Well, firstly, thank you to all of you who voted in my most recent poll. It was quite the turn out. As originally promised, I have re-run the poll 2 months in from the launch of Merge 104.8 FM and the results are in.
Last time around, these were the results:
Hi FM took 48% of the vote (95 votes)
Merge 104.8 took 26% of the vote (53 votes)
Oman 90.4 took 9% of the vote (19 votes)
Ipods/Cd players too 15% of the vote (30 votes)
A total of 197 votes.
This time round, we have had a total of 266 votes, and I added a new option to the poll: Arabic stations, to gauge a bit more feedback from those of you kind, kind people who clicked for me :)
Radio Sultanate of Oman took 3.76% of the vote (10 votes)
Hi FM took 65.41% of the vote (174 votes)
Merge took 16.54% of the vote (44 votes)
Arabic took 1.13% of the vote (3 votes)
CD/MP3 took 13.16% of the vote (35 votes)
It's not looking too good for Merge, at least as a reflection of what you all, readers of ze blog, think. Merge have lost 10% of the vote, and even their volumes are down on increased voting numbers, while Hi FM have stormed off with 65% of the vote, an increase of 17% over last time. Also, less of you are listening to Radio Sultanate of Oman, and I note that Merge's Facebook "like" campaign has netted them 2,028 people, and Hi have 3,847 likers at the time of writing on their Facebook page.
@o3mer's picture seems to sum things up nicely
So I wonder why people are not, well, those of you that voted, are choosing not to listen to Merge, and more people are listening to Hi FM. Care to share?