You've made Wessex FM your favourite commercial radio station!

You've made Wessex FM your favourite commercial radio station!

Published by Maria Greenwood at 7:41am 24th October 2019. (Updated at 9:43am 24th October 2019)

The latest radio listening figures are out this morning (Thursday 24th October) and we'd like to say a huge THANK YOU for making us your favourite commercial radio station.   

Over 50,000 adults are tuning in to Wessex FM every week.   

RAJAR Q3 2019

Compared to last year, those figures show there are 2,900 more listeners tuning in every week

Across the month, nearly two thirds of the local population will tune in to Wessex FM via an FM radio, smart speaker or mobile app. 

More people are asking Alexa to ‘play Wessex FM’ with Smart Speaker listening 26% up on last year.   

Wessex FM Bus with James & Carl

Carl Ashwin In The Morning is the most listened to music breakfast show in the area with 27,400 people tuning in every week between 6 and 9am – more than Radio 2 (25,700) and Radio 1 (12,800)

Managing Director of Wessex FM, Rick Simmonds, said:

"In its 26th year , Wessex FM’s focus on local radio in Dorset is as strong as ever – and these latest figures are nothing short of thrilling!

"Whether it is our commitment to trusted local news, our presenters who live and breathe the area, our involvement in key local events or our multi-platform content, Wessex FM is able to deliver a successful brand for local businesses and organisations to work in partnership with.”

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