|All-News radio stations are expensive |
formats to run. The revenue they
can generate, makes them attractive
CBS Radio all-news station in Washington, D.C. WNEW 99.1 and Radio One News 92 FM KROI in Houston are also struggling to make a dent in the ratings in their respective cities as well. In Radio One's case not only did they drop the Gospel programming of the former Praise 92.1 but they also axed the morning show of Houston native Yolanda Adams. The only all-news format station in the city has yet to garner the same ratings as the Gospel station. The main problem these stations face is getting older listeners to change their habits by having them to reset their car presets from AM radio to FM. Also going up against long established and well trusted news and information stations on AM radio is the biggest hurdle these stations face.
For the most part in radio, when all else fails, put on some music.