Bob is doing a mighty fine job.
Austin’s 103.5 KBPA-FM, better known as Bob FM, is — for a second straight month — the city’s No. 1 radio station, according to newly released Arbitron ratings.
The funky station, which plays music — new and old — from a variety of genres, topped usual frontrunners 100.7 KASE-FM and 96.7 KHFI-FM. They wound up in second and third places, respectively.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled that Austin continues to embrace the musically diverse and unique Austin presentation that is Bob FM,” program director Krash Kelly said. “The Bob FM staff is having a great time putting it all together, and we couldn’t be happier that the audience continues to enjoy it.”
Bob FM debuted nine years ago and has, over the years, consistently ranked high among the advertiser-coveted demographic of listeners ages 25-54, but this is the first time the station has occupied the top spot overall.
Average quarter-hour ratings as of Sept. 11, courtesy of allaccess.com (numbers in parentheses indicate rank as of Aug. 14):
1.) 103.5 KBPA-FM (1)
2.) 100.7 KASE-FM (2)
3.) 96.7 KHFI-FM (3)
4.) 95.5 KKMJ-FM (6)
5.) 93.7 KLBJ-FM (5)
6.) 107.1 KLZT-FM (7)
7.) 98.1 KVET-FM (4)
8.) 101.5 KROX-FM (9)
9.) 105.9 KFMK-FM (12)
10.) 102.3 KPEZ-FM (8)
Kallergis now reporting in Houston
Former Austin TV news reporter Foti Kallergis has landed a new gig in Houston.
He started work at ABC-owned KTRK, the city’s top-rated TV station, on Oct. 1, helping fill in for newsroom staffers who are out on maternity leave. The temporary assignment is expected to wrap up around the end of the year.
“It’s an honor to be a part of such a legendary news station and serve the town where I was born and raised,” Kallergis told me. “During my college years, I interned at KTRK, so coming back is a full-circle moment for me in my career.”
In Austin, Kallergis spent five years at Fox-owned KTBC before leaving in early 2012 to help start a family business. More recently, he popped up on KVUE, our local ABC affiliate, doing some fill-in work earlier this year.
KGSR plans free Wednesday concerts
KGSR’s Discovery Series is here, offering listeners a chance to get to know up-and-coming music acts.
The free concerts will take place Wednesdays at 8 p.m. at Threadgill’s World Headquarters, 301 W. Riverside Drive, starting this week.
The full lineup:
- Wednesday: Curtis McMurtry, 8 p.m.; Wood & Wire, 9 p.m.
- Oct. 16: Mayeux & Broussard, 8 p.m.; Eric Tessmer, 9 p.m.
- Oct. 23: Carson Brock, 8 p.m.; Brady Beal, 9 p.m.
- Oct. 30: Peterson Brothers Band, 8 p.m.; Waterloo Revival, 9 p.m.
- Nov. 6: Emily Bell, 8 p.m.; to be announced, 9 p.m.
- Nov. 13: So Long Problems, 8 p.m.; Emily Wolfe, 9 p.m.
17 Emmy nods for KLRU
Shows that air on KLRU, our local PBS affiliate, have received a record-breaking 17 Lone Star Emmy nominations this year.
Ten of the Emmy nods went to “Arts In Context,” with “Overheard with Evan Smith,” “KLRU Collective,” “SXSW Flashback,” “Hardly Sound” and “Daytripper” also getting recognition.
Austin’s other TV stations also landed plenty of nominations. To see the full list, head to lonestaremmy.org.
Winners will be announced Nov. 9.