Good quarter for BBC London

BBC London 94.9 has leapt up the London listening tables in the latest Rajar figures, reaching more people than commercial competitors XFM and LBC for the first time. Latest figures (for 2005 quarter four) show BBC London 94.9 is seventh in the league of listeners – up four places from its 11th slot for the same period in 2004. This means that the station – which now has 546,000 listeners every week – has had the best six months in its history, after hitting the heights in 2005 quarter three with 561,000, its second highest figures ever. The latest figures are the third highest the station has recorded.
BBC London 94.9 Managing Editor David Robey said the figures were “great news coming in a period of major upheaval with the launch of an entirely new schedule in October with Jono Coleman and Jo Good at Breakfast, Vanessa Feltz moved to the mornings and Danny Baker – who won his Sony gold award when he was with us – back in the afternoons. This is the coming of age of BBC London 94.9 as London’s station of choice for big news and events. Hundreds of thousands of new listeners tuned in during the tragic events last July and they have stayed.”