'Twas a winter of content for public radio stations

THE BALTIMORE SUN

All three public radio stations in Baltimore showed substantial audience increases in the Arbitron figures for the winter of 1991.

Classical music WBJC-FM (91.5) had 8,200 listeners in an average quarter hour, up from 5,000 in the fall of 1990; National Public Radio affiliate WJHU-FM (88.1) had 5,600, up from 3,800; and jazz and public affairs WEAA-FM (88.9) had 4,600, compared to 3,200.

The three stations also showed increases in their weekly cumulative audiences -- the total number of area listeners who tuned into the stations at some point during the week. WBJC had 117,300 listeners, up from 98,700 in the fall; WEAA had 93,700, up from 57,100 in the fall; and WJHU had 89,500, up from 84,600.

Washington-area public radio stations WAMU-FM (88.5) and WETA-FM (90.5) had 2,400 and 1,900 Baltimore area listeners in an average quarter hour, respectively.

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