It looks like Erie radio listeners love “94.7 Bob FM.” The new variety hits station (which was oldies “Froggy 94.7”) has knocked top 40 powerhouse “Star 104” off the top spot in the latest book. The book was very good for Connoisseur Media who owns the top 2 stations as well as rock station “Rocket 101” (which moved up to 3rd) and “93.9 The Wolf”, which has been impressive in it’s first 2 books with it’s younger leaning country format. “The Wolf ” is tied for 4th with Citadel AC, “Classy 100.” Meanwhile, Citadel Broadcasting has lost some momentum since fall of ’06. While classic rock outlet “Z102.3” holds steady at 5th, 6th place belongs to “Country 98” which has lost it’s dominance since “The Wolf” signed on last year. The first of the AM stations is talk outlet “Jet Radio 1400” in 7th followed in 8th by WRIE “ESPN 1260 The Score.” The sports station flipped from nostalgia after WFNN 1330 flipped from sports to oldies in order to fill the void left by the flip on 94.7. Some listeners of WRIE’s previous format flipped over to “AM 740” CHWO from Toronto, moving the 50,000 watt powerhouse to tie for 9th with christian contemporary, WCTL. 10TH place is a tie between WFNN 1330 and the Meadville / Oil City country duo of “Froggy 100.3 / 98.5.” Not surprisingly, “FM 96” from London, Ontario was not even in the last book. The active rock station can no longer be heard locally in some parts of Erie because of a new low powered FM station WXNM, also at 95.9. Hopefully, the new station can find another spot on the dial.
Aug 15 2007