Country radio tops the ratings

By Linda Navarro Published: January 20, 2014 | 3:25 pm 0
photo - Cutter and Alisha, KATC
Cutter and Alisha, KATC

It was a country kind of radio town this fall, with KCCY "Y96.9" FM and KATC "Cat Country" FM topping the Arbitron ratings chart for all listeners ages 12 andolder.

For morning types, that often meant starting the day with either syndicated Bobby Bones from Nashville on KCCY or Cutter and Alisha from the local KATC studios.

The population count for the Colorado Springs Metro Area ages 12+ during the fall ratings period, Sept. 12-Dec. 4, was 550,150.

COLORADO SPRINGS 12+ FALL ARBITRON RADIO RATINGS, 6 a.m.-midnight

1. KCCY FM (96.9) - Country

2. KATC FM (95.1) - Country

3. KVUU FM (99.9) - Hot Adult Contemporary

4. KKMG FM (98.9) - Pop Contemporary Hit Radio

5. KDZA FM (107.9) - Classic Rock

6. KVOR AM (740) - News Talk Information

7. KKLI FM (106.3) - Adult Contemporary

8 (Tie) KIBT FM (96.1) - Rhythmic Contemporary Hits

8. (Tie) KKFM FM (98.1) - Classic Rock

10. KKPK FM (92.9) - Adult Contemporary

11. KBIQ FM (102.7) - Contemporary Christian

12. KOA AM (850) - News Talk Information

13. KZNT AM (1460) - AM News Talk Information

14. KGFT FM (100.7) - Religious

15. KPHT FM (95.5) Classic Hits

Radio listeners in the metro area in the ages 25-54 demographic often preferred the Denver Broncos' station KDZA FM this fall, followed by KCCY's country sounds and KVUU's adult contemporary. Also carrying the Broncos in this area was Denver's KOA AM. The 25-54 demographic had a metro-area population of 268,848.

COLORADO SPRINGS FALL ARBITRON RADIO RATINGS, LISTENERS AGES 25-54

1. KDZA FM (107.9) - Classic Rock, Denver Broncos

2. (Tie) KCCY FM (96.9) - Country

2. (Tie) KVUU FM (99.9) - Hot Adult Contemporary

4. KATC FM (95.1) - Country

5. KKMG FM (98.9) - Pop Contemporary Hit Radio

6. (Tie) KBIQ FM (102.7) - Contemporary Christian

6. (Tie) KIBT FM (96.1) - Rhythmic Contemporary Hits

6. (Tie) KKFM FM (98.1) Classic Rock

9. KKLI FM (106.3) - Adult Contemporary

10. KKPK FM (92.9) - Adult Contemporary

11 KVOR AM (740) - News Talk Information

12. KOA AM (850) - News Talk Information

13. (Tie) KGFT FM (100.7) - Religious

13. (Tie) KZNT AM (1460) - News Talk Information

15. KPHT FM (95.5) - Classic Hits

Four well-known local stations were not Arbitron subscribers and thus not ranked: KILO FM (94.3), KRXP FM (103.9), KRDO FM (105.5), KRDO AM (1240).

Nonsubscribers are not allowed to use Arbitron ratings numbers, including to set advertising rates. Several other stations didn't record listener numbers high enough to register.

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