Salt Lake City’s KNRS and KUER and WOCL Orlando post their highest shares in station history, while KGON Portland sees its best AQH since summer 1994. KNRS is also No. 1 for the first time ever, while Portland and Charlotte also see a change at the top of the rankers.
iHeartMedia AC KKCW reclaims the top ranker in Portland, OR, moving 7.4-7.8-8.4, swapping positions with Oregon Public Radio KOPB-AM/FM (8.4-8.4-7.6). Third place in the market goes to Alpha Media news/talk KXL-FM (5.9-6.0-7.0). Entercom classic rock KGON posts its largest share since summer 1994, according to ratings historian Chris Huff, as the station picks up more than a share and takes fourth (5.2-5.5-6.6).
In Charlotte, iHeartMedia classic rock WRFX (7.9-6.6-7.9) is back on top, bumping Beasley Media Group country WSOC-FM (7.8-7.4-7.3) to second. Entercom news/talk WBT-AM/FM is up a rank to third (5.9-6.0-6.9).
Holding onto first in San Antonio is Cox Media Group classic hits KONO-FM, adding nearly two shares month-over-month to move 5.9-126.96.36.199. iHeartMedia news/talk WOAI (6.0-6.1-6.3) remains in second, followed by Cox Media Group country KCYY (5.5-5.2-5.6).
iHeartMedia news/talk KFBK-AM/FM is first again in Sacramento, trending up 8.0-8.1-8.5. Bonneville country KNCI (7.3-7.7-7.5) moves from third to second, swapping spots with Entercom classic rock KSEG (9.8-7.9-7.2).
The Salt Lake City market is top-heavy with news/talkers as iHeartMedia’s KNRS-AM/FM (6.1-7.3-7.6) adds a half-share, and is the top ranked station for the first time ever, Huff says, while posting its largest share in station history. Bonneville’s KSL-AM/FM, which is up nearly a share-and-a-half (5.1-6.1-7.4), takes second, followed by soft AC sister KSFI (6.3-5.9-6.9), which moves from sixth to third. University of Utah news/talk KUER-FM also posts its highest share in station history, moving 2.3-4.4-4.8.
It’s like déjà vu all over again in Pittsburgh as iHeartMedia rock WDVE (10.4-1.3-10.6); classic hits cluster-mate WWSW-FM (9.4-9.0-9.5); and Steel City Media adult hits WRRK (6.3-7.7-6.8) remain the top three-ranked stations in the market. As previously reported by Inside Radio, the sports format had the largest share gain in the October 2020 PPMs. Entercom sports KDKA-FM is a shining example of the growth, rising 3.6-4.9-5.3 to remain in fourth.
Entercom classic hits WOCL Orlando is another station posting its largest share in station history as it moves 10.0-9.4-11.1 and remains in first. iHeartMedia AC WMGF tacks on more than a share (7.0-6.5-7.7) and rises from fourth to second. Cox Media Group classic hits WMMO (6.0-6.9-7.0) remains in third.
Beasley Media Group classic hits KKLZ (6.0-6.1-7.3) claims first place in Las Vegas, trading positions with iHeartMedia AC KSNE-FM (8.4-7.3-6.8). Entercom hot AC KMXB (4.0-4.4-4.7) rises from fourth to third.
Nielsen’s October 2020 PPM survey covers the period from Sept. 10-Oct. 7. All shares quoted are Persons 6+, Mon-Sun 6am-Mid.