.7 million listeners. WCB... [Fishbowl NY]

Clear Channel's Rating One-Two Punch, WLTW and WHTZ; WCBS-FM Drops into Tie for Third - Posted June 16, 2011
Chalk up another winning month for Clear Channel's WLTW/Lite FM. The Soft Adult Contemporary juggernaut maintains its big lead in the Arbitron May PPM (6+) ratings. WLTW did fall slightly from the previous month to a 6.6 (down from 7.0). But the cume (measure of overall audience) increased to 5.7 million listeners. WCB... [FishbowlNY]

Steve Labunski, Man Responsible for Bringing Ruth Meyer to WMCA in 1950s, Dies - Posted March 24, 2011
Broadcasting exec Steve Labunski has passed away of natural causes. Labunski was 86. As general manager at WMCA, he was the person who gave Ruth Meyer her start in New York radio in 1958. Meyer was the trailblazing W... [Fishbowl NY]

Steve Labunski, Man Responsible for Bringing Ruth Meyer to WMCA in 1950s, Dies - Posted March 24, 2011
Broadcasting exec Steve Labunski has passed away of natural causes. Labunski was 86. As general manager at WMCA, he was the person who gave Ruth Meyer her start in New York radio in 1958. Meyer was the trailblazing W... [FishbowlNY]

No Changes Atop the February PPM Ratings: WLTW Maintains Lead; WCBS-FM is Second - Posted March 22, 2011
WLTW/Lite FM remains the one to beat in the overall (6+ continuous) February PPM Arbitron ratings. The Clear Channel number one mainstay had a 7.1 (up from 6.8 in January). WCBS-FM kept its usual distance at number two, although the Classic Hits station did edge up to a 5.6. WHTZ/Z100 maintained number... [Fishbowl NY]

No Changes Atop the February PPM Ratings: WLTW Maintains Lead; WCBS-FM is Second - Posted March 22, 2011
WLTW/Lite FM remains the one to beat in the overall (6+ continuous) February PPM Arbitron ratings. The Clear Channel number one mainstay had a 7.1 (up from 6.8 in January). WCBS-FM kept its usual distance at number two, although the Classic Hits station did edge up to a 5.6. WHTZ/Z100 maintained number... [FishbowlNY]

WLTW Maintains Number One in January Ratings, WCBS-FM Closes Gap - Posted February 22, 2011
It's still WLTW/Lite FM looking down at the other radio stations. While the January Arbitron ratings show Clear Channel's Lite FM keeping its number one position, the station did lose some of its gusto from the Christmas survey. ... [Fishbowl NY]

WLTW Maintains Number One in January Ratings, WCBS-FM Closes Gap - Posted February 22, 2011
It's still WLTW/Lite FM looking down at the other radio stations. While the January Arbitron ratings show Clear Channel's Lite FM keeping its number one position, the station did lose some of its gusto from the Christmas survey. ... [FishbowlNY]

Remembering Ruth Meyer, a Trailblazing New York Radio Programmer - Posted January 28, 2011
At a time when women were at home playing the role of housewife (think 1950s sitcom standards The Ozzie and Harriet Show and Leave it to Beaver) Ruth Meyer was playing the role of accomplished radio manager. A disciple of Top 40 pioneer Todd Storz, Meyer, sadly today, is largely a lost... [Fishbowl NY]

Remembering Ruth Meyer, a Trailblazing New York Radio Programmer - Posted January 28, 2011
At a time when women were at home playing the role of housewife (think 1950s sitcom standards The Ozzie and Harriet Show and Leave it to Beaver) Ruth Meyer was playing the role of accomplished radio manager. A disciple of Top 40 pioneer Todd Storz, Meyer, sadly today, is largely a lost... [FishbowlNY]

Program Director Brian Thomas Responds to CBS-FM Criticism - Posted December 16, 2010
We reported earlier this week that a former WCBS-FM music director was critical of the differences between the Oldies station then and its Classic Hits version today. FishbowlNY reached out to CBS-FM program director ... [Fishbowl NY]

Program Director Brian Thomas Responds to CBS-FM Criticism - Posted December 16, 2010
We reported earlier this week that a former WCBS-FM music director was critical of the differences between the Oldies station then and its Classic Hits version today. FishbowlNY reached out to CBS-FM program director ... [FishbowlNY]

Former WCBS-FM Music Director Says Station Now Has 'No Style' - Posted December 13, 2010
WCBS-FM has been a ratings juggernaut month after month in the Arbitron PPM survey. There's no disputing that. The station, since leaving the bad taste from the ill-fated jockless "Jack" format in 2007, has held consistently at ... [Fishbowl NY]

Former WCBS-FM Music Director Says Station Now Has 'No Style' - Posted December 13, 2010
WCBS-FM has been a ratings juggernaut month after month in the Arbitron PPM survey. There's no disputing that. The station, since leaving the bad taste from the ill-fated jockless "Jack" format in 2007, has held consistently at ... [FishbowlNY]

WCBS-FM Draws Even with WLTW in November Ratings - Posted December 2, 2010
The November PPM ratings were released yesterday by Arbitron. Classic Hits station WCBS-FM recaptured a portion of first place in the 6+ survey. CBS-FM, with the exception of one month during the summer, has been consisently number two. They gained .4 to settle at 5.9. Clear Channel-owned WLTW-FM, heading in the opposite direction,... [Fishbowl NY]

WCBS-FM Draws Even with WLTW in November Ratings - Posted December 2, 2010
The November PPM ratings were released yesterday by Arbitron. Classic Hits station WCBS-FM recaptured a portion of first place in the 6+ survey. CBS-FM, with the exception of one month during the summer, has been consisently number two. They gained .4 to settle at 5.9. Clear Channel-owned WLTW-FM, heading in the opposite direction,... [FishbowlNY]

Annual Hungerthon Wraps Up Today on Several Radio Stations - Posted November 23, 2010
With millions getting ready to give thanks for what they have, it's the perfect time to help others in need. The Hungerthon, in conjunction with World Hunger Year, joins forces with many radio stations to help the organization's annual fund drive. Started over the weekend, the Hungerthon concludes today in a big way.... [Fishbowl NY]

Annual Hungerthon Wraps Up Today on Several Radio Stations - Posted November 23, 2010
With millions getting ready to give thanks for what they have, it's the perfect time to help others in need. The Hungerthon, in conjunction with World Hunger Year, joins forces with many radio stations to help the organization's annual fund drive. Started over the weekend, the Hungerthon concludes today in a big way.... [FishbowlNY]

Memo to WCBS-FM: Please Pull Back on the Countdowns - Posted November 22, 2010
There was a time when hearing a countdown on the radio meant something special. No matter whether the countdown was created by management or listeners, it was enjoyable radio. It was usually set aside for a long holiday weekend, one time or maybe twice a year. For most stations, that's still the... [Fishbowl NY]

Memo to WCBS-FM: Please Pull Back on the Countdowns - Posted November 22, 2010
There was a time when hearing a countdown on the radio meant something special. No matter whether the countdown was created by management or listeners, it was enjoyable radio. It was usually set aside for a long holiday weekend, one time or maybe twice a year. For most stations, that's still the... [FishbowlNY]

Dozens of Oldies Fans Gather to Meet Jim Kerr, Radio Pros - Posted November 16, 2010
Nestled between the pastrami and pickles, radio personalities met their fans at Ben's Deli in Manhattan Saturday afternoon. It was the 5th Annual Oldies Meet and Greet, celebrating the radio format, but not specifically endorsing any station. Organizer Jeff Scheckner tells FishbowlNY, with 75 people crammed int... [Fishbowl NY]

Dozens of Oldies Fans Gather to Meet Jim Kerr, Radio Pros - Posted November 16, 2010
Nestled between the pastrami and pickles, radio personalities met their fans at Ben's Deli in Manhattan Saturday afternoon. It was the 5th Annual Oldies Meet and Greet, celebrating the radio format, but not specifically endorsing any station. Organizer Jeff Scheckner tells FishbowlNY, with 75 people crammed int... [FishbowlNY]

'Famous Amos' Returns to WCBS-FM on Thanksgiving Day - Posted November 16, 2010
Russ "Famous Amos" DiBello has been a radio DJ for 40 years, not that you'd know it to look at him. He's crisscrossed the country in more than two dozen markets over the decades, including making his mark on NYC. In the late 1990s, he made his first big impression wi... [Fishbowl NY]

'Famous Amos' Returns to WCBS-FM on Thanksgiving Day - Posted November 16, 2010
Russ "Famous Amos" DiBello has been a radio DJ for 40 years, not that you'd know it to look at him. He's crisscrossed the country in more than two dozen markets over the decades, including making his mark on NYC. In the late 1990s, he made his first big impression wi... [FishbowlNY]

Don Geromino of Don and Mike Fame, Seriously Injured - Posted October 25, 2010
Radio personality Don Geromino, who is most well-known for being part of the "Don and Mike" nationally syndicated show (heard on WNEW-FM in New York), had a serious fall Friday. Geromino, who does afternoons at a sports station in Sacramento, hit his hea... [Fishbowl NY]

Don Geromino of Don and Mike Fame, Seriously Injured - Posted October 25, 2010
Radio personality Don Geromino, who is most well-known for being part of the "Don and Mike" nationally syndicated show (heard on WNEW-FM in New York), had a serious fall Friday. Geromino, who does afternoons at a sports station in Sacramento, hit his hea... [FishbowlNY]

WCBS-FM Evening DJ Ron Parker a Good Fit for Station, Listeners - Posted October 6, 2010
Joining some big names in New York radio, WCBS-FM evening DJ Ron Parker has found his own niche with audiences. Parker has been with CBS-FM since shortly after the station went back to Classic Hits from the jockless "Jack" format in 2007. At the time, Parker wasn't too familiar wit... [Fishbowl NY]

WCBS-FM Evening DJ Ron Parker a Good Fit for Station, Listeners - Posted October 6, 2010
Joining some big names in New York radio, WCBS-FM evening DJ Ron Parker has found his own niche with audiences. Parker has been with CBS-FM since shortly after the station went back to Classic Hits from the jockless "Jack" format in 2007. At the time, Parker wasn't too familiar wit... [FishbowlNY]

WCBS-FM, WFAN among local honorees of Marconi Awards - Posted October 1, 2010
The National Association Broadcasters handed out the Marconi Radio Awards last night at the 2010 Radio Show in Washington. New York was represented by WCBS-FM and WFAN. CBS-FM, the popular Classic Hits station, won Oldies Station of the Year. CBS-FM is celebrating three years since returning from the "Jack" experiment. WCBS-FM is regularly second... [Fishbowl NY]

WCBS-FM, WFAN among local honorees of Marconi Awards - Posted October 1, 2010
The National Association Broadcasters handed out the Marconi Radio Awards last night at the 2010 Radio Show in Washington. New York was represented by WCBS-FM and WFAN. CBS-FM, the popular Classic Hits station, won Oldies Station of the Year. CBS-FM is celebrating three years since returning from the "Jack" experiment. WCBS-FM is regularly second... [FishbowlNY]

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China Blocks ABC News Blog|Price Leaves Racked For Lucky|Rachael Ray Mag Swaps Cover Model For Food Porn|Why Buy 10 Weekly Papers Now?|WCBS Celebrates Two Oldies Years|An Inside Look At McKinsey - Posted July 27, 2009
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