Emmis’ WTHI-FM in Terre Haute Highest-Rated Radio Station in the U.S. in 2011

INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Emmis Communication’s WTHI-FM, HI-99, The Wabash Valley’s Country Station, was the highest rated radio station in the United States in 2011, according to BIA.

With listeners 12 and older, WTHI earned a 27.1 share in the Spring 2011 book and returned in the Fall with a 26.3 share, making it the highest rated station in the country for 2011. HI-99 has frequently been the highest-rated country format in the U.S., however, it was a clear No. 1 among all formats of the 14,728 radio stations in the United States.

“I am proud of our entire team for such a remarkable accomplishment,” said James Conner, Vice President and General Manager of Emmis-Terre Haute. “This type of an achievement wouldn’t be possible without the dedication of our on-air staff led by country DJ Hall of Fame member Barry Kent. A majority of our employees have been with WTHI for 10 or more years and they understand the dedication required to maintain a high level of success in our ever changing industry. Our team’s professionalism, work ethic, and dedication to our community is what sets us apart.”

About WTHI

An Emmis Communications station, WTHI-FM has led the Terre Haute market ratings for over twenty years. In 2007, the station celebrated 25 years in the country format. Over the years, WTHI has raised more than $1,000,000 for the kids at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

SOURCE Emmis Communications

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