Feb 3, 2011
The focal point of most Rajar coverage is normally the same: how did the commercial sector fair against the BBC and who won breakfast?
But Rajar Q4 is quite different – talk radio is making all the noise. Global Radio stablemates LBC UK and LBC 97.3 reached a record high in listeners - almost a million each week - while Radio 5 Live recorded an audience of 7.1m listeners, up 16.2% on the same quarter in 2009. In addition, BBC London 94.9 also rose, up 13.3% to 502,000 listeners a week.
Oct 28, 2010
Yes, it’s Rajar time again. And this time I am not the Broadcast radio editor, so, for once, I have enjoyed writing about it. Why, you ask? Firstly, Thursday was my day for long lunches, so when I had to remain in the office to write Rajar copy, I did it with a very heavy heart. Secondly, I loathed taking phone calls from bad PRs spinning their story (obviously MacLaurin were not amongst the bad ones!) Thirdly, no more waking up at stupid o’clock to write the stories up. Fourthly, I no longer have to spend all day writing about almost every station in the country to avoid their wrath and finally, I don’t feel the need to take sides [not that I ever did, of course.]
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