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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted on: Tuesday, July 29, 2003

Perry and Price remain radio's No. 1

 • Radio's Top 10

By Wayne Harada
Advertiser Entertainment Writer

Michael W. Perry and Larry Price mark their 20th anniversary on morning radio next month on KSSK-AM/FM and they remain on top of the Arbitron radio ratings, released yesterday, with three times as many listeners as their nearest competitors.

With rare exception, Perry & Price have dominated the morning scene since they teamed up, mixing news and commentary with "posse" calls from listeners, reporting stolen cars or other breaking news.

Buoyed by its morning listeners, KSSK-FM kept the lead in the overall rankings. KCCN-FM held on to the second-place slot in both morning and overall ratings. KCCN-FM, KINE-FM and KRTR-FM, which all play some mix of Island music, kept the relative rankings they'd earned during the previous ratings period.

Missing from both Top Ten lists: KQMQ-FM ( pop and Island hits from the '70s to the '90s) and KXME-FM (urban contemporary ).

Only two AM stations — KSSK and KHVH — made it to the Top 10; the former at No. 7 overall and the latter on the morning checklist with Rick Hamada's talk show at No. 7.