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Terry Boers and Dan Bernstein

Terry Boers and Dan Bernstein

Afternoon listenership was up for grabs in January, with CBS Radio all-news WBBM 780 and WCFS FM 105.9, anchored by Kris Kridel and Keith Johnson, rising to the top of the charts.

Nielsen Audio ratings released Tuesday for the period from January 1 to 28 showed the Newsradio combo displacing longtime afternoon leader Doug Banks of iHeartMedia urban adult-contemporary WVAZ FM 102.7, who fell to third.

Between them was Kevin “Koz” Koske of Hubbard Radio hot adult-contemporary WTMX FM 101.9. Although second overall, Koske finished first among listeners between 25 and 54.

Cracking the afternoon top 10 for the first time were Terry Boers and Dan Bernstein of CBS Radio sports/talk WSCR AM 670.

The latest ratings do not reflect the January 26 start of Roe Conn as afternoon host at Tribune Media news/talk WGN AM 720. His predecessors, Bill Leff and Wendy Snyder, bowed out in a tie for 20th place with a 2.3 share. They now co-host middays on WGN.

Steve Dahl, who succeeded Conn and Richard Roeper at Cumulus Media news/talk WLS AM 890 in November, tied for 25th in afternoons with a 1.4 share.

Here are Chicago’s top 10 afternoon shows among listeners age 6 and older from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, as measured by Nielsen Audio in January, followed by average share (with previous month’s share in parentheses):

1. WBBM AM 780/WCFS FM 105.9 Kris Kridel and Keith Johnson 6.0 (4.2)

2. WTMX FM 101.9 Koz (Kevin Koske) 5.5 (4.1)

3. WVAZ FM 102.7 Doug Banks 5.3 (5.9)

4. WKSC FM 103.5 Jordan (Ryan Gorman) 4.7 (4.4)

5. WLIT FM 93.9 Mick Lee 4.5 (15.0)

6. WBBM FM 96.3 Dougie Stylz and Justin Roman 4.3 (4.3)

7. WGCI FM 107.5 U.B. Rodriguez 3.8 (4.2)

8. WSCR AM 670 Terry Boers and Dan Bernstein 3.6 (2.8)

9. (tie) WKQX FM 101.1 Walter Flakus 3.3 (3.4)

9. (tie) WLS FM 94.7 Robert Murphy 3.3 (2.8)

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