Minimal changes come with the Day Two release of the May 2019 PPMs, however the latest monthlies did crown new market leaders in Seattle and Detroit and produced a tie at the top in Minneapolis. There were no changes in the Top 5 in Boston and Phoenix, while the No. 1 stations in the Washington, DC, Miami and San Diego markets remain in place.
In the nation’s capital, PPM panelists have voted Hubbard news WTOP-FM to another term as the market’s No. 1 station (9.7-8.7-8.7). It’s status quo for positions two through four with American University news/talk WAMU trending down 8.9-8.7-8.4, followed by Radio One urban AC WMMJ (8.2-7.8-7.7) and Howard University urban AC WHUR-FM (6.4-6.3-6.5). Atlantic Gateway Communications contemporary Christian WGTS (4.6-5.3-5.2) moves from sixth to a fifth place tie with Cumulus Media news/talk WMAL-AM/FM (6.8-5.5-5.2).
No changes in Boston with Beasley Media Group classic hits WROR-FM remaining the top dog, even with a slight drop (7.8-7.8-7.6). iHeartMedia CHR WXKS-FM is up a half-share (7.3-7.1-7.6), followed by Beasley Media Group sports WBZ-FM, up nearly a share month-to-month (6.4-6.2-7.0), Entercom AC WMJX (6.4-6.1-6.2) and iHeartMedia classic rock WZLX (6.0-5.9-6.0).
Miami is another market where the Top 5 remains relatively unchanged. Cox Media Group soft AC WFEZ stays on top (7.4-7.3-6.8), followed by urban AC sister WHQT (6.4-6.3-6.3), Entercom AC WLYF (6.2-6.2-6.1) and Univision Spanish hits WAMR-FM (5.2-5.4-5.6). SBS Spanish classic hits WCMQ-FM enters the Top 5, up a position from April, trending up 5.7-5.1-5.5.
Radio has a new No. 1 in Seattle as Puget Sound Public Radio news/talk KUOW-AM/FM moves from second to first (7.0-5.7-6.1), trading positions with Hubbard CHR KQMV (6.8-6.6-6.0). iHeartMedia classic rock KZOK-FM (4.8-5.6-6.0) remains in third, followed by Entercom country KKWF, which jumps from ninth in April to fourth in the May survey, thanks to a 4.7-4.1-5.0 bump, relocating Bonneville news/talk KIRO-FM to fifth (4.8-4.8-4.9).
A shuffling of the call letters in Detroit has iHeartMedia urban AC WMXD in first place, with a healthy month-to-month increase (7.7-6.0-6.9). In April WMXD was in fourth. AC sister WNIC moves from third to second (6.2-6.1-6.5), followed by last month’s No. 1, Beasley Media Group classic rock WCSX (6.5-6.5-6.4). Entercom news WWJ (6.9-6.1-6.2) moves from second to fourth and iHeartMedia CHR WKQI (5.5-5.6-5.5) remains fifth.
No changes in the Phoenix top rankers with classic rock KSLX-FM entrenched at the top (5.3-6.5-6.1), followed by iHeartMedia AC KESZ (5.3-5.5-5.9), country sister KYOT-FM (5.9-6.6-5.4), CHR cluster mate KZZP (5.1-5.1-5.3) and Entercom classic hits KOOL-FM (4.0-4.1-5.0).
May delivered a first-place tie to Minneapolis as iHeartMedia classic hits KQQL (6.3-5.8-6.8) and Cumulus Media classic rock KQRS-FM (5.6-6.7-6.8) share bragging rights. Hubbard hot AC KSTP (7.0-7.5-6.7) and Cumulus Media rock KXXR (5.9-5.6-6.2) remain in third and fourth, respectively. iHeartMedia CHR KDWB-FM (7.0-6.4-6.1) and University of Northwestern St. Paul contemporary Christian KTIS (5.6-6.5-6.1) are tied for fifth.
San Diego State University news/talk KPBS (7.7-6.0-6.9) keeps its lead in San Diego, followed by Entercom classic hits KXSN (5.0-5.9-6.0), which holds onto second. iHeartMedia CHR KHTS moves from fourth to third (4.8-5.5-5.5), followed by Univision regional Mexican (5.0-5.2-5.2) and XETRA Communicaciones rhythmic CHR XHRM (5.9-5.5-5.1).