Express FM listeners continue to grow

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A RADIO station has seen its popularity grown since it launched 10 years ago.

Express FM has increased its audience numbers and now attracts 20 per cent of people in Portsmouth.

The figures were sought by research completed by the University of Portsmouth.

Station director Cheryl Buggy said: ‘When Express began broadcasting to Portsmouth nearly 10 years ago, it was one of the first community stations in the UK.

‘Year on year we have seen our audiences grow as people appreciate more and more the fact they have their own station that is passionately Portsmouth.’

The radio station has recently launched on DAB digital radio to increase its coverage area to Fareham and Waterlooville.

“It’s great therefore to see from our latest research that our listener numbers have seen such a huge boost in the past 18 months. Our new 5 year licence begins in March so we are here to stay and intend to grow even more in the forthcoming years”.

The radio station continues its partisan coverage of all Portsmouth FC matches and continues its commitment to promoting all that’s good about the city, with regular interviews, what’s on information and free exposure for local not-for-profit organisations.