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


Top stories Another good result for the big city network 2 stations across England – the biggest cheer goes out to TFM 2 in Teesside and Metro 2, both stations keeping up their strong performance from Q1. TFM 2 gains a massive 217% lift in total hours from 139,000 to 441,000…continuing their successful streak after… Read More


Commercial radio share increases to 45.2% from 43.2% (and also up from 44.4% last year too) with BBC dropping to 52.2% from 54.1% (and 53.0% last year) Commercial radio reach goes up by a whopping 1.3 million to 35.6 million (66% up from 64%) helped by new stations of course with BBC also having increased… 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


This week Global Radio announced the exciting news that the Heart brand will launch in Scotland, the North East, North West, South Wales and Yorkshire on Tuesday 6th May at 6am. This extension of the Heart brand into these new areas is the final part of the process for Global following the acquisition of Real… Read More


There are now so many different ways to listen to radio. Traditional FM and AM are still popular, but as results from quarter 4 of the 2013 RAJAR demonstrate – listening via DAB is continuously growing. The increase in DAB listening could be partly due to the fact that 45.2% of all new cars now… Read More


We were in meeting with a client a few days ago discussing the various merits of a few different approaches we had produced for their sonic identity. And within the choice was one particular example which although it consisted of the same sound constituents – it was significantly more musical than the others And we… Read More


From the announcement that VW, General Motors and many other large manufacturers are putting DAB radio into cars as standard to the fact that UK became the second largest market for new cars in the EU (according to the SMMT)… the UK has been really revving up its engines in 2012. Combining all this positive… Read More