December Will Be Magic Again

It’s Christmas time. There’s no need to be afraid - it’s just the annual ritual of dusting down the ‘Sleigh List’ for another year. In the States many AC stations tend to flip to an ‘All-Christmas’ format on Thanksgiving Day (or sometimes even earlier) right through until Christmas. It’s ‘comfort listening’ and many US programmers believe it’s important to be THE Christmas station in their market. Even if some people are not ready for it, it’s important they know where to hear it ... Read more

London Rajar – Q3/2018

Here are the results for Q3/2018, which covers the period 25th June - 16th September 2018. This quarter was Dave Berry's first on the Absolute Breakfast Show. It's probably too early to look too closely at the figures are this stage as high-profile shows always need time to bed down.  It was also Iain Dale's final time on LBC Drivetime - Eddie Mair's arrival, plus a schedule shuffle, took place in the final two weeks of this survey period. We'll have to wait ... Read more

London Rajar – Q2/2018

Welcome to Q2/2018 - which covers the period 2nd April - 24th June. As always there are plenty of ups and downs. Both Capital and Heart have seen some heavy drops in audience year on year - followed by Smooth and LBC, while Absolute, Capital Xtra and Magic are among the winners this quarter. Last time I commented that Magic had been taking a tumble for several quarters but maybe the tide is starting to turn as the station is up 120,000 ... Read more

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
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