Posted by John on September 22nd, 2010
More people are listening to online radio. And we don’t mean just the local FM station signal online. “Pure play” online-only stations, those internet only channels that aren’t simulcast on AM or FM, account for over 50% of the top 20 weekday Average Active Streams (AAS) in Ando Media’s monthly Internet Radio rankings for July 2010.
Bridge Ratings has found that growth of pure play online-only stations are outpacing the simulcast streams of terrestrial stations (FM and AM). The Bridge study has terrestrial radio streams at 51% of the online radio pie, while pure play channels are at 49%. In the nine months up to July, pure play stations saw 92% growth while terrestrial channels are down by 10%.
All this is significant because whatever your business is, online radio should be given strong consideration as a way to connect with consumers. If your business is a restaurant, a concert venue, an outdoor retailer, a web retailer, clothing brand, winery, recreational resort or virtually any brand that has a passionate customer base, you can have an online radio station to superserve core customers and to connect more deeply with fringe customers and potential customers.
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