by Laura Nachman
July 14, 2005
to the latest Arbitron numbers, KYW 1060-AM (News) continues to be the top
rated radio station in town with listeners ages and 12 and above with a 6.8
share. WBEB 101.1-FM (Adult Contemporary) is second with a 6.4 share.
WOGL 98.1-FM (Oldies) is third with a 4.4 share, WUSL 98.9-FM (Urban)
is fourth with a 4.4 share, WYSP 94.1-FM (Active Rock) is fifth with a 4.4
share, WDAS 105.3-FM (Urban AC) is sixth with a 4.2 share and WRNB 107.9-FM
(Urban) is seventh with a 4.2 share. WMGK
102.9-FM (Classic Rock) is eighth with a 3.9 share, WXTU 92.5-FM (Country) is
ninth with a 3.9 share, and the aforementioned WMMR (Rock) is tenth.
is the rest of the top 20: 11.
WIP 610-AM (Sports), 12. WPHT
1210-AM (Talk), 13. WRDW 96.5-FM
(Contemporary Hits Radio/Rhythmic), 14.
WIOQ 102.1-FM (CHR/Pop), 15. WJJZ
106.1-FM (Jazz), 16. WPPZ
103.9-FM (Gospel), 17. WSNI
104.5-FM (AC), 18. WBEN 95.7-FM
(Adult Hits), 19. WPHI 100.3-FM,
20. WPST 94.5-FM (Classic Rock).
worth mentioning that the addition of “Preston and Steve” to the WMMR
93.3-FM morning show seems to be helping as the station shot up from a 2.8
share to a 3.4 share of the audience ages 12 and over in the last Arbitron
ratings. It is WMMR’s best
showing in over a year.
95.7-FM jumped from a 1.8 to a 2.5 share since it switched from Mix to BEN,
and WPEN 950-AM continues to languish since it switched from Nostalgia to
Oldies. Last year at this time it
had a 2.6 share. Today it is down
to a 1.3 share.
of the stations will be hoping to get a piece of the huge morning audience
that WYSP’s Howard Stern will leave behind when he goes to Sirius radio in
There’s a new batch of old songs in commercials. ELO’s “Do Ya” is used for monster.com, “Top of the World” by Carpenters is the music for Aquafina, Five for Fighting’s “1000 Miles” is in a Chase credit card commercial, and John Sebastian’s “Welcome Back” is played for Mylanta. The best use of an old song this summer was the Pet Shop Boys’ “Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots of Money) for WB’s “Beauty and the Geek.”
Wants to Be a Millionaire” will be holding auditions for a special movie
trivia edition of the show. Check
with www.millionairetv.com for
cities and dates. The daytime
version will return with new episodes on WPVI-6 this fall at 12:30 p.m.
Meredith Vieira, who won an Emmy for best game show host returns for
the new season.