JNLR survey

  • On Tuesday we celebrated our 29th birthday with a wonderful night in Castlebar at the Royal Theatre with our #NightWithTheStars, but before that on the #MidMorningShow, Paul and Gerry recalled the opening days of the station, the nervous wait to get the license, the fun of getting the premises ready and the hope that people wouldn't have forgotten them after being off the air for six months! Listen back now to some great stories below!

  • Midwest Radio continues to command the highest listenership of any local station in the country.

    The latest JNLR / Ipsos MRBI radio survey, covering the 12 months from January to December 2017- shows a Yesterday Listened figure of 61%, with an equally impressive market share of 55.7% - consolidating Midwest Radio’s position as market leaders in local radio.

    The survey is good news for radio generally, as it shows that 83% of Ireland’s adults – that’s 3.1 million people – listen to radio every day.

  • Midwest Radio has recorded another impressive set of results in the latest JNLR/Ipsos published today and has retained its position as Ireland’s most listened to local radio station.

    With a yesterday listened figure of 63% and a market share figure of 54.9% the station continues to attract a huge audience across Connacht with a varied mix of news, current affairs and light entertainment programmes.

    Commenting on today’s figures Midwest Radio’s Managing Director Paul Claffey said that the station had yet again catered to the interests of a wide age profile and delivered a service that was relevant and appealing to the west of Ireland.

    “Midwest has always been a unique station and our aim is to keep it that way.  We have that ability to connect with people in a way no other radio station does and the loyalty of our listeners reflects that.  This week we are celebrating our 29th year on air and our success if due, in no small way, to our dedicated staff, our enthusiasm to want to remain as the country’s leading local radio station and our advertisers who ultimately provided the funding to allow us to do what we do”.

    Mr. Claffey also had a special word of thanks to the listeners all over Ireland and abroad for their “unwavering support” for the best part of three decades.  He said that despite all the predicted ‘doom and gloom’ expressed by many people about the future of the media industry Midwest Radio were bucking the trend and would continue to do so for many more years to come.


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  • Midwest Radio is still the most listened to local radio station in the country, according to the latest JNLR listenership figures published today.

    Midwest Radio has a yesterday listened figure of 61%, the highest in the country.

    The station also has a market share of 55%, the second highest in the country. Market share is the length of time people stayed tuned to the radio station.

    The figures consolidate Midwest Radio’s position as the number one station the country.


    Midwest Radio continues to be the most successful local radio station in the country, according to the latest survey published today.

    The JNLR / MRBI radio listenership figures show Midwest Radio with a yesterday listened figure of 61% - the highest of any independent station in Ireland - while the market share of almost 51% is the strongest of any of our competitors in the West.

    Station Manager Tommy Marren says it's encouraging that people are tuning into programmes at all times of the day and night.

    Midwest Radio Chief Executive Paul Claffey paid tribute to the listeners, staff and advertisers for their support and loyalty to the station.