All of radio’s top-10-billing stations are in New York or L.A. Four of the top 10 are AMs. All but one are owned by Clear Channel or Infinity.
Can you name them?
BIA Financial Network ranks them as follows:
1 WLTW-FM, Lite AC, New York, Clear Channel
2 WINS-AM, News, New York, Infinity
3 KIIS-FM, Top 40, Los Angeles, Clear Channel
4 KROQ-FM, Alternative, Los Angeles, Infinity
5 KPWR-FM, Rhythmic/CHR, Los Angeles, Emmis
6 WCBS-AM, News, New York, Infinity
8 WFAN-AM, Sports/Talk, New York, Infinity
7 KFI-AM, Talk, Los Angeles, Clear Channel
9 WXRK-FM, Alternative, New York, Infinity
10 KOST-FM, A, Los Angeles, Clear Channel
WLTW(FM) remained tops from the year before, with $69.6 million in estimated revenue in 2003. The No. 10 station, KOST(FM), brought in $49.8 million, BIA believes.
KFI(AM) was the big mover on the list, up from 18th place in 2002 to seventh last year. WINS(AM) moves up from third to second, switching places with KIIS(FM). KPWR(FM) moved from seventh to fifth. WFAN(AM) fell three slots.
Overall radio revenues, the company found, increased 3.1% over 2002. BIAfn thinks radio revenue will grow 5.5% this year.