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Round One of June PPMs Released

The first of four rounds of ratings information from Nielsen Audio’s June 2023 PPM survey has been released for New York; Los Angeles; Chicago; San Francisco; Dallas; Houston; Atlanta; Philadelphia; Nassau-Suffolk (Long Island); Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario; San Jose; and Middlesex-Somerset-Union (New Jersey). Nielsen Audio’s June 2023 sweep covered May 25 – June 21. Among his “Takeaways,” TALKERS managing editor Mike Kinosian notes that Audacy-owned WFAN-FM & WFAN-AM notches the largest spoken-word (news/talk; all-news; sports talk; and public radio news/talk) month-to-month improvement in these dozen metered markets. “Sports Radio 101.9 FM & 66 AM” elevates by +1.4 in Middlesex-Somerset-Union (3.2 – 4.6, 6+) and advances from ninth to sixth. Conversely, another sports talk outlet suffers the sharpest month-to-month decline, as Cumulus Media Dallas’ KTCK falters by -1.5 (6.6 – 5.1, 6+). Thus, after five months at #1, “Sports Radio The Ticket” slips to the runner-up slot. Off by three-tenths each in New York are Red Apple Media news/talk WABC-AM & WLIR-FM “77 Talk Radio” (3.7 – 3.4, #11 to #10, 6+) and iHeartMedia-owned/similarly-formatted WOR “710 – The Voice of New York” (1.7 – 1.4, #18 to #20, 6+). Spoken-word outlets from these dozen PPM markets boasting the highest market rank are Audacy San Francisco’s KCBS-AM & KFRC “All News 740 AM & 106.9 FM” (6.4 – 5.9, -.5, steady at #2) and Dallas’ aforementioned “Ticket.” See Mike Kinosian’s complete Ratings Takeaways here.