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Originally published Sunday, April 8, 2012 at 5:32 AM

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KRWM edges out KIRO in March Seattle radio rankings

The March 2012 rankings of radio stations are in. KRWM 106.9 holds the number-one spot on the FM dial, edging out KIRO 97.3, tops in the last Seattle Times radio rankings report of November, 2011. KOMO 1000 All News maintains the number-one AM spot. Rankings are from the Arbitron company, which measures listenership for advertisers.

Seattle Times staff reporter

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The numbers are in. According to the ratings reported in March by the Arbitron company, the top-ranked FM radio station in the Seattle area is KRWM 106.9, which plays soft adult contemporary music. Right behind KRWM is KIRO 97.3 (news and talk), which ranked number-one in the Seattle Times radio rankings report of November 13, 2011.

KOMO 1000 All News maintains its number-one spot among AM stations.

Here's a list of radio stations in the region, in current marketplace order (stations listed under one ranking are tied).

FM stations

1. KRWM 106.9 soft adult contemporary

2. KIRO 97.3 news talk information

3. KISW 99.9 active rock

4. KUOW 94.9 news talk information

5. KKWF 100.7 country

KZOK 102.5 classic rock

6. KUBE 93.3 rhythmic contemporary hit

7. KJR 95.7 oldies

KMPS 94.1 country

8. KBKS 106.1 pop contemporary hit

9. KQMV 92.5 pop contemporary hit

10. KPLU 88.5 variety

11. KJAQ 96.5 adult hits

KPLZ 101.5 hot adult contemporary

12. KING 98.1 classical

13. KCMS 105.3 Christian adult contemporary

14. KLCK 98.9 modern adult contemporary

KMTT 103.7 album adult alternative

15. KNDD 107.7 alternative

16. KMCQ 104.5 oldies

17. KNHC 89.5 rhythmic contemporary hit

18. KEXP 90.3 alternative

19. KDDS 99.3 Mexican regional

20. KKBW 104.9 active rock

21. KXXO 96.1 adult contemporary

22. KAFE 104.3 adult contemporary

KRXY 94.5 pop contemporary hit

23. KISM 92.9 classic rock

KWPZ 106.5 contemporary Christian

KXOT 91.7 news talk information

24. KBCS 91.3 variety

KGY 96.9 country

KMIH 104.5 pop contemporary hit

KSER 90.7 variety

KVTI 90.9 classical

Top AM Stations

1. KOMO 1000 all news

2. KJR 950 all sports

3. KIRO 710 all sports

4. KIXI 880 adult standards

5. KTTH 770 talk/personality

6. KPTK 1090 talk/personality

7. KKMO 1360 Mexican regional

8. KGNW 820 religious

9. KRKO 1380 all sports

KVI 570 talk/personality

Unrated: KCIS 630 contemporary inspirational, KMIA 1210 Spanish contemporary, KNBQ 102.9 all sports, KSGX 104.9 active rock.

Celina Kareiva: 206-384-904 or

Information in this article, originally published April 8, 2012, was corrected April 12, 2012. A previous version of this story implied that KIRO 97.3 ranked number one in Seattle's radio market for the fall quarter of 2011. KIRO ranked number one in November, 2011, the month in which The Seattle Times reported the fall radio rankings, but not for the entire quarter.

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