Metro Detroit: Newsmakers Nov 12, 2008




Today's NetNews has a nice rundown of the first batch of pre-currency radio ratings from Arbitron's move to portable people monitors in the Detroit market. Of the markets AllAccess reviewed today, Detroit had the least dramatic change -- although AC and Rock formats, which have faired well in other markets, saw growth here. Unlike Dallas and Atlanta, there was no clear cut winner in the Motor City as a trio of stations shared demo crowns. Urban rankers moved around a bit as Radio One's stations fell farther back.

Read the entire breakdown on

A bit of commentary: The following numbers show both WRIF and WCSX are very strong stations in the early PPM ratings. WRIF finished first in the 12+ and 18-49 demos and second in 25-54 and 18-34. 'CSX was second 12+, fourth in 25-54 and 18-49, and ninth in 18-34. If Greater Media is considering big changes at either station on the heels of yesterday's dismissal of J.J. & Lynne from the morning slot at WCSX, perhaps these results should give them some pause.



Phone Scams Volume 12 goes on sale

Fans of the Mojo in Morning gang at hits WKQI-FM, Channel 95-5, won't want to miss what's become a holiday tradition around Detroit - the annual release of another volume of the show's best Phone Scams. The 2-CD set Phone Scams Vol.12 is now on sale at all Metro Detroit Borders stores & online at







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