Radio Myths & FAQs


Remember when radio was local? It STILL is here! Providing thousands of listeners with local voices and supporting local businesses in a way offshore, often less trusted and tax shy social media just won’t do.  Some say to just be on social media can make you look ‘small-time’. We agree so STAND OUT and let’s speak your local customers as friends! Let’s paint your ‘picture’ in sound.  Every radio ad is ‘full colour/full page’. Radio generates ‘trust’ through familiarity – did you ever buy from someone you didn’t trust?


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FREE first week of airtime  – independent small businesses only.

If you want to continue after week one we have incredible options – no obligation.

Radio works on repetition. Your message can be heard TENS of thousands of times per day.  We’re happy to share our online, digital and smart speaker listener session figures with you.  We can also share our DAB radio listener figures according to RAJAR proportions. Ask us for details now to get your FREE airtime.

Other options available of course, we’re here to do what’s right for you – let’s talk?

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62% of our listeners are 25-44. Using Centova Digital Tracking we can tell you how many listening sessions we have daily – we measure actual real time listening.  So our figures are not based on a survey of awareness but actual listening.

Radio Myths & FAQs

We’re just like you and we are ‘on your side’. Unlike many stations Zest is independent and broadcasts from Liverpool to the North West.  Many ‘local’ stations now network from London, Manchester and other locations.  You can hear Zest on DAB radio, online, mobile and smart speakers.

Zest began broadcasting in April 2017 and continues to grow audience. Recently while the others cut back we’ve added even more locally produced shows to our output.

  • Trust: radio is the most trusted medium in the UK
  • Reach: we reach hundreds of thousands every month on DAB, Smart Speakers and mobiles.
  • 45% of home workers and 32% of key workers have been listening more to commercial radio since lockdown early in 2020.
  • Businesses that advertise during a recession tend to reach more people at a lower cost and build brand resilience.


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