Mix 94.5 has finished the year as Perth’s number one radio station.
The once almighty station has had a mixed year, which has seen both 96FM and Triple J take its throne, but it has bounced back once again in the last radio ratings of 2013, released this morning.
In the eighth Nielsen survey, Mix 94.5 gained 0.6 percentage points to give it a 14.1 per cent audience share across the week.
The Subiaco-based station scored big particularly in it mornings (9am – noon) and afternoons (noon – 4pm) slots where it finished first with big margins.
It also has held onto listeners in its breakfast and drive shows despite moving its drive team to the breakfast show and members of its breakfast show to drive.
Coming in second with a pretty steady 12.3 per cent audience share across the week was Nova 93.7, while 96FM finished third with a drop of 1.0 percentage point to finish on 10.5 per cent, slightly ahead of a rebounding Triple J, who ended the year with a 10.4 per cent audience share.
720ABC drive host Russell Woolf, who announced last week he is leaving the radio station, saw one of the biggest drops in the ratings shredding 1.5 percentage points, bring his market share down to 7.1 per cent.
Despite the big loss, Wolf was still ahead of 6PR who lost more listeners to its drive show, down a further 0.7 percentage points to hold a 6.2 per cent market share.
Woolf has presented Drive for nine years and told listeners last week he decided to leave his post to pursue other opportunities including hosting events on a more commercial level.
Fellow 720ABC host Eoin Cameron managed to once again mantain his "breakfast king" mantle as the number one breakfast show with a 15.2 per cent market share, while Mix 94.5's revamped breakfast show featuring Clairsy, Shane and Kymba finished second on a steady 13.7 per cent.
The first radio ratings period for 2014 begins on January 11, with the first results to be released on March 11.