October 19, 2004 |
Though hip-hop outlet Power 106 maintained its supremacy in the Los Angeles-Orange County market, completing 2 1/2 straight years as the No. 1 radio station in the area, the race among the top seven tightened considerably during the summer, according to ratings released Monday. During the summer survey period from July 1 to Sept. 22, KPWR-FM (105.9) attracted 4.
October 11, 2003 |
Hip-hop outlet KPWR-FM (105.9) has been the Southland's top-rated radio station for a year and a half, having kept second-place KROQ-FM (106.7) at bay during the summer, according to figures released Friday by the Arbitron ratings service. Though KPWR's average share of the listening audience over age 12 dipped slightly, from 5.3% in the spring to 4.8% in the summer, it still led alternative rocker KROQ, which increased from 4.4% to 4.7%, for the survey period from June 26 to Sept. 17.
July 17, 2003 |
Hip-hop radio station KPWR-FM (105.9) took first place in local radio's ratings for the fifth straight quarter, extending its lead over alternative outlet KROQ-FM (106.7), while talker KFI-AM (640) jumped to third, according to figures for the spring quarter, released Wednesday by the Arbitron ratings service. Driving KFI's move up the rankings was a.m.-drive host Bill Handel, who claimed the top spot among morning shows by rising from third place and pushing the former No.
October 18, 2002 |
KPWR-FM decided Thursday to inform listeners about its business ties to rap act Shade Sheist -- whose music the station has played more than any other broadcaster in the nation. The move follows an article this week in The Times disclosing that Sheist's music is produced by a senior executive at KPWR-FM and released by Baby Ree Entertainment, a company financed by Emmis Communications Corp., the Indianapolis-based radio conglomerate that owns KPWR-FM.
October 16, 2002 |
Shade Sheist is a hot act on Power 106, the most popular rap radio station in Los Angeles. Over the last month, KPWR-FM has launched three singles by the little-known rapper and played them more than any station in the nation. One reason, critics suggest, is that the man credited with producing Sheist's "Informal Introduction" CD is a senior programming and artist relations executive at KPWR named Damion Young.
October 12, 2002 |
Hip-hop outlet Power 106 retained its top spot in the ratings and increased its percentage of the Southland audience, while Spanish-language station KSCA-FM plunged from second to eighth during the summer, according to figures released Friday by the Arbitron ratings service. A combination of promotions, charity events and good music helped create a successful summer for KPWR-FM (105.9), said Jimmy Steal, Power 106's program director.