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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]

WLNY, Clear Channel Part of Huge Sandy Relief 12/12/12 Concert - Posted December 10, 2012
In today's world, mega events are televised via pay-per-view, usually at a steep price. This time, however, we're all in luck. The concert for Sandy relief was organized in the days after the devastating superstorm. It takes place on the symmetric December 12, 2012--12/12/12--and... [FishbowlLA]

WLNY, Clear Channel Part of Huge Sandy Relief 12/12/12 Concert - Posted December 10, 2012
In today's world, mega events are televised via pay-per-view, usually at a steep price. This time, however, we're all in luck. The concert for Sandy relief was organized in the days after the devastating superstorm. It takes place on the symmetric December 12, 2012--12/12/12--and... [Fishbowl NY]

WLNY, Clear Channel Part of Huge Sandy Relief 12/12/12 Concert - Posted December 10, 2012
In today's world, mega events are televised via pay-per-view, usually at a steep price. This time, however, we're all in luck. The concert for Sandy relief was organized in the days after the devastating superstorm. It takes place on the symmetric December 12, 2012--12/12/12--and... [FishbowlNY]

WBLS' Skip Dillard 'Very Excited' By Ratings Turnaround - Posted September 10, 2012
It's been one year since WBLS/107.5 filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The result of which led to YMF Media taking majority control from original owner, Inner City Broadcasting. However, a confluence of events has resulted in WBLS ... [Fishbowl NY]

WBLS' Skip Dillard 'Very Excited' By Ratings Turnaround - Posted September 10, 2012
It's been one year since WBLS/107.5 filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The result of which led to YMF Media taking majority control from original owner, Inner City Broadcasting. However, a confluence of events has resulted in WBLS ... [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]

Clear Channel to Purchase WOR Radio - Posted August 13, 2012
Clear Channel has announced plans to purchase the venerable AM news/talker WOR 710 from Buckley Radio. Terms of the agreement were not released. A mandatory meeting was held this morning at WOR informing staffers of the dramatic, if not somewhat expected news. The legendary WOR goes back to the origins of radio,... [Fishbowl NY]

Clear Channel to Purchase WOR Radio - Posted August 13, 2012
Clear Channel has announced plans to purchase the venerable AM news/talker WOR 710 from Buckley Radio. Terms of the agreement were not released. A mandatory meeting was held this morning at WOR informing staffers of the dramatic, if not somewhat expected news. The legendary WOR goes back to the origins of radio,... [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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

Clear Channel New York Names Colby Hall Digital Program Director - Posted January 9, 2012
has been hired by Clear Channel to head the New York unit's digital division. Hall will oversee the strategy and integration of all digital platforms to promote audience and ratings growth. Colby Hall Hall will direc... [Fishbowl NY]

Clear Channel New York Names Colby Hall Digital Program Director - Posted January 9, 2012
has been hired by Clear Channel to head the New York unit's digital division. Hall will oversee the strategy and integration of all digital platforms to promote audience and ratings growth. Colby Hall Hall will direc... [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]

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]

Veteran Air Talent Valerie Smaldone Remembers Radio Executive Rick Buckley's Many Positive Qualities - Posted August 12, 2011
As we reported last week, Rick Buckley died on July 31. As head of Buckley Radio, his biggest purchase for the company was WOR Radio. At WOR, ... [Fishbowl NY]

Veteran Air Talent Valerie Smaldone Remembers Radio Executive Rick Buckley's Many Positive Qualities - Posted August 12, 2011
As we reported last week, Rick Buckley died on July 31. As head of Buckley Radio, his biggest purchase for the company was WOR Radio. At WOR, ... [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]

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]

Clear Channel Powerhouses Z100 and WLTW Begin XM Satellite Simulcast - Posted June 8, 2011
Beginning this morning, Clear Channel is bringing five of its most popular stations in the country to a national audience---XM Satellite Radio. Two radio stations in New York--WHTZ/Z100 and WLTW/Lite FM are now simulcast on XM. WLTW, a perennial top-rated station in the Arbition PPM monthly surveys, can be heard... [Fishbowl NY]

Clear Channel Powerhouses Z100 and WLTW Begin XM Satellite Simulcast - Posted June 8, 2011
Beginning this morning, Clear Channel is bringing five of its most popular stations in the country to a national audience---XM Satellite Radio. Two radio stations in New York--WHTZ/Z100 and WLTW/Lite FM are now simulcast on XM. WLTW, a perennial top-rated station in the Arbition PPM monthly surveys, can be heard... [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]

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