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Re: Local (and other) radio news
« Reply #1470 on: July 10, 2019, 02:27:29 PM »
New ratings out: granted, a lot of fluctuations this month... the Bone drops back to a 3.3 from last month's highest-ever 4.0, and Alt 103.5 is up to a 2.2, their highest in some time. But man: KFOG falls from a 1.6 to a 1.0 -- their lowest-ever. Not even after the purge of April 2016 did they fall THAT low.
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Re: Local (and other) radio news
« Reply #1471 on: August 12, 2019, 05:12:45 PM »
KRBQ (Q-102) has given up on the "throwback hip-hop" format it's been doing for the last 4 years and is now "The Bay Area's Old School", using the same logo that the late, lamented Kiss was using before they became The Breeze. It's not exactly the second coming of Kiss; I'm not seeing any of the danceable New Wave titles or deep cuts that Kiss often played. OTOH, they're going back to the early '70s for Spinners/J-5 type stuff, and Kiss didn't go back that far. Worth a pre-set in the car, at least for now.
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Re: Local (and other) radio news
« Reply #1472 on: August 12, 2019, 05:14:25 PM »
New ratings out: granted, a lot of fluctuations this month... the Bone drops back to a 3.3 from last month's highest-ever 4.0, and Alt 103.5 is up to a 2.2, their highest in some time. But man: KFOG falls from a 1.6 to a 1.0 -- their lowest-ever. Not even after the purge of April 2016 did they fall THAT low.

Could KFOG dumping their South Bay transmitter have something to do with that? Regardless, it looks like Live/Alt 105 is winning the battle that nobody asked for.

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Re: Local (and other) radio news
« Reply #1473 on: August 12, 2019, 05:44:27 PM »
New ratings out: granted, a lot of fluctuations this month... the Bone drops back to a 3.3 from last month's highest-ever 4.0, and Alt 103.5 is up to a 2.2, their highest in some time. But man: KFOG falls from a 1.6 to a 1.0 -- their lowest-ever. Not even after the purge of April 2016 did they fall THAT low.

Could KFOG dumping their South Bay transmitter have something to do with that? Regardless, it looks like Live/Alt 105 is winning the battle that nobody asked for.

It's possible -- not clear to me where the dividing line is between the SF ratings area and the South Bay one. (KFOG has done better down there than up here in recent times)
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Re: Local (and other) radio news
« Reply #1474 on: August 16, 2019, 08:21:19 AM »
News to me, altho' it apparently has been going on since January (!): KPIG is back on 1510 AM. Supposed to be "temporary", but here we are in August and it's still there. Apparently the contract to air Chinese programming there ran out, and Mapleton (KPIG's longtime owner) is in the process of selling it and a bunch of other stations. Enjoy while you can. Nice to have another interesting preset choice in the car.
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Re: Local (and other) radio news
« Reply #1475 on: August 29, 2019, 09:29:08 AM »
For those who have HD receivers: Due to scant 1) listenership and 2) ad revenue iHeart has shut down the HD channels KYLD-HD2(Evolution)/HD3(Alt), KISQ-HD2(Jammin Oldies) and KMEL-HD2(American Top40). They've also turned off the transmission of certain HD channels in other markets, like NYC, too.
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Re: Local (and other) radio news
« Reply #1476 on: August 29, 2019, 10:23:02 AM »
So, earlier this week, channel 2 news reported that KFOG will be no more as of 9/6, and will be simulcasting KNBR from then on.

Probably somewhere else in the posts I'm way behind on...
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Re: Local (and other) radio news
« Reply #1477 on: September 02, 2019, 12:21:51 PM »
New ratings out: granted, a lot of fluctuations this month... the Bone drops back to a 3.3 from last month's highest-ever 4.0, and Alt 103.5 is up to a 2.2, their highest in some time. But man: KFOG falls from a 1.6 to a 1.0 -- their lowest-ever. Not even after the purge of April 2016 did they fall THAT low.

Could KFOG dumping their South Bay transmitter have something to do with that? Regardless, it looks like Live/Alt 105 is winning the battle that nobody asked for.

It's possible -- not clear to me where the dividing line is between the SF ratings area and the South Bay one. (KFOG has done better down there than up here in recent times)

Per a couple of the KFOG post-mortems this week, losing the South Bay station (KFFG) was indeed a big reason why their ratings dropped drastically in June. So, either Cumulus didn't realize that would happen, or they expected it to and didn't care.
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Re: Local (and other) radio news
« Reply #1478 on: September 05, 2019, 11:07:16 PM »
So, earlier this week, channel 2 news reported that KFOG will be no more as of 9/6, and will be simulcasting KNBR from then on.

Probably somewhere else in the posts I'm way behind on...

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