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WDRV now #1 in Chicago

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WDRV now #1 in Chicago

Post by CurlyHoward » Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:00 pm

Pretty sad state of affairs, IMO, that a station playing repetitive 80's heavy classic rock can now be #1 in a once-great radio market like Chicago.

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Re: WDRV now #1 in Chicago

Post by windsor » Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:27 pm

With the top station in Chicagoland with a 5 share, shows alot of listeners going elsewhere than AM/FM radio for their listening.


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Re: WDRV now #1 in Chicago

Post by MWmetalhead » Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:36 pm

The Drive's stationality has always been too laid back for my taste. They do have a decent morning show, though.

With most of the market having no access to Active Rock on the FM dial and the market's other longtime classic rock station being long gone, grabbing a 5.4 share frankly doesn't impress me terribly much.

I'm more impressed by 93XRT's showing.


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Re: WDRV now #1 in Chicago

Post by ftballfan » Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:13 pm

Jeff Dugan wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:05 pm
windsor wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:27 pm
With the top station in Chicagoland with a 5 share, shows alot of listeners going elsewhere than AM/FM radio for their listening.
Not true, more people more stations bigger market smaller slices of the pie, a 5 share in Chicago is like a 7 or 8 share in Detroit the audience is there just older, thats why WCSX does well n Detroit, Classic Rock and Classic Hits do well everywhere currently, Top 40 on the other hand not so well the audience in that case is listening to other platforms mainly streaming.
In Chicago, 28 stations (!!!) got over a 1 share apiece, including several rimshot FMs such as 95.9 WERV, 107.9 WLEY, 106.7 WPPN, and 93.5 WVIV. Including stations that didn't make the top 30, subscribing AMs and FMs in Chicago added up to 89.1 of a possible 100 shares, so at most 10 percent of listening in Chicago is to satellite and internet radio. In some parts of Michigan, satellite and internet might have 50 percent or more of total listening.



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Re: WDRV now #1 in Chicago

Post by MWmetalhead » Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:22 pm

ook up radio is still strong from Jacobs Media 91 percent of the population listen to radio,
Many Jacobs Media surveys have sample bias and are not conducted in scientifically sound fashion.


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Re: WDRV now #1 in Chicago

Post by CurlyHoward » Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:14 am

Jeff Dugan wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:12 pm
WXRT has always been a great station in Chicago, it’s to bad no one in Detroit can do a format like WXRT, it could do well. The River 93.9 had the opportunity to do something like that but never really caught on to what a AAA formatted station should actually sound like.
XRT sucks. It's "rock" for the kind of people who'd listen to Bono or Bob Dylan's bowel movements if the labels released them.



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Re: WDRV now #1 in Chicago

Post by MWmetalhead » Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:35 pm

I sorta enjoy 107.1 Ann Arbor and 94.5 Grand Rapids' take on the AAA format.


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Re: WDRV now #1 in Chicago

Post by Myron Falwell » Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:24 pm

Jeff Dugan wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:12 pm
WXRT has always been a great station in Chicago, it’s to bad no one in Detroit can do a format like WXRT, it could do well. The River 93.9 had the opportunity to do something like that but never really caught on to what a AAA formatted station should actually sound like.
It's a legacy brand that was built up 40 years ago and somehow wasn't totally undermined after consolidation reared it's ugly head. A station like WXRT can't be recreated anywhere else, at least not to the degree Entercom or iHeart's "Alt" formats are literal paint-by-numbers.


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