Chris Evans

  1. BBC 6 Radio Has Highest Numbers Two Years After Nearly Getting Axed; Digital Radio Up 5%

    May 18, 2012 8:24 AM EDT Listeners to the BBC's digital alternative station BBC 6 Music grew to a record high in the last quarter, attracting an average weekly audience of 1.45 million in the first three months of 2012, according to the latest RAJAR (Radio Joint Audi ...

  2. BBC 6 Music Records Highest Ever Listening Figures, Digital Listening Increases

    February 02, 2012 3:53 PM EST The BBC's digital alternative station BBC 6 Music has recorded its highest ever listening figures in the latest RAJAR (Radio Joint Audience Research) figures, published today (Feb. 2). The music-dedicated station, which the BBC toyed with axi ...

  3. BBC's Urban Station Grabs New Listeners

    October 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. urban station BBC 1Xtra has registered its highest audience share to date, attracting over 800,000 weekly listeners in the third quarter, according to the latest RAJAR figures. The digital network increased its audience from the 600,000 it lo ...

  4. BBC 6 Music Ratings Up Again

    August 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. modern rock and alternative station BBC 6 Music has continued to grow its audience despite a tough few months for those working on the network. It is now hitting a weekly audience of 1.19 million listeners. The digital station was under threa ...

  5. BBC 6 Music Audience Soars To 1 Million

    May 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The BBC has unique problems with the latest RAJAR figures: the digital station that management wants to close increased its audience by 50%, while the surprise ratings boost for Radio 2 's breakfast show will enrage commercial rivals. New aud ...

  6. Controller 'Enormously Proud' Of 6 Music

    May 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT BBC 6 Music controller Bob Shennan says he is "enormously proud" of under-threat digital radio station. There is now less than three weeks left of the public consultation on the closure of 6 Music. Labels trade body the BPI sent a delega ...

  7. Terry Wogan Signs Off From Breakfast Show

    December 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST Veteran U.K. presenter Terry Wogan hosted the final edition of his hugely popular Radio 2 breakfast show on Friday, telling listeners it was a sad day that he had been dreading. "I'm going to miss you. Thank you. Thank you for being my f ...

  8. Terry Wogan To Exit Radio 2 Breakfast Show

    September 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Veteran broadcaster Sir Terry Wogan is to step down from his long-running breakfast show on national AC network BBC Radio 2. Wogan, who announced his departure live this morning (Sept. 7) to listeners following media speculation, will be replaced ...

  9. Chris Evans Wins Big At Sony Awards

    May 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT BBC Radio 2 drivetime DJ Chris Evans was the big winner at the 2009 Sony Radio Academy Awards, winning double gold. Evans won the music radio personality gong and the entertainment award for his work on the A/C-formatted station, as well as hostin ...