All weekday shows recorded significant growth again year on year, with The Big Breakfast Blaa recording their best results since Mary O’Neill and Ollie Carroll took the reigns in October 2015.
WLR’s mid-morning show, Déise Today has also recorded increases since this time last year. Geoff Harris has secured the highest figures ever recorded on a lunch time slot on WLR, while Teresanne O’Reilly increased The Drive Home listenership to its highest figures in over 10 years!
Significant increases were also recorded by the 6-7pm specialist programmes which included sport, arts, business and farming.
Ray C, who presents WLR’s evening show, The Shift and John O’Shea who mans The Late Show also saw year on year increases.
With a sample size of more than 16,000 people, the JNLR is the most robust research conducted in Ireland and the results cannot be disputed with the latest JNLR figures released today confirming the popularity of radio in Ireland with 82% of the population tuning in every day. This translates into weekday figures of 3.1 million listeners.