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51 minutes ago, hissingsid said:

Nothing like Talking Heads, 

You are right this new much younger guy is much more down with the kids.

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19 hours ago, Stu Peters said:

RAJAR shows that Manx Radio has increased reach and total hours this quarter. 3FM has slipped total hours and market share. Nobody knows what Energy numbers are since they don't trust the industry-standard method of measurement. It might all change next quarter. You and Pongo might be right ONE DAY, but certainly not in my lifetime. It's like you're suggesting we all give up efficient public transport for private vehicles.

All true Stu, congratulations on the additional 1000 listeners and 11000 hours this quarter.  

Don't wish to rain etc... but it's still interesting to look year on year. Despite this quarter's gains, MR are still down 1000 listeners on Sept 2018, and 4000 on Sept 2017. 

Even more interestingly, over the same period 3fm are up 1000 on Sept 2018, and up 4000 on Sept 2017!  

But I'm sure your sales department won't be telling the advertisers that, eh!

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9 minutes ago, the stinking enigma said:

I dont know of anybody that listens to 3fm through their own choice. Who makes thes figures up anyway? 

RAJAR stands for Radio Joint Audience Research and is the official body in charge of measuring radio audiences in the UK. It is jointly owned by the BBC and the Radiocentre on behalf of the commercial sector.

Or, It's the accepted method of radio audience measurement by the industry and its advertisers.

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On 10/24/2019 at 4:27 PM, KERED said:

Another one that sneaked past the News Editor: 

IoM Government considering electric number plate options

Does that mean that they can revolve, in true James Bond tradition?

Must be the MR News Editor's day off again:    "Her pleaded guilty to one charge of being drunk in a public place on Wellington Street in Douglas on 15 October."

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On 10/24/2019 at 4:27 PM, Manxman27 said:

It looks like some were taken professionally while others were taken by amateurs using camera phones.

Nah - I reckon there was only ONE white shirt, and it was passed from one "photographee" to the next, during a mass photo-shoot.  (MR doesn't have a Money Tree, don't y' know?)

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www.manx.net/tv/mt-tv/watch/87835/q12-foi-requests-on-manx-radio
 

How can it be right that the Nation Station, who themselves make great play about using FOI requests to get answers, won’t publish their own results?

Surely it must end with the same questions being asked over and over again. Thought it was the spirit of the legislation if not the law. Guessing this line of non response might be taken due to the revelations of the big 50th birthday party costs that they ran for cover.

Trust Mrs Barber will pressure the Minister to get this in line with all the other government departments. We have a right to tax payers money being spent.

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3 hours ago, WKRP said:

www.manx.net/tv/mt-tv/watch/87835/q12-foi-requests-on-manx-radio
 

How can it be right that the Nation Station, who themselves make great play about using FOI requests to get answers, won’t publish their own results?

Surely it must end with the same questions being asked over and over again. Thought it was the spirit of the legislation if not the law. Guessing this line of non response might be taken due to the revelations of the big 50th birthday party costs that they ran for cover.

Trust Mrs Barber will pressure the Minister to get this in line with all the other government departments. We have a right to tax payers money being spent.

So you reckon Manx Radio is a Government department then ?

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17 minutes ago, dilligaf said:

So you reckon Manx Radio is a Government department then ?

Its a public body under the terms of the FOI Act.

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3 hours ago, WKRP said:

 We have a right to tax payers money being spent.

Lucky they didn't give you the job with your literacy skills being so poor!

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Got back to the Island the other day. Have listened to a fair amount. Its definitely not for me. Glad Carnaby Street is still running though, so will listen to that.

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1 hour ago, Albert Tatlock said:

I think even Rajar are gonna show MR screwed next quarter.

Why have you become so grumpy AT ? You used to be funny and spoke sense.

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4 hours ago, Albert Tatlock said:

I think even Rajar are gonna show MR screwed next quarter.

Actually they can't because Manx Radio's RAJAR figures are based on total returns over a year (as is the case for all stations with a smaller potential listenership) so even if everyone stopped listening, the figures would only drop to 75%.

This means that the best figures to look at are the year on year ones because otherwise some of the same data is in both sets of returns.  It also gets rid of seasonal variation, such as that produced by TT.  Comparing the year ending Sept 19 to that for the year ending Sept 18 gives the following statistics for 3FM and Manx Radio:

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Reach Percentage:  3FM  37% to 39% (+2)    Manx Radio 46% to 45% (-1)

Average Hours per Head[1]:  3FM 3.8 to 3.4 (-10.5%)    Manx Radio 4.3 to 3.8 (-11.6%)

Average Houses per Listener:  3FM 10.2 to 8.7 (-14.7%)    Manx Radio 9.4 to 8.5 (-9.6%)

Total hours:  3FM 264,000 to 238,000 (-9.85%)    Manx Radio 298,000 to 266,000 (-10.7%)

Listening share in TSA:  3FM 18.9% to 16.4% (-2.5)    Manx Radio 21.3% to 18.3% (-3)

 

It's actually pretty bad for both stations.  3FM may have had a few more people listening to it at some time in their survey period, but on every other statistics both stations are down by about 10% year on year.

 

[1]  This is based on those aged 15 or over in the area the radio station serves (TSA).  RAJAR Uses 70,000 (69,000 in 2018) for the Island.  Listenership hours will be based on those who listened to any of that station at all.

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Grim figures all round. Three stations on such a small island is quite a lot. However, only one of them is costing the tax payer a million a year. In this day and age specialist interest is being dealt with by podcast so perhaps that is the way forward for some of manx radio's content 

It's also a good market test for the demand of the subject matter. You start off making the podcasts for free and then if it becomes popular you can seek to charge or obtain advertising revenue. If though you only have a handful of listeners the popularity of what you are offering has been answered.

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