Radio ratings tidbit

There’s one point of interest to me in the latest Houston radio ratings, which Banjo kindly pointed to. Look at the numbers for erstwhile rocker-turned-Latino station KLOL:

Station Group Owner Format Fa04 Wi05 Sp05 Su05 Fa05 KLOL-FM Clear Channel Hispanic Urban 2.3 3.6 3.7 2.9 2.5

KLOL changed format in November, so the Fall ’04 numbers reflect that style. As I noted in May, when the Winter ’05 numbers came out, that 2.3 was a decline from 2.8 in the Fall of ’04.

Well, guess what? After two strong quarters, KLOL is back down to the same ratings it had when it was the rock and roll station it had always been. What happened? Have they failed to hold their audience, or have other stations recaptured what they lost when KLOL first switched? I’d love to hear Ken Charles’ explanation for this one.

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5 Responses to Radio ratings tidbit

  1. Vernon Guy says:

    Ken Charles is too busy hogging air time with things like lame reverse trivia and gratuitous promo spots. He’s the worst GM/wannabe air personality since the early Dan Patrick days.

  2. jeanette d. says:

    JARVIS JOHNSON – A true voice for District B

    Jarvis Johnson has been an active resident of District B for 34 years.

    Felicia Galloway-Hall retuned two years ago after living out of state for nine years.

    Jarvis Johnson works in the community daily – providing assistance for families in District B through job fairs, career training, school supply drives, childcare, scholarships and educational enrichment programs.

    Felicia Galloway-Hall has refused invitations from residents of District B to become involved in the work of the community.

    Jarvis Johnson isn’t afraid to take a stand, as he has done in the past by demanding that convenience stores provide better customer service, get rid of out dated food and illegal activity surrounding the businesses.

    The only visibility in the community Felicia Galloway-Hall has is her campaign signs.

    Jarvis Johnson has continued to walk the blocks of District B talking to the residents to find out what they wanted from a new administration.

    Where’s Felicia Galloway-Hall?

    A runoff was declared on November 8, 2005.

    63% of the voters didn’t want Galloway-Hall.

    Let’s finish the job on December 10th.

    ** Early voting begins on November 30th **

  3. Carl Whitmarsh says:

    Not to belabor the point, but run-offs are called when no candidate receives 50.1 percent of the vote.

    With 8 candidates in the race, according to the above logic, 63% didn’t want Felicia Hall-Galloway.

    Take it to the next step..75% DON’T WANT JARVIS JOHNSON!

  4. kevin whited says:

    Charles: I’d love to hear Ken Charles’ explanation for this one.

    Why not email him and ask? There are contact options on the various Clear Channel sites. On the few occasoins I’ve ever emailed him, he’s never failed to respond (usually quickly). I’d be curious to hear his explanation as well. 🙂

    Vernon Guy: Worst GM? No way. Charles has delivered the ratings for Clear Channel, and the organization properly regards him as one of its stars. I don’t agree with everything he does, including the flip of 101, but he does deliver the ratings.

    Also, reverse trivia is Chris Baker’s thing. I know it drives Dan Patrick crazy, but I think the real source of Patrick’s frustration is the ratings spanking Baker consistently delivers, whatever station he’s on. Baker blows away his competition (and yeah, he was a Ken Charles hire), as this little post partially demonstrated:

    One can understand why Dan might want to become a pol! 🙂

    Jeanette D: Way to stay on topic! While eating turkey yesterday, I was just wondering to myself which council candidate would stand up to rude convenience store clerks and DEMAND better. It’s good to know that Jarvis Johnson is the man!

  5. Herkimer "Railroad" Steel says:

    The comments made by Jeanette Douglas are suspiciously absent of facts to the support the claims made.For all of you out there who believe in rational thought, logic and the scientific method, put on your thinking caps when reading the statements made on any blog site or anywhere that fact-based data is absent and/or primary and secondary source information is not given. Adhere to the strict discipline of these rules and the logical template that must be employed when formulating opinions about anyone mentioned, whether they are praised or castigated.The philosopher Maritiam said that the only thing that distinguishes humans from animals is our ability to rationalize.The opportunistic among us, since the beginning of time have counted on your ignorance. Their hope, for as long as we have been a species, is that most of us will let our collective guard down and believe any claim without proof.As you know, in the absence of empirical data, fact evidence or proof, any statement, accusation or claim is just that – merely an unsubstantiated claim.For example, I could claim that I am the Associate Dean of Philosophy at Rice on this blog or the deputy director of Flood Plain Management for the Harris County Flood Control District and without proof you would be asked to believe that. I am a firm believer in the positive campaign method of selection for prospective office holders. I also believe in exhaustive research on that candidate to determine beyond a reasonable doubt that they are the absolute best candidate for the office they seek.It is for this reason I have selected this Blog site to correct (with facts) prevarications made and inform (with facts) glaring omissions if apparent. You might say I am the “Pro Bono Mercenary for Truth”.First let us look at the claim of Ms. Galloway-Hall’s residency.Ms. Galloway Hall is a home owner who resides within the incorporated City limits in District B, Harris County Texas. Because she owns a home and pays property taxes, her residency is easy to track. The claim made by this party is patently false just based on ownership data on HCAD records. One does not have to be brilliant to determine years of ownership. One need only desire the truth.I suspect the Jeanette Douglas, the writer of the aforementioned digital missive is neither the former nor the latter.More to Come

    Herkimer “Railroad” Steel

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