Four Jazz Stations Rank in the Top 25 of the May Arbitron Webcast Ratings.
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Jazz FM UK was ranked number two with 927,800 aggregate tuning hours (ATH), the sum total of all hours that listeners tune to a given station. KPLU-Jazz was ranked number five with 413,500 ATH; new to the rankings, JazzRadio.net, was ranked number 18 with 168,300 ATH and KKSF-FM ranked number 21 with 156,700 ATH.
Virgin Radio maintained its top channel ratings spot with 1,321,500 ATH. WQXR-FM WQXR-FM is an FM radio station licensed to New York City. It broadcasts on 96.3 MHz from the top of the Empire State Building, and is the most listened-to classical music station in the United States, with an average quarter-hour audience of 63,000. ranked number three with 819,400 ATH. Also new to the webcast ratings, Radioio radioIO (read as "radio i/o") is one of the worlds largest Internet radio services. It was started in 1999 by Michael R. Roe, known to listeners as the "radioioGuy". In November of 2005, it became the world's first publicly traded internet radio operation through a reverse merger was ranked at number 10 with 260,800 ATH.
Maintaining its top spot in the network ratings, Live365 was ranked number one with 8,420,800 ATH. Clear Channel Worldwide ranked number two with 7,582,500 ATH and ChainCast/StreamAudio ranked number three with 2,605,100 ATH. Webcast networks are defined as radio station owners that stream their content online or companies that aggregate online audio programming. Webcast networks are ranked according to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. their total monthly ATH.
Background and Methodology
The rankings included in the May 2002 Arbitron Webcast Ratings(SM) are based on those stations and channels that have provided Arbitron with access to their server data. The ratings may not reflect all tuning for the measured stations or channels, since Arbitron may have received incomplete or unusable server data.
Arbitron Webcast Ratings debuted with October October: see month. 1999 data as the world's first streaming media See streaming audio, streaming video and digital media hub. ratings service Ratings Service
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(World-Wide Web) server-side - Processing or content generation that is done on the web server or other server, as opposed to on the client computer where the web browser is running. measurement, which captures tuning to participating streamed media channels by compiling com·pile
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1. To gather into a single book.
2. To put together or compose from materials gathered from several sources: a near census of Internet Internet
Publicly accessible computer network connecting many smaller networks from around the world. It grew out of a U.S. Defense Department program called ARPANET (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network), established in 1969 with connections between computers at the tuning sessions.
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Arbitron Webcast Network Ratings Report May 2002 - Top 10 Rank Network Current ATH ------------------------------------------------------------ 1 Live 365 8,420,800 2 Clear Channel Worldwide 7,582,500 3 ChainCast/StreamAudio 2,605,100 4 SMG PLC 1,774,500 5 MLB Internet Network 1,121,200 6 New York Times 819,400 7 Public Interactive 806,800 8 Classic Radio, Inc. 593,800 9 ABC Radio 580,200 10 Entercom Communications 486,200 Arbitron Webcast Channel Ratings Report May 2002 - Top 25 Channel URL (Corporate Affiliate) 1 Virgin Radio www.virginradio.co.uk (SMG plc) 2 Jazz FM UK www.jazzfm.com (Clear Channel Worldwide) 3 WQXR-FM www.wqxr.com (New York Times) 4 KING-FM www.king.org (Classic Radio, Inc.) 5 KPLU - Jazz www.kplu.org (Pacific Lutheran University) 6 Radio Margaritaville www.radiomargaritaville.com (Radio Margaritaville, LLC) 7 KNAC.COM www.knac.com (KNAC.COM) 8 Ministry of Sound www.ministryofsound.com (Ministry of Sound) 9 WHTZ-FM www.z100.com (Clear Channel Worldwide) 10 Radioio www.radioio.com (Radioio.com) 11 MEDIAmazing www.mediaamazing.com (MEDIAmazing) 12 WGMS-FM www.wgms.com (Bonneville International Corp.) 13 Ultimate - 80s www.ultimate80s.com (Discombobulated, LLC) 14 Tom Joyner Morning www.tomjoyner.com (ABC Radio Networks) Show 15 Killer Oldies www.killeroldies.com (Royal Programs, Inc.) 16 KYSR-FM www.star987.com (Clear Channel Worldwide) 17 KFI-AM www.kfi640.com (Clear Channel Worldwide) 18 JazzRadio.net www.jazzradio.net (JazzRadio Berlin) 19 Virgin Radio Classic www.virginradio.co.uk (SMG plc) Rock 20 ClubRadioMix www.clubradiomix.com (ClubRadioMix Cybermedia) 21 KKSF-FM www.kksf.com (Clear Channel Worldwide) 22 WEEI-AM www.weei.com (Entercom Communications) 23 KBCO-FM www.kbco.com (Clear Channel Worldwide) 24 KCRW - Simulcast www.kcrw.org (KCRW/Santa Monica College) 25 WTOP News www.wtopnews.com (Bonneville International Corp.) Arbitron Webcast Channel Ratings Report May 2002 - Top 25 Channel Format ATH 1 Virgin Radio Hot Adult Contemporary 1,321,500 2 Jazz FM UK Jazz 927,800 3 WQXR-FM Classical 819,400 4 KING-FM Classical 593,800 5 KPLU - Jazz Jazz 413,500 6 Radio Margaritaville Adult Contemporary 359,000 7 KNAC.COM Album Oriented Rock 339,900 8 Ministry of Sound Electronica 266,100 9 WHTZ-FM Contemporary Hit Radio 263,000 10 Radioio Album Adult Alternative 260,800 11 MEDIAmazing Variety 235,300 12 WGMS-FM Classical 219,500 13 Ultimate - 80s Other 214,600 14 Tom Joyner Morning Talk/Personality 177,500 Show 15 Killer Oldies Oldies 177,000 16 KYSR-FM Modern Adult Contemporary 173,400 17 KFI-AM News Talk Information 171,300 18 JazzRadio.net Jazz 168,300 19 Virgin Radio Classic Rock Classic Rock 163,200 20 ClubRadioMix Spanish Contemporary 159,200 21 KKSF-FM Jazz 156,700 22 WEEI-AM All Sports 153,200 23 KBCO-FM Album Adult Alternative 148,300 24 KCRW - Simulcast Variety 147,000 25 WTOP News News Talk Information 144,100