Scale. Storyteller. Relationships.

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These are the words that have been used to describe radio by some of the most widely recognized national brands and large advertising agencies.  During the 40th Annual Fall Broadcast Management Conference and the 16th Annual Power of Urban Radio Forum, speakers and panelists discussed radio’s strengths, future as well as what radio can do to help advertisers address their challenges.

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Radio Connects and Colors

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Over 247 million people tune in to radio every week.  Their reason for tune-in varies; it may be to find out about the weather or to get traffic and transit updates.  Whatever the reason, they all have one thing in common – they listen because of the connection they have with the radio station and the personalities on that station.  During Advertising Week, radio’s ability to “provide a personal connection with listeners that no one else does” and “color a blank canvas” for sports fans was discussed during two separate sessions: “Let Us Entertain You” and “Huddle Up – Radio Sets the Score,” each moderated by RAB president and CEO Erica Farber.

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People tune in and listen and listen
to radio

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We look forward to each time Nielsen releases another quarterly issue of their Total Audience Report.  It provides the entire ad community with a perspective on shifts and changes in media usage.  But it is of no surprise that our interest is about radio’s usage.

The Q2 2016 Nielsen Total Audience Report noted that, in a three-year comparison, the number of radio stations that an adult tunes into has grown.  Radio delivers content, whether it is in the form of talk, news, sports or music, and listeners tune in to find it.  Based upon this report, the average number of radio stations tuned in by adults every month is 7.1.

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Radio Impact Reports

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We are the RAB, the trade association for America’s broadcast radio industry, the #1 reach medium. We have created this Radio Impact Reports blog site to share current news, information and insights about broadcast radio while using this social space to encourage an open dialogue with broadcasters, advertisers, agencies and even listeners.

On a regular basis, you can expect to hear from RAB’s president and CEO Erica Farber and the rest of the team including business development, insights, marketing and professional development experts.

Topics will range from research and insights

One thing is for certain – our focus will be on continued growth and innovations taking place, ensuring radio’s bright and exciting future.

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