For many businesses, this week heralds the start of the new financial year. Even though prospects for both the UK and world economies remain uncertain, there’s no doubt that the business of commercial radio is in excellent health. For the first time in 15 years, commercial radio now has more listeners than the BBC who are… Read More


May Day has been celebrated as a Bank Holiday since 1978 and whilst nearly everything used to be closed most shops are now open. Even the 144-year-old tradition of banks being closed on public holidays is coming to an end with Britain’s biggest lenders due to open a number of branches on Monday. Retail has… Read More


The BBC has traditionally led the way with speech radio but maybe this trend is changing. TalkSport currently has its highest ever listening figure of 3.25 million*. The station provides extensive football coverage for the game obsessed UK audience – as well as coverage of other sports such as cricket, golf and rugby union –… Read More


One of radio’s biggest sectors, Travel, has been boosted by Chancellor George Osborne’s announcement today of reductions in UK Air Passenger Duty (APD). It won’t arrive in time for those icy Winter Holidays but it will be in place in time for those ice-cream filled summer getaways. Osborne’s headline change is that children under the… Read More