Mix 94.5 reigns ratings surpeme
Perth radio stalwart and Mix 94.5 drive host Fred Botica, centre, will leave the airwaves on May 9. Picture: Supplied

Mix 94.5 has held its reign as Perth's number one radio station.

In Gfk's second radio ratings for 2014, released today, Mix 94.5 held its lead even despite recording a slight drop of 0.5 percentage points to a 14.4 per cent overall market share, compared to the last survey in March.

Youth broadcaster Triple J jumped up to claim second spot ahead of Nova 93.7, which dropped to third with a slight loss of 0.4 percentage points, followed by ABC720 which was up 0.4 percent points to claim 11.1 per cent of the overall audience pie.

In the battle of breakfast talk shows, ABC720's Eoin Cameron held his spot as Perth's breakfast show king, inching up by 0.1 percentage points to a 15.6 per cent audience share, followed by Mix 94.5's breakfast team Dean Clairs, Kymba Cahill and Shane McFarlane on 13.3 per cent and Triple J's Matt Okine and Alex Dyson, who saw a boost of 1.1 percent points in Perth listeners to claim a 12.1 per cent audience share.

New radio duo Basil Zempilas and Steve Mills also gained some listeners for 6PR's breakfast slot, up 0.9 percentage points to an audience share of 9.6 percent to tie equal fifth with 96FM.

But 92.9 fared no better with its new breakfast line-up Heidi Anderson, Will McMahan and Woody Whitelaw, dropping by 0.2 percent points with an audience share of 7.2 percent, albeit jumping up to sixth place compared to the last survey.

6PR's morning show with Gary Adshead saw a considerable boost among its listeners, inching up by 1.9 per cent with a 7.4 percent audience share to jump up by two spots to sixth compared to the last survey.

In the drive slot, Triple J reigned supreme to claim 13.9 per cent of the audience share followed by Mix 94.5's Lisa Shaw and Fred Botica, who hangs up his earphones on May 9 after 21 years on the Perth airwaves.

The West Australian

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