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WLTW Unseats KIIS in Billing Rankings

WLTW Unseats KIIS in Billing Rankings

The top-billing U.S. radio station in 2002 was …WLTW(FM) in New York, unseating KIIS(FM), which fell to second after two years at the top, according to rankings from BIA Financial Network. Both stations are owned by Clear Channel.
All of the top 10 stations are in New York or L.A. Clear Channel and Infinity each held four of the top 10 spots; Emmis and Radio One had one each. WLTW had estimated revenue of $65.1 million for the year; KIIS brought in $60.5 million. Number 3 was Infinity’s KROQ(FM) in Los Angeles at $53.9 million. Number 4 was Infinity’s WINS(AM), the highest ranker on the AM band.
The rest of the top 10 were WFAN(AM), Infinity; KPWR(FM), Emmis; KOST(FM), Clear Channel; WXRK(FM), Infinity; KYSR(FM), Clear Channel; and KKBT(FM), Radio One. KKBT(FM) joined the ranks of the top billers this year, at $44 million. Clear Channel’s WHTZ(FM) fell out of the top 10.