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Wednesday 29 Oct 2014

Press Release

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

BBC Radio Ulster/ Foyle remains the most listened to radio station in Northern Ireland with an average weekly audience of 538,000 listeners tuning in each week – according to the latest RAJAR (Radio Joint Audio Research) figures for Quarter Three, 2011.

These latest RAJAR figures show an increase of 31,000 listeners to the station year on year (with 507,000 listeners in Quarter Three, 2010) and a decrease of 53,000 listeners quarter on quarter (with 591,000 listeners in Quarter Two, 2011).

BBC Radio Foyle, meanwhile, has an average weekly audience of 31,000 listeners. This figure is consistent year on year (with 31,000 listeners in Quarter Three, 2010) and quarter on quarter (with 32,000 listeners in Quarter Two, 2011).

Fergus Keeling, Head of Radio, BBC Northern Ireland, says: "I would like to take this opportunity to thank our listeners for continuing to make us Northern Ireland's most listened to radio station. These latest figures show that our audience has increased since the same period last year and we are privileged that so many people continue to come to BBC Radio Ulster/ Foyle for their quality news, speech and specialist music programming.

"In these increasingly competitive times we will continue to engage with our listeners who tell us day and daily what they think of what we do. It is my aim to ensure we keep delivering this important, engaging and entertaining content on BBC Radio in Northern Ireland."


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