Chicago radio ratings: Chicago Public Media WBEZ, V103 tie for first place

WBEZ Chicago; V103

Chicago Public Media news/talk WBEZ 91.5-FM overtook Audacy all-news combo WBBM 780-AM/WCFS 105.9-FM to tie for first place with iHeartMedia R&B WVAZ 102.7-FM in the latest Chicago radio ratings.

WBEZ also led in mornings featuring NPR's “Morning Edition” and “BBC Newshour” with local news anchored by Mary Dixon, according to the Nielsen Audio survey released Monday.

Mary Dixon

Nexstar Media news/talk WGN 720-AM declined overall but remained second in mornings with Bob Sirott. WBBM Newsradio was third in mornings with Cisco Cotto.

WLIT 93.9-FM, the iHeartMedia adult contemporary station, finished first in middays with Robin Rock. Afternoons on Lite FM with Mick Lee tied with WBBM Newsradio, anchored by Keith Johnson and Lisa Fielding.

V103 won evenings with syndicated host Keith Sweat.

Here are Chicago’s top 32 radio stations from 6 a.m. to midnight Monday through Sunday, as measured by Nielsen Audio from February 3 to March 2, followed by format and average quarter-hour share of listeners age 6 and older (with previous month’s share in parentheses):

1. (tie) WBEZ 91.5-FM public radio news talk, 5.7 (5.4); WVAZ 102.7-FM R&B, 5.7 (5.7)
3. WBBM 780-AM/WCFS 105.9-FM all news, 5.1 (5.7)
4. WLIT 93.9-FM adult contemporary, 5.0 (5.1)
5. (tie) WDRV 97.1-FM classic rock, 4.6 (4.8); WGN 720-AM news talk, 4.6 (5.2)
7. WXRT 93.1-FM adult album alternative, 3.7 (3.2)
8. WRME 87.7-FM soft rock oldies, 3.3 (2.6)
9. (tie) WOJO 105.1-FM Mexican regional, 3.2 (3.5); WPPN 106.7-FM Spanish adult contemporary, 3.2 (2.8)
11. WLS 94.7-FM classic hits, 3.1 (2.9)
12. WUSN 99.5-FM country, 3.0 (3.1)
13. WTMX 101.9-FM hot adult contemporary, 2.9 (3.4)
14. WKSC 103.5-FM Top 40, 2.7 (2.9)
15. (tie) WBMX 104.3-FM classic hip-hop, 2.5 (2.4); WCHI 95.5-FM rock, 2.5 (2.5); WGCI 107.5-FM hip-hop, 2.5 (2.1)
18. WBBM 96.3-FM Top 40, 2.3 (2.4)
19. WLEY 107.9-FM Mexican regional, 2.2 (1.8)
20. WSHE 100.3-FM adult contemporary, 2.0 (2.2)
21. WKQX 101.1-FM alternative rock, 1.9 (1.6)
22. WSCR 670-AM sports talk, 1.6 (2.0)
23. WFMT 98.7-FM classical, 1.5 (1.8)
24. WLS 890-AM news talk, 1.4 (1.0)
25. WCKL 97.9-FM contemporary Christian music, 1.3 (1.3)
26. WPWX 92.3-FM hip-hop, 1.2 (1.1)
27. WVIV 93.5-FM Spanish contemporary, 1.0 (0.9)
28. WMVP 1000-AM sports talk, 0.9 (1.3)
29. (tie) WDCB 90.9-FM public radio jazz, 0.7 (0.8); WERV 95.9-FM classic hits, 0.7 (0.8); WMBI 90.1-FM Christian ministry, 0.7 (0.6); WSRB 106.3-FM R&B, 0.7 (0.7)

Here are Chicago radio’s top 10 morning shows from 6 to 10 a.m. Monday through Friday, as measured by Nielsen:

1. WBEZ 91.5-FM “Morning Edition”; “BBC Newshour”
2. WGN 720-AM Bob Sirott
3. WBBM 780-AM/WCFS 105.9-FM Cisco Cotto
4. WVAZ 102.7-FM Steve Harvey
5. WOJO 105.1-FM Raúl Molinar, Carla Medrano and Andrés Maldonado
6. WTMX 101.9-FM Chris Petlak, Nikki Chuminatto, Brian Paruch and Violeta Podrumedic
7. WDRV 97.1-FM Brian Sherman and Steve Tingle
8. WKSC 103.5-FM Christopher “Fred” Frederick
9. WLIT 93.9-FM Melissa Forman
10. WPPN 106.7-FM Mauricio Gonzalez

Here are Chicago radio’s top 10 midday shows from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, as measured by Nielsen:

1. WLIT 93.9-FM Robin Rock
2. WDRV 97.1-FM Bob Stroud
3. WGN 720-AM John Williams
4. WVAZ 102.7-FM Bioncé Foxx
5. WBEZ 91.5-FM “1A”; “Reset”; “Here and Now”
6. WRME 87.7-FM
7. WBBM 780-AM/WCFS 105.9-FM Rob Hart
8. WXRT 93.1-FM Lin Brehmer
9. WPPN 106.7-FM Vicky Aguilera
10. WOJO 105.1-FM Rafael “El Primo Rafa” Bautista

Here are Chicago radio’s top 10 afternoon shows from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, as measured by Nielsen:

1. (tie) WBBM 780-AM/WCFS 105.9-FM Keith Johnson and Lisa Fielding; WLIT 93.9-FM Mick Lee
3. WBEZ 91.5-FM “All Things Considered”; “Marketplace”
4. WVAZ 102.7-FM Joe Soto
5. WDRV 97.1-FM Steve Seaver and Janda Lane
6. WXRT 93.1-FM Marty Lennartz
7. WPPN 106.7-FM Pancho Mercado and Maria Esther Mendez
8. (tie) WUSN 99.5-FM Scotty Kay; WGN 720-AM Lisa Dent
10. (tie) WBMX 104.3-FM Sean “Sonic” Leckie; WKSC 103.5-FM Brady Broski; WRME 87.7-FM; WTMX 101.9-FM Lisa Allen

Here are Chicago radio’s top 10 evening shows from 7 p.m. to midnight Monday through Friday, as measured by Nielsen:

1. WVAZ 102.7-FM Keith Sweat
2. WBBM 780-AM/WCFS 105.9-FM Bob Conway; Andy Dahn
3. WXRT 93.1-FM Ryan Arnold
4. (tie) WBEZ 91.5-FM “Marketplace”; “The Daily”; “Fresh Air”; “1A”; “BBC World Service”; WFMT 98.7-FM Kerry Frumkin
6. WLIT 93.9-FM Delilah Rene
7. WBMX 104.3-FM
8. WGCI 107.5-FM Zach Boog
9. WUSN 99.5-FM Rob Stone and Holly Hutton
10. WDRV 97.1-FM John “Byrd” Kempf

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