Podcasting has been around since 2004. It’s not exactly new, but the recent success of some podcasts indicates it’s finding its feet as a medium in its own right. For instance S-Town, from the producers of the massively successful Serial, was downloaded 16 million times in its first week of release. Here in the UK,… 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


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


When looking at all radio results, it always makes for interesting reading when you break out the specific results for DAB Radio and listening via Digital platforms. Overall, Digital listening was up by 2.3 million listeners YoY. Here’s the how and why. The launch of new stations like the relaunched Virgin Radio added 409,000 listeners;… 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


The big news in London is that LBC 97.3 is the most listened to station in London in terms of total listening hours, and by a very significant margin too.  LBC has seen a growth in weekly reach of 29% and 62% in total listening hours. Listening hours now sit at a whopping 14,526,000 the… Read More


It’s been announced that Bauer Media has bought the radio group Orion Media. Orion was created in 2009 from the enforced sale of several radio stations in the Midlands that were owned by Global Radio (and prior to that, by GCap Media). This deal will see Bauer take control of stations including Gem 106 and… Read More


With the next few months seeing both local elections and the EU in – out referendum, we’re already hearing a host of politicians’ voices. We’re not listening to their pitch (what they’re saying) but their pitch (how they’re saying it). Studies led by Rosario Signorello from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, found… Read More


That’s the question asked by researchers compiling the latest Midas survey published by Rajar. Now, more than ever before, radio lives beyond the radio set and this research offers some additional insight into all radio and non-radio, audio listening. Top line findings are: Live radio accounts for 84% of all in-car listening compared to 12%… Read More