Radio New Zealand’s radio results are out, and RNZ National has dropped into third place for its weekly cumulative audience behind The Edge and The Breeze.
RNZ National has maintained its number two spot behind The Edge following, the release of the last radio survey of the year, which reveal a drop in its audience numbers.
“Imagine stations with those shares now,” said radio industry veteran David Gibbs upon seeing radio survey results from a quarter-century ago—a fitting response, given there was once a single station with an 18 percent share of New Zealand ears. We look back to see how much radio has changed.
The third radio survey of the year gives RNZ National a weekly audience of 625,500 listeners, just 300 shy of the nation’s biggest radio station, The Edge. RNZ National programme manager David Allan shares his thoughts on why the station—and RNZ’s other properties—are tracking so well.
RNZ has joined the radio survey party this week and in a similar showing to the previous results, RNZ National sits in second place for audience reach and the top spot for talkback radio.
Radio New Zealand’s radio survey may be a week later than the commercial stations’ results, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a competitor for radio glory. RNZ National is number two for weekly audience and takes out the news radio crown once again.
Radio New Zealand has blown out 50 candles this week to mark Checkpoint reaching half a century of current affairs reporting. It’s now the longest-running news and current affairs programme on local radio and television with no sign of stopping. We talk to head of content Carol Hirschfeld about maintaining its remit as a serious news programme, radio with pictures and Checkpoint with John Campbell.
RNZ’s latest piece of digital innovation is putting listeners’ voices to air through a self-recording app called VoxPop.
In the wake of last week’s commercial radio celebrations, Radio New Zealand has something to cheer about following the release of its survey results by GfK. RNZ National has maintained its spot at number two for audience reach against its commercial competitors and saw growth where other news stations saw a drop.