Friday, October 17, 2014

RETRO FRIDAY: “BEAKER STREET” KAAY 1972


If you were coming age in flyover country during the early 1970s you probably heard BEAKER STREET on KAAY AM 1090. From 11:00pm to 2:00am KAAY departed from its usual Top 40 format for a one-of-kind progressive rock program hosted by Clyde Clifford.   Clyde played the best tracks of “underground” music plus lengthy stoner tunes like In a Gadda da Vida by Iron Butterfly and Legend of the USS Titanic by Jamie Brockett.  Break out the munchies!

Here is a sample of BEAKER STREET from June 1, 1972:

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A woman I worked with at Transtar Radio Network in the 1980s was the Traffic Director at KAAY, Little Rock during the BEAKER STREET era.  She told me that the station started using the far-out “space noise” to mask the sound from huge fans that blew through the building. KAAY was required to broadcast from the transmitter site during the night because of it’s giant coverage area. 

  KAAY AM 1090 was heard in all of the US east of the Rockies and west of the Appalachians plus parts of Canada, Mexico & the Caribbean.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

NEWS/TALK STATIONS – PPM MARKETS


 Courtesy Radio Research Consortium
http://www.rrconline.org/

NEWS/TALK STATIONS – PPM MARKETS

NIELSEN AUDIO PPM AUGUST 2014 TOP-LINE ESTIMATES
Monday-Sunday 6AM-Midnight Persons 6+
© Nielsen Audio
These data are provided for use by Nielsen Audio subscribers ONLY, in accordance with RRC's limited license with Nielsen Audio.
CALLS
MARKET
METRO
MARKET RANK
METRO
AQH SHARE
WNYC-AM
New York
1
0.5
WNYC-FM
New York
1
2.7
KCRW
Los Angeles
2
1.3
KPCC
Los Angeles
2
1.9
WBEZ
Chicago
3
1.9
KALW
San Francisco
4
0.3
KQED
San Francisco
4
4.7
KERA
Dallas/Fort Worth
5
2.0
KUHF
Houston
6
3.0
WAMU
Washington DC
7
6.2
WHYY
Philadelphia
8
3.0
WABE*
Atlanta
9
3.5
WBUR
Boston
10
4.0
WGBH
Boston
10
2.9
WLRN
Miami
11
2.1
WDET
Detroit
12
0.8
WUOM
Detroit
12
1.3
KPLU*
Seattle/Tacoma
13
2.4
KUOW
Seattle/Tacoma
13
3.2
KJZZ
Phoenix
14
2.0
KNOW
Minneapolis/St. Paul
16
4.2
KPBS
San Diego
17
4.3
WUSF
Tampa/St. Petersburg
18
1.9
KCFR
Denver/Boulder
20
3.8
KUNC*
Denver/Boulder (Greeley station)
20
0.5
WAMU
Baltimore (DC station)
21
1.1
WYPR
Baltimore
21
2.3
KWMU
St. Louis
22
4.0
KOPB
Portland OR
23
6.3
WFAE
Charlotte
24
2.2
WESA
Pittsburgh
25
2.5
KVCR
Riverside/San Bernardino
26
0.7
KUOR
Riverside/San Bernardino (repeats KPCC Los Angeles)
26
0.2
KQEI
Sacramento (repeats KQED San Francisco)
27
0.2
KXJZ
Sacramento
27
3.3
KSTX
San Antonio
28
3.3
KUER
Salt Lake City
29
2.5
WVXU*
Cincinnati
30
2.6
WCPN
Cleveland
31
2.6
WKSU*
Cleveland (Akron station)
31
1.0
KNPR
Las Vegas
32
1.6
WMFE
Orlando
33
1.3
KCUR
Kansas City
34
2.5
KUT
Austin
35
4.1
WCBE*
Columbus OH
37
1.4
WOSU-AM
Columbus OH
37
0.8
WOSU-FM
Columbus OH
37
3.3
WHAD*
Milwaukee
(Wisconsin Public Radio)
38
1.8
WUWM
Milwaukee
38
2.8
WFYI
Indianapolis
40
2.0
WUNC
Raleigh/Durham
42
6.8
WGBH
Providence
(Boston station)
44
1.3
WPLN
Nashville
45
3.2
WFDD
Greensboro/Winston Salem/High Point
46
1.9
WUNC
Greensboro/Winston Salem/High Point
(Raleigh/Durham station)
46
1.1
WLRN
West Palm Beach
(Miami station)
48
2.1
WJCT
Jacksonville
50
3.4
WKNO
Memphis
51
1.9
WFCR*
Hartford/New Britain (Springfield MA station)
52
1.3
WNPR
Hartford/New Britain
52
2.9
* Station also airs blocks of music programming