Friday, October 31, 2014

RETRO FRIDAY: NATIONAL LAMPOON RADIO HOUR


Here is a radio program I truly miss: The National Lampoon Radio Hour.

The National Lampoon Radio Hour was created by Michael O’Donoghue and Bob Tischier. It was written, produced and self-distributed by National Lampoon magazine from November 1973 until December 1974.  At its peak, it was aired on over 600 stations. Writers and performers included John Belushi, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, Harold Ramis, Richard Belzer, Anne Beatts and Christopher Guest.

Give a listen to one of the program's best clips: Deteriorata, a parody  of Desiderata, an up-with-people 1971 Top 40 hit by Les Crane. Deteriorata written by Tony Hendra and voiced by Norman Rose.  Melissa Manchester sang the haunting vocal track.

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The National Lampoon Radio Hour ceased production when many of the writers and performers left to start Saturday Night Live on NBC.





The National Lampoon Radio Hour
1973 - 1974
Michael O’Donoghue, Creator
The National Lampoon Radio Hour

Thursday, October 30, 2014

CLASSICAL WEEKLY CUME AUDIENCES & CUME RATINGS



CLASSICAL STATIONS WEEKLY CUME PERSONS
METRO PERSONS 6+, MONDAY – SUNDAY 6AM – MIDNIGHT

NIELSEN AUDIO PPM SUMMER 2014
June 19 – September 10 Top-Line Estimates

DATA © NIELSON AUDIO
Provided by RRC, Inc. for use by subscribers only.
© Radio Research Consortium, Inc. // www.RRConline.org // RRC@RRConline.org
Format designations are the sole responsibility of Ken Mills Agency, LLC. Contact us publicradio@hotmail.com..
Definition of “WEEKLY CUME AUDIENCE” – “Cume” means cumulative listening – a measure of the total number of different persons in the designated metro area exposed to an encoded station for at least five minutes in a quarter-hour during an average week in a survey period.

STATION
NIELSEN AUDIO MARKET
METRO RANK
WEEKLY METRO CUME
1
KUSC
Los Angeles
2
729,500
2
WQXR
New York
1
557,700
3
KDFC
San Francisco
4
366,600
4
WETA
Washington DC
7
357,200
5
KING
Seattle/Tacoma
13
285,600
6
WCRB
Boston
10
215,800
7
WRTI*
Philadelphia
8
199,200
8
KJSN
Minneapolis/St. Paul
17
187,500
9
KQAC
Portland OR
23
168,500
10
KUHA
Houston
6
167,200
11
KBAQ
Phoenix
14
136,500
12
WKCP
Miami
11
128,900
13
WBJC
Baltimore
21
123,400
14
WRCJ*
Detroit
12
110,600
15
WGUC
Cincinnati
30
109,500
16
KPAC
San Antonio
28
106,200
17
WDAV
Charlotte
24
95,900
18
WCPE
Raleigh/Durham
42
84,200
19
KNCV
Las Vegas
32
78,200
20
KMFA
Austin
35
74,300
21
KXPR
Sacramento
27
64,600
22
KBYU
Salt Lake City
29
64,600
23
WCLV
Cleveland
31
56,500
24
WOSA
Columbus
37
56,400
25
KVOD
Denver/Boulder
20
54,600
26
WICR*
Indianapolis
40
46,800
27
WPBI
West Palm Beach
(Repeats WKCP Miami)
48
46,800
28
WFCL
Nashville
45
42,900
29
WSMR
Tampa/St. Petersburg
18
40,400
* Station also airs blocks of jazz music

CLASSICAL STATIONS WEEKLY CUME RATINGS
METRO PERSONS 6+, MONDAY – SUNDAY 6AM – MIDNIGHT

NIELSEN AUDIO PPM SUMMER 2014
June 19 – September 10 Top-Line Estimates

DATA © NIELSON AUDIO
Provided by RRC, Inc. for use by subscribers only.
© Radio Research Consortium, Inc. // www.RRConline.org // RRC@RRConline.org
Format designations are the sole responsibility of Ken Mills Agency, LLC. Contact us publicradio@hotmail.com..
Definition of “WEEKLY CUME RATING” – “Cume” means cumulative listening – a measure of the total number of different persons exposed to an encoded station for at least five minutes in a quarter-hour during an average week in a survey period. “Cume Rating” is the Metro Cume Persons as a percentage of the Metro Population in the market.

STATION
NIELSEN AUDIO MARKET
METRO RANK
WEEKLY
CUME RATING
1
KING
Seattle/Tacoma
13
7.3
2
KQAC
Portland OR
23
7.1
3
WETA
Washington DC
7
6.9
4
KBYU
Salt Lake City
29
6.8
5
KUSC
Los Angeles
2
6.0
5
KJSN
Minneapolis/St. Paul
17
6.0
7
WGUC
Cincinnati
30
5.6
8
WCPE
Raleigh/Durham
42
5.4
9
KDFC
San Francisco
4
5.3
10
KPAC
San Antonio
28
5.1
11
WBJC
Baltimore
21
4.8
12
WCRB
Boston
10
4.8
13
KMFA
Austin
35
4.2
14
WDAV
Charlotte
24
4.1
14
WRCJ*
Detroit
12
4.1
14
KUHA
Houston
6
4.1
17
WRTI*
Philadelphia
8
4.0
18
KNCV
Las Vegas
32
3.9
19
KBAQ
Phoenix
14
3.7
20
WPBI
West Palm Beach
(Repeats WKCP Miami)
48
3.6
21
WOSA
Columbus
37
3.2
21
KVOD
Denver/Boulder
20
3.2
21
WQXR
New York
1
3.2
24
WKCP
Miami
11
3.1
24
KXPR
Sacramento
27
3.1
26
WCLV
Cleveland
31
3.0
27
WICR*
Indianapolis
40
2.9
27
WFCL
Nashville
45
2.9
29
WSMR
Tampa/St. Petersburg
18
1.5
* Station also airs blocks of jazz music