There’s an upcoming radio station that will play one artist and one artist only – Daily News

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Coming soon to an HD radio, smartphone, smart speaker, or computer near you—everything Frank Sinatra, all the time. It will be a service from Saul Levine, owner of Go Country (105.1 FM) and one of the biggest proponents of digital HD radio in town.

The exact launch date is still uncertain, but Levine promises it will be soon. Maybe as soon as in the week, or even as you read this.

This will be part of Go Country’s additional digital streams that can be decoded if you have HD radio in your home or car, but frankly it’s almost easier — and often more reliable — to hear such stations on the go. using a smartphone app or smart speaker. . When it officially launches, I’ll give more details on how to get it. Live, it will be heard on 105.1 HD3, replacing the current simulcast of K-Jazz (88.1 FM).

The new station will be programmed by Pat Welsh and hosted by Jerry Sharell, described by Levine as “the American authority on Frank Sinatra.”

More national programming

Audacy – formerly and better known as Entercom – is following through on its threat, uh, promise to schedule more stations regionally and nationally, destroying their own future. Last year it was alternative and country stations that became one, now it’s top 40.

The move means Now FM (KNOU, 97.1 FM) will have a morning show from Phoenix, noon from Chicago, afternoon locally based but generic to fit seven other cities in the afternoon. and seven cities in the evening at the same time.

Corporate radio apologists: please explain how this is different from satellite radio – but with 20 minutes of commercials per hour?

Also explain why someone would or should listen.

june nielsens

Oldies must do people good, as KRTH (101.1 FM) once again topped Los Angeles Nielsen’s ratings for the month of June, beating second place KOST (103.5 FM) by a just over half a point, 5.5 to 4.9. Just half a point below was KFI (640 AM) at 4.4, followed by KLVE (107.5 FM) at 4.2 and KBIG My FM (104.3 FM) at 4.1.

Alt 98.7 FM beat its competitor KROQ (106.7 FM) by almost a full point, 3.2 to 2.3, while KIIS-FM (102.7) beat its nearest direct competitor – Now – by almost two full points, 3.7 to 1.8. Even below Now was Power 106, at 1.6.

Interesting note, that 1.6. About a point behind the rating K-WEST had before the decision was made to upgrade to Magic 106…and lower than Magic when the decision was made to upgrade to Power 106. Makes you think – why not let Chuck Martin come back and reprogram the station as K-WEST? I bet he would have beaten KIIS at their own game. But I digress…

Some of the most interesting odds came from the bottom of the list: LA Oldies, heard on 105.1 HD2, got a 0.1 share. Not impressive until you remember this is a station you need a special radio to receive. Same with 80s Roq on 106.7 HD2: a 0.1 share for a station most people can’t get on their regular radios. Classic on AM? Yes… K-Mozart actually gained 0.1 share.

KLOS’ online stream also impressed: 0.2 share of people listening via online streams, smartphones and smart speakers. Add that to KLOS’s 2.8 share, and KLOS has a total of 3.0. Speaking of which, there’s been a buzz around KLOS lately regarding some new music. Is KLOS leaning more towards active rock? It wouldn’t be a bad idea.

To say that KFI dominates the talk format – in addition to all AM stations – would be an understatement. His 3rd place at 4.4 eclipses all other talk stations in town; the next highest does not appear on the list until KRLA’s 28th place (870 AM) 1.4 share. If you include sports talk, KFI still dominates, as the highest-rated sports format sits in 22nd place with KLAC’s 1.6 share (570 AM).

Interestingly, KFI is doing better now than it did comparatively when more listeners tuned into AM than FM. It is impressive, indeed.

Each rating is an estimate of listeners ages 6 and older tuned to a station between 6 a.m. and midnight, as determined by Nielsen Ratings.

1. KRTH (5.5) 2. KOST (4.9) 3. KFI (4.4) 4. KLVE (4.2) 5. KBIG (4.1) 6. Jack-FM, The Wave (3.9) 8. KIIS-FM (3.7) 9 KLAX (3.6) 10. Alt 98.7 (3.2) 11. KLOS, KNX, KRCD (2.8) 14. KPCC (2.6) 15. Go Country (2.5) 16. KLYY, KROQ, KSCA (2.3) 19. Real 92.3 (2.2) ) 20. KJLH, KNOU (1.8) 22. KLAC, KLLI, Power 106, KUSC, KXOL (1.6) 27. KCRW (1.5) 28. KRLA (1.4) 29. KDAY (1.2) 30. KBUE, KEIB (1.1 ) 32. KABC, KFWB (1.0) 34. KDLD, KKJZ (0.8) 36. KFSH (0.7) 37. KWIZ (0.6) 38. KSPN (0.5) 39. KCSN (0. 4) 40. KHJ, KTNQ (0.3) 42.KKLA, KLOS online stream (0.2) 44. KIRN, KKGO HD2, KMZT, KROQ HD2, KWKW (0.1)

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