Hubbard’s News 103.5 WTOP Washington, DC holds the number one spot for the second straight year as revenues rise from $57.2 to $64 Million. Clear Channel’s CHR 102.7 KIIS Los Angeles holds steady at number two with a rise from $43M to $57. Sister News/Talk 640 KFI Los Angeles rises from fourth to third with $48.1M. The addition of a 105.9 simulcast boosts CBS’ News 780 WBBM Chicago from seventh to fourth with $48M. CBS’ News 880 WCBS New York drops to fifth with $47.5M. The rest of the top 10 is rounded out by CHR 100.3 WHTZ New York’s $46M, Modern Rock 106.7 KROQ Los Angeles, News 1010 WINS New York, and AC 106.7 WLTW New York all at $42 Million and Sports 660 WFAN New York at $40.5M. All ten stations were in the top 10 in 2010 as well.
Crain’s New York has a perspective in regards to the New York stations on the list. Time-Out Chicago’s Robert Feder runs down the top 5 billers in Chicago which includes Hubbard’s Hot AC 101.9 WTMX, Tribune’s News/Talk 720 WGN, Univision’s Regional Mexican 105.1 WOJO, and CBS’ Country 99.5 WUSN.