Top 40 competitors
Fri Jun 16 07:23:22 EDT 2006
Rick Kelly wrote:
>On 6/15/06, Doug Drown <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>Following up on Boom Boom Brannigan's years at WPTR when it was a Top 40
>>station: I'm curious about the ratings wars that existed in metro areas
>>such as Albany, Hartford, Providence, Portland, Manchester, and Boston back
>>when each of those cities had (in most cases) two dominant Top 40 stations.
>>In Albany-Schenectady-Troy, for example, which station carried the top
>>ratings most of the time --- WPTR or WTRY? Can anyone comment on the other
>>aforementioned cities, and others?
>In Albany, WTRY dominated, although WPTR had the occasional "bump".
>In Hartford, WDRC dominated.
Funny how perception differs from reality...I grew up in small-town
southern Vt. where WPTR boomed in (so to speak) and WTRY was barely audible
I always thought WPTR was the market leader. Likewise in Buffalo, from
what I hear some little graveyard channel station was a major thorn in
WKBW's side. Of course outside the metro KB's superior signal won out.
WKBR pretty much owned Manchester thru the 60s into the mid 70s despite
WFEA having a better signal.
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