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Latest figures reveal how pandemic shaped UK radio listening habits

First figures since 2020 show boom in speech radio but public loses appetite for music breakfast shows

When Rupert Murdoch launched Times Radio last summer, he was aiming to target the BBC and win over listeners who may have become disenchanted with the output on Radio 4 and Radio 5 live.

Now, the station’s first listening figures have shown there is an audience for Times Radio, with a healthy 637,000 people a week tuning in. The figures came as a relief to staff at the station, who had been unsure whether there was an audience for their rolling discussions of Westminster politics and current affairs.

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