Ipswich Ratings: Local station River 94.9 remains way out in front
Image: River 94.9’s Breakfast team Marnie & Campo
Grant Broadcasters’ River 94.9 remains Ipswich’s top radio station, with 29.6% of the surveyed audience saying they listen to the station the most.
Other stations surveyed in the region are broadcast out of Brisbane, around 45 kilometres away.
Southern Cross Austereo’s (SCA) Brisbane-based B105 is second with 14.7% of respondents saying they listen to the station the most.
The race is slightly tighter within certain demographics, however, with B105 leading the way with those aged 25 to 39 (24.6% compared to River’s 22.7%). River, meanwhile, dominates the 40 to 54s (39.2%) and 55 to 64s (44.1%).
River also had gains in Breakfast, up 4.1 points from the last survey in October 2017. Last survey, it was on 25.0% for the timeslot, while this time around it had 29.1%. Marnie T and Paul ‘Campo’ Campion host the slot from 5am to 9am.
In second place in Breakfast is B105’s Stav, Abby & Matt, down 0.1 points to 15.3%.
River 94.9’s general manager David Wiltshire said he’s very pleased with the result.
“It’s great to see our investment in local personalities creating local content is returning such huge audience numbers,” he said.
Content director Drew Champan added that today’s result was an outstanding reward for the team’s hard work.
“Our relentless commitment to our local community absolutely paid off today,” he said. “I couldn’t be prouder of our entire team, but particularly Marnie and Campo, now in their fifth year on Breakfast together.”
Most stations made gains in terms of cumulative audience this survey, with River up 47,900 to 121,200, and B105 up 29,500 to 71,600.
Nova 106.9 was up 32,500 to 54,200.