92.9 was the big loser in the second last radio ratings survey for 2005, dropping audience share in all but one age group (25-39) and in every time slot. The station, which ranks sixth overall and has 8.5 per cent share of listeners, received its biggest blow in the 18-24 age group, where it fell 5.2 percentage points. It was a different story for 6IX, which had significant gains across the board; in some cases doubling its share of listeners. The station’s only drop was in the evening time slot. It was a mixed bag for the rest of Perth radio. 96FM continued to gain audience share and moved from fifth to third overall. The battle of morning talkback rivals Paul Murray and Liam Bartlett continued. In this survey Mr Bartlett led Mr Murray by 0.7 percentage points, a result that must disappoint the 6PR morning host after he got within 0.1 percentage points of Mr Bartlett in the previous survey. ABC 720 breakfast host Eoin Cameron and 6PR duo Tony McManus and Steve Mills both had a loss in audience share – 0.7 and 1.8 percentage points respectively. MIX 94.5 continued to dominate Perth radio with a 17.8 per cent audience share, up 0.3 percentage points from the last survey. Second place remained with ABC 720 on 13.5 per cent; 96FM moved to third with 12.5 per cent, a 1 percentage point increase; and NOVA 93.7, 6PR and 92.9 claimed positions four, five and six.