Sweet sendoff for Stylz & Roman in B96 afternoon ratings

Justin Roman and Doug Stylz

Justin Roman and Doug Stylz

As Doug Stylz and Justin Roman are headed to new roles as country music morning hosts, they wrapped up 10 years as a Top 40 afternoon duo with more than one million loyal listeners in the Chicago area.

Nielsen Audio ratings released Monday showed Stylz and Roman’s afternoon show on CBS Radio Top 40 WBBM FM 96.3 in sixth place overall with a 3.9 percent share and a cumulative weekly audience of 1,021,700. Their last show on B96 aired August 12 — two days after the latest ratings survey concluded.

Starting September 6, they’ll turn up as the new morning team on CBS Radio country WUSN FM 99.5, succeeding Lisa Dent and Ramblin’ Ray Stevens. Just before the station rebranded itself “US 99 Chicago’s Hottest Country,” mornings tied for 11th place with a 2.7 share and 374,900 weekly cume.

Stylz (whose real name is Doug Bobrowski) and Roman are lifelong Chicagoans who both started as promotion interns at B96 before they were teamed as evening co-hosts in 2004. Two years later they moved up to afternoon drive. Their replacement in afternoons at B96 is Eric Tyler, who recently joined the station as evening host.

“Thanks to every single one of you for supporting us the past 12 years!” the duo told fans on Facebook. “B96 will forever be in our hearts. That being said, we are SO excited for this new chapter of Stylz & Roman as the US 99 Chicago’s Hottest Country Morning Show starting on Tuesday, Sept. 6th! Hope to see you guys there.”

Here are the top 40 radio stations in the Chicago area followed by average share of listeners age 6 and older from 6 a.m. to midnight Monday through Sunday, as measured by Nielsen Audio from July 14 to August 10 (followed by the previous month’s share in parentheses):

1) WBBM AM 780/WCFS FM 105.9 (simulcast) 6.1 (5.8)
2) WVAZ FM 102.7 6.0 (5.6)
3) WTMX FM 101.9 5.5 (4.9)
4) WKSC FM 103.5 4.5 (4.6)
5) WGCI FM 107.5 4.3 (4.0)
6) WGN AM 720 3.8 (3.9)
7) WSCR AM 670 3.7 (4.0)
8) WDRV FM 97.1 3.6 (3.6)
9) WLIT FM 93.9 3.5 (3.6)
10) WBBM FM 96.3 3.4 (3.6)
11) WLS FM 94.7 3.0 (3.2)
12) WUSN FM 99.5 2.9 (3.0)
13) WOJO FM 105.1 2.7 (2.7)
14) (tie) WJMK FM 104.3 2.6 (2.8)
14) (tie) WKQX FM 101.1 2.6 (2.8)
16) WEBG FM 95.5 2.5 (2.4)
17) WSHE FM 100.3 2.4 (2.5)
18) WBEZ FM 91.5 2.3 (2.4)
19) (tie) WPWX FM 92.3 2.2 (2.2)
19) (tie) WXRT FM 93.1 2.2 (2.5)
21) WLUP FM 97.9 2.1 (2.4)
22) (tie) WLS AM 890 2.0 (2.0)
22) (tie) WPPN FM 106.7 2.0 (2.0)
22) (tie) WRME FM 87.7 2.0 (1.8)
25) WMVP AM 1000 1.6 (1.5)
26) (tie) WFMT FM 98.7 1.4 (1.5)
26) (tie) WIND AM 560 1.4 (1.4)
28) (tie) WJKL FM 94.3 1.3 (1.5)
28) (tie) WLEY FM 107.9 1.3 (1.4)
30) WVIV FM 93.5 1.1 (1.0)
31) (tie) WCPT AM 820 1.0 (0.9)
31) (tie) WSRB FM 106.3 1.0 (1.0)
33) WMBI FM 90.1 0.7 (0.7)
34) (tie) WIIL FM 95.1 0.6 (0.6)
34) (tie) WZSR FM 105.5 0.6 (0.6)
36) (tie) WCCQ FM 98.3 0.5 (0.5)
36) (tie) WERV FM 95.9 0.5 (0.7)
36) (tie) WSSR FM 96.7 0.5 (0.5)
36) (tie) WVON AM 1690 0.5 (0.3)
40) (tie) WFXF FM 103.9 0.4 (0.4)
40) (tie) WLJE FM 105.5 0.4 (0.6)
40) (tie) WXLC FM 102.3 0.4 (0.3)

Morning drive top 10

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

1) WBBM AM 780/WCFS FM 105.9 (simulcast) Felicia Middlebrooks and Pat Cassidy 8.3 (8.5)
2) WTMX FM 101.9 Eric Ferguson and Kathy Hart 7.7 (6.3)
3) WGN AM 720 Steve Cochran 6.5 (6.6)
4) WVAZ FM 102.7 Steve Harvey 4.4 (4.3)
5) (tie) WBEZ FM 91.5 Morning Edition; Morning Shift with Tony Sarabia 3.7 (3.8)
5) (tie) WDRV FM 97.1 Pete McMurray 3.7 (3.2)
7) WOJO FM 105.1 Raul Molinar, Sylvia del Valle and Andres Maldonado 3.5 (3.4)
8) WKSC FM 103.5 Christopher “Fred” Frederick and Angi Taylor 3.3 (3.4)
9) WSCR AM 670 Mike Mulligan and Brian Hanley 3.2 (3.2)
10) WLIT FM 93.9 Kristina Kage 3.1 (3.4)

Afternoon drive top 10

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

1) WVAZ FM 102.7 Joe Soto 5.4 (5.1)
2) (tie) WBBM AM 780/WCFS FM 105.9 (simulcast) Kris Kridel and Keith Johnson 5.2 (5.2)
2) (tie) WTMX FM 101.9 Koz (Kevin Koske) 5.2 (4.9)
4) WKSC FM 103.5 Brady Broski 5.1 (5.2)
5) WGCI FM 107.5 Tone Kapone 4.6 (3.8)
6) WBBM FM 96.3 Doug Stylz and Justin Roman 3.9 (4.3)
7) WLIT FM 93.9 Mick Lee 3.8 (3.8)
8) WSCR AM 670 Terry Boers and Dan Bernstein; Cubs baseball 3.6 (3.8)
9) WGN AM 720 Roe Conn and Anna Davlantes 3.5 (3.3)
10) (tie) WDRV FM 97.1 Steve Seaver 3.3 (3.1)
10) (tie) WUSN FM 99.5 Mike Kasper 3.3 (3.4)