In 1996 WFAN Topped The Charts


We asked the folks at BIA/Kelsey if they would gig deep into their archives to find one of their first Top Billing Radio station lists. It was from 1996 when CBS Sports Talker WFAN lead the field with $45.2 million in revenue. WGN in Chicago was next with $35.8 million. KGO in San Francisco was 3rd at $33 million, followed by WINS in New York at $31.6 million and KRTH in L.A. at $31 million. Here’s a look at the top ten from BIA/Kelsey from 1996.



1996 Top Billing Radio Stations (Source-BIA/Kelsey)
Station      Rev (millions)   Format
WFAN AM   $45,200         Sprts/Talk
WGN AM     $35,800         News/Talk
KGO AM     $33,000          News/Talk
WINS AM    $31,600          News
KRTH FM     $31,000          Oldies
WCBS-FM    $30,700          Oldies
KVIL-FM      $30,600           Lite Rock
WXRK FM    $30,500           Alternative
WLTW FM    $30,300          Lite AC
KIIS-FM       $28,950          Top 40


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