Jacobs Media Techsurvey: Younger listeners driving digital uptake, including podcasts and streaming audio

Jacobs Media has released the results for its annual survey into radio and media. The 2020 Techsurvey had 504 commercial radio stations in the U.S. and Canada participating. The slides show insights about radio, podcasts, streaming audio, and smart speakers for a divided digital audience. Continue Reading


Edison Research: Streaming inches up in share of AM/FM radio listening

Edison Research released a graphic from its Share of Ear survey. The most recent update of the report is about streaming’s share of Americans’ AM/FM radio listening. “If the radio industry is ever going to really ‘turn the corner’ on digital listening, this may need to be the crisis that makes it happen,” Edison President Larry Rosin observed. Continue Reading


James Cridland’s International Radio Trends: Bushfire radio, a new Content Officer at KCRW, and the reality behind the hype

by James Cridland

A weekly column from the preeminent Radio Futurologist. THIS WEEK: How Australian radio is covering the continued fires. KCRW’s new hire. A counterpoint to the hype coming out of another year of CES. Continue Reading