December 1, 2010
KIIS locks up Ryan Seacrest Ryan Seacrest will continue hosting the morning show at top-rated KIIS-FM (102.7) as part of a three-year contract announced Tuesday by Clear Channel Communications that also calls for him to continue hosting and producing the syndicated "American Top 40" countdown show and to develop other media projects such as a record label, a live concert series and TV and radio programming. Financial terms were not disclosed. Seacrest, who also hosts "American Idol" for the Fox television network, is "a true visionary who has firmly established himself as America's leading curator of popular culture," said Robert W. Pittman, Clear Channel's chairman of media and entertainment platforms.
May 15, 2012
After a six-month absence, Top 40 station KIIS-FM (102.7) is back atop the local radio ratings. KIIS had had a lock on the No. 1 position for most of 2011, then was displaced last winter. But on Monday, when Arbitron released its survey of listening habits in the Los Angeles-Orange County market for April, KIIS was in first place, averaging a 5.1% share of the audience and with 3.6 million people tuning in for at least five minutes each week. Talk station KFI-AM (640), which had been in the No. 1 spot for the last three months, dropped to No. 2 in April.
July 17, 2010 |
In its quest to stay atop the radio ratings this summer, Top 40 station KIIS-FM (102.7) is facing another assault from rival KAMP-FM (97.1) at the same time it lost a reliable partner — the alarm clock. "For KIIS, you'll see a little erosion in the summer," said the station's program director, John Ivey. School is out, "kids sleep in, and midday becomes morning drive for them." Audience figures released this week may bear that out. KIIS dropped to third in the morning ratings in June as its marquee host, Ryan Seacrest, fell from May's 5.6% share of the Los Angeles-Orange County audience to 5.2%.
August 13, 2009 |
Pop station KIIS-FM (102.7) held on to the top spot in the local radio ratings for July, while all-news station KNX-AM (1070) staked a claim as a morning staple for Los Angeles-Orange County listeners, according to figures released Wednesday. KIIS dipped slightly in its share of the local audience ages 6 and older, going from 5% in June to 4.8% last month, but the station kept its grip on the No. 1 ranking that it has held since January, based on the Arbitron survey of listeners from June 25 through July 22. Talk station KFI-AM (640)
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.
December 29, 2010 |
Pop purveyor KIIS-FM spent 2010 at the top of the charts, leading all Los Angeles-Orange County radio stations in the ratings since January. But at year's end, adult-contemporary station KOST-FM treated it like grandma with the reindeer, according to figures released Tuesday by the Arbitron ratings service. In the period from Nov. 11 to Dec. 8, KIIS-FM (102.7) barely lost ground from its No. 1 showing the previous month, either in its share of the radio audience ages 6 and older, or in its total of weekly listeners.