Media Release: RAJAR figures show Clyde 1 still best in the West

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THE latest figures released by RAJAR show Clyde 1 has retained its place as the number one commercial radio station* in Glasgow and the West of Scotland, with 572,000 listeners tuning in every week.

Begins a spokesperson: “Overall listening figures for Radio Clyde** have reached a significant 654,000 a week which is testament to the emphasis the broadcaster places on locally tailored content and engaging with its audiences through a number of media platforms.

“Clyde 1 has put in a solid performance over the last 12 months, having increased its market share from 13.8 per cent to 16.4 per cent and improving its total listening hours from 4.4 million hours to 5.1 million. The station’s ‘Bowie at Breakfast’ continues to dominate its market, reaching 335,000 in Glasgow and the West. Meanwhile, the station itself is achieving over 200,000 more listeners a week that each of its nearest rivals in the West*.

“Clyde 2 saw a particularly successful period, with the re-invigorated line-up continuing to attract new listeners. Through its improved music, content and product offering, the station is now reaching 200,000 listeners a week with 80,000 tuning in to its breakfast show.”

Graham Bryce, group managing director, Place, Northern England and Scotland, said:

“Yet again, the RAJAR figures have shown Clyde 1 to be the number one choice in Glasgow and the West of Scotland.”

“We pride ourselves on our ability to deliver the highest quality content, tailored for each specific audience and the latest increase in listeners demonstrates Clyde 1 and 2’s ongoing popularity.”

“Clyde 1 continues to dominate the breakfast show market and with other features like Superscoreboard, if offers an engaging, entertaining programme of shows which is difficult to compete with.  Meanwhile, we have been delighted with the progress of Clyde 2 since being re-energised and it is quickly becoming a huge favourite amongst our target listeners.

“As well as the on-air success, we are also looking forward to this year’s Clyde 1 Live gig at the stunning new SSE Hydro arena, on 13 December, which will be a great way to end the year and start a series of celebrations to mark 40 years of Radio Clyde.”


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Notes to editors:

* Some stations do not cover the whole of the TSA

** Radio Clyde (Bauer Media’s Glasgow based station) comprises the combined figures of Clyde 1 and Clyde 2

Source: RAJAR / Ipsos – MORI / RSMB, period ending 15 September 2013 All stations and groups results are reported on their specified reporting period and TSA. *Not all stations in Scotland have the same TSA.

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