Published Thursday, 17 May 2012
U105 is now attracting more than 2 million listening hours every week (© UTV)
According to the latest industry figures released by RAJAR on Thursday, 193,000 listeners are spending 2,094,000 hours listening to U105 - more than half-a-million more than the same time last year.
The station's market share has also increased from 8.6% to 12.2%.
"The listeners have continued to endorse our high-calibre output on the station," U105 station manager Peter McVerry said.
"Since this time last year, we have given our listeners more music, even more craic from our household personalities, and even more opportunities to win with U105.
"We are planning big things across the rest of the year - including some high-profile competitions and events - and we're really looking forward to building on our already notable success."
Meanwhile, UTV-owned talkSPORT is celebrating a Sony Radio Academy Gold Award for Best Sports Programme.
Richard Keys and Andy Gray were awarded the prize earlier this week, beating BBC Radio 5 Live, and Absolute Radio.
In addition to the Gold award, breakfast show presenter Alan Brazil received a Silver award in the Speech Radio Personality of the Year category.
Keys and Gray joined talkSPORT in February last year, and their 10am - 1pm show has reached a record audience for the mid-morning timeslot.
Scott Taunton, talkSPORT Chief Executive, said: "2012 has been a great year for us so far and the Sony Awards are a fantastic achievement on top of this. We've recently announced that talkSPORT is going global, and with the Euros coming up in a matter of weeks, it's a really exciting time to be part of the station."