BIAfn: WLTW/NY Tops Revenue List
April 6, 2006 at 10:05 AM (PT)
BIA FINANCIAL NETWORK's 2005 list of radio's top 10 billers looks remarkably like the previous year's, with just one change at the bottom and most stations roughly flat year-to-year. The list is topped by CLEAR CHANNEL's AC WLTW (LITE 106.7)/NEW YORK at $68.3 million, followed by CBS Alternative KROQ/LOS ANGELES ($67.6 million), moving one spot ahead of CBS News WINS-A/NEW YORK ($60.8 million). The rest of the list: CLEAR CHANNEL Talk KFI-A/LOS ANGELES ($59.3 million), EMMIS Top 40-Rhythm KPWR (POWER 106)/LOS ANGELES ($57.9 million), CBS News WCBS-A/NEW YORK ($57.2 million), CBS Sports WFAN-A/NEW YORK ($54 million), CLEAR CHANNEL Top 40 KIIS/LOS ANGELES ($52.8 million), CBS' then-Rock WXRK (92.3 K-ROCK, now WFNY-F (92.3 FREE FM))/NEW YORK ($52.5 million), and TRIBUNE Talk WGN-A/CHICAGO ($52.4 million, knocking KOST/LOS ANGELES out of the top 10).
Measured by clusters, CLEAR CHANNEL/LOS ANGELES leads at $285.8 million, followed by CBS/LOS ANGELES ($274 million), CBS/NEW YORK ($262.7 million), CLEAR CHANNEL/NEW YORK ($211.1 million), CBS/CHICAGO ($167.5 million), CBS/BOSTON ($123.575 million). CLEAR CHANNEL/HOUSTON ($115.6 million), COX/ATLANTA ($110.7 million), CBS/PHILADELPHIA ($106.3 million), and CLEAR CHANNEL/CHICAGO ($105.6 million).