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St. Louis, Missouri
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Thursday, January 26, 1984
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Thurs., Jan. 26, 1984 6D television Eric Mink TelevisionRadio ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH Status Report At KMOX Radio Right from the start, let's make one thing clear: KMOX was, is and for the foreseeable future probably will remain the dominant radio station in St Louis. In terms of share of the total listening audience, the most recent Arbitron rating book showed KMOX vastly outdrawing the competition on every day and in every time period of the week. It was No. 1 among total men, total women and total adults. That said, KMOX has some problems. For example, as noted briefly last week, the most recent rating period showed distinct declines in listenership from the same period a year ago: Morning drivetime was down 11 percent. Weekday middays were down about 2'2 percent. Afternoon drivetime was down 14 percent. Weekday evenings were down 30 percent. Weekends showed similar patterns, except for Sundays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., which increased by about 5 percent. As noted previously, last fall's baseball mania undoubtedly contributed to abnormally high ratings for KMOX. That certainly could help explain the tumble in numbers this year, especially at nights and on weekends. On the other hand, maybe there's more to it. When 1982's fall ratings came out, I wrote a column attributing most of KMOX's remarkable increases to baseball. The station quickly responded with a letter asserting that the high ratings really reflected listeners' satisfaction with the station's total package of programming, not just baseball. If that's the case, then it stands to reason that this year's markedly lower numbers reflect a decline in listener satisfaction and are not just the result of the baseball Cardinals' lackluster showing in 1983. Age is another problem. Although KMOX's audiences are immense compared to other stations, most of those listeners are older folks. On an all-week basis, 57 percent of KMOX's average listening audience is 55 years old or older. And 32 percent is 65 or older. This is a problem only because any commercial radio station's chief business is selling time to advertisers. Older audiences are more desirable to advertisers than teenyboppers, but not nearly so desirable as the audiences that fall between the extremes. , Given these circumstances, some advertisers are said to be irritated at a recent price increase for commercials read by Jack Carney on his morning show, where about 65 percent of the audience is 65 and older. Carney's average number of listeners increased by less than 3 percent from a year ago. But the price per commercial went from $300 to $400, up 33 percent, and the minimum required commitment went from 39 commercials over 13 weeks to 52 commercials over 26 weeks. To be sure, commercials read live by Carney depending on the product and his enthusiasm tend to produce better results than you'd expect from the numbers alone. But there must be a limit to how far a station can push its advertisers before they start shopping for cheaper rates and a better target audience. Rates aside, there's some evidence that the station is trying to address the problems of age and declining listeners. The hiring of rock jock Mark Klose to co-host afternoons was obviously an attempt to attract younger audiences. But from the beginning, Klose was a round peg in a very square hole. The more he tried to adapt to KMOX's format, the more he lost his appeal to younger audiences. Klose finally quit, and the station pulled his partner, Bob Osborne, off the air. The new afternoon team consists of Charlie Brown and Dan Dierdorf. Brown was absolutely terrible trying to do talk on KXOK, but the resources of KMOX have already helped him sound better. Dierdorf, of course, is just getting his start in broadcasting. The station also has begun promoting itself directly on its on air. In the past, KMOX promotion has consisted mostly of some billboards and the station insinuating itself into almost every conceivable community activity. Now, for the first time in my memory, KMOX also is airing prerecorded commercials for itself using its most popular personalities to implore people to listen at other times of day. The spots even tell you where to find the station on the dial: 1120. What does not seem to have been addressed is the predictability of the talk shows that make up the bulk of KMOX programming. It may be that KMOX's hold on St. Louis listeners based, more than anything, on its preeminence in sports is so tight that invigorating the other programs is irrelevant to continued success. THURSDAY EVENING rot Lehrer 24$ News MaeNeil Newshour 11 One Day At A Time 24 Focus On The Family 31 Happy Days Again :3 2 P.M. 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