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


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


From the Premiership title to the Presidential elections, 2016 was full of unexpected results. Has that continued with the Q4 2016 RAJAR listener survey? Our expert analysts have been poring over the figures to give you the lowdown on the very latest results. Overall, it’s great news, with more than 90% of the adult (15+)… 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


Capital: It’s a good news story for Capital with the Capital Network seeing a rise in both weekly reach and total listening hours, which is up from Q1 2016. Capital London is up in total listening hours by 6% from 9,474,000 to 10,061,000 with only a marginal 1% decrease in reach. Capital East Midlands has… 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


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


Digital Audio now reaches more people than ever before in the UK – 19.4 million, up from 15 million in 2013 (RAJAR Midas). Digital Audio is defined as any audio content streamed on a connected device. This includes digital and online radio, music streaming, podcasting and on-demand audio. Currently, 65% of these services offer audio… Read More