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


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


This week is English Tourism Week, the visitor economy is worth £106bn a year to England and the sector is the third largest employer supporting 2.6 million jobs. Across the UK the Travel and Transport sector spent £43 million on radio in 2015 (source: Nielsen) – that’s a massive 24.9% increase year on year. It’s… 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


Black Friday is over and the Christmas campaigns are running… so now’s the time to start thinking about the New Year. The first calendar month of the year is a great driver for change. Getting fit, booking a holiday somewhere sunny and searching for a new job are all activities that often take place in… Read More


Even before the dust settles on the 2015 General Election, we’re starting to see a change in the way businesses are viewing their marketing. For several months before the election, brands were being guarded about their plans to run radio campaigns before and after May 7th, unsure which way the results would fall. With the… Read More


May Day has been celebrated as a Bank Holiday since 1978 and whilst nearly everything used to be closed most shops are now open. Even the 144-year-old tradition of banks being closed on public holidays is coming to an end with Britain’s biggest lenders due to open a number of branches on Monday. Retail has… Read More