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.”
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