link.png Commercial Radio Listening Beats BBC

Commercial radio has overtaken BBC listening for the first time in 15 years!

This is in some ways unsurprising as the sector has seen vast increases in its capabilities thanks to the digital space it can now occupy.
Greater content capability, more station variety and the consolidation of local and regional stations has concentrated talent resources and output has become sharper.


link.png RAJAR Update Q2 2015

Quarterly listening figures for radio stations across the UK show there have been great gains for stations in both pairs of ears, but some very impressive increases in hours for some proving that content is improving. The data also shows that the medium continues to thrive both in a digital world and with young audiences. 


link.png RAJAR Update Q4 2014

The big news from this quater's RAJAR is the shift in the London commercial radio line up, KISS has taken the number spot for reach for the first time ever.
Notching up 1.912 million listeners the youth brand station is followed by Capital with 1.869 million listeners.


link.png How to Talk Like Pirate

Ahoy, Matey (Hello, my friend!)… Its’ international Talk Like A Pirate Day. Albeit a rather strange and unconventional day but one filled with arr..ing and yo-ho-ho..ing. Avast ye (Pay attention) on this fine day we thought we could talk about stations with fitting and unusual names.

Now blimey (something said when one is in a state of surprise) Cornwall’s very own Pirate FM is the perfect station of the day. The station was founded on the 3rd of April 1992 and serves the whole of Cornwall. Ya (you) should take a look: http://www.piratefm.co.uk/.


link.png RAJAR Round Up Q3 2013

The votes are in and we can reveal that youth radio is the hero of this quarter’s RAJAR results.
While Kiss posted in biggest ever national figures at over 5 million weekly reach, Capital has been crowned the UK’s biggest commercial radio brand with 7.7 million listeners.

link.png Rajar Round Up Q2 2013

So a quick snapshot of how UK radio has fared in the Q2 RAJAR stats….
 
Absolute Radio saw great gains adding 590,000 listeners taking its total to 3.8 million. Absolute’s London service was up 10% year on year but the big story is digital station Absolute 80’s which has posted record figures of 1.17 million making it the biggest all digital commercial radio station.

link.png Arqiva Awards 2013 Winners!

Congratulations to all of the nominees and winners at this year’s Arqiva Awards, held last night at London’s Westminster Bridge Park Plaza Hotel.
 
LBC took home a haul of awards with Iain Dale receiving Presenter of the Year (2m+), Dan Freedman winning Journalist of the Year, the station’s PD James Rea won programmer of the Year as well as taking the coveted Station of the Year (2m+) award.

link.png How Are We Consuming Audio Content

We’re lucky enough to be part of the Internet Advertising Bureau’s Online Audio Council. At the most recent event Audiencenet shared the results of their research into listening habits for all audio.
Radio has had the steady hand of RAJAR to generate its audience research and the RAB for further industry insight and being always curious to the habits of the listening population we were keen to see how much similarity and difference would be found from existing research.