There has been a large increase in the number of listeners tuning in to BBC Hereford & Worcester each week, according to the latest official figures released by RAJAR.
The figures show that 142,000 people in Hereford and Worcester listen to BBC Hereford & Worcester each week ? that is an extra 20,000 listeners who have joined the station since May 2006. There has also been an increase in weekly reach from 24% to 28% over the same period.
This success follows hot on the heels of BBC Hereford & Worcester?s recent win at the radio industry?s prestigious Sony Radio Academy Awards where the station scooped the gold award for the series Hearing Voices. The station was awarded the top prize in the Community Award category in recognition of a week-long series of programmes aimed at raising awareness of mental illness.
James Coghill, Editor BBC Hereford & Worcester, says:
“There’s been a great deal of change at BBC Hereford & Worcester over the past year, with new programmes and new presenters, so we’re delighted that the new-look BBC Hereford & Worcester is proving popular. These are a fantastic set of figures which consolidate our position with the radio listeners from the Hereford and Worcester area.”