Q3 RAJAR analysis: Commercial radio makes gains

James Hanley

The timing of BBC Radio 1 controller Ben Cooper’s exit announcement ensured that, for once, the latest quarterly figures weren’t the only talk of the airwaves in RAJAR week.

Cooper’s contribution to the Beeb cause was heralded by his soon-to-be ex-colleagues prior to discussing those all-important numbers.

“Ben’s legacy is the kind that you'd want to leave as controller,” Aled Haydn Jones, Radio 1’s head of programmes, tells Music Week. “He’s left us in a really strong position in ...

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