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New York Radio Revenues

BIA Financial has released its annual report on radio revenues for the previous year. Thanks to the New York Daily News reports each year, we have produced this table comparing station revenues for the past five years.

Station Owner 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
106.7 WLTW Clear Channel  $52.6  $62.8  $65.6  $58.9  $70.2
1010 WINS CBS  $51.8  $57.7  $59.7  $60.8  $60.6
100.3 WHTZ Clear Channel  $49.6  $52.3  $47.3    $48.6
880 WCBS CBS  $46.7  $53.7  $56.2  $56.2  $55.7
660 WFAN CBS  $38.9  $37.5  $50.6  $52.5  $52.5
95.5 WPLJ Citadel  $31.1  $35.8  $37.2    $39.6
97.1 WQHT Emmis  $30.1  $32.3  $31.9    $40.8
97.9 WSKQ Spanish Broadcasting  $29.4  $35.3  $32.5    $36.9
104.3 WAXQ Clear Channel  $29.2  $34.4  $35.1  $33.5
107.5 WBLS Inner City  $28.0  $33.2  $26.8    $25.5
98.7 WRKS Emmis  $26.4  $26.2  $35.5    $28.8
103.5 WKTU Clear Channel  $25.6  $29.0  $34.6    $38.4
105.1 WWPR Clear Channel  $25.0  $26.9  $28.3    $23.9
770 WABC Citadel  $21.3  $23.1  $23.4    $24.0
93.1 WPAT-FM Spanish Broadcasting  $20.8  $23.0  $16.6    $14.8
101.1 WCBS-FM CBS  $18.5  $18.2  $16.1  $23.9  $34.1
102.7 WWFS CBS  $17.8  $18.1  $18.0  $15.4  $7.9
92.3 WXRK CBS  $15.9  $17.0  $18.7  $50.8  $52.2
710 WOR Buckley  $15.1  $16.0  $20.3    $19.6
96.3 WQXR New York Times  $10.6  $12.9  $13.2    $15.4
101.9 WRXP Emmis  $10.4  $14.4  $14.8    $27.0
105.9 WCAA Univision  $9.5  $9.0  $12.3    $4.1
1280 WADO Univision  $9.5  $10.5  $11.4    $7.7
1050 WEPN Disney  $9.3  $10.0  $10.3    $7.8
570 WMCA Salem  $7.9  $8.8  $8.6    $8.3
All figures in Millions.

Most stations have dropped from the revenues posted in 2004, especially those at the top. Some like WFAN from the loss of Imus and WXRK from the loss of Howard Stern were substantial. A few that have risen over the past five years include Clear Channel’s CHR Z100, Inner City’s Urban WBLS, and CBS’ Fresh 102.7 as it has slowly risen from the dead.

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Lance Venta is the Owner and Publisher of RadioInsight.com and a consultant for RadioBB Networks specializing in integration of radio and the internet. Lance has two decades of experience tracking the audio industry and its use of digital platforms.

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