2.5 million more people listening online since November last year

Industry body Rajar (Radio Joint Audience Research) has today announced new figures showing a steep growth in the popularity of internet radio.

An average of 9.4 million people listen to radio via the web each week, either live or through 'listen again' functions. Podcasts are also up, with 6 million people having downloaded at least one, three quarters of them via an iPod.

However, questions have been raised about the survey which produced these results, with suggestions that it was conducted with respondents who had already indicated they were converts to digital radio.



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