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Radio station gathers more listeners

PUBLISHED: 23:00 29 October 2001 | UPDATED: 10:46 03 March 2010

BBC Radio Suffolk has reported significant gains in listeners throughout the summer, according to the latest independent figures.

The survey conducted by the Radio Joint Audience Research company (RAJAR) between March and September showed that one in four adults now tune into their local BBC station.

BBC Radio Suffolk has reported significant gains in listeners throughout the summer, according to the latest independent figures.

The survey conducted by the Radio Joint Audience Research company (RAJAR) between March and September showed that one in four adults now tune into their local BBC station.

BBC Suffolk saw their audience share increase to 26.4 per cent, compared with 23.6pc a year ago, in the figures released.

BBC Suffolk station editor, David Peel, was pleased with the RAJAR results and hoped for more audience gains in the future.

"We're delighted with the figures which confirm our belief that BBC Radio Suffolk really connects with people in the county," he said.

"Now that popular presenter Nick Risby is doing the Drivetime show, we're hoping to go from strength to strength."

Andy Griffee, BBC Controller for English Regions, said that the success of BBC Suffolk was reflected in the performance of other radio stations across the country.

"With most of our stations showing further increases in reach, share and total listening hours, this is turning out to be the most successful and significant year in the 34-year history of BBC Local Radio in England," he said.

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