CHR is starting to show the spike we all know will grow in 2010 with all the big pop acts dominating the charts and sales right now. Oldies is also growing, but much of this is a shift from the old oldies formats to Classic Hits and Adult Hits. Urban shows pretty steady numbers here - note that the Rhy/CHR shares are included in the CHR graph.
I suspect we will see some changes as the 2010 national format shares come out. CHR will likely be hotter, Country could also gain, and News will grow with the mid-term election causing a stir. Rock will probably see a downtrend and we'll explore some of the reasons in the next blog.