Country music continues to dominate Indianapolis radio, but this time it's two stations ruling the roost. WFMS-FM (95.5) remains a solid No. 1 among listeners 12 and older, as it has been for ages. Its new competitor, "Hank" - WLHK-FM (97.1), the former WENS - finished its first ratings book as the No. 7 station overall, according to the spring Arbitron ratings released Friday. Hank nearly tripled the ratings of 97.1 without taking all that much away from WFMS. The other hot formats during the past three months: hip-hop and soft rock. WHHH-FM (96.3) leaped into second place for the first time, while WYXB-FM (105.7) rose from ninth place to fifth. B-105.7 most likely gained listeners from the former WGLD-FM (104.5), which switched from oldies to "Jack," a mixed bag of musical styles and hits.
Speaking of Jack, WJJK as it's now known finished in sixth place. That's one slot down from when the station played oldies, but the overall numbers are virtually identical. And Jack accomplished what its parent company, Susquehanna, wanted: Its target audience of 25- to 54-year-olds increased from a 5.3 percent share of that demographic to a 7.4 percent share. All the better to attract advertisers.
Meanwhile, news-talk-sports WIBC-AM (1070) stayed in third place, while classic-rock WFBQ-FM (94.7) dropped to fourth, the lowest in years.
Here are the numbers for listeners 12 and older: