CBC radio is rapidly climbing the ratings chart in Winnipeg.

The public broadcaster has closed in on long-time leader, CJOB, according to the latest ratings book released Thursday by BBM Canada.

The 70-year-old Bureau of Broadcast Measurement is the the main provider of ratings services for radio and TV in Canada.

John Bertrand, managing director of the CBC Prairie-North Region, said this is the closest CBC radio has ever been to its goal of sitting in top spot in Winnipeg.

He believes it's only a matter of time before it is the No. 1 rated station in the city.

"Very, very exciting, I think, for everybody who works so hard at CBC in Manitoba to do the kind of shows and news and broadcasting that really matters to so many people,” he said.

“This is a wonderful sense of endorsement."

Spring 2014 radio ratings in Winnipeg
Station Spring 2014 ratings share (fall 2013)
68 CJOB  12 (12.8)
CBC Radio 990 11.7 (10.6)
QX 104 9.1 (9.8)
92 CITI  7.9 (8)
Virgin 103  7 (7.2)
Bob 99.9 6.8 (7.3)
102.3 Clear 6.5 (5.7)
FAB 94.3 5.5 (7)
Energy 106 4.3 (3.8)
Power 97 4.2 (3.6)
CBC Radio 2 3.5 (3)
TSN 1290 3.5 (2)
Fresh 99.1 2 (2.2)
Jewel 101 1.2 (1.8)
Espace Musique 0.5 (0.1)