London Rajar – Q2/2016

This is an interesting quarter. -which covers the period from April 4th to June 26th. Most importantly it sees the first set of figures for Virgin Radio, talkRADIO, talkSPORT 2, Mellow Magic and Magic Chilled since they launched. In London they are currently towards the bottom end of the ranking but these are early days and I think it would be unwise to read anything more into them at this stage. It's been a very strong quarter for LBC with its highest-ever Reach ... Read more

It’s Next Again – But Hurry

Next Radio - the excellent one-day conference that shares the best new ideas for the radio industry¬† - is back on Monday September 19th. This is the conference for those people who actually 'do' and 'make' radio, and from all areas - including the BBC, commercial radio, community radio, independent production companies and freelancers. Speakers - and delegates - are not just from the UK. Previous conferencers have included participants from Australia, Canada, Denmark, Slovenia, Sweden, the USA and Zimbabwe. What I ... Read more

London Rajar – Q1/2016

Once again it's time to look behind the spin. These figures cover the period 28th December 2015 - 3rd April 2016 and, to save you asking, the new Virgin Radio talkRADIO and talkSPORT2 launched too late to be included this time. Overall I'm not really sure what to make of this quarter's figures. There seems to have been a national drop across most stations. It could well be seasonal and, no doubt, many of those stations will bounce back next time; we'll have ... Read more

Academic Question

It has been announced that Global Radio has withdrawn as a Patron of the Radio Academy, which is not good news for the Academy as it tries to pull itself together and move forward following the past couple of years. I was originally a member of the Radio Academy almost ever since it started back in the 1980s and supported the general principle that it is there for all of those involved in, or interested in, radio. The Academy changed a lot over ... Read more
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