November 1, 2011 |
More than 70 years after Orson Welles panicked thousands with radio reports of a Martian invasion in Grover's Mill, N.J., another spoken-word broadcaster shook up the status quo Monday, at least regarding radio ratings in Los Angeles and Orange County. Talk station KFI-AM (640) finished first in October, according to Arbitron figures released Monday, knocking pop station KIIS-FM (102.7) out of the top spot for the first time all year. KFI last won the local ratings race in September 2009.
June 18, 2010 |
For the third month in a row, pop outlet KIIS-FM (102.7) widened its lead as the top-rated radio station in Los Angeles and Orange County, according to figures released Wednesday. In May the station snagged 6.1% of all radio listeners 6 and older, up from 5.8% the month before. Second-place KRTH-FM (101.1), the oldies station, remained at 4.9%, according to the Arbitron ratings service. Adult-contemporary station KOST-FM (103.5) and talk station KFI-AM (640) held onto their third- and fourth-place finishes from the previous month, despite losing audience share in the survey of listeners from April 29 to May 26. Unlike times in the past, when hip-hop, country or other genres were more popular, this is "a real good time for Top 40," said KIIS program director John Ivey.
August 7, 2012 |
Radio ratings for July remained much the same as the previous month, with pop-music station KIIS-FM (102.7) once again having a strong summer, and closing in on 4 million weekly listeners - a milestone it hasn't reached since July 2011. KIIS, whose Top 40 playlist features Rihanna, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber and other pop stars, led all stations among Los Angeles and Orange County listeners age 6 and older, according to figures released Monday by the Arbitron ratings service. KBIG-FM (104.3)
May 15, 2013 |
For the first time, KBIG-FM (104.3), the rock and pop purveyor nicknamed "MyFM," took sole possession of first place in the local radio ratings in April, edging ahead of sister station KIIS-FM (102.7) - the latest leg in a head-to-head battle that has had the pair jockeying for listeners since the beginning of 2012. KBIG, which features a varied playlist that ranges from pop chanteuses Kelly Clarkson and Pink to alternative bands such as Green Day and Third Eye Blind, to hip-hop acts Outkast and the Black Eyed Peas, had previously tied with KIIS for first place last September and then again in February.
December 23, 2013 |
Songs about roasting chestnuts, winter wonderlands and a runaway snowman once again helped propel KOST-FM (103.5) to the top of the local radio ratings. Figures released Monday by Arbitron showed that the adult contemporary music station's annual switch to a holiday-themed playlist paid huge dividends, as it has for most of the years since it began the tradition in 2001. Whereas KOST had been in sixth place the month before with a 3.6% share of the Los Angeles-Orange County audience, it ranked No. 1 in the survey period that ran from Nov. 7 to Dec. 4, garnering a 6.3% share.
September 4, 2013 |
The new elites of Los Angeles-Orange County radio raised their stature even further in August, as both KBIG-FM (104.3) and KLAX-FM (97.9) widened their leads against rivals, according to ratings released Tuesday by Arbitron. KBIG - the "hot adult-contemporary" station that mixes pop and rock, new and not-so-recent, and features artists such as Katy Perry, Peter Gabriel and Taylor Swift - held sole possession of first place for the third time in the last five months. But after more than a year of battling with Top 40 station KIIS-FM (102.7)