Soundbites: The Week in Audio - 27.10.17

This week’s blog takes a gander through the Q3 RAJAR results, a gathering of radio execs from around the UK, talkSPORT landing big hits on a season of sport and our ever present podcast pick of the week.

The third quarter data from RAJAR has been released, with the latest information about radio and digital listening in the UK. The big news from the latest quarterly RAJAR audience figures showed 706,000 more people listened to commercial radio each week than BBC stations.

To read more on the RAJAR results, click here.


An appeal for a lifeline is heard across the airwaves as TCR FM are looking to local businesses to come forward and advertise in attempt to avoid closure.

Read more on TCR FM’s appeal here


A panel of radio’s most elite execs were called upon this week. They gathered to discuss the remaining treat that streaming has on the radio industry.

Read more on what they had to say here.


TalkSPORT has become the heavyweight of sports radio broadcasting as they have won exclusive radio rights for four major boxing events, including the much-hyped rematch between David Haye and Tony Bellew. TalkSPORT will be the only place to listen to the match on UK radio.

Read more on talkSPORT’s season of of boxing here.


Podcast of the Week:

This week’s podcast is Dirty John, a co-production by the LA Times and Wondery, following in the success of S-town, Missing Richard Simmons and of course the go-to example Serial (exclude season 2, not worth the hours).

We just finished listening to the 8th episode, which is fantastic and presents itself as a great example of audio storytelling. Debra Newell is a successful interior designer. She meets John Meehan, a handsome man who seems to check all the boxes: attentive, available, just back from a year in Iraq with Doctors Without Borders.

But her family doesn’t like John, and they get entangled in an increasingly complex web of love, deception, forgiveness, denial, and ultimately, survival.

The big question: who is John…

Click here to listen.


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BY: Niall Killeney Taylor