Radio in Wales: RAJAR Q4 2019

Radio in Wales: RAJAR Q4 2019

Although we’re in 2020 it’s time for the last quarterly RAJAR of 2019! Time to see how the radio stations of Wales performed as we left the decade. Top-line Stats 87% of the UK population tune into radio every week, a slight drop from 88%.On average a listener tunes into 20.3 hours of live radio per week. Local Overall, it was a pretty dismal last quarter for the stations we surveyed. In Q3, Heart South Wales’ reach jumped up 59,000 to 453,000, the biggest increase of all the stations The Media Angel surveyed. However, in Q4 their reach was down 48,000 to 405,000. Their % reach also fell by 3% to 21%. After a positive Q3, The Wave 96.4 FM’s reach dropped by 23,000 to 114,000 in Q4, bringing them back down to Q2’s figures. Their % reach also fell by 5% to 24%. Kiss (West) experience an increase of reach in Q3, up to 386,000, however in Q4 their reach declined by 27,000 to 359,000. Their reach % dropped marginally by 1%, to 14%. Smooth North West and Wales’ increased by 12,000 to 61,000 however Smooth South Wales’ reach decreased by 20,000 to 77,000. Local stations in Swansea experienced minor decreases. Swansea Bay Radio’s reach decreased by 2,000 to 24,000. Swansea Sound’s reach also declined by 7,000 to 29,000. Capital received mixed results in Wales. Capital South Wales’ reached decreased significantly by 33,000 to 180,000 while Capital North West and Wales increased slightly by 3,000 to 126,000. Capital South Wales’ % reach also declined by 3% to 17%, while Capital North West and Wales remained steady at 12%....