Most Popular Articles
WTOP-FM is Top Biller in 2010
Washington, DC - Mar 28, 2011 - According to most recent estimates from BIA/Kelsey, WTOP-FM, the all-news station in Washington, DC, was the highest billing station in 2010. BIA/Kelsey estimates that station billed more than $57 million, providing news and information to its local market in a year with significant political and economic news to report. LA CHR station KIIS-FM was second with $54 million. No other station billed more than $50 million in 2010.
Here's BIA/Kelsey's top 10.
|Revenue for Station 2010 (x$1,000)||Calls||Format||Market||Market Rank||Owner|
|54,000||KIIS-FM||CHR||Los Angeles||2||Clear Channel|
|49,000||WCBS-AM||News||New York||1||CBS Radio|
|46,000||KFI-AM||News/ Talk||Los Angeles||2||Clear Channel|
|44,300||WLTW-FM||Lite AC||New York||1||Clear Channel|
|43,000||WHTZ-FM||CHR||New York||1||Clear Channel|
|41,000||WINS-AM||News||New York||1||CBS Radio|
|40,500||WFAN-AM||Sports/ Talk||New York||1||CBS Radio|
|39,000||KROQ-FM||Alternative||Los Angeles||2||CBS Radio|
* Bonneville currently plans to sell WTOP to Hubbard Broadcasting.
AMs are doing well. News/talk/sports formats do very well. BIA says the audiences attracted by this programming are sought by national advertisers, so these stations can generate substantial revenues.
Nine of the ten were in the top ten for 2009. The only new station breaking the top ten was WFAN-AM, which was at number 12 for 2009 and has been in the top ten in previous years. WGN-AM, the news/talk station in Chicago, slipped out of the top ten this year to 11th, only slightly behind number ten, KROQ.
Acceptable Use Policy blog comments powered by Disqus
[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Today in Radio History
The history of radio broadcasting extends beyond the work of a few famous inventors.
Read each issue online in our Digital Edition Format in your Web browser.
EAS Information More on EAS
The feed provides feeds for all US states and territories.
Need a calendar for your computer desktop? Use one of ours.
Information from manufacturers and associations about industry news, products, technology and business announcements.
Minneapolis Public Schools upgrades their aging equipment with new Audio over IP technology
Browse Back Issues[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Also in the August Issue
- Trends in Technology: Work Smarter not Harder
- FCC Tees Up Some Late-Summer Business
- What’s “Next” for Radio?
- Field Report: JBL LSR308
- Tech Tips: How To Be in Two Places at Once