National Stations and Networks There have been some significant rises across the national stations and networks this quarter, with most increasing weekly reach. Much of these gains have come from listeners choosing music over news chat, with the big winners being Magic, Heart, Absolute, Radio X, Capital Xtra and Gold Network. These winners seem to… Read More


The excitement’s been building… Everyone’s been looking forward to this week’s big event with its pomp and ceremony… and now the waiting is finally over… today is RAJAR day! Here are the highlights from RAJAR for Q1 2018, expertly summarised by the Radio Experts team. The big headline is that the union between radio and… Read More


With Valentine’s Day less than a week away, our experts have been swiping left and right on the RAJAR results for Q4 2017 – checking out which stations are hot and which are not.  There are no soppy sentiments here, just an honest assessment to find the commercial broadcasters  you’d be happy to take home… Read More


As Halloween looms, our experts have been up since the witching hour digging through the RAJAR results for Q3 2017 to conjure up a scarily good analysis. Read on, if you dare, to make sure you don’t get a fright when planning your next campaign. Radio currently casts it’s spell over 90.1% of the population,… Read More


Who’s listening to what station?… how are they listening?… and what does it all mean? The RAJAR results for Q2 2017 are in and this is our expert summary. If radio was a sport – commercial radio would be winning all the silverware. In Quarter 2 it achieved its highest ever total audience –  at… Read More


The RAJAR results for Q1 2017 are in and it’s a happy new year for Commercial Radio. Now commanding 34.5 million listeners, the commercial sector has seen a year on year rise that means it’s once again overtaken the BBC in reach.  National commercial share continues to grow too, while holding steady locally against a… Read More


Podcasting has been around since 2004. It’s not exactly new, but the recent success of some podcasts indicates it’s finding its feet as a medium in its own right. For instance S-Town, from the producers of the massively successful Serial, was downloaded 16 million times in its first week of release. Here in the UK,… Read More


Why is radio the channel of choice for small businesses? There are 2 reasons. Firstly, like many of the businesses themselves, radio is firmly rooted within a local area. Secondly, and most importantly, compared with many other mediums radio is an inexpensive way to deliver significant returns on investment. Radio is the “ROI multiplier”. Research… Read More


  In 2016, radio achieved its highest ever revenue – a record £654.8 million, according to Radiocentre – the industry body for commercial radio. The fourth quarter of 2016 was also a record with revenue of £181.1 million, a growth of 7.7% compared to the same quarter of the previous year. Radio’s annual growth now… Read More