Chicago PPM results for December

Since this survey is an anomaly because of the Holidays (a.k.a. skewed because of Christmas music), we’ll refrain from the listing the winners and losers. But that doesn’t stop yours truly from making a few observations… Remember, this is based on overall 6+ numbers: – WLIT (Lite FM) did gangbusters with Xmas music in December, as it finished first. The […]

It’s beginning to look a lot like…

WLIT-FM is expected to switch to an all-Christmas format beginning tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. The date this year is later than it was in 2007 (Nov. 2) and 2006 (Nov.3). A countdown clock on the station’s website stated it would flip to Xmas tunes on November 21, but the start date had been “floating”. So get ready for a month […]

Nat King Cole’s "Christmas Song" most loved

Edison Research has released a national survey they did of the most loved and hated Christmas songs. Topping the most loved list was Nat King Cole’s “The Christmas Song”, with Bing Crosby’s classic “White Christmas” second. The most hated was the instrumental version of “Jingle Bells” by the Singing Dogs (They just bark the tune. Literally.) Also making the most […]

WGCI drops to 5th in first fall Arbitrend

Usually don’t report on trends, but WGCI is continuing to pay for dropping Howard McGee and replacing it with Steve Harvey’s morning show. It was a bad trend for Clear Channel, with just two of its stations showing an increase and WLIT bottoming out to an all-time low. The station recently flipped to Christmas music. But the unlikely winner was […]

Rosenthal: WCKG to flip to Xmas msic

Contradicting a earlier report that WCKG was going to flip to Adult Contemporary on Friday, Phil Rosenthal in the Chicago Tribune is reporting that WCKG will flip to an all-Christmas music format instead, beating WLIT to the punch. WLIT has aired the Jingle Bells format for years during the Christmas season. In fact, WLIT had a countdown clock on it […]