May 20, 2010 |
Top 40 outlet KIIS-FM (102.7) finished April as, once again, the leading station in Los Angeles and Orange County, with more than 4 million people tuning in for at least five minutes each week, according to figures released Wednesday by the Arbitron ratings service. KIIS attracted an average of 5.8% of the local audience in the survey of listeners ages 6 and older from April 1 to 28. That's up slightly from 5.7% in March. Second-place KRTH-FM (101.1), the classic hits station, took 4.9% of the April audience, up from 4.6% in March, as it hopped over adult-contemporary station KOST-FM (103.
February 21, 2010 |
Whatever critics might say about George Noory, he earns credit for keeping an open mind. In fact, Noory's unmatched success on overnight talk radio may be due to his willingness to think the unthinkable -- such as when NASA gadfly Richard C. Hoagland rails about a government cover-up of ancient structures on the moon, or when a listener calls to report being attacked in bed by a dark, malevolent spirit. "It sounds kind of farfetched," Noory conceded of the latter, "yet I can't tell you how many people have had this syndrome . . . the 'Old Hag Syndrome.
January 19, 2010 |
For a dozen years, Tim Conway Jr. played host on weeknights at the former talk station KLSX-FM (97.1) -- the outlet where he and colleagues including Howard Stern, Tom Leykis and Adam Carolla held court with lifestyle observations and ribald humor. But this week Conway takes over nights at KFI-AM (640), the conservative news-talk powerhouse that's always near the top of Los Angeles-Orange County ratings -- and he says he feels more at home. "It was a little more loose over there" at KLSX, said Conway, 46. "I actually enjoy the politics, the calls."
November 5, 2009 |
After being dethroned for two months by talk station KFI-AM (640), Top 40 outlet KIIS-FM (102.7) found itself back atop the Arbitron local ratings Wednesday, the spot it had occupied throughout the first half of the year. KIIS attracted an average of 5.2% of the L.A.-Orange County audience during the ratings period, which surveyed listeners 6 and older from Sept. 17 to Oct. 14. More than 3.8 million people tuned in for at least five minutes every week, compared with 3.6 million during the previous month, when the station had a 4.8% audience share.
October 8, 2009 |
Talk station KFI-AM (640) held onto the top spot in local radio last month and pop station KIIS-FM (102.7) remained second, according to figures released Wednesday by the Arbitron ratings service. KFI averaged 5% of the Los Angeles-Orange County audience, winning weekday morning drive (6-10 a.m.) and finishing second in midday (10 a.m.-3 p.m.) and afternoon drive (3-7 p.m.). KIIS garnered a 4.8% share during the September ratings period, which surveyed listeners 6 and older from Aug. 20 to Sept.
August 11, 2009 |
After more than 40 years as an all-news outlet, KFWB-AM (980) said Monday that it is switching to a talk format, led by nationally syndicated advice guru Laura Schlessinger, who moves her flagship from top-rated chat station KFI-AM (640). The change takes effect Sept. 8, when KFWB yokes its format change to Schlessinger, whose program has the third-largest national audience in talk radio -- an estimated 8.25 million listeners per week, behind only Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, according to Talkers magazine, trade journal of the talk-radio industry.