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The most interesting thing I’ve heard so far is that Heart has come in fourth in London. There’s also been a bit of a hit at West Midlands.
Global’s AC network has had a definite drive “younger” over the last year or so. I wonder if this is to pacify the ex-One Network formats? But is it harming the two legacy stations?
LBC pips Heart on market share in London by 0.1%
The figures for Smooth and Gold are still too low to predict how Global will take the direction of the station, although the FM station is still woefully underperforming.
Gold does have a higher reach than Smooth during the weekend peak and Dean Martin’s Gold Requests has more listeners than Andy Peebles.
I note that stations who have grasped digital are posting record figures (or increasing significantly) in RAJAR in my opinion piece
Matt Deegan notes that XFM is on the ropes in comparison to 6music.
As a reminder – and you can hardly miss the slightly ugly image on the right – Media UK has full details of all RAJAR figures.
I note that stations who have grasped digital are posting record figures (or increasing significantly) in RAJAR.
Like you James, I was impressed with Smooth 70s reach. Not bad considering it’s only on DAB nationally and online.
Is DAB dead? Far from it!
Be interesting what happens there. I assumed it’d come off to be replaced by Heart, allowing Jamie & Harriet to be taken on all regional licenses.
I assumed it’d come off to be replaced by Heart, allowing Jamie & Harriet to be taken on all regional licenses.
Interesting to note that JK and Lucy Horobin from Heart South Coast continue to get London cover shifts (including this week) and their networked Saturday breakfast show has been extended to 10am which could be the first sign of changes to come in the future for Heart London. Jamie and Harriet have done great numbers for Heart over the years, but it may be the time for a change, considering how well Magic and Kiss are doing.
Those of you who’ve spotted that Free Radio’s figures are incomplete: Media UK now lists Free Radio’s figures (though careful to point out that Free Radio Birmingham also includes a slice of their Black Country station).