Digital listening continues to expand Listening to radio via a digital device continues to grow with the number of national digital stations available on DAB/DAB+ expanding to more than 50. The number of national commercial stations has grown to 46, with recent new station launches including Boom Radio, Union JACK Dance, Union JACK Rock and… Read More


It’s been another busy week in the world of radio. We’ve rounded up the main talking points for you below: LBC Campaigner and social activist, Nimco Ali OBE, is joining LBC to host a new 10-part podcast series. Common Ground with Nimco Ali, will see Ali tackle the difficult conversations that often surround race, religion… Read More


A year on from Lockdown 1, we find ourselves at home… still. Who could have imagined this, 12 months back? International Day of Happiness is an annual event recognising the importance of happy people around the world. Given the events of the last year, it feels more important than ever – as we look for… Read More


For the podcast market, like every part of life, 2020 was a year of dramatic change. As time at home gave us more time to consume audio, there was an explosion in podcast listening and the choice of titles we could consume. From history to football, from cooking to comedy, the choice grows daily. In… Read More


Radio listening figures for Q2 2020, covering 30th March to 21st June, were due to be released today. But due to the coronavirus lockdown, which began on the 23rd March, no new numbers are available. The recruitment of the RAJAR listening panel changes every 3 months and is carried out by doorstep researchers. As a… Read More


With the UK officially leaving the European Union, and Harry and Meghan stepping back as senior members of Britain’s royal family, Q1 2020 was already shaping up to be a fascinating start to the new year…  and then the Covid-19 lockdown began. Only the last week of the 13 weeks of this survey covered this… Read More


There’s been a huge number of captivating stories over the last few months. The General Election, Brexit, Megxit and the attempt to impeach Donald Trump, but here’s another captivating story that’s hot off the press… the latest RAJAR results for Q4 2019! The big news is that the UK remains in love with radio reaching… Read More


Darkness falls across the land… the midnight hour is close at hand… creatures crawl in search of blood to terrorise your neighbourhood. Or it might just be a Radio Expert – staying up late to analyse the latest RAJAR results for Q3! It might not be Halloween just yet, but radio is casting its spell… Read More


Once upon a time, the BBC used to be only place to go for quality speech radio. Today, commercial radio does more than just compete with the BBC in providing a wide choice of speech programming. LBC now has an audience of 2.4 million, adding over 250,000 listeners in the last year. Its presenting team… Read More


talkSPORT is finding space up front, broadcasting more live football than ever. As well as holding exclusive live rights for Saturday Premier League matches, this national sport’s station has recently launched the first dedicated women’s football show on commercial radio. It goes out every Monday from 6-7pm and provides insight and analysis from the FA… Read More