Figures that are hard to swallow

With reference to your report “The talk of the radio industry” (MW March 17), I find the comparison of calls received by LBC (12,000 per week) and Talk Radio (350,000) harsh.

While I appreciate the fig-ures quoted are not meant to put down LBC (RIP), but rather to enhance Talk Radio, your article does not state that LBC only broadcasts to London and surrounding areas. So perhaps we could be told what percentage of population the two figures represent?

Another point that strikes me is that both stations had the same amount of broadcasting time (24 hours a day), so I think there will be a lot more disappointed callers failing to get on air with Talk Radio.

Peter Merrett

London E2

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