March 12, 2007

Change in Stations Owned by the Top Companies

Clear Channel Cumulus Broadcasting Citadel Communications Infinity Entercom Salem
1999 520 303 175 161 91
2000 1157 226 210 181 96
2001 1211 243 204 183 101 82
2002 1211 258 207 182 103 84
2003 1207 268 218 184 105 93
2004 1194 305 220 183 103 103
2005 1184 300 223 179 103 106

Clear Channel dominates the landscape in radio, owning nearly three times as many stations as its closest rival. But the big growth in consolidation in radio that marked the 1990s has slowed down since 2000.