The Audience

Capital FM - the UK's No.1 hit music station

Capital doesn’t just play the hits - it makes and breaks them. It was the UK’s first national, commercial, hit music radio station, and today reaches 7.2 million people every single week. First and foremost, Capital’s listeners tune in for the music and the brand’s lifestyle. They’re a mainstream early majority audience who are always among the first to know about new hit music.

The Map


Capital’s Network led by London’s 95.8 Capital FM - broadcasts from key areas around the UK;

  1. Capital London, 95.8 FM
  2. Capital Scotland (Glasgow, Edinburgh)*, 105-106 FM
  3. Capital North East (Newcastle Upon Tyne, Sunderland, Durham, Middlesbrough), 105-106 FM
  4. Capital Yorkshire (Leeds, Sheffield, Kingston Upon Hull), 105 FM
  5. Capital Manchester, 102 FM
  6. Capital East Midlands (Derby, Leicester, Nottingham), 96-106 FM
  7. Capital Birmingham, 102.2 FM
  8. Capital South Wales (Cardiff, Newport, The Valleys)*, 97.4/103.2 FM
  9. Capital South Coast (Southampton, Portsmouth, Isle of Wight), 103.2 FM
  10. Capital North West &Wales (Anglesey & Gwynedd, North Wales Coast, Wirral, Wrexham and Cheshire), 95-106 FM
  11. Capital Liverpool, 107.6 FM

* Owned by Communicorp UK, through brand licence

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Where better to find the biggest and best songs of the moment, the hottest showbiz interviews, what's happening around town locally and in all major cities across the UK.

The majority of the Capital audience are female at 59%.

Capital's listeners are huge fans of the world of popular music entertainment. They are media savvy, on trend and use Capital to be the first of their mates 'in the know' on the very latest glamour, glitz and gossip.

It's no coincidence that 55% of those who tune in to Capital are aged between 15-34 and make up the main target audience for the station.

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Capital RAJAR Headlines

Capital, the UK's no.1 hit music station, reaches 7.2 million weekly listeners across the UK

Capital Network (UK) reaches 7.2 million listeners!

Capital remains London’s No.1 commercial radio station for reach, with 1.8 million weekly listeners all tuning in for a total of 8.0 million hours.

The new Capital Breakfast Show with Roman Kemp, Vick Hope and Sonny Jay now reaches 972,000 listeners every week for a total of 1.6 million hours.

The Capital Breakfast Show has gone from strength to strength, growing its audience to 972,000 and beating both Radio 1 and Kiss in reach. The show remains the No.1 commercial breakfast show in London for reach.

Source: Q1 2019, all stations and groups results are reported on their specified reporting period and TSA.

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