JNLR (Joint National Listenership Research) 2010 Local Radio

In terms of the overall health of the listening market within the local franchises, that figure varies considerably across the counties. In the OceanFM franchise – Donegal South/Sligo/Nth Leit – the listened to any radio yesterday figure is 95% whereas in the East Coast FM area, Wicklow, that figure plummets to 79%.

Many a thesis could be forwarded as to the difference in the listening base – but none to be found here. Of the 16 local stations, eleven saw a fall in their numbers. Tipp FM, Ocean FM, Midlands 103 all saw a 5% decline in numbers. Radio Kerry and KFM were the only real winners gaining 4% and 3% respectively. Maintaining its massive reach is still Highland Radio in Donegal.

But the ‘best in show’ this year goes to Radio Kerry who moved from #7 in the Local Radio League in 2009 to #2. I’d say the shareholders are delighted.

Local – Listened Yesterday 2010 2009 +/-
% %
Highland Radio 67 68 -1
Radio Kerry 51 47 4
Limerick’s Live 95FM 50 53 -3
Mid West Radio 49 50 -1
WLR FM 48 51 -3
Shannonside/Northern Sound 47 50 -3
Clare FM 46 45 1
Tipp FM 45 50 -5
Ocean FM 42 47 -5
Galway Bay FM 41 40 1
KCLR 96FM 39 42 -3
Midlands 103FM 36 41 -5
South East Radio 36 39 -3
East Coast FM 28 28 0
LM FM 28 32 -4
KFM 27 24 3