Thursday, October 25, 2007

Summer radio ratings - Y96 tops the heap

Interesting stuff in the latest Arbitron radio ratings: Country station KCCY trounces its top competition, KATC (although those numbers are always closer in the 25-54 demographic), KKLI has a great book, "The Peak" holds pretty steady, KKMG easily beats KIBT (but we'll have to see the 18-34 numbers), KVOR slips and KBIQ climbs.

1. KCCY (96.9 FM)
2. KKLI (106.3 FM)
3. KILO (94.3 FM)
4. KKPK (92.9 FM)
5. KBIQ (102.7 FM)
6. KATC (95.1 FM0
7. KKMG (98.9 FM)
8. KVOR (740 AM)
9. KKFM (98.1 FM)
10. KVUU (99.9 FM)
11. KIBT (96.1 FM)
12. KYZX (103. 9 FM)
13. KOA (850 AM)
14. KRDO (1240 AM and 105.5 FM)
15. KCMN (1340 AM)
16. KZNT (1460 AM)
17. KGFT (100.7 FM)
18. KHOW (640 AM)


At 5:22 PM, October 25, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

kkcy is consistient, it doesnt hurt adding Bronco programming either.

At 8:08 PM, October 25, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Broncos has nothing to do with this book....

At 9:49 PM, October 25, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

look at krdo am and kvor am it no wonder that kvor am is going down because they have a "problem" with their dupilcation of abc news on the hour why cant krdo or kvor am get cbs news ?? why listen to two stations having the same crap ??this is a worry for both kvor and krdo ..if i was the " head honcho : i would look into this..i listen to am 760 in denver or i would listen to the internet radio wbbm 780 but not these stations and the arb books say so..

At 4:20 AM, October 26, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

seriously , what has happened to the Cat? they came on gangbusters..
and even though we only see the 12+ is FOUR consectutive down books...sounds like something in the kitty litter needs to be changed! and this is the summer no Broncos numbers! having val back has helped that morning show but the rest of the talent lineups seem pretty much the same to me..any ideas??

At 10:51 AM, October 26, 2007, Blogger Netscaper113 said...

KVOR dumped CBS for ABC when its owner (Citadel) bought all the ABC radio stations. I don't see KRDO Newsradio getting CBS unless the TV station dumps ABC for CBS (and CBS isn't willingly going to dump a longtime affiliate that gets much better TV ratings than KRDO-13). Probably the only way to get a CBS News radio affiliate would be if KKTV (or its "media partner" Clear Channel) bought a radio station and tried to go head-to-head with KRDO with another news radio station.

KIBT's ratings are in the toilet now. But Magic's numbers are also down.

And this market is oversaturated with country, classic rock, and AC. It would be nice to see an alternative or dance/electronica station in this town.

(ratings info here from, which released the Colorado Springs numbers yesterday.

At 8:32 PM, October 26, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

netscaper 113. i agree with your thinking there. but im a am radio listener and i cant stand listening to 2 of the same news formats on the of the am dial. i have to forced just to listen to two duplicate abc news. that why i think. now dont get me wrong and the other radio listeners here have the "same" abc radio national news going on and on that i think need work on it. or they will have a problem with those arb ratings.its just kind of creepy dont u think there??its not normal to have two duplicate national abc just perplexed that i have to go to another cbs radio internet station or go to am 760 to pick it up. and either kvor or krdo am has to come up with an idea to get better ratings and that way and the way it should go is for the listeners like me to speak out .im sure that the news directors of both krdo and kvor am should understand that. thanks

At 8:47 PM, October 26, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

by the way . im awful glad that kkli fm is up there in the pack..but i dont see kepc or krcc at all in the ratings..

At 6:27 PM, October 27, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Y969 comment about Bronco programming, the station is building on the future. They also had a great summer book. It takes more than ABC news programming to seperate the three news format stations. The listners are the ultimate winners. If kepc or krcc were rated, they definately would make an impacct in this market. Cat country, what happened?

At 8:10 PM, October 27, 2007, Anonymous dnm said...

'I don't see KRDO Newsradio getting CBS unless the TV station dumps ABC for CBS (and CBS isn't willingly going to dump a longtime affiliate that gets much better TV ratings than KRDO-13).'

The radio station has a different affliate arrangement than the TV station. KRDO-AM-FM might have a different radio network ala CBS News, CNN News and still the TV side is affilated with ABC.

Citadel owns and operates ABC Radio Networks, while Walt Disney still owns the ABC TV Network. Disney is more of a visual company. The only radio stations that Disney kept were the stations that ran Radio Disney and ESPN Radio. Citadel would blow those up if they got wind of them. Since Disney is only putting those networks on the stations they recently aquired I think it was smart for The Mouse to sell off the hertiage stations (WABC-AM, KABC-AM, WPLJ-FM, KLOS-FM, WLS-AM WBAP-AM etc.) to Citadel.

'Probably the only way to get a CBS News radio affiliate would be if KKTV (or its "media partner" Clear Channel) bought a radio station and tried to go head-to-head with KRDO with another news radio station.'

Clear Channel Radio has an agreement with FOX News so FOX News would come first before other networks, plus they distubted the FOX newscasts via Clear Channel's own Premiere Radio Networks. Other News Networks are looked espcially if Clear Channel owns more than one news/talk formated station.

Now for Denver KOA-AM carries FOX News or uses that network since they do the top of hour news locally, while sister stations KHOW and KKZN carry ABC and CBS respectfuly.

Clear Channel's colaboration with KKTV means nothing. Citadel has a colaboration with KOAA which is the NBC affilate. Those colborations can end once the contract is up, and KRDO still has its radio end to fall on since they own one station and manage another.

For awhile KIMN-FM had a colaboration with FOX31 (KDVR-TV) in spite of the fact that KIMN-FM is owned by CBS and CBS owns KCNC-TV.

At 8:12 PM, October 27, 2007, Anonymous dnm said...

'seriously , what has happened to the Cat? they came on gangbusters..'

Bobby Irwin could convince Citadel to revive the KKCS call letters and stationalty on 95.1 FM. Look what happen with The Peak??? Sounds great as a Classic Hits/Adult Top 40 hybrid

At 9:48 AM, October 29, 2007, Blogger AndyW said...

KRCC and KEPC are noncommercial stations and don't get ranked by Arbitron. I haven't seen recent numbers, but generally when you include the noncoms, KRCC is a top-5 station, while KEPC is down the list a ways.

At 10:29 AM, October 29, 2007, Anonymous dnm said...

'KRCC is a top-5 station, while KEPC is down the list a ways.'

...and if any of you music junkies think that its KRCC's Freeform programing that keeps the station afloat, you better think again.

The NPR audience is what get the station ratings. Granted in the sprit of KRCC they want to please the 'community' so the Freeform shows stay in place (at least for the time being but that could be shifted to an HD Channel down the road so you might be able to have your cake and eat it), but their is far more spoken word contant on KRCC including overnights and the Democracy Now daily broadcast.

KEPC is more of a training radio station and does not really goes out and promotes itself, but a great station for the music junkie.

At 6:26 PM, October 29, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

well i long time ago. i talked to who ??a guy from krdo am 1240. and i told him that why do we have to have 2 or 3 abc radio duplicating abc radio news..he said he would "check" into this .well i guess im wrong and i guess people like me have to settle in and listen to this..but ill listen to .wbbm 780 or 760 progressive radio from this dude.

At 9:52 AM, October 30, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I listen to 103.9 the Eagle all the time - any reason why they are so low in the overall ratings...I would think that whole Zeppelin trip they did would do really well for the station. Any thoughts?

At 1:05 PM, October 30, 2007, Blogger AndyW said...

The Eagle is an interesting case. When they debuted (what, 7 years ago?) they jumped up to KKFM numbers. Then they've struggled to get back there ever since.

They do OK in their target demos, but have never broken through -- not that KKFM has been going gangbusters either the last couple of books.

I've always argued that Lou and Co. could switch The Eagle to a AAA format without blinking an eye and pick up some of the KKPK/KVUU audience. But nobody listens to newspaper writers (generally wise advice, too, although I still think I'm right about KYZX).

At 7:08 AM, November 06, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

why all the hype about cbs news? who cares about the news? news is news is news. get over it already. i never really liked cbs news anyway. didn't like the reporters or that little chirp at the end of the broadcast. i too like the eagle better than kkfm. i think the problem with the eagle is their signal does not pick up well all over the city, same with krdo 105.5. sometimes up by academy and 83, i will pick up jack 105.5 up in denver instead of krdo. i think krdo 105.5 needs a clear unused frequency.

At 9:13 AM, December 07, 2007, Blogger Netscaper113 said...

I looked it up, and there *3* ABC Radio News affiliates in this city- KVOR, KRDO AM/FM, and the "Colorado Radio Network" station, KKKK 1580AM. I fired off an e-mail to Westwood One/CBS recently inquiring why they haven't found a new station here to put their news on.

I also looked at Citadel's AM news/talk station lineup off their website and found 3 that are not affiliated with ABC Radio News- WJCW 910AM in Johnson City, TN, which is affiliated with Fox News; KGA 1510AM Spokane, WA, which is affiliated with CBS News and is the media partner for the CBS affiliate in Spokane (KREM-2); and KTBL 1050AM in Albuquerque, which is affiliated with Fox News. But unlike WJCW and KGA, KTBL does have a sister station in its market that is affiliated with ABC Radio News (KKOB-AM). So there is some precedent for Citadel not flipping its news/talk stations over to ABC. But since they control ABC's radio news now, they should yank their affiliation agreements away from KKKK-AM or KRDO AM/FM or return KVOR to the CBS affiliation it had between 1931 and last summer.

At 10:11 AM, December 07, 2007, Blogger Netscaper113 said...

Scratch part of the last comment- KKKK 1580AM (despite what it says on their website now carries Fox News. But still- that leaves 3 Fox News stations (KKKK, KZNT 1460AM, and Pueblo's KCSJ 590AM), 2 ABC News stations (KRDO AM/FM and KVOR), and 0 CBS News stations.


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