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


The diaries have been filled in, the entries collated and the results compiled. We’ve been carefully analysing the Q3 2016 RAJAR report to bring you the highlights – keeping you up to date with the latest radio industry audience data. The good news is that the UK is still in love with radio. 48.2 million… Read More


We’ve been meticulously analysing the Q2 2016 RAJAR report to pick out the big stories and insights because that’s the kind of thing we love to do. Overall, it’s a very positive survey with some huge gains in a wide variety of areas. The major headline for Commercial Radio is that it continues to pull… Read More


Without doubt this has been one of the most positive surveys we’ve had in ages, often the larger networks balance out overall so the percentage difference doesn’t seem that significant. But it puts it in perspective if you consider that a 4% increase in the Capital Network’s weekly reach is an extra 300,000 listeners (enough… 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


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


London is falling head over heels for Heart with a massive 64% increase in total hours. All commercial radio reach continues to eat away at the BBC and Classic FM have orchestrated a revival with a 5.5 million reach. Digital continues its inexorable progress, 27.8 million people now listen with a digitally enabled receiver (DAB,… 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


Every Quarter the radio station listenership results come in and the PR machines whir into action turning defeats into victories and victories into slaughters! There are lots of ways to cut through the results but looking at the actual reach of listeners per week per station is often the best barometer of all. So here’s… Read More