Yes, and if you look at the ratings for LA...http://www.americanradiohistory.com/Archive-Duncan-1975-1992/Los%20Angeles.pdf
... you will see that KRTH increased about two years after Beasley bought the station. It had been slowly declining, and did so for the first two Beasley years. There was a change in management, and by 1991 and 1992 it had two of the best years it ever had. In '93 it was sold to Infinity for a magnificent price (and a nice bonus for Simon T) and proceeded to dip again.
Thanks...You always provide a wealth of information and to see these 12+ ratings over the years explains a lot.
I believe currents were eliminated in 1985, and the changeover to all oldies in 1986 boosted the ratings then. But then the super tight playlists by 1989 (I remember this, because this was the first year all the large specialties were eliminated) and KRTH took a beating by 1990 (1.9 vs. 2.9 seems very significant).
The upswing in 1991 and 1992 is shown as well, due to a management change you mentioned.
But musically, what could cause such as significant swing upwards? From a 1.9, to eventually a 4.0 by 1992. The playlists were already tight by then, so maybe it was legendary on-air talent?
A significant dip by 1999 and a bit stagnant through 2003. (Jay Coffey)
Are there any ratings from 2004 to 2012 time period available similar to the chart shown for 12+? Wanted to see the effect of the Jhani Kaye takeover in 2005.
Hopefully the moderator can move this information on the L.A. board or the KRTH topic under classic hits, since this isn't TIO material.