As we reported yesterday, the Radio Research Consortium (RRC) has recently signed a new agreement to provide Nielsen Audio data from noncommercial through 2020. The new deal requires paperwork from each subscribing station. So, the January PPM data for some noncom stations is not available until the paperwork is completed. January PPM data for these stations is listed as “Pending” in the charts below.
Also today, I compiled a list of commercial stations that program Triple A and Modern Rock. These stations tend to share listening with public radio stations in their markets. Scroll down to see the list.
FEATURED MARKET: DENVER-BOULDER
Noncommercial radio is happening on the Front Range. All three Colorado Public Radio Stations – KCFR, KVOD and OpenAir KVOQ – gained weekly listeners since Fall 2015.
Meanwhile KUNC, Greeley [link], is preparing to sign-on 105.5, a 24/7 Triple A station very soon. On February 29, KUNC is scheduled to begin 24/7 NPR News. KUNC’s new schedule is on the right.
Here is the latest info for the new station that was posted on the KUNC website:
From Neil Best, President & CEO
We are [close to] launching our two new services - news, information and storytelling at 91.5fm and music discovery at 105.5fm. I am pleased to share with you that while the timeline feels tight, at least to us, plans are coming together and we will be ready on Feb. 29.
I want to introduce you to the newest members of the team: Margot Chobanian and Ron Bostwick will join Benji and Keefer, hosting music discovery on 105.5fm.
The first voice you will hear at 6 a.m. Monday morning, Feb. 29 on 105.5fm will be Ron’s. While new to KUNC, many of you will recognize him. For many years Ron has been the host of the pre-taping segments at eTown. He also conducts the on-stage interviews with film stars at the Boulder International Film Festival. On the radio side Ron has been on-air at KFMU in Steamboat Springs and KBCO in Boulder. Ron will be hosting music on 105.5fm from 6-10 a.m. weekdays.
Margot Chobanian comes to middays on KUNC. A native of Michigan, Margot started in radio in her hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan, with stops in Detroit, Fayetteville, Arkansas and Atlanta. From oldies to alternative to Triple A, Margot brings a wide range of experiences to us. She says she is really looking forward to being able to talk about music on-air with you - the audience. Away from the microphone Margot is involved with animal rescue, as witnessed by the four dogs she and her husband have brought with them from Atlanta.
All of us are really looking forward to introducing our two new services on Leap Day. Between now and Feb. 29 we will be sharing more details. Stay with us during this exciting time!
OTHER NONCOM MARKETS WITH ENOUGH DATA TO REPORT
SELECTED COMMERCIAL TRIPLE A & MODERN ROCK STATIONS
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