Posts Tagged: Radio

Next Radio 2017

Regular readers will know I'm a big fan of Next Radio - which returns to the Royal Institution in London on Monday 18th September. This is an annual conference which is all about finding great, creative ideas for radio. It was created in 2011 by James Cridland and Matt Deegan. Next Radio is different to other events. It’s not created by a committee, it’s not trying to balance commercial radio and the BBC, or guaranteeing sponsors speaking privileges. Instead it’s curated by James ... Read more

London Rajar – Q1/2017

Here's how things are looking for the first quarter of 2017. Capital now has the highest commercial reach - and with more listeners than BBC Radio 2. Although it is up 510,000 on the previous quarter, it is actually down 46,000 year on year. LBC has the highest commercial share, which was helped by a 28% year-on-year increase in hours to 11.5 million. I expect the currently election period Magic is down 291,000 year on year, with Kiss down 211,000, Heart down 152,00 and ... Read more

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

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
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