Finally the Local listeners. Still on top by a country mile is Highland Radio followed by Mayo’s finest Midwest – the rest of the figures are fairly straightforward. It’s worth pointing out the leap that Galway Bay took gaining eight percentage points. Likewise Tipp FM gained 5 percentage points. Conversely KCLR dropped five points and Midlands dropped four. 

Local Q3 Reach % Franchise 2012 2011 2010 2009 YoY
Highland Radio  Nth Donegal 66 65 69 67 1
Mid West Radio  Mayo 58 58 50 48 0
Radio Kerry  Kerry 51 50 51 45 1
Tipp FM  Tipperary 50 45 44 52 5
Ocean FM  Donegal/Leit 49 50 41 46 -1
Clare FM  Clare 47 46 43 45 1
Shannonside/Northern   RN/LD/LM/CN/MN 46 47 46 53 -1
WLR FM  Waterford 45 47 48 51 -2
Galway Bay FM  Galway 45 37 41 40 8
Limerick’s Live 95FM  Limerick 42 48 51 53 -6
South East Radio  Wexford 38 35 36 39 3
KCLR 96FM  Kilk/Carlow 36 41 40 39 -5
Midlands 103FM  Laois/Off/WM 35 39 39 39 -4
LM FM  Louth/Meath 26 24 28 35 2
East Coast FM  Wicklow 26 24 26 26 2
K FM Kildare 24 25 24 27 -1

 …….and very finally

Station 2012 2011 2010 2009
Beat 102-103  22 20 20 20
Spin South West  21 19 21 18
i102-104  20 19 20 17
i105-107  11 10 7

 

Station Franchise
Beat 102-103FM Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford, Waterford & Tipperary SR
Spin South West Limerick, Clare, Kerry, Tipperary NR & South West Laois*
i102-104 Galway, Mayo, Roscommon, Longford, Leitrim, Sligo & Donegal
i105-107 Kildare, Louth, Meath, Laois, Offaly, Westmeath, Cavan & Mon.