(Valerie Geller, Jane Platt, Gary Bryan, Lisa Stanley, Leah Brandon, Rollye James, and Rita Pardue)
Tim Conway, Jr. Nominated for Marconi
(July 27, 2016) Congrats to super talented and VERY
funny Tim Conway, Jr. on his nomination for a
2016 Marconi Radio Award in the category of Major Market Personality.
Well deserved! Hope he wins.
Alt 98-7's The Woody Show was also nominated in the category of Major Market Personality, which doesn't seem to fit - a show being nominated in individual category.
Other LARPs and LA stations nominated: Network/Syndicated Personality Of The Year, Delilah (KFSH); Jay Mohr, Premiere, and Dan Patrick (KLAC); Major Market Station Of The Year, KFI; KBIG (MY/fm) AC Station of the Year; KIIS Top 40 Station of the Year; K-EARTH Classic Hits Station of the Year; and KKLA Religious Station of the Year
1110/KRLA Beachin' Promotions
(July 26, 2016) There was a time, perhaps a simpler
time, when stations used to promote only themselves. Today, most
promotions are sales oriented or tied in someway with a product that has
already purchased a schedule on the station. I have long believed that
the most creative promotions don't have to cost anything - only a little
If a station holds to the mantra - never promote a promotion, only promote your station - Top 40 Rock 'n Roll station 1110/KRLA did a GREAT job in the summer of some year in the 1980s or 1990s having their listeners take the call letters in building blocks or signs or beach towels with KRLA emblazoned for all beachgoers to see. (Thanks to KRLA promotion wiz David Schwartz for the photos)
5 Questions with Angela Perelli Founder, Angela Perelli Coaching Program Consultant/Talent Coach Background
from Global Media interview
(July 25, 2016) Angela Perelli has been at the helm of
two of the most influential stations in our industry, the iconic K-101
in San Francisco (now Star 101), and Star 98.7 in Los Angeles (now Alt
98.7), considered to be the first Modern AC station in the country back
in the mid-90s. During Angela’s tenure, both of these stations achieved
major ratings success and plenty of industry accolades. Today she is a
highly skilled morning show and programming consultant for stations in
several formats in the U.S & Canada. Angela now shares with us what it
takes to remain competitive and relevant in the most listened daypart on
the radio… morning drive!
GM: Throughout your career you have always worked with high-profile on-air talent, such as the legendary Don Bleu at K-101 in San Francisco, and Ryan Seacrest during his early days as a part-timer, and then as afternoon drive host at Star 98.7 in Los Angeles. Any tips you can share on how to manage these personalities, in order to get them to perform at peak level at all times and keep their egos in check?
AP: In meetings, set the tone always that you are on the same team and have common goals. You may go about things differently but the end result is the same for everyone. This helps pull people together. Also help them connect to their greatest areas of expertise and give them opportunities to shine. For Don Bleu, his strength was his Bleuper calls. For Ryan, he is so natural at interviewing celebrities. People enjoy jobs where they get to do what they’re really good at. And when you have to have a tough conversation? Always ask first about what their intentions were. What were they going for? And then you can ask about how happy they were with how it ended up. Often the personalities know when something didn’t work before you tell them. We as program directors often think talent is deliberately trying to mess with us and “our product” when really, they’re rarely thinking that way. Read the complete interview at: http://globalmediarcp.com/news/5-questions-angela-perelli
Nicole Sandler Has Lung Cancer
Facebook post by Jim Bleikamp
(July 24, 2016) Some of
you already know this discomforting news. A woman on my thread who has
made vast contributions to radio over many years - Nicole
Sandler - has revealed that she has been diagnosed with lung
Lung cancer is a tough one - but know this - if my name were cancer I would NEVER wish to happen on an opponent of the passion and WILL of Nicole. She has this knack for getting her way. She will do so again. I know many people of great passion and energy in radio. I know few who wear those words as well as Nicole. I think the thing I like most about Nicole is that so far as I know, she's never been sucked into a situation that she didn't believe in from way deep in her heart.
First it was years of presenting the artful and revelatory music of the adult alternative format with her pinnacle at the late, lamented and wonderful KSCA, which introduced some of the 20th century's finest music to eager ears in the home of many of those artists. And then it was progressive talk. I was a regular contributor to Nicole's show at WINZ in Miami earlier in this century, and it was such a perpetual joy to be part of that show because Nicole brought so much energy with her. WINZ is a Clear Channel station, and a day would come when progressive talk would end at WINZ--even though Nicole had won out in the ratings over Clear Channel's conservative sister station WIOD, which of course was allowed to continue in its right wing ways. But it wasn't long before Nicole was daily on the web, where she has built the most loyal of followings. And now comes Nicole's greatest dragon-slay ever. I know she's up to it. I believe in Nicole Sandler.
Marketing Pro Karen Tobin Left a Legacy of Promotions
(July 23, 2016) Karen Tobin, sales and marketing exec
extraordinaire, died yesterday morning following a multi-year battle
with cancer, according to her husband, John Tobin in a Facebook posting.
She was the quiet pro behind the scenes who got things done at KIIS,
K-EARTH, Westwood One and Viacom. Most recently she was president of
Tobin Sales & Marketing.
Raul Moreno, a colleague wrote: "Today I lost a great friend. I worked with Karen Tobin at KIIS/fm and CBS. She did marketing and promotions and helped make KIIS the biggest station in LA. She also worked her magic at FOX/tv and again with me at CBS where I also worked with her husband another great friend, John Tobin. Karen lost her battle with cancer today. She loved coming to Disneyland so much and was thrilled to see me working for Disney. Karen was an amazing person who also did so much for charities. I will miss her so much ... RIP, Karen."
Ever Wonder What Happened to Former KFI and KNX Program Director David G. Hall?
Facebook post from David G. Hall
(July 22, 2016) Not exactly the view from the office on
a Friday but close enough. This is Cancún, Mexico. My office today will
be a very small (and air conditioned!) conference room and radio studio
about 20 minutes inland. But this is breakfast and my morning coffee.
When I started consulting full time six years ago this month, I allowed myself to think it would be 3-4 day work weeks and a lot of this view. A lot of 14 hour days and seven day weeks have passed and it only took six years... to get to this view, but it doesn't matter one bit.
I work with smart, creative, very passionate and inspiring people across 9 time zones, in 6 countries, in 6 radio formats, and in 4 languages. So as I gaze out over the Caribbean I am grateful that I get to do what I have always loved. I am extremely fortunate.
Ok. Blue ocean moment is over, and I'm off to work to help a brand new and very talented presenter do his best work ever.
The Benefits of Using Streaming Data to Pick Music from Bridge Ratings Report
(July 21, 2016) As on-demand music streaming has become THE manner in which most folks consume music these days, Bridge Ratings has found a growing group of radio station clients that rely on the weekly data we provide.
The reason our on-demand streaming clients align their music rotations closely with our on-demand music streaming data is because it works. 80% of our clients with at least six months using our data have seen the following improvements in audience: a. Increased daily listening occasions b. More minutes spent listening with each occasion c. Increasing daily and weekly cume audience. d. Resulting in increases in ratings reflected by Nielsen.
Don't pay attention to the myths about streaming research. Actual field experience shows these facts to be true: 1. On-demand music streaming reflects actual music consumption because users are self-selecting the songs they listen to and listening to those songs frequently and for weeks at a time. 2. Streaming on-demand music is more akin to listening to the radio than any other type of music research because streaming listening behavior mirrors radio listening. Call out research and auditorium testing rely on short hooks of songs played to a small sample of possible station listeners. This is not the way people listen to music. Believe us: people don't listen to their favorite songs this way and based on our research, fatigue and boredom impact these types of research scores. 3. Streaming data reflects the total spectrum of consumption: positive, negative and neutral. By focusing in on station format, demographics, local market data and listener streaming data, the Bridge Ratings streaming reports are much more granular, i.e. station-specific than broad-based, national rankers of streaming music. Songs that are not popular over time do not maintain rank status. These songs either don't rank in the top 100 each week or they simply die on the vine as mid-charters. Saying that on-demand streaming research doesn't reflect songs people don't like is inaccurate. 4. Airplay charts only occasionally reflect actual music consumption. More often than not published airplay charts are built on consensus, i.e. hundreds of station playlists are merged together to present an overall ranking of how much airplay songs are receiving on those stations. Programmers often depend on these airplay charts to align their music categories. As one of our staunch supporting station owners proclaimed when the ratings book was released after using our data for six months or more, "This sh*t works!" The complete report is at: www.bridgeratings.com
Pat O'Brien is a Business Rockstar
(July 20, 2016) Former KLAC sports host Pat
O'Brien has joined Business Rockstars as lead anchor.
He will play a key role in the newly revamped daily show that targets
the 30 million entrepreneurs and “wantrepreneurs” interested in starting
and growing a business.
When KFWB was a Talk station a couple of years ago, Business Rockstars was part of the offerings. In addition to being heard on 150 radio stations and streamed on various platforms, Business Rockstars is seen on tv in over 40 million households.
"Joining the Business Rockstars team as lead anchor is the natural next step in my career," said Pat, who for decades was on tv. He was at CBS Sports from 1981 to 1997, as well as his work as the anchor and host of Access Hollywood from 1997 to 2004, and The Insider from 2004 to 2008. "I've had the pleasure of talking to the worlds biggest celebrities and athletes at events like the Oscars and the Olympics, and now I’m looking forward to the journey of sitting down with the rockstars of business.”
Pat continued: "Steve Lehman [chariman and co-founder of Business Rockstars], and Andy Schuon are great friends of mine and I am excited to help take Business Rockstars to the next level."
“Pat is a long-time friend and one of the greatest broadcasters on the planet. He brings a fresh new approach to business interviews with some of the worlds biggest ceo’s, disruptors, and entrepreneurs,” said Lehman. “Pat brings a unique perspective in his approach and style to Business Rockstars."
New KFI Reporter/Anchor
(July 19, 2016) KFI has hired former WNEW-Washington
DC's bureau chief Kris Ankarlo as a reporter/anchor. In
addition to being bureau chief, during his stint at the CBS station he
was a transportation reporter, and afternoon drive editor.
According to his LinkedIn profile he also spent five years as a tour manager for Contiki, directing 26-day transcontinental tours throughout the United States and Canada.
From 2005-07, Kris was the morning news anchor, news director and program director for WBLF-Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. In the 2004 election year, he was a field organizer, and assistant director for the Democratic National Committee.
Kris is graduate from Penn State University, where he majored in Broadcast Journalism and was active in student politics and wrote for the campus paper.
He wrote on Twitter: "Been real DC, a great 5+ years, as much as I'd love to stick around for #SafeTrack I'm LA-bound to report for @KFIAM640"
KLAC Promotion for New Morning Show in 2005
KKGO Seeking New Program Director
|(July 16, 2016)
Country KKGO is looking for a
new program director.
Tonya Campos exited the
station yesterday after nine years helming the outlet. Despite having a
popular format with virtually no competitor, KKGO usually landed in the
late teens or early 20 rankings in the monthly PPM.
She started her radio career at the age of 14 at a small AM station in Visalia. Within five years she was the evening host at KFYE-Fresno. She followed that with jobs at KBOS-Fresno and KSDO-San Diego. She came to Los Angeles in 1987 and worked for the Transtar Radio Network. In 1994, she joined Country KZLA and became music director and apd. When KZLA dropped Country, Tonya worked for Lofton Creek Records before joining KKGO.
Los Angeles Radio People Book
(July 14, 2016) In 1997, 22 Los Angeles Radio People participated in a book signing at the tasty, eclectic and fun Pepperland in Orange County (photo above). The two-hour book signing for my second volume of Los Angeles Radio People stretched to almost four hours as the line for autographs wrapped around several rows of record bins and out the door. Some factoids from the book:
Savage Acknowledges National Radio Hall of Fame
(July 13, 2016) KRLA's Michael Savage heard about his induction into the 2016 National Radio Hall of Fame on Monday. On his next show, he said: "It would be self-serving to talk about that the most unexpected upset in radio history occurred when it was announced that I won the National Radio Hall of Fame Award. I overcame all the cartels in the business. A business insider who is in the Hall of Fame sent me an email and said it is the most unexpected award EVER. No one could believe you would have overcome all the odds. I guess I shouldn't talk about winning the Hall of Fame award, like all the conservative fair-minded constitutionalists out there that they are so unfair and so on one team that none of them mentioned it."
Help Martini in the Morning stay on the air so he can keep playing YOUR music!
This is the most I've intruded in your life via email since we started out on this mission. But this is so important. Most of our streams have been shut down by order of SoundExchange, we often call them the copyright police. If you're Beyonce, Kanye West or Taylor Swift, you're happy they're around. If you're a Jazz singer who's recorded a CD or two to use as calling cards to get live performance gigs, you're happy to get some airplay that will sell enough extra tickets allowing you to not only pay your band, but maybe stash a few bucks in your bank account to put food on the table for your family and maybe invest in studio time for another CD and a few more gigs. Some sites in Europe, like radio.net are still carrying us. (Click here to listen) They know that on the air, we can raise the money and stay on the air. Off the air, we're out of luck, out of business - and so are the artists SoundExchange claims to be helping.
We are facing past royalties of tens of thousands of dollars, plus associated legal fees. It's not that we wanted to skirt the law. It's that we couldn't afford the royalties and the expenses related to reporting. SoundExchange's take is that we should have shut down then. But we made a commitment more than 10 years ago that as long as artists put out great music we would give them a place, on the air and onstage, to expose their music and sell CDs, downloads and tickets to their live performances. We made a commitment too, to our listeners, to keep this music on the air even after it was largely abandoned by the major corporate broadcasters and record companies.
It's hard to gauge how many of us there are. So often, we hear from folks who say "It's not much, I wish I could do more," but the truth is, if everyone who has "Liked" MartiniInTheMorning on our Facebook page will do as little as $10, that would be a game changer. We have 14,323 likes on our Facebook page. $143,230 if everyone chipped in $10. So PLEASE don't feel like your $10 or $20 or $25 won't make a difference. If you are able or want to do more, do it. The faster we put this problem behind me, the faster we can get back to the business of playing the greatest songs ever written for you.
Please click here to #SavetheMartini and help us keep the music playing. I've poured my heart into this as have our team of unintentional volunteers. Now we leave it up to you. Thank you for making Martini in the Morning part of your life.
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11030 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA 91604
KSPN's Max Kellerman Set to Replace Skip Bayless on First Take
(July 12, 2016) ESPN has tapped
to replace Skip Bayless as
Stephen A. Smith's sparring partner on First Take, the
network announced Monday during the show. Max started middays at KSPN on
The original host of ESPN's Around the Horn, Kellerman's first day is July 25. The boxing enthusiast's not quite as opinionated as Bayless, but he's quick on his feet and should be a talented adversary for Stephen A. Smith. Kellerman already has the street cred, too.
He was suspended by ESPN in 2014 after making inappropriate comments about domestic violence centered around the Ray Rice incident.
Larry Scott, DJ and Hall of Famer, Dies
(July 11, 2016) Larry Scott, a veteran of KBBQ (1967-68
and 1971), and KLAC (1971-82), died Saturday, at the age of 78. Cause of
death was not announced by his son.
Born in Modesto in 1938, Larry spent most of his childhood in southwest Missouri. His first radio job was in Neosho, Missouri for 75 cents an hour. He became the unofficial spokesman for those fans who decried the "modern" trend in Country music. "I show the fans that I am still loyal to a sound they can relate to by the records I play."
Larry's love affair with Country music started while at Southwest Missouri State College. He became a friend of Chet Atkins while working at WAGG-Franklin, Tennessee in 1958. Before moving to Southern California, he worked at WIL-St. Louis and, beginning in 1961, spent four years at KUZZ-Bakersfield, where he befriended Buck Owens and Merle Haggard.
He promoted records for a while, then became pd at KVEG-Las Vegas. In 1966 he worked at KBOX and KRLD-Dallas/Ft. Worth.
A year later, his general manager moved to Los Angeles and Larry followed on June 17, 1967. In 1968, Billboard listed Larry the 2nd most popular Country dj. The CMA voted him #1 DJ of the Year four times between 1968 and 1974. In 1971, Larry returned to KBBQ after a stint as pd in St. Louis.
In 1973, he was working at KLAC and won his second consecutive DJ of the Year award from the CMA. Larry created the "Phantom 5-70 Club" for truckers only, and it boasted 8,000 members in 1975. Larry left KLAC in 1982 to host the "Interstate Radio Show" out of Shreveport. In 1994, Larry was voted into the Disc Jockey Hall of Fame in Nashville. In 1999, the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame honored Larry.
National Radio Hall of Fame 2016 Inductees
(July 11, 2016) The inductees into the 2016 National Radio of Fame were announced this morning and there are some LARP included. The inductees include: Steve Harvey of the Steve Harvey Morning Show, which is heard on KJLH; Delilah, Active Network/Syndication, 10+ years and heard locally on KFSH; Longstanding Network/Syndication, 20+ years, Bob Kingsley, Bob Kingsley's Country Top 40. Bob was the former program director at KLAC when it was a Country outlet; and Michael Savage, who is syndicated nationally and heard on KRLA.
“This year’s class of inductees represents the diversity that makes radio so personal, entertaining and impactful," said Kraig Kitchin, chairman of the National Radio Hall of Fame. "We all very much appreciate everyone who participated in this process as we welcome the very best in our business into The National Radio Hall of Fame."
Captain of the KIIS-FM juggernaut in the 1980s gets some well-deserved recognition
by Richard Wagoner, the Daily Breeze
|(July 10, 2016) Wally Clark, former general manager
of KIIS/fm (102.7) and KPRZ (now KEIB, 1150 AM) was honored with a
Diamond Circle Award by the Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters on June 29.
The mild-mannered, highly respected Clark oversaw the operations during the record-setting ratings era of the 1980s, when KIIS attracted an audience share of over 10 in the Arbitron ratings — about double what the station earns now — and KIIS was the Top-40 trendsetter throughout the nation.
So popular was KIIS that the station was able to charge a full $2,000 per commercial for advertising time during prime hours while most other stations were charging about one-quarter of that amount.
Under Clark, KIIS became the highest revenue-producing station in the world. And it wasn’t just KIIS. Playing adult standards, KPRZ was earning ratings for the AM side of things into the high 2 and low 3 shares, something the station has not done since dropping the format, ironically also under Clark. That change was rumored to be related to allowing Clark to break the salary cap then-station owner Gannett had in order to keep Rick Dees at the station.
He was named Gannett’s top-10 manager, was recognized by Billboard as a Trendsetter of the Year, co-created “The Rick Dees Weekly Top 40,” and created the Satellite Comedy Network, which among other things supplies material for morning shows throughout the country. (Story written by Richard Wagoner and published in the Daily Breeze. Chuck Southcott is pictured with Clark on the right)
"About the Hat" - Mike Callaghan, former KIIS CE
(July 8, 2016) "I was at the press conference where
Tim Sullivan, then the general manager of KHJ,
introduced Rick Dees as the 'jock who was going to
return KHJ to the greatness it once had.' And on a second note, [and
much less important], was that KHJ was going to be broadcasting in AM
Stereo. This was in 1980, and I had gone to hear the second
I had never heard of Rick Dees, and had no idea he'd ever be coming to KIIS. I was excited about the AM Stereo, though! KHJ was using the Kahn/Hazeltine system. It involved using two radios, one tuned a little low to KHJ, and the other tuned a little high. I set the radios up, did the tuning, and didn't hear a darned thing. So, not trusting my ears, I dragged out an oscilloscope, and hooked it up to the radios to show differences between the left and the right. Still nothing.
After a couple of hours or playing around with things, I finally gave up and called Bob Kanner, KHJ's Chief Engineer. I told him what I'd done and that I couldn't hear [or see] any stereo at all. He laughed and said, 'It's a joke! We only play one stereo song a day! We have a stereo cart deck out at the transmitter, and we fire off one stereo song at midnight! It's so we can say we were the first station to have AM Stereo in the market!'
A few months later, KIIS-AM (on 1150) started with AM Stereo. Like most stations, we used the Motorola system, which had the de facto approval of the FCC. After a couple of years, we decided it was more trouble than it was worth and like everyone else, we abandoned it. But seeing the KHJ AM Stereo hat stirred up my aggravation at KHJ again. What a rip-off! And what a story to share." - Mike Callaghan
New Jazz and the 88s
|(July 8, 2016) Dave Benoit, GRAMMY-nominated composer and contemporary jazz pianist, is the latest personality to join KJazz 88.1. His program (Sundays from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. will focus on pianists such as Oscar Peterson, Art Tatum, Bill Evans, and Dave Brubeck and new music by pianists such Josh Nelson, to name a few. Benoit, who also hosts mornings on KJazz, conceptualized featuring pianists on Jazz and the 88’s who have influenced his musical career.|
KABC's John Phillips Joins CNN
(July 7, 2016) CNN has hired KABC's John Phillips as a Contributor. In his new role, Phillips will continue to make frequent appearances on all of the network's news shows. He be part of the incredible CNN team, on the ground in Cleveland and Philadelphia for the upcoming 2016 presidential conventions. John will continue on KABC.
On joining CNN, Phillips said: "I couldn't be more thrilled to be joining Jeff [Zucker] and the legendary CNN family. As part of the most trusted name in news, I'll continue to deliver honest, informed analysis - beholden to no specific campaign or party - and I'll blow through the candidates' scripted talking points, calling balls and strikes the whole way through. Not everyone in the CNN audience is going to agree with me, but that's okay... I'm a Republican from a deeply blue state with a wide variety of friends - so I'm used to it."
Phillips will also continue to write political columns for the Orange County Register. Phillips is an unapologetic Republican supporting Donald Trump's presidential bid. Phillips' intelligence, insight, and wicked sense of humor have made him a favorite across all media platforms. Of Phillips' new role, KABC co-host Jillian Barberie said: "With his razor sharp wit, I can't think of a better person to go against any pundit from the opposing camp. John knows his politics and loves a good battle. At the end of the day he's the first to buy his opposition a drink. John has found the perfect home at CNN where he will be able to debate, entertain, and educate an audience that may not take on his point of view. I love CNN and I love John Phillips. And so will the audience."
KOST Again On Top in June '16 Monthly Ratings (July 5, 2016)
Not many surprises in the June '16 PPM 6+ ratings Mon-Sunday, 6a-12mid.
The one surprise to many pundits has been KOST. The AC station has parlayed its
Christmas music to winning the monthlies in 2016. The station revamped its drive
time personalities, which may account for stronger ratings. Ellen K
took over the morning slot after decades as the co-host to Ryan Seacrest
and before the AI host, Rick Dees. The former morning
host for decades, Mark Wallengren, moved to afternoons at KOST.
He had been running solo after decades with a co-host, first Kim Amidon
and much later Kristin Cruz. 1. KOST (AC) 5.4 - 5.3 2. KIIS (Top 40/M) 4.9 - 5.1 3. KBIG (MY/fm) 5.1 - 5.0 4. KTWV (the WAVE) 4.7 - 4.7 5. KRTH (Classic Hits) 4.6 -
4.5 6. KCBS (JACK/fm) 3.6 - 3.9 7. KLVE (Spanish
Contemporary) 3.8 - 3.6 KRCD (Spanish
Adult Hits) 3.6 - 3.6 9. KAMP (Top 40/M) 3.1 - 3.5 10. KNX (News) 3.2 - 3.1
KRRL (Urban) 3.1 - 3.1 12. KYSR (Alternative) 3.3 -
3.0 13. KFI (Talk) 3.0 - 2.9 KROQ
(Alternative) 2.9 - 2.9 15. KPWR (Top 40/R) 2.6 - 2.8 16. KSCA (Regional Mexican)
2.2 - 2.4 17. KKGO (Country) 2.1 - 2.3 18. KLOS (Classic Rock) 2.6 -
(Spanish Adult Hits) 2.0 - 2.3 KSWD
(Classic Rock) 2.5 - 2.3 21. KLAX (Regional Mexican)
2.2 - 2.1 22. KXOS (Regional Mexican)
2.0 - 2.0 23. KXOL (Spanish AC) 1.7 -
1.9 24. KPCC (News/Talk) 1.6 -
1.7 25. KCRW (Variety) 1.6 - 1.6 26. KBUE (Regional Mexican)
1.8 - 1.5 KUSC
(Classical) 1.5 - 1.5 28. KLAC (Sports) 1.2 - 1.3 29. KDAY (Rhythmic AC) 1.0 -
(Urban AC ) 1.3 - 1.2
KWIZ (Spanish Variety) 1.2 - 1.2 32. KSPN (Sports) 0.9 - 1.1 33. KABC (Talk) 0.7 - 0.8 34. KRLA (Talk) 0.9 - 0.7
KSSE (Spanish Contemporary) 0.7 - 0.7 36. KFSH (Christian
Contemporary) 0.7 - 0.6
KKJZ (Jazz) 0.8 - 0.6 38. KEIB (Talk) 0.4 - 0.4
KLAA (Sports) 0.4 - 0.4 40. KTNQ (Spanish Talk) 0.3 -
0.3 41. KKLA (Religious) 0.2 -
Morning Has Broken
In the prized morning drive ratings for June '16:
1. Ryan Seacrest (KIIS)
2. Omar y Amelia (KLVE)
3. Bill Handel (KFI)
El Show del Mandril (KXOS)
Ellen K (KOST)
1. Woody Show (KYSR)
2. Ryan Seacrest (KIIS)
3. El Show del Mandril (KXOS)
4. Omar y Amelia (KLVE)
5. Kevin & Bean (KROQ)
1. Ryan Seacrest (KIIS)
2. Kevin & Bean (KROQ)
3. El Show del Mandril (KXOS)
4. Omar y Amelia (KLVE)
5. Gary Bryan (KRTH)
Woody Show (KYSR)
KOST Again On Top in June '16 Monthly Ratings
(July 5, 2016) Not many surprises in the June '16 PPM 6+ ratings Mon-Sunday, 6a-12mid. The one surprise to many pundits has been KOST. The AC station has parlayed its Christmas music to winning the monthlies in 2016. The station revamped its drive time personalities, which may account for stronger ratings. Ellen K took over the morning slot after decades as the co-host to Ryan Seacrest and before the AI host, Rick Dees. The former morning host for decades, Mark Wallengren, moved to afternoons at KOST. He had been running solo after decades with a co-host, first Kim Amidon and much later Kristin Cruz.
1. KOST (AC) 5.4 - 5.3
2. KIIS (Top 40/M) 4.9 - 5.1
3. KBIG (MY/fm) 5.1 - 5.0
4. KTWV (the WAVE) 4.7 - 4.7
5. KRTH (Classic Hits) 4.6 - 4.5
6. KCBS (JACK/fm) 3.6 - 3.9
7. KLVE (Spanish Contemporary) 3.8 - 3.6
KRCD (Spanish Adult Hits) 3.6 - 3.6
9. KAMP (Top 40/M) 3.1 - 3.5
10. KNX (News) 3.2 - 3.1
KRRL (Urban) 3.1 - 3.1
12. KYSR (Alternative) 3.3 - 3.0
13. KFI (Talk) 3.0 - 2.9
KROQ (Alternative) 2.9 - 2.9
15. KPWR (Top 40/R) 2.6 - 2.8
16. KSCA (Regional Mexican) 2.2 - 2.4
17. KKGO (Country) 2.1 - 2.3
18. KLOS (Classic Rock) 2.6 - 2.3
KLYY (Spanish Adult Hits) 2.0 - 2.3
KSWD (Classic Rock) 2.5 - 2.3
21. KLAX (Regional Mexican) 2.2 - 2.1
22. KXOS (Regional Mexican) 2.0 - 2.0
23. KXOL (Spanish AC) 1.7 - 1.9
24. KPCC (News/Talk) 1.6 - 1.7
25. KCRW (Variety) 1.6 - 1.6
26. KBUE (Regional Mexican) 1.8 - 1.5
KUSC (Classical) 1.5 - 1.5
28. KLAC (Sports) 1.2 - 1.3
29. KDAY (Rhythmic AC) 1.0 - 1.2
KJLH (Urban AC ) 1.3 - 1.2
KWIZ (Spanish Variety) 1.2 - 1.2
32. KSPN (Sports) 0.9 - 1.1
33. KABC (Talk) 0.7 - 0.8
34. KRLA (Talk) 0.9 - 0.7
KSSE (Spanish Contemporary) 0.7 - 0.7
36. KFSH (Christian Contemporary) 0.7 - 0.6
KKJZ (Jazz) 0.8 - 0.6
38. KEIB (Talk) 0.4 - 0.4
KLAA (Sports) 0.4 - 0.4
40. KTNQ (Spanish Talk) 0.3 - 0.3
41. KKLA (Religious) 0.2 - 0.2
About the Publisher of LARadio.com, Don Barrett
As publisher of LARadio.com, Don Barrett chronicles radio news and lists 6,000 people in Los Angeles who work or have worked in radio in the past 50 years. Barrett is a historian of contemporary Los Angeles radio history and author of Los Angeles Radio People, published in 1994. He published a second volume of the book a year later, along with the launch of a daily website column.
In 2013, he was the radio columnist for the Orange County Register.
Barrett's Southern California roots (Santa Monica) include a bachelor's degree from Chapman University. He also earned a master's in psychology. He spent 10 years in radio working as a disc jockey, program director and general manager (W4-Detroit and WDRQ-Detroit).
He launched KIQQ (K-100) Los Angeles in the early 1970s.
In the mid-1970s Don joined the motion picture business, working as a marketing executive at Columbia, Universal, and MGM/UA. Barrett was part of the marketing team that released E.T., Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Back to the Future, Thelma and Louise, Rocky and James Bond movies.
He also represented a number of films at the Cannes Film Festival.
He was the first recipient of TALKERS Magazine's Lifetime Achievement Award. Don has been honored with an honorary Golden Mike and Special Recognition from the Society of Professional Journalists.