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talkSPORT gets a result

UTV's national radio station talkSPORT increased its revenue in the first six months of 2008 to £12.1m, 18 per cent up on the same month period last year.

The buoyancy in the national market meant that UTV's radio division recorded a 5% increase in revenue between January and June.

However according to the company's interim report for the first six months of the year, local stations struggled to perform as well and recorded a five per cent loss, compared to an average of three per cent for the rest of the UK radio market.

Talk 107 in Edinburgh is expected to break even by the end of 2009, after reducing its losses from £0.9 million to £0.6 million.

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