It's hard to believe now, but disco was "IT" in 1979, and the ratings proved it. KKDA-FM “K104” continued its run, even notching a top 5 finish in the fall. Adding to the fever was long-time soul station KNOK-FM, billing itself as “Disco and More”, which made its top 10 debut in the fall. The October/November survey yielded a combined ten shares between the two disco stations, which may help account for the displacement of the top 40 stations from that book’s top 10. Disco wouldn’t last much longer though, and both K104 and KNOK would soon begin their transitions to “urban contemporary”.
On the rock side, KTXQ “Q102” was making major waves in the market less than a year into its existence. After knocking KZEW (The Zoo) out of the top 10 in just one book, Q102 soared into top 5 in just its second book, the 6.8 share scored in the spring remains the highest share ever attained by any station on the 102.1 frequency.
1979 also saw a bit of an AM resurgence: in the spring, WBAP reclaimed the top spot with a jump of over four shares, and WFAA made its first top 10 appearance since having flipped from a music to a news/talk format in 1976.
|12+ Ratings for April/May 1979|
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|12+ Ratings for October/November 1979|
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