Once upon a time, the BBC used to be only place to go for quality speech radio. Today, commercial radio does more than just compete with the BBC in providing a wide choice of speech programming. LBC now has an audience of 2.4 million, adding over 250,000 listeners in the last year. Its presenting team… Read More


talkSPORT is finding space up front, broadcasting more live football than ever. As well as holding exclusive live rights for Saturday Premier League matches, this national sport’s station has recently launched the first dedicated women’s football show on commercial radio. It goes out every Monday from 6-7pm and provides insight and analysis from the FA… 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


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