Winter did wonders again for KOST-FM (103.5) as listeners' appetite for holiday-themed music bouyed the station to the top of the local radio ratings for the second straight month.
Numbers released Tuesday by
The adult contemporary station grew its share of the Los Angeles-Orange County audience to 10.4% for the period that ran Dec. 5 to Jan. 1 -- up from 6.3% the previous month. More than 4.74 million people tuned in for more than five minutes each week.
In addition, the station's "Mark & Kristin in the Morning" scored the highest ratings during the 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. period on weekdays, considered prime time for radio. With a 7.7% share and 1.37 million tuning in, "Mark & Kristin" bested the prior month's top jockeys Kevin Ryder and Gene "Bean" Baxter of the alternative rock outlet KROQ-FM (106.7).
Ryder and Baxter brought in 5% of the audience this time around, coming in ahead of the morning lineup at talk station KFI-AM (640) featuring
Vying for the top spot among public radio channels, news and information station KPCC-FM (89.3) and classical destination KUSC were neck-and-neck at No. 20 and No. 21, respectively.
In terms of audience share, the top 10 stations were, in order, KOST, KBIG-FM (104.3), KIIS-FM (102.7), KPWR-FM (105.9), KAMP-FM (97.1), KRTH-FM (101.1), KROQ, KLVE-FM (107.5), KLAX-FM (97.9) and KFI.
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