BBC HomeExplore the BBC
This page has been archived and is no longer updated. Find out more about page archiving.

24 September 2014
Press Office
Search the BBC and Web
Search BBC Press Office

BBC Homepage

Contact Us

Sue Dougan

Press Releases

Radio Nottingham wins popular vote

Category: Radio Nottingham

Date: 05.05.2005
Printable version

Never mind the General Election, the latest independent research is in and BBC Radio Nottingham has had a vote of confidence from its listeners.


The radio station has increased its number of listeners by an impressive 2.2 per cent since the last set of figures were announced three months ago.


This means that 26.8% a week of the total radio listeners in Nottinghamshire tune in to their local BBC station.


Figures compiled by Radio Joint Audience Research (RAJAR) also show that Radio Nottingham's share of listeners in its catchment area is up by a percentage point to 14.2 - from 13.1%.


Gary Andrews, Managing Editor of Radio Nottingham, is absolutely delighted with the news, and attributes the improvement to a fairly solid performance across the board.


Among the reasons for the rise are that Radio Nottingham is now the market-leading radio station through the weekday morning.


It also has an impressive 35% of the audience share on Saturday afternoon, when it offers exclusive full commentary on Nottingham Forest and Notts County, and reports on Mansfield Town.


"We're especially pleased that on top of the 16,000 extra listeners tuning in every week, people are listening for longer too," says Gary, referring to the increase in time spent listening to the station, up from 11.8 to 12.6 hours a week.


"This really is a team effort and reflects the hard work that's been going on throughout the station, both on-air and behind the scenes, to make our output entertaining, informative, creative, well branded and targeted at our audience."


Gary adds: "A special thanks must go out to our listeners, though, because we'd be nowhere without their support."


Andy Griffee, Controller, BBC English Regions, says: "Congratulations to BBC Radio Nottingham on its latest results. With nearly eight million listeners tuning in each week, BBC Local Radio in England continues to go from strength to strength, providing a strong voice for local communities right across the country."



Category: Radio Nottingham

Date: 05.05.2005
Printable version


The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

About the BBC | Help | Terms of Use | Privacy & Cookies Policy