Qualitative research into Radio Newcastle

Date of publication: April 23, 1973

Abstract:

The research's objectives were:

1. To provide information on the particular needs of listeners in the Tyneside area, for local radio;

2. To identify satisfactions and dissatisfactions with existing services in the area amongst a range of heavy and light listeners to BBC stations;

3. To provide indications on the form and content which local radio could take to satisfy listeners needs, and to provide a genuine alternative to BBC;

4. To assess reactions to ideas about the intended philosophy and broad content of the new station;

5. To assess reactions to some specific programme schedules which have been drawn up. 


About this collection:
Peter Cooper (1936-2010) was co-founder of Cooper Research & Marketing, later CRAM International, with his wife Jackie French. Cooper studied Clinical Psychology at the University of Manchester where he became a Lecturer in the early 1960s. He became involved in conducting commercial Motivational Research and by 1968 opened Cooper Research & Marketing in Manchester. Cooper was one of the key pioneers of what we now know as Qualitative Research. CRAM opened its London office in Wimpole Street in 1970 and moved to 53 St Martins Lane, WC2N 4EA, in 1972 where it remained until Peter's passing in 2010. The company changed its name to CRAM International in around 1985/86, reflecting the increasingly international nature of its work. The CRAM/Peter Cooper Archive Collection, which includes commercial research reports and early academic papers, has been preserved by Peter's children, Diana, Helen and Jonathan, and his colleague Simon Patterson. The scanning of the Archive has been supported by ESOMAR, AMSR, Peter's colleague Dr Alan Branthwaite & family, the Cooper family, and QRi Consulting. The CRAM/Peter Cooper Archive Collection is managed by QRi Consulting. The CRAM logo and CRAM International name are Registered Trademarks and the property of QRi Consulting.

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