Cork’s Red FM continue their Winning Streak with Audience Boost

26 October 2016
By Tom O’Sullivan
tom@TheCork.ie

File photo of RedFM studio: Pictured are Ruairi O’Hagan and Lisa Lawlor, Cork’s RedFM The Big Red Bench with Stephen McDonnell, Cork Gaa Senior Hurling Captain and Kieran Kingston, Cork Gaa Senior Hurling Manager, in the new RedFM Studio in February 2016.

Fresh from their Treble Win at the PPI Radio Awards, Cork’s Red FM have cemented their position as number 1 radio station in Cork with a boost in figures across all weekday daytime shows following the latest JNLR/Ipsos MRBI report into radio listening that was published today (26th October 2016). It covers the 12-month period from July 2015 to June 2016.

Cork’s Red FM has cemented their position as the most listened to station in Cork with 120,000 listeners tuning every day which is over 10,000 ahead of its nearest competitor. The station has also increased its market share lead to 21.1% putting it 2.1% ahead of second placed RTE Radio one with 19%.

The Neil Prendeville Show is now the most listened to talk show in Cork with 64,000 people tuning in on a daily basis which is 4,000 more than his nearest competitor. This comes only weeks after the show won best interactive speech show in Ireland for the 2nd year in a row at the PPI Radio Awards.

The KC Show which also won best breakfast show in Ireland at the PPI Awards have now become the number one local breakfast programme in Cork having grown 7,000 listeners on the last book. The station also have number one afternoon slot with Philip Burke, number one drive slot with Dave Mac and number one evening slot with Izzy.

Speaking about the results CEO of Cork’s Red FM Diarmuid O’Leary said “We are thrilled that the Cork people have continued to listen to Cork’s Red FM, in such large numbers. We are continually offering them great radio and will focus on what our audience want to hear and expect from their local radio station”. Cork’s Red FM who were the first station outside of Dublin to win Music Station of the Year at the PPI Awards will be celebrating their recent success with a special concert by the very popular ‘Picture This’ on Friday. Listeners have the opportunity to win the last few tickets for the band who have sold out across the country by listening to Cork’s Red FM all day on Thursday.

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