When we get a media release from Canberra FM radio it’s not to tell us about bad ratings. But they do seem very happy with their recent performance:
Canberra FM Radio stations 104.7 and mix106.3 have again dominated the Canberra radio airwaves according to the Neilsen Survey 1 results released today. 104.7 has added another notch as Canberra’s number 1 station in an unbroken run of 11 Survey wins, whilst mix106.3 has enjoyed a substantial surge in listenership to dominate morning listening across the week.
104.7’s breakfast show, Scotty & Nige are again Canberra’s favourite couple to wake up to, with recent
additions to mix106.3, Rod & Biggzy, turning around the stations fortunes in that time-slot with some very
Canberra FM Radio Content Director, Drew Chapman, highlights that “Rod & Biggzy have worked hard on connecting with the Canberra community and this will continue”, he added. Chapman says “MIX 106.3 has broadcast from over 20 local events since late 2011 including the Queens visit, Australia Day Live and the Royal Canberra Show and there’s more to come.”
2012 kicked off in a big way for both stations with 104.7 again delivering the region’s biggest free event, 104.7 Skyfire in its 24th year to over 130,000 spectators. While, mix106.3 sent a lucky listener away on the trip of a lifetime to Elton John’s OSCAR’s party in LA.
Canberra FM Radio now boasts 185,700 listeners across both 104.7 and mix106.3, or 51.6% of the Canberra radio audience.
Also nice that Scotty and Nige can share their “couple” status, Canberra’s favourite couple no less!
UPDATE 04/04/12 17:08: The ABC’s Station Managed Andrea Ho has chimed in with this statement:
“We take all survey results in our stride, and work with a longer-term view to please our audience.
666 ABC Canberra saw a drop in a number of programs in this survey compared to the last survey, which is a disappointment.
On the upside, we’re delighted that Ross Solly remains at number one in the Breakfast timeslot, as does our weeknight line-up featuring new Evenings host Dominic Knight and Tony Delroy. We’ve also gained ground on the weekends.
666 ABC Canberra’s strength over the longer-term, including in this survey, is with the 40+ listeners.
We’re grateful for the support of Canberra listeners over the years.”