It ended up being the same in the monthly ratings just like it has been during the entire 2016 calendar year so far as 790 The Ticket WAXY-AM finished on top in the Miami/Fort Lauderdale region among sports format radio stations. Their two other competitors were further behind from first place.
The Ticket remained flat at a 1.0 in April for the third straight month as they extended their margin in the market. They continued to strive with the addition of Amber Wilson on the morning show alongside Jonathan Zaslow and Brett Romberg. It will also be the final period where Ethan J. Skolnick has afternoon show guest co-hosts. The Miami Heat winning the Southeast Division and entering the playoffs had an impact.
For the third straight month, Miami Sports Radio 560 WQAM-AM finished in second place as they went from a 0.9 to a 0.8 this period. It was the lowest ratings for WQAM in over two years since March 2014, one month before Marc Hochman started his afternoon show with Zach Krantz. There was a buzz as the Florida Panthers captured the Atlantic Division title and made the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time in four years.
Miami Sports 940 WINZ-AM ended up in third as they moved from a 0.2 to a 0.3 this month. The return of the Miami Marlins to begin the regular season did get some audience. The lost of The Finsiders afternoon program for a taped delay Colin Cowherd show had a surprising effect. It left just two local shows on the station with Jeff DeForrest and Andy Slater.