Archive for October, 2004
Congratulations too all winners of The Radio Academy Promotions and Marketing Awards 2004.
Eight month-old 100.4 Smooth FM beat off competition from the BBC and Heart 106.2 to pick up one of three awards for their “Go with the Flow” launch marketing campaign. The “Best Off-Air Station Marketing Campaign” was also entered by Heart, the BBC and Galaxy.
Radio 1's longest serving presenter and veteran broadcaster John Peel has died whilst on a working holiday in Cuzco with his wife Shelia. The news came after a phone call at 4am from the embassy in Lima.
The latest radio audience figures out this morning show that Radio Clyde is the clear market leader in the West of Scotland with 818,000 listeners and a stunning market share of 27%.
45% of the population tune in to Radio Clyde every week with Clyde 1 reaching 644,000 listeners (16.2% market share) and Clyde 2 reaching 381,000 people (10.8%).
Juice FM Liverpool is on the up.
Reach is up, Share is up and yep, you’ve guessed it, average hours are up! Whilst across the City at St John’s Beacon, Radio CIty take a dip in listeners.
Emap?s Kerrang! Radio network has smashed through the one million listeners mark for the first time today, boosted by the debut of Emap?s newest station Kerrang! 105.2.
Kerrang! 105.2, which launched in the West Midlands in June, notched up 256,000 listeners in its first rajar. The West Midlands embraced the newest addition to the dial, tuning in for an average 8.1 hours each. The broad-ranging playlist is appealing to a well-targeted audience with 90 per cent of listeners falling into the commercially attractive 15-44 age range.
GWR Group plc has revealed significant increases in listening to its major stations in RAJAR figures (Quarter 3, 2004) released today.
GWR?s most commercially attractive ?Band A? stations ? Trent FM, Essex FM, 2-Ten FM, Leicester Sound and GWR FM – have performed well. Hours of listening have increased by 7.3% on the quarter to 16.3 million and weekly reach is up 1% to 1.48 million listeners. GWR?s local stations ? branded as The Mix Network – have performed well, maintaining market share at 13.4%, with total listening hours of 44.38 million.
Guardian Media Group Radio is today announcing that it is planning the first 24-hour news and talk station for Manchester.
The station will be called Channel M Radio and will provide the city with its first 24-hour talk station if?s bid for the new broadcasting licence is successful.
He may be currently one of BBC 2′s Grumpy Old en at the moment but Rick Wakeman is positively Grinning at the thought of achieving one of his lifetime ambitions on Saturday December 11th thanks to Quaywest FM in Minehead.
Fresh from touring with “Yes”, Rick is spending the day in West Somerset on December 11th which will include driving a train on the West Somerset Railway, switching on the Christmas lights in Minehead and performing at the towns Regal Theatre in the evening.
Ofcom today advertises a new local FM commercial radio licence to cover the city of Durham and the surrounding area.
Ofcom estimates that this licence could achieve coverage of an area with an adult (aged 15+) population of around 160,000. However, the exact coverage will be determined by the location of the transmission site and other technical characteristics. Up to two FM frequencies are being made available for this licence.
Billy Anderson has become the new Managing Director at Real Radio in Scotland.
Billy replaces Shaun Bowron, who will now focus on his role as Group Operations Director for parent company Guardian Media Group Radio.
You know the expression ‘you can have too much of a good thing’? Total rubbish. Too much love? Too much happiness? Too much choice? How could you ever have too much of those things?
And that’s why Liverpool’s More Music Station, 107.6 Juice FM, is proud to announce that it’s got too much interaction.