The local stations are showing mixed results, but one that stands out is Galway Bay FM. Over the two surveys they have managed to increase their listenership by a staggering 33%. This is followed by East Coast and Tipp FM who both added 15% to their numbers.

On the other end of the scale WLR FM dropped 15% and KCLR 96FM who dropped 12%. Nine increases and seven fallers in this year’s Local radio numbers.

Station County 12-2 ‘000 12-2 % 11-2 ‘000 11-2 % +/- +/-
Highland Radio Nth Donegal 69 67% 66 67% 3 5%
Mid West Radio Mayo 60 59% 57 55% 3 5%
Tipp FM Tipperary 61 50% 53 43% 8 15%
Radio Kerry Kerry 57 49% 61 51% -4 -7%
Ocean FM Donegal/Leit 39 48% 41 49% -2 -5%
Clare FM Clare 43 47% 41 46% 2 5%
Galway Bay FM Galway 92 46% 69 36% 23 33%
Shann/Northern Snd RN/LD/LM/CN/MN 91 45% 89 47% 2 2%
Limerick’s Live 95FM Limerick 69 45% 73 48% -4 -5%
WLR FM Waterford 40 45% 47 49% -7 -15%
South East Radio Wexford 44 39% 40 36% 4 10%
KCLR 96FM Kilk/Carlow 45 38% 51 44% -6 -12%
Midlands 103FM Laois/Off/WM 68 36% 67 37% 1 1%
East Coast FM Wicklow 30 29% 26 23% 4 15%
LM FM Louth/Meath 58 25% 59 26% -1 -2%
K FM Kildare 38 24% 42 26% -4 -10%