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BBC Radio Ulster/ Foyle is Northern Ireland’s most listened to radio station

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BBC Radio Ulster/Foyle remains the most listened to radio station in Northern Ireland according to the latest RAJAR (Radio Joint Audio Research) figures.

Fresh from winning Station of The Year (One Million Plus) earlier this week at the Radio Academy Awards in London, these latest RAJAR figures show that BBC Radio Ulster is listened to more than any other station in Northern Ireland, with an average weekly audience of 530,000 listeners - approximately 36 per cent of the population (Aged 15 plus).

BBC Radio Ulster/Foyle’s average weekly reach figures have increased by 20,000 year on year and 6,000 quarter on quarter.

Programming broadcast on local station BBC Radio Foyle, received an average weekly audience of 40,000 listeners. This figure shows an increase of 9,000 listeners year on year

Fergus Keeling, Head of Radio, BBC Northern Ireland, says, “This is proving to be a wonderful week for BBC Radio Ulster. Firstly, we won the prestigious Station of the Year (One Million Plus) title at the Radio Academy Awards and now these RAJAR figures tell us we remain Northern Ireland’s most listened to radio station with an increase of 20,000 to our average weekly reach.

“I am also delighted that BBC Radio Foyle has maintained a strong average weekly audience beyond the UK City of Culture 2013. We will continue to cater for audiences in that area, with BBC Radio Foyle providing bespoke north west programming, top quality news content and being a production base for programmes such as Your Place And Mine and Pure Culture.”

 

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