Channel 103 & Island FM Deliver British Isles’ Biggest Percentage Reach

  • Jersey’s Channel 103 gains 6,000 listeners year-on-year to deliver huge 61% weekly reach – highest in the British Isles
  • Tindle stablemate Island FM in Guernsey now has highest weekly average hours at 12.6 (and second-highest reach percentage) in the British Isles.

Jersey’s Channel 103 now has an incredible 61% of the island tuning in each week, strengthening its position as the British Isles’ most listened-to radio station by percentage reach, according to the latest RAJAR figures released today.

The figures also reveal that sister station Island FM, which broadcasts to Guernsey, Herm, Sark and Alderney, has also grown – with a weekly reach of 58% (up from 54% last quarter) and 57,000 extra hours. Island FM delivers the second-highest weekly reach figure in the British Isles and the highest market share of any station at 40.4%.

Tindle CI Broadcasting’s combined Channel Islands listenership now stands at 84,000 listeners, tuning in for 920,000 hours each week.

“We’re currently living through challenging times and these latest figures – although they only include the initial few weeks of the COVID-19 period – demonstrate that islanders are relying more than ever on their local radio stations for news, information and companionship.”

Pan-island Station Director, James Keen