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


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


It’s not quite Halloween yet, but our experts have been up since the witching hour, dissecting the RAJAR results for Q3 2018 to summon up our analysis. Will it be a thriller for the radio groups, or will they be scared of the grizzly ghouls that await? Here are just some of the highlights… Overall,… Read More


National Stations and Networks There have been some significant rises across the national stations and networks this quarter, with most increasing weekly reach. Much of these gains have come from listeners choosing music over news chat, with the big winners being Magic, Heart, Absolute, Radio X, Capital Xtra and Gold Network. These winners seem to… Read More


The excitement’s been building… Everyone’s been looking forward to this week’s big event with its pomp and ceremony… and now the waiting is finally over… today is RAJAR day! Here are the highlights from RAJAR for Q1 2018, expertly summarised by the Radio Experts team. The big headline is that the union between radio and… Read More


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


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


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


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