During his career, Costa also served with Sirius XM, hosting a program on the Mad Dog Radio channel. Managing editor Mike Kinosian presents a look at the performances of stations based on 6 data from the December 2017 Nielsen Audio PPM survey, today focusing on sports talk radio.
As the NFL regular season winds down toward the playoffs, it’s not unusual to see the flagship stations of playoff-bound teams benefit in the ratings, and that appears to be the case again this year.
I feel privileged to be a part of the New York sports radio scene and I hope I can do my part to provide another option for sports fans looking for something a little bit different.” Costa was most recently with Alpha Media’s sports talk KXTG-AM, Portland as afternoon personality.
He joined the station on June 5 but exited two months later after blowback from his on-air comments suggesting motorists should hit Black Lives Matter protesters who block roadways.
S., Jeff Sessions vs Legal Marijuana, Computer Vulnerabilities, Golden Globe Awards/#Me Too Movement, and NFL Playoffs Among Top News/Talk Stories Over the Weekend.
The controversy surrounding Michael Wolff’s new book, , about the Donald Trump campaign and White House; the extreme cold that affected much of the Eastern United States; Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ move to have the Justice Department reverse the Obama era directive to not apply federal law in states where marijuana has been legalized; the vulnerability of all computers due to flaws in their microprocessors; Sunday night’s Golden Globe Awards and the activism of the #Me Too movement; and the NFL playoff games were some of the most-talked-about stories on news/talk radio over the weekend, according to ongoing research from .
i Heart Media’s WBZ-FM, Boston and Entercom’s WFAN, New York ranked #4 (WFAN achieved that in the New Jersey market of Middlesex-Somerset-Union counties), and Entercom’s WXYT-FM, Detroit ranked #5.