2.9 Persons 6+ Share Beats Heritage Classic Hits WLS and WJMK
Chicago, IL – MeTV FM, 87.7 FM in Chicago, continues its upward climb, hitting a 2.9 Share in Persons 6+, its highest share to date, beating both classic hits heritage stations WLS and WJMK. The station also delivered a weekly TSL of 3:00 and an AQH of 20,000 (Persons 6+). Ratings data is from the recently completed June 2017 Nielsen PPM survey period.
MeTV FM began broadcasting as WRME in February 2015 on 87.7 FM, a part of the dial not accessible on all radios in Chicago, the nation’s third-largest media market. And yet, listeners found it and loved it. Within a year, 87.7 was competitive with Chicago’s heritage stations. Its market share has continued to grow. MeTV FM is now tied for #12 in Persons 6+ in the Chicago market.
MeTV FM was created as a musical companion to America’s #1 all classic television network, MeTV. Both the television and radio formats present timeless and memorable entertainment that resonates with a broad audience. MeTV FM is known for its deep, eclectic playlist that mixes a variety of genres. It is curated for long listening enjoyment and features music from an active library of more than 3,000 songs across four decades of great music.
In May 2017, MeTV FM announced that it would partner with Envision Networks® to syndicate the format to markets across America.
About Weigel Broadcasting Co.:
Weigel Broadcasting Co. is a Chicago-based business, family owned since 1965. Weigel and its affiliated companies own and operate network and independent television stations in Chicago, Milwaukee, and South Bend, Indiana. In addition, Weigel is the leader in the multicast television network space with “MeTV,” Memorable Entertainment Television, being the number one rated and distributed network in the space, as well as the “Movies!” Network in cooperation with the Fox Television Stations, “H&I” Heroes & Icons, and “DECADES” Network in partnership with the CBS Television Station Group.
About Envision Networks®:
Envision Networks® provides content and services to more than 2,500 radio stations and reaches millions of listeners each week. Envision Radio Networks, Inc.® is the largest independently owned affiliate relations company in the country and supplies all types of programming and services to radio including morning show content, short-form vignettes, virtual weather-news-sports broadcasts, live syndicated morning shows, long-form weekend programming, 24/7 formats, comedy services, event programming, off-air tools, web content, album releases and artist specials. Envision Networks® is based in Cleveland, Ohio, with offices in New York City and Nashville.