Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Radio stuff: ratings, KLOL, Alan Ashby fallout

Scanning the airwaves ...
New Arbitron ratings are out. The thing that strike me (again) is Houston-Galveston isn't a C&W market anymore. The highest-rated kicker station remains in 6th place (KILT-FM) ... The two top spots remain urban formats (KBBX-FM "The Box" at No. 1 and KMJQ-FM "Magic 102" at #2, both Radio One properties) ... KLOL-FM, the venerable rocker turned Latin-urban-vato, is bringing in a new program director from El Paso to pump up the volume and hopefully knock off KLTN-FM (#3 overall) from its top perch among Latino stations ... The news/talk experiment on the FM dial, KFNC-FM, can't find traction, coming in dead last among rated stations, suggesting Jim Pruett's audience has passed him by ... Same can be said for ESPN sports talk heavyweight KBME-FM, which still trails the pride of Baytown, KWWJ-AM's "Keep Walking With Jesus" (1360 on your AM dial) and its special uplifting brand of gospel... A majority of Astros fans seem to disapprove of Alan Ashby's removal from the team's radio broadcasts (it's 70-30 against, says the afteroon crew on Sportsradio610) ... Ashby did a phone interview this morning with 610's John Granato and Richard Justice, saying he might have lobbied too aggressively for the play-by-play job. Ash must have pounded the table. Not wise if you're not signing the paychecks. Just ask Roger Clemens.

[radi&records/arbitron ratings]

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