Since its merger with fellow New York adult R&B radio station WRKS (Kiss-FM) about 18 months ago, WBLS has been gaining ratings ground. With a weekday lineup that includes Steve Harvey, former Kiss personalities Shaila Scott and Lenny Green, comedian Earthquake and co-host Deja-Vu, the YMF Media outlet finished second in November's monthly Nielsen Audio ratings -- just a fraction behind the perennial market leader, adult contemporary WLTW (Lite FM). At the WBLS programming helm is radio veteran Skip Dillard, who also oversees gospel sister station WLIB.

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