Archives by: Paul Easton

London Rajar – Q1/2018

Here we are with the first quarter of this year - covering the period 1st January - 1st April 2018. As always the dynamics of the London commercial radio market continue to intrigue.  In terms of reach Capital and Kiss continue to battle it out for dominance, as they have done for the past year or so. It's also interesting that Magic continues to take a steady tumble in reach and share.  It's been a good five years or more since they ... Read more

London Rajar – Q4/2017

Well here we are once more - this time with a look at the final quarter of 2017.  The survey period was 18th September - 18th December 2017. At first glance I'm not sure what to make of it. All bar one of the main commercial stations have shown an increase in Reach year-on-year; the only exception is Magic, which is down 159,000 on Q4/2016 (although up 23,000 quarter-on-quarter).  The overall weekday winner is Kiss, which leads the pack for much of ... Read more

London Rajar – Q3/2017

Welcome to Quarter 3/2017, covering the period from 26th June 2017 – 17th September 2017 (Wks 26 - 37). Most stations have seen a drop this quarter, with a handful - most notably Heart and Magic - also showing a year on year loss. LBC, while still having the highest share of any commercial station, was the biggest loser in terms of reach on the previous quarter - but is still 119,000 up on last year. I made the point last time that ... Read more

London Rajar – Q2/2017

Over all the years I've been producing this quarterly review I've always been fascinated by the volatile nature of the London market. Sometimes there's a reason why certain stations have done well - as is the case this quarter - yet at other times it's puzzling. This set of results covers the period from 3rd April to 25th June 2017. It was a busy time for news - the General Election, the Manchester Arena bomb, the Westminster and London Bridge attacks and ... Read more
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