A record 50,000 people now 'wake up with their mates' on Beat Breakfast

A record 50,000 people now 'wake up with their mates' on Beat Breakfast

Beat 102 103 is today (28.07.2022) celebrating the latest JNLR listenership figures.

A massive 50,000 people now ‘wake up with their mates’, Niall Power and Sho Lyons on Beat Breakfast each morning from 7am.

‘Beat Breakfast with Niall and Sho’ launched in August 2021. Within 12 short months, the popular duo has already broken previous listenership records for the station’s flagship show.

The JNLRs show the highest EVER listenership to Beat Breakfast in its 19-year history. It is also the most listened to Breakfast Show in the South East of Ireland.


Welcoming the news, Beat Breakfast Presenter and Head of Station Sound, Niall Power, says;

“Sho and I have such fun together since we started last August, so it's a real buzz to see an increasing number of people joining us every morning for the craic. It's been a wild ride so far - from the Sho Show to the Daily Dilemma to going On The Run - and we've plenty more surprises in store for 2022!”

Meanwhile, Beat Breakfast Presenter, Sho Lyons, says;

“Niall and I absolutely love waking up the South East every morning and to know that our audience is enjoying the show is the best news. The chats we have with our lovely listeners each day and the stories they share with us are what makes Beat Breakfast incredibly special. “Start your day laughing” has been our mantra over the last year and we’re thrilled the show is being so well received.”


The JNLR figures released today also demonstrate the station continues to thrive across the board, with a market share of 16.1%. Market share refers to the length of time people listen to Beat across the day.

Beat 102 103 also holds onto the title of most-listened to radio station among its target market of 15-34s in Carlow, Kilkenny, Waterford, Wexford and South Tipperary.

Reacting to the news, Beat’s CEO & Programme Director Gabrielle Cummins, says;

“All the team work exceptionally hard, so I’m really pleased that their efforts are being acknowledged in these latest JNLR results.  Niall & Shonagh, who have been working together for such a short time, have a natural rapport, on top of raw talent and strong work ethic.  It’s a winning combination really.  The record-breaking results for the new breakfast show, along with consistent impressive results for our flagship evening programme Beat Drive with Darren Rice & the immensely popular Old School Sunday with Pete Windle at the weekends, to name just a few of our many high-quality programmes, showcase that Beat is catering to a wide variety of tastes.  We’re hugely appreciative of the fact that our loyal fan base continues to choose Beat & we’re growing new listeners all the time” added the Beat Boss.


Beat Breakfast with Niall and Sho airs weekday mornings from 7-10am on Beat 102 103.

*Source: JNLR (Joint National Listenership Figures) South East Region 2022/2. JNLR is a joint industry research project conducted by IPSOS/MBRI on behalf of the Irish Radio industry.