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    Miami needs a rhythmic CHR...

    Yeah. I don't understand how Miami of all cities doesn't have a rhythmic CHR! Sure, WPOW is one, but they're actually listed as a mainstream CHR according to CBS themselves, not to mention Mediabase. So if they aren't a rhythmic, then who is?

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    What about 99 Jamz?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottBurns View Post
    What about 99 Jamz?
    That is a pure, full speed ahead Urban station.
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    We’ll have to see what happens when Entercom takes over regarding WPOW. But for now they seem to be doing well in the current direction. As for who’ll fill the void that would take a arm and a leg to convince someone to flip formats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidEduardo View Post


    That is a pure, full speed ahead Urban station.
    Which sort of explains why there isn't much of a need for a Rhythmic CHR in Miami since there's also 103.5 The Beat, another fully blown Mainstream Urban station owned by iHeartMedia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miketheradioguy View Post
    Which sort of explains why there isn't much of a need for a Rhythmic CHR in Miami since there's also 103.5 The Beat, another fully blown Mainstream Urban station owned by iHeartMedia.
    In Miami, CHR's have traditionally been rhythmic.

    This statement goes back to Tanner's Y-100 in the KC and the Sunshine Band era to Tanner's Power 96 until CBS came in and modiefied it. We're talking about nearly 40 years.

    The primary appeal of a rhythmic CHR in Miami is Hispanic. The primary appeal of Urban is African American. Both WEDR and WMIB are over 2/3 Black in audience composition; Power 96 is 60% Hispanic and 30% "other"... only 10% Black.

    So, in truth, there is room for Power to be a bit more rhythmic than it currently is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidEduardo View Post


    In Miami, CHR's have traditionally been rhythmic.

    This statement goes back to Tanner's Y-100 in the KC and the Sunshine Band era to Tanner's Power 96 until CBS came in and modiefied it. We're talking about nearly 40 years.

    The primary appeal of a rhythmic CHR in Miami is Hispanic. The primary appeal of Urban is African American. Both WEDR and WMIB are over 2/3 Black in audience composition; Power 96 is 60% Hispanic and 30% "other"... only 10% Black.

    So, in truth, there is room for Power to be a bit more rhythmic than it currently is.
    I usually define Rhythmic CHR in a more Urban way, so that's why I thought there may not have been a need for a Rhythmic CHR in a market already being served by 2 Mainstream Urban stations, but I do understand there's a broader definition of the Rhythmic CHR format.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miketheradioguy View Post
    I usually define Rhythmic CHR in a more Urban way, so that's why I thought there may not have been a need for a Rhythmic CHR in a market already being served by 2 Mainstream Urban stations, but I do understand there's a broader definition of the Rhythmic CHR format.
    You may define "Rhythmic CHR" as being based on pop-sounding country. What is important is how the industry defines Rhythmic CHR.

    This is the Nielsen BDS Rhythmic Top 40 / CHR panel with owner and market rank:

    WQHT - FM 1 New York Emmis Communications
    KPWR - FM 2 Los Angeles Meruelo Media
    KVVF - FM 4 San Francisco Univision Radio
    WPGC - FM 7 Washington, DC CBS Radio
    WJMN - FM 10 Boston iHeartMedia
    KKFR - FM 14 Phoenix Riviera Broadcast Group
    KZGO - FM 15 Minneapolis/St. Paul Go Media
    KQKS - FM 18 Denver Entercom
    WLLD - FM 19 Tampa/St. Petersburg Beasley Media Group
    KWEE - FM 22 Portland, OR Alpha Media
    KGGI - FM 25 Riverside/San Bernardino iHeartMedia
    KBBT - FM 26 San Antonio Univision Radio
    KHHM - FM 27 Sacramento Entravision
    KSFM - FM 27 Sacramento CBS Radio
    KUUU - FM 29 Salt Lake City Broadway Media
    KVEG - FM 30 Las Vegas Kemp Mesquite Broadcasting
    WPYO - FM 31 Orlando Cox Media Group
    KPEZ - FM 33 Austin iHeartMedia
    WNRG - FM 41 Milwaukee/Racine Saga Communications
    WWKX - FM 44 Providence/Warwick/Pawtucket Cumulus
    KKND - FM 49 New Orleans Cumulus
    KKWD - FM 50 Oklahoma City Cumulus
    WZMX - FM 52 Hartford CBS Radio
    KBFM - FM 56 McAllen/Brownsville iHeartMedia
    WBTT - FM 57 Ft. Myers/Naples iHeartMedia
    Calls Metro Market Owner
    WHZT - FM 59 Greenville/Spartanburg SummitMedia LLC
    KOHT - FM 62 Tucson iHeartMedia
    KDDB - FM 63 Honolulu Ohana Broadcast Company
    KPHW - FM 63 Honolulu SummitMedia LLC
    WDHT - FM 64 Dayton Alpha Media
    WAJZ - FM 66 Albany/Schenectady/Troy Pamal Broadcasting
    KBOS - FM 67 Fresno iHeartMedia
    KSEQ - FM 67 Fresno Lotus Communications
    KKSS - FM 69 Albuquerque American General Media
    WKHT - FM 72 Knoxville E.W. Scripps
    KOPW - FM 74 Omaha/Council Bluffs NRG Media
    WEMX - FM 75 Baton Rouge Cumulus
    KISV - FM 79 Bakersfield American General Media
    KWIN - FM 81 Stockton Cumulus
    KDON - FM 85 Monterey/Salinas/Santa Cruz iHeartMedia
    WTMG - FM 87 Gainesville/Ocala Marc Radio
    KEZE - FM 93 Spokane Queen B Radio
    KWYD - FM 95 Boise Impact Radio Group
    WHTP - FM 96 Portland, ME Mainestream Media
    KWYL - FM 97 Reno Cumulus
    WJQM - FM 101 Madison Mid-West Family Broadcasting
    WLTO - FM 103 Lexington/Fayette Cumulus
    KDGS - FM 105 Wichita Entercom
    KHXT - FM 110 Lafayette Townsquare Media
    KZFM - FM 111 Corpus Christi Malkan Broadcast Association
    Calls Metro Market Owner
    KHTN - FM 117 Modesto Mapleton Communications
    KCAQ - FM 120 Oxnard/Ventura Gold Coast Radio
    KVYB - FM 120 Oxnard/Ventura Cumulus
    WRCL - FM 138 Flint Townsquare Media
    WYRB - FM 160 Rockford Crawford Broadcasting


    Note that these are not "urban" stations and they do play lots of material that does not make the Urban charts.

    A good comparison is KRRL in LA, which is classified as Urban and KPWR in that market, which is a Rhythmic CHR. Both get over 60% of their listening is from Hispanics and less than 20% is from African Americans... the difference is in the music as a whole.
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    I always thought a WKTU clone in Miami would work. I think WMIA has tried that in the past. But iHeart seems to not stick around with a single format too long on a few of their Miami signals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMRocks View Post
    I always thought a WKTU clone in Miami would work. I think WMIA has tried that in the past. But iHeart seems to not stick around with a single format too long on a few of their Miami signals.

    Even at its best , WMIA missed identifying the "feel" of the more assimilated, mostly Cuban-American audience in Miami. They were getting good results with a NYC format aimed more at the Puerto Rican cultural experience in New York, which had little in common with Miami. Good idea, not enough localization.
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