Thursday, 29 October 2009

London Rajar - Q3/2009

The latest figures are now out and, as usual, here's my usual chart showing how each of the main commercial stations in the capital are performing throughout the day.

(Click on images to enlarge)

I've never done weekend charts before, so for the first time here they are.



As you can see, The Big Top 40 is doing well for Capital.

The previous quarter's chart (weekdays only) can be found here

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Giving For Living

I don't usually do this but I've done a lot of work with the team at Jack and FM107.9 over the past few years and think this is a great idea, so...

Local Oxfordshire Radio Stations 106 JACK fm and FM107.9 are creating another radio first this week when both stations hand over all their airtime to Sobell House Hospice for three days.

The 'Giving for Living' Radio Appeal will see both radio stations throw their formats out the window as they relocate lock, stock and barrel to Sobell House Hospice for a 3 day radio appeal to raise money for The Sobell House Hospice Charity.

Sobell House Hospice provides specialist support for people and families affected by terminal and life threatening illnesses.

The hospice requires three million pounds a year to run, one million of which has to be raised by the Sobell House Hospice Charity through fundraising events and their charity shops.

Kath Morris, from Sobell House Hospice Charity says: 'We are completely overwhelmed at this offer from JACK fm and FM107.9. Most people in Oxfordshire know someone, or of someone, who has been in Sobell House. Without donations we wouldn't be able to continue the great work our volunteers do.'

106 JACK fm and FM107.9 have a strong relationship with Sobell House, with newsreader and Sunday Roast presenter Ali Booker battling terminal breast cancer. Ali says: 'The people at Sobell House have just been brilliant. Whether I need a drink from the drinks trolley or someone to yell and scream at, they give me the chance to just be Ali, rather than a victim of cancer. I am incredibly happy to be doing what I can to help this amazing cause, and I urge everyone else to do the same.'

In the past two years the radio stations have helped Sobell House raise almost £200,000 via two Moonlight Stroll events, and are hoping this weeks radio appeal will help the charity make up the shortfall in donations due to the recession.

Donations can made over the phone by calling 01865 318 700 or made over mobile phone by texting GIVE to 60155 during the event itself from Thursday till Saturday, October 8th - 10th, by listening to 106.8 and 106.4 JACK fm, or Oxford's FM107.9.