Dec 11, 2023 - Business

Country music wins in Chicago's November radio ratings

Data: Radio Online; Chart: Axios Visuals
Data: Radio Online; Chart: Axios Visuals

November's Radio Ratings show that Chicago can't get enough of holiday and country music.

What's happening: It's no surprise that WLIT-FM has reclaimed their rightful place at the top of the ratings since their switch to holiday music last month.

  • The adult contemporary juggernaut won 10 of the 11 months in 2023 (and will likely win December, too).

Biggest winner: US-99. The country station saw a huge jump in November, sprinting up the top 10 by almost a full point. This news coincides with local Spotify data that put Morgan Wallen's "Last Night" at the top for streams in 2023.

Biggest loser: The Drive dropped the most but still holds second place.

Biggest surprise (if you aren't from here): The Mix is back in the top five after dropping off earlier in the year.

Of note: These ratings don't break down precisely when people are tuning in, nor specific listener demographics

  • Full disclosure: Justin has worked for a number of these stations.
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