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Live and local wins in Wollongong: Xtra Insights

Friday 04 October, 2019

Despite the penetration by Sydney stations, local radio is the winner overall in the latest Xtra Insights Survey for Wollongong and the Illawarra with the local stations showing that live and local not only works, but wins.
i98 FM is still clearly the number one station (down 2.6 to 26.5), while Wave FM  gained 2.1 to 18.3 overall, with ABC Illawarra still third on 14.0 and triple j improving 2.2 to 11.4.

ABC bands together with farmers in Parkes

Thursday 15 November, 2018

This Saturday, ABC Radio is supporting the ‘Band Together Farmers’ concert to raise money for rural mental health and suicide prevention with a number of Australian musicians coming together to perform at the Parkes Showground.

Wollongong radio survey shows local is still best

Tuesday 13 November, 2018

Despite the incursion of Sydney station into the Illawarra, local stations Wave FM and i98 FM show why local radio is so important to Wollongong listeners
In a survey conducted by Xtra Insights that involved up to 1200 respondents between 15 October to 3 November 2018, both stations consolidated audience with Wave FM up to 16.2 and i98 FM up to 29.1.
ABC Illawarra also added some audience to move to 15.3.

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Fairlie's new role behind the scenes

Tuesday 18 July, 2017

Presenter Fairlie Hamilton is leaving i98 and joining ABC Illawarra as a Producer for Mornings with Nick Reinberger.

It was in 2015 Fairlie returned to i98 to co-host the Breakfast slot with Marty Haynes after a two year sojourn in London.

Prior to her departure overseas Fairlie had worked at the station for six years.

i98FM maintains number one spot in Wollongong

Thursday 10 November, 2016

Survey results for Wollongong have been released, the first since November 2015.

i98 FM was a clear winner as the station listened to most with 29.1%.

Their nearest competitor with 18.5% is Wave FM and ABC Illawarra rounds out the top three spots with 13.5%.

i98 FM remains Wollongong's number 1 station

Thursday 05 November, 2015

Results from the first 2015 All of Industry radio rating survey in Wollongong have been released, with i98 FM the market leader all people 10+ with 25.1%, up from 23.8% in the last survey.

97.3 ABC Illawarra is second on 16.2%  and Wave FM is third with a 15.4% 

i98 FM also remained number one in breakfast despite a 2% drop to 22.8%.

97.3 ABC also dropped in breakfast, but sits in second place on 17.9%.

Wave FM increased from 14.9 to 15.4%.

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