Coronavirus

Measures to represent the industry during the COVID-19 crisis

Events are moving at a breakneck pace with the world in the grip of a pandemic. As the industry body for commercial radio in the UK, Radiocentre’s key responsibility at times like this is to ensure these crucial services can stay on air and that they get the support they need to ride out the significant economic shock that is already starting to affect businesses in all sectors.

This page highlights some of the work that we have been undertaking in recent weeks. We’re all still contactable as usual, so please do get in touch with any specific queries. Stay up to date with the latest developments with our Daily Press Summary and newsletter – sign up here.

New report

Commercial Radio: A force for good

Our new report highlights the important public value that our sector has provided during the coronavirus pandemic.

Key resources

Rescue remedy

How radio can help advertisers get through the current crisis

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Rescue remedy

Ad campaign

Radiocentre has launched a new coronavirus-focused ad campaign

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Ad campaign

Grow your business with radio

Radio is a fantastic medium for small and medium sized businesses that are looking to grow

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Grow your business with radio
New audience research

Bounce Back and Beyond

Our new report looks at the spending intentions of listeners as lockdown relaxes, and how radio can play a role in their decision making. Download the report below.

Get Inspired

Ads from the crisis

We’ve compiled some of the ads that have aired on radio since the coronavirus crisis hit the UK

Latest COVID-19 News
Supporting stations and listeners

60 Second Support

Radiocentre has teamed up with the Royal Foundation’s Heads Together initiative and ten leading mental health charities to create a new series offering advice and activities to support listeners mental wellbeing. The series is available to all commercial and community radio stations and is currently running on over 100 stations, offering millions of listeners practical tips and advice to help them better support their mental health during the coronavirus pandemic.

New audience research

How the crisis has changed listening

We commissioned research agency DRG to explore how the coronavirus crisis has changed listening behaviour among commercial radio listeners in the short-term.

Where next?

Our research

Our research

Our tools

Our tools

Keeping the nation smiling

Keeping the nation smiling