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Big changes in just released June ratings survey; WJR hits all-time record low

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Re: Big changes in just released June ratings survey; WJR hits all-time record low

Post by SpartanAM » Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:54 pm

fuzzpower wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:26 pm
WDTK used to subscribe and drew a 0.1 or 0.2. Their flea powered translator may be the reason the numbers were that high. Does the station even have any sort of weekday local show? I haven’t listened in a few years.

Hugh Hewitt is as boring as Bill Bennett was. Horrible choice for AM Drive.
For what it's worth, John McCulloch ,formerly of WJR does host a one hour show weekday evenings. The point I was trying to make was that WDTK could be contributing to WJRs downward trend of market share. Conservative talk listeners may have jumped ship. If you're a hard core Trump supporter, why bother listening to 760 when you could just keep it locked to 1400 and 101.5?


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Re: Big changes in just released June ratings survey; WJR hits all-time record low

Post by borderboy653659200 » Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:47 am

Or perhaps sponsors have jumped ship !!!!



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Re: Big changes in just released June ratings survey; WJR hits all-time record low

Post by MWmetalhead » Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:49 pm

Salem conservative talk outlets usually score no better than a 0.5 share. The stronger performers (like KRLA) get a 0.8 or 0.9 on occasion. The Detroit stations are among the weaker ones of the group from a market coverage standpoint. 101.5's signal stinks north of M59 and south of Ford Rd. It's also flimsy along the I-94 corridor in Macomb County.

Any impact on 760 is likely minor.

My guess is 760's afternoon drive and weekend ratings are terrible.


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Re: Big changes in just released June ratings survey; WJR hits all-time record low

Post by Jeff Dugan » Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:51 am

WJR needs Hannity back in the 3-6 slot, and be rid of Guy Gordon and Mitch Albom.



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Re: Big changes in just released June ratings survey; WJR hits all-time record low

Post by TomSanders » Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:52 pm

65, wow. They need someone the young people will like, who can get those millennials and Gen Zs to rediscover AM radio. Say, a thirtyish female, maybe a trans, at least a lesbian and definitely out, who giggles a lot and frequently doesn't come to work (calls in "sick"), forcing her producer to cover the show when they don't run a repeat. Can't talk in complete sentences and uses at least one "like" or "y'know" in each fragment she does manage to say. Disagree with her and you're banned for life. That'll get 'em back! Two books and she's #1 in her daypart.



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Post by Jeff Dugan » Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:27 pm

I heard that a Catholic Group called Relevant Radio is interested in a Detroit radio property maybe they will buy WJR, they’ve been buying a ton of AM Stations most recently 950 in Chicago.



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Re: Big changes in just released June ratings survey; WJR hits all-time record low

Post by stopnswop2 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:12 pm

I may actually check out MIX 92.3.
They must be good to beat CSX like 3 times in a row.


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Post by Jeff Dugan » Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:52 pm

If you love R&B than the Mix is just OK.



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Re: Big changes in just released June ratings survey; WJR hits all-time record low

Post by Colonel Flagg » Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:21 pm

Jeff Dugan wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:51 am
WJR needs Hannity back in the 3-6 slot, and be rid of Guy Gordon and Mitch Albom.
Hannity was never in the PM drive slot on WJR. He was carried on "tape delay" at 7PM. Hannity has a bad habit of yelling "Breaking news! Breaking news!" on his shows, and by the time he said that on WJR, it wasn't breaking news anymore. As my old friend, Michael Packer, often said, "You can't air repeats of a current events talk show" which is 100% correct.


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Re: Big changes in just released June ratings survey; WJR hits all-time record low

Post by MWmetalhead » Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:38 pm

Peak traffic on the afternoon drive in Detroit starts at 4PM. For a number of years, 760 carried the first two hours of Hannity's show live. He replaced Albom in the 3p to 5p slot (Albom originally aired from 3p to 6p).

Years later, Hannity was replaced by Savage in the 3p to 5p slot when Lew Dickey decided to cancel Hannity from all large and major market Cumulus stations.


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Post by Jeff Dugan » Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:41 pm

I thought they had Hannity on in the afternoon you’re correct MW, but it still could work for a 3-6 slot.



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Post by windsor » Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:31 pm

Thats the last time I tuned in WJR was when Hannity was 3-6 when he went to DTK Savage took the slot I also tuned him in now Savage is late night???

Guy Gordon and especially Mitch .....suck!!!


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Re: Big changes in just released June ratings survey; WJR hits all-time record low

Post by fuzzpower » Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:51 pm

I don’t think Savage is on WJR. If he is it must be tape delay fairly late.

I don’t recall if he is on WLBY Ann Arbor.



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Post by Jeff Dugan » Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:57 pm

Savage is on from 11pm-1am on 760, I tune in every night, I’m a fan of WJR with the exception of Gordon and Albom those 2 bring the station down in my opinion.



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Re: Big changes in just released June ratings survey; WJR hits all-time record low

Post by Colonel Flagg » Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:11 pm

MWmetalhead wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:38 pm
Peak traffic on the afternoon drive in Detroit starts at 4PM. For a number of years, 760 carried the first two hours of Hannity's show live. He replaced Albom in the 3p to 5p slot (Albom originally aired from 3p to 6p).

Years later, Hannity was replaced by Savage in the 3p to 5p slot when Lew Dickey decided to cancel Hannity from all large and major market Cumulus stations.
I have absolutely no memory of Hannity being in PM drive on WJR. None. When I left the Golden Tower for the last time, he was still on at 7PM. The next time I heard Hannity, he was on WDTK. It goes to show you how seldom some of us tune past WJR, I guess :lol

I have tried, numerous times, to listen to Guy Gordon. Listening to Guy try to stay in the middle lane on every topic does not make for very compelling radio. WJR should have brought back "Sportswrap" at 7PM, the minute they became a Lions affiliate again. Having a different "disguised infomercial" on every night at 7PM may be profitable in the short run, but it's going to drag down your TSL.

It's a shame we don't have another option for Talk in Detroit, as we did when Chuck Fritz owned WXYT. What passes for talk radio here now leaves much to be desired. It's a shame nobody has the stones (or the budget) to try it again on 1270, or even 1130.


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