RAJAR: Best and worst of the local stations
RAJAR: Best and worst of the local stations
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RAJAR: Best and worst of the local stations

We chart the best and worst performers across local radio in the UK, based on year on year change for reach and total hours.

Below you will find the Top 15 stations based on percentage increase of reach and total hours for Q1/2015 compared with Q1/2014. Following on are the Bottom 15 stations who’ve seen significant falls in their reach or total hours over the last 12 months.

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Top performers on reach % rise Y on Y
1. Smooth Radio North West & Wales 393
2. Sunrise Radio 123
3. Heart North Wales 108
4. Signal 107 100
5. The Breeze (Basingstoke/Newbury/Andover) 62
6. Smooth Radio Devon 61
7. Smooth Radio Sussex 59
8. JACK 2 57
9. Free Radio Coventry & Warwickshire 51
10. BBC Radio Bristol 48
11. Smooth Radio Scotland 47
12. Nation Hits 39
13. Heart North East 33
14. Heart Yorkshire 33
15. Fire Radio 33
Top performers on total hours % rise Y on Y
1. Smooth Radio North West & Wales 177
2. JACK 2 171
3. Heart North Wales 170
4. Smooth Radio Scotland 138
5. The Breeze (Basingstoke/Newbury/Andover) 124
6. kmfm East 113
7. CityTalk 105.9 91
8. Sunrise Radio 89
9. Wire FM 87
10. Radio Essex DAB 82
11. LBC London News 81
12. Free Radio Coventry & Warwickshire 79
13. Free Radio 80s Coventry & Warwickshire 78
14. Smooth Radio Sussex 77
15. XFM Manchester 77
Poorest performers on reach % change Y on Y
1. XFM Scotland -49
2. Smooth Radio Solent -42
3. Palm FM -40
4. Key 2 -39
5. Gold Manchester -38
6. 106.1 Real XS -37
7. Rother FM -36
8. Smooth Radio Essex -35
9. Key 103 -33
10. Arrow FM -32
11. Radio City 2 -31
12. Viking 2 -31
13. 96.2 Touch FM Coventry -31
14. BBC Radio Berkshire -31
15. TFM 2 -28
Poorest performers on total hours % change Y on Y
1. Key 2 -70
2. Metro Radio 2 -70
3. Capital XTRA London -56
4. XFM London -56
5. Smooth Radio Solent -48
6. The Bee -46
7. TFM 2 -45
8. 96.2 The Revolution -43
9. 96.5 Radio Wave -41
10. Chester’s Dee 106.3 -39
11. Radio City 2 -38
12. Key 103 -38
13. Palm FM -37
14. XFM Scotland -36
15. Oak FM -36
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0 8 11683 21 May, 2015 RAJAR News 12:04 am 20155 Thursday, May 21st, 2015

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