TVNewser FishbowlDC AgencySpy TVSpy LostRemote PRNewser SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

WLTW Takes April PPM; KISS Closes Shop in Fifth

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, which last week announced programmer Brian Thomas is leaving to run the CBS Radio cluster in Tampa, kept its number two position by posting a slight gain to 6.4.

The number three and four stations are familiar dwellers as well. Clear Channel sister stations WHTZ/Z100 was third with a .4 boost to 5.6. WKTU marked time at fourth by again registering a 4.7.

It was a strong finish for KISS FM/WRKS, jumping to fifth place with a 4.0. Last month, ESPN/Disney took over the Emmis’ 98.7 FM frequency.

More from the monthly radio ratings after the jump.

Tropical station WSKQ held tight at a 3.7.

WAXQ slipped to 3.7, while WBLS made nice gains to 3.5 (up .4).

CBS’ WXRK/NOW FM added .4 to 3.3. However, Spanish station WXNY and Clear Channel’s Power 105/WWPR, lost .3 to 3.2.

Among news stations, WINS was the champ with a 3.2, although down .2 from March. WCBS-AM picked up .4 to a 3.0.

The news is not as encouraging for WEMP. The FM newser, which had been stuck at .7 for the last three surveys, fell to a  miniscule .6.

WFAN saw a .4 leap to 3.1 for the month, while ESPN 1050/WEPN before moving to 98.7 FM, slipped to 1.1.

Mediabistro Course

Freelance Magazine Writing

Freelance Magazine WritingInstructor and journalist Jeryl Brunner has written for numerous publications including O, the Oprah Magazine, Travel + Leisure, VanityFair.com and more! Starting November 3, she'll teach you how to query specific publications, find resources for reporting, and create captivating stories that editors will want and readers will enjoy. Register now!