Ratings for Talk stations across the country are dropping. Stations that were reliably top 10, like WABC, are now struggling.
In the largest ten markets, only three Talk stations make the top 10: KFI LA, WGN Chicago, and WSB Atlanta. (WLS Chicago is #11.) So it's an uphill battle for WPHT. But let's see how they do and how badly WWIQ performs with their mostly syndicated far-right line up.
WABC is struggling because it is 100% syndicated Mon-Fri. WOR and WNYM do not provide a mostly local alternative. Talk radio in NY is the worst
in the country! A local or mostly local talk radio station is not available in NY, which is why talk is struggling in NY. A NY centric talk format, well marketed and programmed would be a winner but no one has the guts to do it!
It is disgraceful that talk radio in market #1 is on a par with market #200!