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Wogan still top morning radio DJ

Terry Wogan
Wogan reached record numbers in the first quarter of 2008

BBC Radio 2's Wake up to Wogan remains the most popular breakfast radio show in the country, according to the latest figures from radio industry body Rajar.

The show had 7.75m listeners tuning in each week, which was down slightly from last quarter's record 8.1m.

Radio 2 also remains the UK's most popular station, with 13m listeners.

Rajar also revealed radio listening via mobile phone among people aged 15 and over continued to rise to 12.2% from 8.9% this time last year.

The figures, covering the period from 24 March to 22 June 2008, showed Radio 3 attracted more listeners for longer with 1.91m people tuning in every week, up from 1.8m last quarter.

AUDIENCE FIGURES JAN-MAR 2008
Radio 1 - 10.68m (10.87m)
Radio 2 - 13m (13.1m)
Radio 3 - 1.91m (1.78m)
Radio 4 - 9.53m (9.49m)
5 Live - 6m (5.89m)
6 Music - 551,000 (471,000)
Source: Rajar
Figures in brackets are for the same period in 2007

"It is encouraging to see that listeners are staying with us for longer, giving us our highest average weekly listening for a couple of years," said Roger Wright, controller of Radio 3.

BBC 6 Music also posted its fourth consecutive record reach, with 551,000 listeners.

Radio 1 attracted 10.68m listeners per week in the quarter, down from 10.87m last year and 11.07m last quarter.

The Chris Moyles Show also saw a drop in its figures with 7.21m listeners - down from 7.26m last year and a record 7.72m last quarter.

However a Radio 1 spokeswoman said they were "not concerned at all", and pointed out that up until this point Moyles's ratings had increased for the last six quarters.

Rajar said 45.1m listeners now tuned into a radio station each week, which was a slight decrease of 300,000 on the previous quarter's figure of 45.4m.

The Rajar figures are compiled on behalf of both the BBC and commercial radio stations.




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