West Michigan: Newsmakers Feb 17, 2008




Grand Rapids Press:

Tim Feagan, Clear Channel's president and general manager, is happy about the recent Arbitron ratings in which the group's stations ranked Nos. 1, 2 and 3. In the commercial radio stations 12-plus category, WOOD-AM (1300) took first place with an 8.5 share. WBCT-FM (93.7) is in second with 7.5, and WOOD-FM (105.7) is third with 6.3. Notably, noncommercial radio WCSG-FM (91.3) ended with a 5.7 share, which would put it in fourth place against the commercial radio stations... Clear Channel scores ratings trifecta (Sun, 2/17)

The switch of WMAX-FM (96.1) to an alternative format has gone better than expected, Clear Channel management says. "The biggest surprise has been from the amount of e-mails we have already received from the public with positive feedback for the change," operations manager Doug Montgomery said. "We have a piece of software that allows us to track our Web site traffic and the number of people listening to our Internet stream, and both of those metrics have more than tripled since the launch." Competitor WGRD-FM (97.9), owned by Regent Communications, is unimpressed... WMAX-FM is now Radio X (Sun, 2/17)







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