Local radio listeners down

RADIO Joint Audience Research (RAJAR) figures show the number of people listening to local radio in Oxfordshire has fallen over the past quarter.

In the quarter ending Sunday, June 24, a weekly average of 68,000 people tuned into BBC Radio Oxford, down from 77,000.

Heart Thames Valley and Glide FM also saw numbers shrink from 385,000 to 361,000 and from 19,000 to 16,000 respectively.

Only Jack FM saw its listening figures rise, from 57,000 to 65,000.

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11:18am Thu 2 Aug 12

online_reader says...

I enjoyed Malcolm Boyden's silliness on my drive in and Bill Heine's phone in on my way home from work. Both have gone, and as a result I generally listen to Jack in the morning and Simon Mayo in the evening.
I enjoyed Malcolm Boyden's silliness on my drive in and Bill Heine's phone in on my way home from work. Both have gone, and as a result I generally listen to Jack in the morning and Simon Mayo in the evening. online_reader
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11:53am Thu 2 Aug 12

snert says...

Going back a few years ago I used to listen to Carl and Jo in the morning on Fox FM. That became rubbish after Carl left and Jo moved to another station. Then Fox went altogether.

I move to BBC Oxford for a little while but that became annoying with one of the morning presenters doing a debate show.

I moved to Heart FM and that was great and it's peak was with Matt & Giselle. Sadly they moved Heart to Reading and it became Matt & Michelle. Nowhere near as good. Now, I listen to Jack FM in the morning and Simon Mayo on the way home.
Going back a few years ago I used to listen to Carl and Jo in the morning on Fox FM. That became rubbish after Carl left and Jo moved to another station. Then Fox went altogether. I move to BBC Oxford for a little while but that became annoying with one of the morning presenters doing a debate show. I moved to Heart FM and that was great and it's peak was with Matt & Giselle. Sadly they moved Heart to Reading and it became Matt & Michelle. Nowhere near as good. Now, I listen to Jack FM in the morning and Simon Mayo on the way home. snert
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2:54pm Thu 2 Aug 12

mdh1664 says...

bbc radio oxford has too many show repeats throughout the day.needs a comlete revamp.
bbc radio oxford has too many show repeats throughout the day.needs a comlete revamp. mdh1664
  • Score: 1

4:06pm Thu 2 Aug 12

Phian says...

I used to be a great fan of BBC Radio Oxford but not now, it has become annoying and often boring.
The morning presenter comes across as too shrill and excitable for my taste so I no longer start my day with him although I do like Lou Hannon.
How seriously does the management take their web sites ? see http://news.bbc.co.u
k/local/oxford/hi/tv
_and_radio/newsid_81
36000/8136760.stm which is out of date.
There seems to be a lack of the imagination which was there only a few years ago.
I used to be a great fan of BBC Radio Oxford but not now, it has become annoying and often boring. The morning presenter comes across as too shrill and excitable for my taste so I no longer start my day with him although I do like Lou Hannon. How seriously does the management take their web sites ? see http://news.bbc.co.u k/local/oxford/hi/tv _and_radio/newsid_81 36000/8136760.stm which is out of date. There seems to be a lack of the imagination which was there only a few years ago. Phian
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7:00pm Thu 2 Aug 12

Andrew:Oxford says...

Always wake up to "Today" and listen to the "PM" programme either live or on replay.

In the car though, it's got to be Jack FM for the Breakfast show in the morning and "Avon" (Paul Darrow) when it's running on automatics.

I did listen to First Oxford Radio (Fox FM) but it gradually faded away into Heart. BBC Oxford has the odd good moment but still hasn't recovered from fully from Anne Diamond presenting the breakfast show a few years back.
Always wake up to "Today" and listen to the "PM" programme either live or on replay. In the car though, it's got to be Jack FM for the Breakfast show in the morning and "Avon" (Paul Darrow) when it's running on automatics. I did listen to First Oxford Radio (Fox FM) but it gradually faded away into Heart. BBC Oxford has the odd good moment but still hasn't recovered from fully from Anne Diamond presenting the breakfast show a few years back. Andrew:Oxford
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7:25am Fri 3 Aug 12

A Scroat says...

No more BBC Oxford for us. Only listen to Jack once the awful Morning Glory has finished.
No more BBC Oxford for us. Only listen to Jack once the awful Morning Glory has finished. A Scroat
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