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Chris Oliviero: 1010 WINS Benefits More Than 880 WCBS From Move to FM Simulcast

“From a facility standpoint, WINS would benefit from the update greater,” Oliviero said.

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Last week, Audacy New York announced it would create an FM simulcast for all-news 1010 WINS on 92.3 FM. Audacy New York Market President Chris Oliviero discussed the change with Inside Radio, and said the media landscape “is changing under our feet”, noting that the move to an FM simulcast was necessary to protect both 1010 WINS and 880 WCBS.

Many had pondered why the company would choose to give an FM simulcast to 1010 WINS and not 880 WCBS, and Oliviero said it was a simple decision.

“From a facility standpoint, WINS would benefit from the update greater,” Oliviero said.

880 WCBS and 1010 WINS both have 50,000 watts of power on the AM dial. However, 1010 WINS is a directional Class B signal, while 880 WCBS is a Class A non-directional signal. WYNL, the call letters of the 92.3 FM frequency, has 6,000 watts of power.

In the latest Nielsen ratings, WINS had a 3.0 share in persons 6+, while WCBS saw a 2.9 share. ALT 92.3, the station restructured in the move, had a 1.2 share during the September ratings period.

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SiriusXM Moves Into Top Podcast Network Spot Ahead of Spotify

SiriusXM Media came in first place in Q3, reclaiming the top spot from Spotify for the Top Podcast Network in the United States.

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2022 is coming to an end, which means there will be various lists summing up different data for the year, and one of those is Top Podcast Networks in the U.S. for total network reach in Q3 2022. 

SiriusXM Media came in first place in Q3, reclaiming the top spot from Spotify (h/t Radio Online), with iHeartRadio, AudioBoom, and NPR rounding out the top five podcast networks.

SiriusXM and Spotify are neck and neck, vying for the top spot. However, the two are well ahead of third place iHeartRadio, comfortably ahead of the fourth spot on the chart, Audioboom. 

The list classifies the most listened-to podcast networks established on total audience reach from Edison Podcast Metrics.

From a news media perspective, The New York Times finished in the top six; The Blaze Network finished in the top 25. Meanwhile, The Ramsey Network rounds out the Top 30 podcast networks in Q3. 

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Dave Ramsey Welcomes Jade Warshaw as New Personality

There will be a new voice that listeners will hear on “The Ramsey Show” as the show’s host, Dave Ramsey, welcomes Jade Warshaw.

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There will be a new voice that listeners will hear on “The Ramsey Show” as the show’s host, Dave Ramsey, welcomes Jade Warshaw, who joins the program as a personality. 

“I’m excited to announce @JadeWarshaw as a BRAND NEW Ramsey Personality!” Ramsey said on Twitter Tuesday. 

“You will be seeing a lot more of her in the coming weeks. Tune into The Ramsey Show [Tuesday] to hear more about Jade and her story. Welcome to the crew, Jade!!”

Ramsey adding a new personality comes on the heels of the radio host telling stations they must know how to sell and to whom in an inflationary economy.

“Every budget that everybody that’s possibly going to buy an ad from any of us is getting tighter and tighter,” Ramsey said (h/t Inside Radio). “They’re looking for anything that is superfluous, anything that is extra, any fat, anything that’s not ROI-ing.”

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Erick Erickson: Ron DeSantis Built Conservative News Network Around Him

Erickson also accused the media of grouping every Republican, including DeSantis, into the category of insurrectionist. 

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Atlanta-based syndicated radio host Erick Erickson said Tuesday that the mainstream media is out to get Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. Erickson also accused the media of grouping every Republican, including DeSantis, into the category of insurrectionist. 

“As a result, the mainstream media has decided to target every Republican and accuse them of being a January 6th style, election-denying candidate willing to upend democracy,” Erickson stated.

Erickson referenced a New York Magazine article written by Jonathan Chait questioning whether DeSantis is the future of Trumpism. 

“It doesn’t really work so well,” Erickson said about the article. “The public sees through this kind of stuff. The media essentially saw why the Republicans lost and now want to extrapolate that and apply it to every other Republican to help them lose.” 

Erickson said DeSantis is not taking the media’s bait and it’s working in his favor, unlike former President Donald Trump who continues to lash out on TRUTH Social which is what the mainstream media wants. 

“Trump is just an old man trying not to be forgotten,” Erickson said. 

“This is what is going to happen over the next two years,” he added. “Every time Trump has an outburst, reporters will rush to get every Republican on the record. DeSantis isn’t interviewing with these people so he can’t be put on the spot.” 

Erickson said DeSantis has cultivated a conservative news network around him and he’s not paying any attention to the left-leaning outlets that don’t provide favorable coverage of him. 

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