|Spin South West||Munster||262,941||81,800|
|Galway Bay FM||Galway||135,279||11600|
|RTE Radio One||National||42,257||110,000|
|Raidio Na Gaeltachta||National||22,114||17,800|
|Radio Na Life||Dublin||6,818||7,727|
|Dublin City FM||Dublin||6,111||8,454|
|Dublin Digital Radio||Digital||2,694||1308|
|Cork Community Radio||Community||2,573||19|
98FM have over 695,000 likes for their page that equates to 58% of Dublin's population. To put that into perspective according to recent JNLR figures (Q1 2017) 820,000 people in Dublin listen to the radio every day. According to those figures 110,000 listen to 98FM on a daily basis that is just 1/6th of their facebook followers. The top ten stations were
Cork based pirate radio station Klub FM have more followers than Spirit Radio which broadcasts across the country and more followers than RTE digital station RTE Gold that has been receiving extra press coverage recently.
Twitter is another measurement stations can use to entice advertisers to their station. The more twitter followers your station has the more popular they are, right? Well NO.
The top ten Twitter accounts from the above list were
|RTE Radio One||National||110,000|
|Spin South West||Munster||81,800|
Spin topped the twitter top ten but that's not the full story. Spin 1038 was the second most listened to station after FM 104 in the Q1 JNLR figures with a 13% share (FM 104 had 16%) and they have 88,000 more twitter followers than the national state broadcaster's music channel 2FM. This should be music to an advertisers ear but when you drill into the 'followers' just like RTE Radio earlier this year when it was discovered that the 'followers' were padded with non existent followers (https://twitter.com/rtesecretpro/status/926051160972255232)then there is a fraud been perpetrated on advertisers and legitimate followers. These are screen shots of some of their phantom followers
Surely it should be the responsibility of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland to ensure that their licensed stations are not conning the public and businesses.