Welcome to RAJAR day. The results for Q1 2016 are in and with a Red Bull in hand (other energy drinks are available) our experts have been pouring over the figures, assessing the changes and forming a view on the overall radio listenership trends during the quarter. The way people consume media today is ever-changing.… Read More


It’s been announced that Bauer Media has bought the radio group Orion Media. Orion was created in 2009 from the enforced sale of several radio stations in the Midlands that were owned by Global Radio (and prior to that, by GCap Media). This deal will see Bauer take control of stations including Gem 106 and… Read More


With the next few months seeing both local elections and the EU in – out referendum, we’re already hearing a host of politicians’ voices. We’re not listening to their pitch (what they’re saying) but their pitch (how they’re saying it). Studies led by Rosario Signorello from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, found… Read More


That’s the question asked by researchers compiling the latest Midas survey published by Rajar. Now, more than ever before, radio lives beyond the radio set and this research offers some additional insight into all radio and non-radio, audio listening. Top line findings are: Live radio accounts for 84% of all in-car listening compared to 12%… Read More


For many businesses, this week heralds the start of the new financial year. Even though prospects for both the UK and world economies remain uncertain, there’s no doubt that the business of commercial radio is in excellent health. For the first time in 15 years, commercial radio now has more listeners than the BBC who are… Read More


The clocks move forward this weekend, marking the start of British Summer Time. We’re all looking forward to warmer weather, but both the UK ad market and commercial radio have seen things hotting up for some time. The UK was recently cited as the stand-out ad market in Europe, with advertising spend this year forecast… Read More


This week is English Tourism Week, the visitor economy is worth £106bn a year to England and the sector is the third largest employer supporting 2.6 million jobs. Across the UK the Travel and Transport sector spent £43 million on radio in 2015 (source: Nielsen) – that’s a massive 24.9% increase year on year. It’s… Read More


The wait is over –  the second national digital multiplex (D2) will go live on Monday. Its launch will bring 18 national commercial stations to a new broadcast platform. In total, there will be eight specialist music stations, three talk stations, three Asian stations, three Christian stations and one for kids. The stations are: talkRADIO… Read More


The RAJAR results for Q4 2015 are in and our team of experts have been analysing them so you don’t have to. The big headline for commercial radio as a whole is that, with its highest ever audience, it now has more listeners than the BBC. Overall, more people are listening to radio with total… Read More


On Monday, Scots around the world and in the UK will celebrate the life of one of Scotland’s most famous sons, Robbie Burns. This annual tradition will provide the chance to reflect on last year – a significant one for Scotland after the devolution vote and a big win for the SNP in the general… Read More