RAJAR Bulletin 63
Issued: 1st April 2005
Data for the period ended 27th March 2005 will be released as follows:
Results to stations 5.30 p.m. Wednesday 4th May Press Release/Conference 9.30 a.m. Thursday 5th May Full Tables/Published Reports Tuesday 17th May
N.B. Publication of results is embargoed until 7 a.m. 5th May 2005
Stations reporting for the first time
Station name Survey Period Saga 105.2 FM Q
New survey periods
Station Name Survey Period The Century Radio Network (UK) H The Sunrise Group Q
Station Name New TSA CTR 105.6 120,761
New group reports
Station name Survey Period Total Virgin Radio Network H Total Capital Radio Group UK plus GWR Group UK (inc. Classic FM) H Total Capital Radio Group UK plus GWR Group UK (excl. Classic FM) H GWR Group UK (inc. Classic FM) H The Capital FM Network plus The Mix - GWR’s Local FM Services Total H Total Capital Gold Network UK plus Classic Gold Network (Total UK) H The Capital Gold Network plus Classic Gold Network H CN Radio Northern Ireland Y The London Media Company H
Station name changes
From To Life Capital Life Saga’s PrimeTime Radio PrimeTime Radio Total Virgin Radio Total Virgin Radio (AM/FM) Virgin London (AM/FM) Total Virgin Radio (AM/FM) (London) Total Capital Gold UK Total Capital Gold Network UK Total CN Group Total CN Radio CN Midlands CN Radio Midlands CENTRE FM Centre FM Kix 96 Kix 96.2FM Mid 106 Mid FM Oak 107 Oak 107 FM Coast FM 96.3 Coast 96.3 South City - The Saint The Saint Easy Radio (London) Kismat Radio 1035 (Greater London) BBC Radio Oxford BBC Radio Oxford 95.2FM
Revised Card Sort Procedure
From January 2005, the card sort procedure that is used to establish respondents’ repertoires has been amended. Respondents are presented with a single pack of station cards, each consisting of a station name and its delivery platforms. From January 2005, these details are printed on green card for stations available via analogue and yellow card for those services which only broadcast via digital platforms.
Respondents are asked to sort through the cards three times; firstly taking all cards together, secondly using only the green cards consisting of stations available on analogue, and thirdly using the exclusively digital stations.
This method has been devised to enable respondents’ repertoires to be clearly established given the increase in stations measured by RAJAR.