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


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


The clocks move forward this weekend, marking the start of British Summer Time. We’re all looking forward to warmer weather, but both the UK ad market and commercial radio have seen things hotting up for some time. The UK was recently cited as the stand-out ad market in Europe, with advertising spend this year forecast… Read More


The wait is over –  the second national digital multiplex (D2) will go live on Monday. Its launch will bring 18 national commercial stations to a new broadcast platform. In total, there will be eight specialist music stations, three talk stations, three Asian stations, three Christian stations and one for kids. The stations are: talkRADIO… Read More


The BBC has traditionally led the way with speech radio but maybe this trend is changing. TalkSport currently has its highest ever listening figure of 3.25 million*. The station provides extensive football coverage for the game obsessed UK audience – as well as coverage of other sports such as cricket, golf and rugby union –… Read More


It’s been a fast start to the radio week, with the news that Absolute Radio has been sold to Bauer Radio. Bauer will add the Absolute Radio footprint to it’s already impressive collection of brands, including Magic, Kiss and their dominant collection of metropolitan stations in the North and Scotland. What Absolute Radio adds is… Read More


With the Jubilee weekend still ringing in our ears, especially the terrible singing of certain performers (sorry Cheryl) reports are showing that the Jubilee celebrations and the start of Euro 2012 are fuelling some very promising lifts in radio spend. Unsurprisingly advertisers are all vying for their place in the London marketplace this summer and… Read More


Today sees the announcement that talkSPORT is to launch sports stations in key Asian markets such as Jakarta, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. Its all part of a growing trend to realise the brand equity and content distribution potential of Radio Brands as a whole. Sports and Football clearly have an international appeal – but Talksport’s… Read More