Top 40 competitors

Roger Kolakowski
Fri Jun 16 08:22:05 EDT 2006

Springfield was almost a "Hartford / Springfield" market as I remember it,
with WHYN winning South of the city...


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "SteveOrdinetz" <>
To: "Boston Radio Interest Board"
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2006 7:23 AM
Subject: Re: Top 40 competitors

> Rick Kelly wrote:
> >On 6/15/06, Doug Drown <> 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
> >>when each of those cities had (in most cases) two dominant Top 40
> >>In Albany-Schenectady-Troy, for example, which station carried the top
> >>ratings most of the time --- WPTR or WTRY?   Can anyone comment on the
> >>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
> 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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