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


A few weeks ago we told you how Bauer has introduced 7 brand new online stations. Now, Global Radio are following suit by launching 5 new stations. Last week we were greeted with 3 national offerings in the form of Heart 70’s, Heart 90’s and Capital Xtra Reloaded. This week they’ve introduced Smooth Country across London, Manchester, Nottingham and the… Read More


In an era when there are more radio services than ever before, Bauer has just launched seven new online channels, extending some of their most famous brands. KISS has launched three new services; KISS DNCE, KISS Garage and KISS Ibiza. Kerrang! Radio has introduced Klassic Kerrang! Radio and Kerrang! Radio Unleashed and heat Radio has added… Read More


So far, the British summer is true to form: horribly hot, reliably rainy and constantly changeable. But whether we’ve been reaching for sunglasses or umbrellas, one thing we’ve been doing all year is listening to radio. The inescapable conclusion this new RAJAR quarter is that the British public LOVES radio. Audiences love the diversity of… Read More


There’s a new focus on local radio. With Heart and Capital networking their Breakfast shows from London, many of the independent local radio stations are hoping to pick up additional audience from listeners who are looking for a more local flavour. Breakfast presenters, such as Gary and Laura at KMFM, Neil & Lucy at Pirate… Read More


Who’s up, who’s down, who’s turning it around? The wait is over… the RAJAR results for Q1 2019 are in and here’s our analysis. Let’s start with the biggest story and say “Good ‘Evans” as Virgin Radio absolutely smashes it in Q1. Before Chris Evans arrived at Virgin it had a weekly reach of 447,000… Read More


The commercial radio sector continues to evolve, as Bauer prepares to launch its third new radio station this year. Country Hits Radio launches nationally on April the 5th targeting 25-54 year olds. A study by the Country Music Association found that millennials, make up the largest segment of the UK’s country music fan-base. The launch of this… Read More


Valentine’s Day is just a week away, but how’s the relationship going between UK radio and its listeners? Is love in the air, or are some stations being “ghosted”. The RAJAR results for Q4 2018 are in and our experts have been working hard to bring you the highlights. It’s clear that the UK’s feelings… Read More