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104.7 & MIX 106.3 favoured by people who still listen to the radio

By Barcham - 3 April 2013 41

According to a press release we recieved from Canberra FM Radio, the Nielsen Radio Ratings were released today. It turns out that the top two spots in ACT radio are taken up by the top two most generic stations on air.

Who’d have guessed?

Both stations have enjoyed significant audience growth since the last Survey period in August 2012 with the MIX 106.3 breakfast show, Rod & Biggzy, almost doubling their share of listeners in the Canberra region.

Canberra FM Radio Content Director, Drew Chapman, puts this growth on MIX 106.3 down to a deliberate return to being involved in
everything Canberra from a school fete to the Canberra 100 celebrations through to supporting those in need as highlighted in the recent fundraising campaign which saved Pegasus Riding for the Disabled.

Drew claims that 106.3’s success is down to “the hard work, commitment and consistency of those who work for our stations every day” and not due to the fact that they provide completely vanilla mundane entertainment for people who haven’t realised they live in the future yet. Drew also adds, “We’ve pushed MIX 106.3, particularly Rod & Biggzy, right out into peoples communities and they’ve made some very strong connections, while 104.7 just continues to build on a legacy of consistency with Scotty & Nige claiming the number 1 spot in Breakfast and still delivering massive events such as Skyfire to the city for the past 25 years.”

Are there any radio duos out there where at least one of the two doesn’t have a wacky nickname?

Here are the stats released for those who are interested:
Audience Share: People 10+, Mon-Sun 5:30am-12:00am
104.7 23.9%
MIX106.3 16.8%
ABC666 14.0%
2CC 6.7%
2CA 6.8%

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41 Responses to
104.7 & MIX 106.3 favoured by people who still listen to the radio
Barcham 4:14 pm 03 Apr 13

Jivrashia said :

I’m surprise no one has mentioned internet radio.

That’s more or less what I was getting at with the “live in the future” remark.

Jivrashia 3:53 pm 03 Apr 13

I’m surprise no one has mentioned internet radio.

pink little birdie 3:37 pm 03 Apr 13

we bounce between 106.3, triple J and the UC radio station. We would listen to the UC Radio more if we could hear it futher away from UC. (Fortunately we spend most of our drive time around UC

bikhet 3:36 pm 03 Apr 13

102.3 Roolz KO! Especially Emma in the mornings.

If, as they say, the growth of 106.3 is due to “a deliberate return to being involved in everything Canberra from a school fete to the Canberra 100 celebrations through to supporting those in need” then I say good on them.

NoImRight 3:29 pm 03 Apr 13

Solidarity said :

I listen to 106.3 when my CD’s get boring ever since JJJ went crap.

Pretty damning on JJJ if 106.3 seems like a step up.

Solidarity 3:07 pm 03 Apr 13

I listen to 106.3 when my CD’s get boring ever since JJJ went crap.

Holden Caulfield 2:27 pm 03 Apr 13

Barcham said :

It would seem you are in the minority.

I’m quite happy to be. I was just countering the RA headline to the story.

muntychops 2:13 pm 03 Apr 13

Are there any radio duos out there where at least one of the two doesn’t have a wacky nickname?

Yes because Scotty & Nigel are such whacky names lol 🙂

johnboy 2:13 pm 03 Apr 13

well if everyone was into something it wouldn’t be a bit different now would it?

Duffbowl 2:09 pm 03 Apr 13

Warning! Warning! Massive Generalisation Ahead!

So, at least 40.3% of listeners have no interest in creativity, modernity, or something a bit different. No surprise for Canberra there….

dph 1:56 pm 03 Apr 13

I wonder how many people have no choice & are forced to listen to 104.7 or 106.3 i.e. Shared offices, waiting rooms etc…

NoImRight 1:43 pm 03 Apr 13

I prefer the patter of the DJ3000 myself. How does he stay so up to date?

frontrow 1:06 pm 03 Apr 13

Barcham said :

Holden Caulfield said :

I still listen to the radio—it’s great—and I don’t favour the aforementioned FM stations.

It would seem you are in the minority.

According to the story here, 40.3% of the audiemce listen to the top two stations, meaning 59.7% listen to something else.

I don’t think minority means what you think it means.

Barcham 1:00 pm 03 Apr 13

Holden Caulfield said :

I still listen to the radio—it’s great—and I don’t favour the aforementioned FM stations.

It would seem you are in the minority.

Holden Caulfield 12:36 pm 03 Apr 13

I still listen to the radio—it’s great—and I don’t favour the aforementioned FM stations.

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