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|KQED Public Radio 88.5 FM Is First Among Bay Area Listenership During Both A.M., P.M. Drive Time|
Arbitron Report Marks First Time a Public Radio Station Has Garnered Such Ranking
KQED Continues to be Most-Listened-To Public Radio Station in the Nation
San Francisco, California, January 29, 2002 -- Figures released by Arbitron -- which tracks radio listenership -- recently reported that KQED Public Radio 88.5 FM is again the most-listened-to public radio station in the nation as well as being first in Bay Area "drive time" audiences during the morning and evening hours.
For the fall 2001 quarter, Arbitron reports that KQED Public Radio is again the most-listened-to public radio station in the nation with a weekly "cume" audience of 653,600 listeners for the total San Francisco market and a metro share of 4.4. The average time spent listening to KQED is 7.0 hours per week. The fall cume audience of 653,600 is a 10 per cent increase over the station's spring 2001 audience and 20 per cent increase over its fall 2000 listenership.
Additionally, Arbitron also reports that KQED Public Radio ranks first
in the San Francisco radio market among adults 25-54 in "average quarter
hour" listening Monday through Friday 6 a.m-10 a.m. and 3 p.m.-7 p.m.
KQED is also first Saturdays from 6 a.m-10 a.m. and 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
"We are enormously proud of the news and information service that KQED Public Radio is able to provide to the San Francisco Bay Area community," noted Jo Anne Wallace, vice president and general manager for radio. "These extraordinary audience numbers -- in the days and weeks after September 11 -- reflect the keen interest that KQED listeners have in in-depth, comprehensive reporting locally, nationally and from around the world."
Reaching listeners as far north as the North Coast, as far south as the Central Coast and Monterey Bay and as far east as the Sierra Nevada, KQED Public Radio 88.5 FM has one of the strongest signals for public radio within the state of California. KQED Public Radio also streams its programs on KQED's Web site, KQED.org.
KQED Public Broadcasting operates KQED Public Television 9, one of the nation's most-watched public television station during prime-time, and Digital Television 9, Northern California's first digital public television signal; KQED Public Radio, the most-listened-to public radio station in the nation with an award-winning news and public affairs program service (88.5 FM in San Francisco and 89.3 FM in Sacramento); KQED.org, which harnesses the power of the Internet to bring KQED to communities across the Web; and KQED Education Network, which brings the impact of KQED to thousands of teachers, students, parents and media professionals through workshops, seminars and resources.