BBC Radio Ulster/ Foyle is Northern Ireland's number one radio station

According to these latest RAJAR figures, BBC Radio Ulster/Foyle continues to be Northern Ireland’s most listened to radio station..."Fergus Keeling, Head of Radio, BBC Northern Ireland
Date: 02.08.2012     Last updated: 18.03.2014 at 17.57
BBC Radio Ulster/ Foyle remains the most listened to radio station in Northern Ireland according to the latest RAJAR (Radio Joint Audio Research) figures for Quarter Two (April-June), 2012.

These latest RAJAR figures show that the station received an average weekly audience of 532,000 listeners - approximately 36.3 per cent of the population (aged 15+) – tuning in each week.

In a period when overall radio listening has dropped, BBC Radio Ulster/ Foyle’s average weekly reach has decreased year on year (with 591,000 listeners in Quarter Two, 2011) and has increased by 23,000 listeners quarter on quarter (with 509,000 listeners in Quarter One, 2012).

Programming broadcast on BBC Radio Foyle, as reported by RAJAR, received an average weekly audience of 24,000 listeners. This figure shows a decrease of 8,000 listeners year on year (with 32,000 listeners in Quarter Two, 2011) and 3,000 quarter on quarter (with 27,000 listeners in Quarter One, 2012).

Fergus Keeling, Head of Radio, BBC Northern Ireland, says: “According to these latest RAJAR figures, BBC Radio Ulster/Foyle continues to be Northern Ireland’s most listened to radio station and I would like to thank our listeners for continuing to come to us for their quality news, speech and specialist music programming.

"In what are highly competitive and challenging times, it remains our goal to be at the forefront of engaging radio and offer our listeners distinctive, quality programmes as we have recently with our Titanic programming and our Farm Week special.”

JM4