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December 3, 2009 | By Steve Carney
Far from moldy oldies, the classic hits on K-Earth 101 blared from more radios during the most recent ratings period than any other local station, according to figures released Wednesday by Arbitron. KRTH-FM (101.1) snagged the top spot in Los Angeles-Orange County radio during the Oct. 15 to Nov. 11 ratings period. KRTH garnered 4.9% of the listening audience age 6 and older, just edging pop purveyor KIIS-FM (102.7), which slipped to 4.8% from 5.2% the period before. KIIS had held the top spot for most of the last two years, on the strength of its Top 40 playlist.
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February 18, 2014 | By Ryan Faughnder
It's early days, but losing Rush Limbaugh to another Clear Channel station didn't seem to hurt ratings for KFI-AM (640) in January.  Numbers released Tuesday by Nielsen Audio showed little change in KFI's numbers in the first month after Clear Channel moved the conservative talk show host to KEIB-AM (1150), formerly FOR THE RECORD: Radio ratings: An article in the Feb. 19 Calendar section about January ratings for KFI-AM (640) said ratings had not been affected in the first month since Rush Limbaugh's program moved to another station.
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January 10, 1986
Arbitron's fall quarter ratings for the Los Angeles radio market cite the following stations, followed by their percentage share of listeners, as the 20 most popular stations in Los Angeles: KIIS-FM (102.7) 8.2 KABC-AM (790) 6.0 KJOI-FM (98.7) 4.9 KLOS-FM (95.5) 4.8 KBIG-FM (104.3) 4.7 KROQ-FM (106.7) 3.9 KFWB-AM (980) 3.9 KOST-FM (103.5) 3.4 KMPC-AM (710) 3.4 KRTH-AM (101.1) 3.3 KNX-AM (1070) 3.0 KZLA-FM (93.9) 2.6 KMET-FM (94.7) 2.5 KIQQ-FM (100.3) 2.5 KKHR-FM (93.1) 2.4 KJLH-FM (102.3) 2.
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January 21, 2014 | By Ryan Faughnder
Winter did wonders again for KOST-FM (103.5) as listeners' appetite for holiday-themed music bouyed the station to the top of the local radio ratings for the second straight month.  Numbers released Tuesday by Arbitron showed that playlists with Christmas classics were a big draw for the station that switches to holiday programming every year. The adult contemporary station grew its share of the Los Angeles-Orange County audience to 10.4% for the period that ran Dec. 5 to Jan. 1 -- up from 6.3% the previous month.
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March 20, 2012 | By Steve Carney, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Talk station KFI-AM (640) retained the top spot in the local radio ratings in February, while its co-leader in January, soft-rock outlet KOST-FM (103.5), slipped to second. KFI averaged 4.9% of the listening audience in Los Angeles and Orange County age 6 and older, according to figures released Monday by the Arbitron ratings service. KOST slipped from 4.8% in January to 4.5%, based on the survey of listeners from Feb. 3 to March 2. By comparison, KOST held an impressive 8.5% of the audience at the end of last year, when — as it does every Christmas season — it switched to a playlist featuring only holiday music.
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February 18, 2014 | By Ryan Faughnder
It's early days, but losing Rush Limbaugh to another Clear Channel station didn't seem to hurt ratings for KFI-AM (640) in January.  Numbers released Tuesday by Nielsen Audio showed little change in KFI's numbers in the first month after Clear Channel moved the conservative talk show host to KEIB-AM (1150), formerly FOR THE RECORD: Radio ratings: An article in the Feb. 19 Calendar section about January ratings for KFI-AM (640) said ratings had not been affected in the first month since Rush Limbaugh's program moved to another station.
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June 18, 2010 | By Steve Carney, Special to the Los Angeles Times
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.
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November 1, 2011 | By Steve Carney, Special to the Los Angeles Times
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.
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August 7, 2012 | By Steve Carney
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)
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May 15, 2013 | By Steve Carney
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.
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December 23, 2013 | By Lee Margulies
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.
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September 4, 2013 | By Steve Carney
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)
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July 9, 2013 | By Lee Margulies
There is a new top dog in local morning radio, and he's speaking Spanish. Ricardo "El Mandril" Sanchez of regional Mexican music station KLAX-FM (97.9), who'd been in seventh place as recently as April and was fourth in May, leapfrogged to the No. 1 spot in the June numbers released Tuesday by Arbitron, attracting 5.3% of the available audience weekdays from 6 to 10 a.m. That's the period generally considered prime time for radio, because there are so many people listening then as they get ready for work or school.
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June 11, 2013 | By Steve Carney
Sister stations KIIS-FM (102.7) and KBIG-FM (104.3) edged into a tie for first place in radio ratings for May, just a month after KBIG had grabbed sole possession of the top spot for the first time, according to figures released Monday by Arbitron. KBIG, the pop and rock station whose claim is "more variety from the '90s till now," had been No. 1 in April among Los Angeles-Orange County stations, after many months of either tying or lurking just behind top 40 outlet KIIS, the longtime ratings leader.
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May 15, 2013 | By Steve Carney
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.
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April 15, 2013 | By Steve Carney
Pop station KIIS-FM (102.7) regained sole possession of first place in the local radio ratings for March, and its Ryan Seacrest-hosted morning show also jumped into the top spot, according to figures released by Arbitron. In February, KIIS had been tied for first with sister station KBIG-FM (104.3), the soft-rock station known as "MyFM. " And even though KBIG improved in March, increasing its share of the Los Angeles-Orange County audience from 5.4% to 5.5%, KIIS jumped even further and claimed 5.8% of all listeners ages 6 and older, Arbitron said Monday.
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December 23, 2013 | By Lee Margulies
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.
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September 4, 2013 | By Steve Carney
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)
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December 18, 2012 | By Joe Flint
The business of measuring ratings just got smaller. Nielsen, which has measured television ratings for decades, has acquired radio ratings giant Aribitron in a deal worth $1.26 billion, the company announced early Tuesday morning. The deal will put ratings measurement for the two most popular mediums in the country in the hands of one company. Nielsen also measures digital platforms. Nielsen said it will acquire all outstanding common stock of Arbitron for $48 per share in cash, a premium of 26% to Arbitron's Dec. 17 stock close.
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October 30, 2012 | By Steve Carney
After a month in the rarefied air of first place - the culmination of a strong year in the radio ratings - adult-contemporary station KBIG-FM (104.3) dropped back to third in October, according to figures released this week by Arbitron. Meanwhile, the morning audience for news and information station KPCC-FM (89.3) has ballooned since the summer, in spite of upheaval at its homegrown show. An 11th-place station a year ago, KBIG - known as "MYfm" - surged in 2012, riding a broad playlist that included music from artists ranging from otherworldly chanteuse Lady Gaga to banjo-driven throwback act Mumford & Sons, helping it challenge the supremacy of Top 40 station KIIS-FM (102.7)
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