When it comes to doing what it takes to making a format work, CBS Radio does it right. 1270 on a less than stellar signal is heading towards a 1.0 share, and they are turning up the marketing. 100.3 needs to figure out what they are doing, because that's not good. 106.7 to me has become a lot of Classic Rock tracks that 'CSX has always played and less of the next gen rock that got them to a 3.3 share. That needs to change. 97.1 going to #1 in April with the Wings playoff run(all 5 games of it)and the added Tigers excitement helped that.
I wouldn't really say that the Wings had all to big of an effect on 97.1s ratings. The Tigers every year seem to have this effect on the station during summer months. Just think, they play probably an average of 25 games a month and many are likely returning listeners due to their schedules. But I guess the Wings could have had a small effect.