On the most recent spring Nielsen ratings, Spanish Broadcasting System’s New York City radio station WSKQ-FM Mega 97.9 claims the No. 1 spot among all radio stations, regardless of language and format, in the Tri-State area (Metropolitan New York/ New Jersey/ Connecticut).
According to the ratings, WSKQ-FM is also the No. 1 Latino station in the nation, reaching 3 million listeners each week in June, a new 2015/2016 record for the station. Mega 97.9’s audience in the United States, in comparison with the top 10 states in America, ranked No. 5, ahead of 46 Hispanic-populated states.
Programming for the Spanish radio network includes the morning show El Vacilón de NY, Alex Sensation-La Mega Mezcla during daytime and El Jukeo NYC in the afternoon slot.
“These most recent Nielsen results solidify our leadership position in the marketplace as we continue our service and responsibility to the New York Metro Latino community and overall client base. MEGA 97.9 FM and Amor 93.1 FM today is stronger than ever, with offerings expanding from over the air radio, digital, mobile, and experiential programs. All backed by some of the most compelling personalities in the country, and programmed with the best in music, and concert distributions,” said Eric Garcia, SBS Radio revenue chief and general manager of SBS-New York, in a statement.
SBS operates radio stations in the top U.S. Hispanic markets, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Miami.