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all new Phil Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Giles Coren was proudly talking about how his show had the first sponsor last week - Fortnum & Mason.
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BBI45 Central (East) East Midlands Today
Giles Coren was proudly talking about how his show had the first sponsor last week - Fortnum & Mason.

I don't listen to Giles, so I missed that.

Obviously we don't have a definitive number of listeners because of COVID-19 disruption to RAJAR, but they'll have an idea of the streaming figures. And if they've been able to get BMW on board, then it sounds they're getting a decent audience.
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Steve in Pudsey Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
I don't think anybody considers RAJAR as "definitive"
Write that down in your copybook now.
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all new Phil Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
To be fair it is really good. Like a cross between Five Live and LBC, without all the gammons phoning in getting angry about everything. I’ve been listening in the car a lot.
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BBI45 Central (East) East Midlands Today
I don't think anybody considers RAJAR as "definitive"

OK. Definitive might not have been the best word, but AKAIK, RAJAR is widely trusted to give a good overview of radio listening figures.
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Brekkie Wales Wales Today
Well if the talent or brand didn't tell you the audience they were after then the sponsors certainly do.

RAJAR won't be reporting on them for another few months anyway. Why have overnight ratings when you can have them quarterly? Can't believe they haven't at least gone to monthly - surely the data must be there for that in compiling the quarterly figures.
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Jon Central (West) Midlands Today
Giles Coren was proudly talking about how his show had the first sponsor last week - Fortnum & Mason.

Did you actually hear any stings for Fortnum & Mason or was it some dry humour about the type of station it is?
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all new Phil Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Jon posted:
Giles Coren was proudly talking about how his show had the first sponsor last week - Fortnum & Mason.

Did you actually hear any stings for Fortnum & Mason or was it some dry humour about the type of station it is?

Yes there were stings plus a lengthy discussion about their tea.
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Rajar has been suspended due to Covid 19 anyway, so a new station, even if it wanted ranking, could not get figures.

https://www.rajar.co.uk/docs/news/Survey_Updates_Q1_2020.pdf
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BBI45 Central (East) East Midlands Today
Jon posted:
Giles Coren was proudly talking about how his show had the first sponsor last week - Fortnum & Mason.

Did you actually hear any stings for Fortnum & Mason or was it some dry humour about the type of station it is?

Yes there were stings plus a lengthy discussion about their tea.

I don't have an issue with the sponsors being included in the stings, but they'd better not go down the road of regularly talking about them.
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Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
Interesting tonight, Jon Sopel was a guest on John Pienaar's evening show today!

Isn't that a bit like having Jon Snow on Marr's programme!?
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Matthew_Fieldhouse Central (West) Midlands Today
Interesting tonight, Jon Sopel was a guest on John Pienaar's evening show today!

Isn't that a bit like having Jon Snow on Marr's programme!?

Not exactly as Jon Sopel is an editor so can speak on American Politics, Jon Snow is an anchor so isn't a specialist

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