It looks like Drew Lane's ongoing (and seemingly, open-ended) absence from the top-rated "Drew and Mike" morning show is going to be problematic for WRIF-FM (101.1) in the ratings. The Arbitron summer book, the quarterly ratings for radio listenership for July, August and September, were released Tuesday, and Greater Media's WRIF dropped overall from No. 4, to No. 9. Steve Harvey's syndicated morning show, carried by WMXD-FM "The Mix" (92.3), jumped from No. 3 in the spring book to the No. 1 slot in the morning, ahead of "Drew and Mike," the area's perennial No. 1 morning show. In the 18- to 34-year-old demographic, WQKI-AM (95.5)'s "Mojo in the Morning" show captured the No. 1 ranking over WRIF's "Drew and Mike," at No. 2. Clear Channel-owned The Mix is proving itself to be the closest thing Detroit has to a mainstream music radio station, recapturing No. 1 overall in the 12-plus age group after losing it in the last two ratings books... 'Mix' up, RIFF down in summer ratings (Wed, 10/17)
Detroit Free Press:
WMXD just landed the kind of summer ratings that radio executives dream about. In Arbitron scores for the third quarter released Tuesday, the Clear Channel-owned station -- a mix of modern R&B and talk aimed at black audiences -- led the metro Detroit market among overall listeners and in the advertiser-coveted 25-54 demographic. And its syndicated morning star Steve Harvey knocked Greater Media-owned WRIF's Drew Lane and Mike Clark from the overall morning throne by an 8.3 to 8.2 score. However, Drew and Mike maintained the lead among the highly profitable 25-54 demographic in the mornings, with an 11.9 mark to Harvey's 9.2. CBS-owned WWJ carded a solid summer, usually not the station's strongest season... WMXD tops radio ratings (Wed, 10/17)
Top five stations in Detroit among all listeners during the summer were WMXD-FM, WWJ-AM, WJR-AM, WJLB-FM, and WVMV-FM... Summer 12+ Arbitron ratings for Detroit
CKWW to air 26 U-M hockey games
University of Michigan Hockey will return to Oldies CKWW AM 580, known on-air as Motor City Favorites, starting with this Friday's game against Northern Michigan at 7 p.m. CKWW will air a total of 26 games during the 2007-08 regular season, up from 16 least season.
Al Randall and Jim Hunt are the U of M hockey broadcast team.