The Local listenership also suffered at the hands of the mathematicians when the national population estimates changes from 3,516,000 to 3,608,000. 

Station County 12-1 ‘000 12-1 % 11-1 ‘000 11-1 % +/- +/-
Mid West Radio Mayo 63 61% 53 51% 10 10%
Tipp FM Tipperary 60 48% 53 43% 7 5%
South East Radio Wexford 44 39% 38 35% 6 4%
Galway Bay FM Galway 81 41% 76 40% 5 1%
Midlands 103FM Laois/Off/WM 70 38% 65 36% 5 2%
Shann/Northern Snd RN/LD/LM/CN/MN 93 47% 89 46% 4 1%
Highland Radio Nth Donegal 68 66% 65 66% 3 0%
Clare FM Clare 43 47% 40 45% 3 2%
Ocean FM Donegal/Leit 39 48% 38 45% 1 3%
KCLR 96FM Kilk/Carlow 47 40% 46 39% 1 1%
East Coast FM Wicklow 28 27% 28 25% 0 2%
Radio Kerry Kerry 60 52% 61 51% -1 1%
LM FM Louth/Meath 61 26% 62 27% -1 -1%
K FM Kildare 41 26% 45 28% -4 -2%
Limerick’s Live 95FM Limerick 69 45% 74 48% -5 -3%
WLR FM Waterford 40 45% 47 49% -7 -4%

Only five of the stations showed decreases the other ten making gains in the twelve months. Mid West Radio added 10,000 listeners or ten percentage points followed by Tipp FM gaining 7,000. WLR and Limerick’s Live fell 7,000 and 5,000 respectively.  In the case of WLR – some loss can be attributed to the gains in the regional franchise of Beat gaining 13,000 listeners.          

Station 12-1 ‘000 12-1 % 11-1 ‘000 11-1 % +/- %
i105-107 68 10% 62 9% 6 1%
i102-104 116 20% 112 20% 4 0%
Beat 102-103FM 86 22% 73 19% 13 3%
Spin South West  83 20% 88 21% -5 -1%

 

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.