Local business owners have been advertising on Fayetteville, North Carolina radio since WFNC first signed-on in 1939. But, back then, there were only two options for reaching a mass audience: newspapers and radio.
Today, though, advertisers have an over-abundance of marketing options both over-the-air and online. But every week, according to Nielsen, 301,668 adults listen to a Fayetteville radio station, giving the 101-year-old medium, by far, the biggest reach amongst local consumers.
A new report released last week by Nielsen underscores AM/FM radio's durable reach among all media.
As far as the ears are concerned, Nielsen points out that "AM/FM radio is the center of the audio universe" reaching nearly twice as many adults as streaming options.
The dominance of radio's reach among other audio media options is true regardless of the listener's age.
Not all listening to Fayetteville radio happens on car radios, table-top radios, or boom boxes. Instead, local consumers also use their smartphones, computers, and tablets as a way to connect to their favorite local stations.
Neilsen finds that 22.9% of all consumers who listen to a Fayetteville radio station over the air will, at some point during the month, also connect to a local station via the internet. As a matter of fact, during a typical hour, Nielsen data suggests that 11.3% of a station's total audience is listening on a device other than a traditional receiver.
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