Chicago radio ratings: ‘Great day’ for Univision’s WOJO

Aileen Ocana (Photo: Univision Chicago)

Univision Chicago’s flagship WOJO 105.1-FM was en fuego in the latest radio ratings, according to Nielsen Audio figures released Monday.

The regional Mexican music station known as “La Que Buena 105.1”  jumped to No. 2 overall — behind only iHeartMedia urban adult-contemporary WVAZ 102.7-FM, the perennial leader. In several key adult demographics — including 25-to-54 and 18-to-49 — WOJO finished first.

“It’s a great day here at Univision, especially considering how competitive this radio market is,” said Doug Levy, senior vice president and general manager of Univision Local Media Chicago. “It’s gratifying to see our premium brand at the top of the ranker this month.”

The latest Nielsen Audio survey ran from March 29 to April 25.

Here are Chicago’s top 30 radio stations from 6 a.m. to midnight Monday through Sunday, as measured by Nielsen Audio in April, followed by format and average share of listeners age 6 and older (with March share in parentheses):

1. WVAZ 102.7-FM urban adult contemporary, 6.1 (6.1)
2. (tie) WOJO 105.1-FM Mexican regional, 5.0 (4.2); WTMX 101.9-FM hot adult contemporary, 5.0 (5.1)
4. WBBM 780-AM/WCFS 105.9-FM all news, 4.9 (5.1)
5. WDRV 97.1-FM classic rock, 4.6 (4.2)
6. WLS 94.7-FM classic hits, 3.8 (3.5)
7. (tie) WBMX 104.3-FM classic hip hop, 3.5 (4.5); WRME 87.7-FM soft rock oldies, 3.5 (3.5); WUSN 99.5-FM country, 3.5 (3.9)
10. (tie) WKSC 103.5-FM Top 40, 3.3 (3.1); WLIT 93.9-FM adult contemporary, 3.3 (3.1); WXRT 93.1-FM adult album alternative, 3.3 (3.5)
13. WSCR 670-AM sports talk, 3.2 (2.3)
14. WKQX 101.1-FM alternative rock, 3.1 (2.8)
15. (tie) WBEZ 91.5-FM public radio news talk, 3.0 (2.5); WLEY 107.9-FM Mexican regional, 3.0 (3.0)
17. WGCI 107.5-FM urban contemporary, 2.8 (3.0)
18. WBBM 96.3-FM Top 40, 2.7 (2.9)
19. WSHE 100.3-FM adult contemporary, 2.6 (3.1)
20. WPPN 106.7-FM Spanish adult contemporary, 2.3 (2.5)
21. WPWX 92.3-FM urban contemporary, 2.1 (2.4)
22. WGN 720-AM news talk, 2.0 (2.2)
23. (tie) WEBG 95.5-FM country, 1.8 (1.5); WLS 890-AM news talk, 1.8 (2.0)
25. WMVP 1000-AM sports talk, 1.4 (1.5)
26. WJKL 94.3-FM Christian adult contemporary, 1.3 (1.2)
27. WFMT 98.7-FM classical, 1.2 (1.2)
28. WVIV 93.5-FM Spanish contemporary, 1.1 (1.2)
29. WIND 560-AM news talk, 1.0 (1.1)
30. (tie) WCPT 820-AM news talk 0.8 (0.8); WMBI 90.1-FM Christian ministry, 0.8 (0.6)

Here are Chicago radio’s top 10 morning shows from 6 to 10 a.m. Monday through Friday, as measured by Nielsen Audio in April, followed by host and average share of listeners age 6 and older (with March share in parentheses):

1. WTMX 101.9-FM Eric Ferguson 7.2 (7.3)
2. WBBM 780-AM/WCFS 105.9-FM Felicia Middlebrooks and Pat Cassidy 7.0 (7.1)
3. WOJO 105.1-FM Raúl Molinar, Carla Medrano and Andrés Maldonado 5.5 (4.7)
4. WVAZ 102.7-FM Steve Harvey 5.0 (5.2)
5. WDRV 97.1-FM Brian Sherman and Steve Tingle 4.3 (4.0)
6. WLEY 107.9-FM Alberto Terry “El Terrible” Cortez 4.0 (3.7)
7. WLS 94.7-FM Dave Fogel and Kim Berk 3.8 (3.0)
8. (tie) WKSC 103.5-FM Christopher “Fred” Frederick and Angi Taylor 3.6 (3.2); WSCR 670-AM Mike Mulligan and Brian Hanley 3.6 (3.8); WXRT 93.1-FM Lin Brehmer 3.6 (3.5)

Here are Chicago radio’s top 10 afternoon shows from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, as measured by Nielsen Audio in April, followed by host and average share of listeners age 6 and older (with March share in parentheses):

1. WVAZ 102.7-FM Joe Soto 5.6 (5.6)
2. WTMX 101.9-FM Kevin “Koz” Koske and Jennifer Roberts 5.2 (4.8)
3. WOJO 105.1-FM Sylvia del Valle, Jose Gutierrez and Carlos Ivan Paez 5.0 (5.0)
4. WDRV 97.1-FM Steve Seaver 4.6 (3.9)
5. WBBM 780-AM/WCFS 105.9-FM Kris Kridel and Keith Johnson 4.1 (4.5)
6. WLS 94.7-FM Ron Parker 3.8 (3.5)
7. WBMX 104.3-FM Sean “Sonic” Leckie (as of May 9) 3.7 (4.8)
8. (tie) WKSC 103.5-FM Brady Broski 3.6 (3.2); WUSN 99.5-FM Mike Kasper 3.6 (4.5)
10. WBEZ 91.5-FM “All Things Considered” 3.4 (2.7)