Saturday, December 01, 2007

The Top Ten Markets For Radio

This is from Dan Kelly's excellent classic rock blog you can find here or permanently on your right.

The Countdown is over - and the best market for radio is: Chicago!
"A huge, eclectic variety and still the best morning-show slate anywhere."That according to Sean Ross and the staff at Edison Media Research - who have been counting down their list of the ten best markets for radio over the past several weeks in their excellent "Infinite Dial" blog.

Let's face it, this stuff is very subjective (any top ten list is) but I, like Dan, thought Denver would do better. Denver is (and has always been) one of the bright spots when it comes to radio

FYI, St. Louis is NOT represented anywhere.

The top ten radio markets: Here

1 comment:

Brian Holland said...

Gotta disagree with you on the Denver radio market. I was really disappointed with it during my trip there last month--one too many Hip-Hop stations, not one decent Oldies station, the talk stations were bland and so were the Rock stations. The only one I liked was a college Rock station out of Boulder that played Frank Zappa.

I'm shocked that Kansas City "almost made the list" (?!?). KC has to be one of the dullest radio markets on the planet! We have two classic Rock stations that sound almost identical, three Country stations that also sound almost identical, two ultra-conservative News/Talk stations, four all-Sports stations (which is two too many) that all suck, two Adult Contemporary stations that run wall-to-wall Christmas music every year (two too many again), and not a single old-school Oldies station (on AM or FM).

Then again, like you say, it's a very subjective thing, and we each have differing agendas when it comes to radio, but I'll gladly swap KC's radio market for St. Louis' anytime!

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