Chicago embraces Kiss FM

Kiss FMSixteen radio stations in Chicago boast audiences in excess of one million listeners each week, according to figures released Monday by Nielsen Audio.

WKSC FM 103.5, the Clear Channel pop contemporary-hit radio station known as Kiss FM, again topped the market in fall with a cumulative weekly audience of 2,241,700.

Cume refers to the total number of different persons who tune to a radio station during the course of a week for at least five minutes. It differs from audience share, which refers to the percentage of those listening to a particular station during an average quarter-hour. By that measure, Kiss FM ranks seventh with a 4.0 percent audience share.

Here are the top Chicago stations ranked by weekly cume persons age 6 and older for the fall quarter of 2013 (Sept. 12 through Dec. 4), according to Nielsen Audio:

WKSC FM 103.5 pop contemporary hit radio 2,241,700

WTMX FM 101.9 modern adult contemporary 2,037,000

WBBM FM 96.3 rhythmic contemporary hit radio 2,033,900

WBBM AM 780/WCFS FM 105.9 all news 1,837,100

WLIT FM 93.9 hot adult contemporary 1,803,800

WGCI FM 107.5 urban contemporary 1,590,900

WILV FM 100.3 adult contemporary 1,368,300

WLS FM 94.7 classic hits 1,322,200

WUSN FM 99.5 country 1,300,800

WDRV FM 97.1 classic hits 1,255,700

WIQI FM 101.1 adult hits 1,193,000

WVAZ FM 102.7 urban adult contemporary 1,187,600

WLUP FM 97.9 classic rock 1,168,100

WJMK FM 104.3 adult hits 1,138,900

WPWX FM 92.3 urban contemporary 1,070,200

WXRT FM 93.1 album adult alternative 1,007,000