New York Radio Guide - The Complete Guide to NYC Radio

    ...from the Broadcast Capital of the World Friday, March 6, 2015    


Courtesy Weather Underground

On the Radio

     PPM Monthlies:  Arbitron released its PPM (Personal People Meter) radio ratings for December on Tuesday, December 23rd. Enjoying its annual Christmas music ratings boost, Lite FM (WLTW, 106.7) regained the top spot with a 7.7 audience share. WCBS-FM (101.1), with a 6.9 share, settled for the #2 spot, with Z-100 (WHTZ, 100.3 FM), Mega (WSKQ, 97.9 FM) and WBLS (107.5 FM) following, with a 5.6 share, a 5.4 share, and a 5.3 share, respectively.

     Back to the Family:  After announcing its intention to sell off all but one of its Radio Disney stations nationwide, ABC/Disney has sold its local outlet, WQEW (1560 AM) to Family Stations for $12,950,000. Following FCC approval, 1560 will return Family`s fundamentalist religious programming to the NYC area, about two years after Family Radio sold WFME (94.7 FM), now WNSH, "NASH FM" to Cumulus. The WFME call letters have been parked at a Mount Kisco station (106.3 FM) since 2012.

     Urban/Suburban:  Cumulus debuted its new Urban AC formatted station, WNBM (103.9 FM), on July 4th, remaking the Westchester-based Adult Contemporary WFAS-FM as "Radio 103.9" and moving its 600W transmitter to the Bronx. The station features Tom Joyner in morning drive, Sharon Montero middays, and D.L. Hughley in PM drive; Ken Johnson is the Program Director.

     Radio Newsbriefs:   WBGO (88.3 FM) has introduced a new weekly jazz program, "Jazz Night in America". Hosted by bassist Christian McBride, the show will feature live performances from across the nation, along with background material. "Jazz Night in America" is a collaboration between WBGO, NPR, and Jazz at Lincoln Center, and airs Sundays at 6 PM, repeated Wednesdays at 6:30 PM.     WWRL (1600 AM) has adopted a Spanish-language format as of January 1st, ending ten years of talk radio. The station is featuring Regional Mexican music.


This Week`s Radio Program Highlights - upcoming special programs and appearances
Archives - catch up on past feature articles
Listings Page - generate complete radio program listings for any given day of the week and time of day
Search Page - generate program listings organized by format or type of program
Format Guide - description of formats in use by radio stations

Gary Clark Jr. Gary Clark Jr.
Blak and Blu

CD of the Week

Note to users of older browsers:
To better experience this site and other web sites,
please download a free copy of the latest versions
of Netscape or Internet Explorer.

The Complete Guide to Radio Programming
in New York City
All contents © 2014 New York Radio Guide

CNN Headline News ESPN Sports News NPR Hourly News Bloomberg Financial Report BBC Hourly World News Summary Default