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Radio Broadcasting in the US: Market Research Report

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Radio Broadcasting Market Research Report | NAICS 51311 | Apr 2014

Mixed signals: Online radio will shrink demand, but improved advertising will support growth

IBISWorld’s Radio Broadcasting market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$17bn
Annual Growth 09-14
1.9%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Profit
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Employment
103,436
Businesses
3,438
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Improving advertising budgets will bring some much-needed relief to radio broadcasters, but increasing competition from online music streaming sites, internet-only radio stations and digital music players will hamper industry growth. To maintain profitability, operators will scramble to restructure. One bright spot for the industry will be the growth of satellite radio, which generates revenue from subscription fees on top of advertising... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

Once a radio station is set up or bought, capital intensity is moderate. Depreciation and recurring capital costs make up a small proportion of operating costs. IBISWorld estimates that for every dollar spent on wages in 2014 about $0.13 will be spent on equipment and maintenance. This level has decreased in the five years to 2014.

The capital costs for setting up a new radio station vary based on the technology used, size and scope. In addition to licenses, radio stations require transmission equipment and studio equipment. Basic AM or FM stations in small markets can be purchased for as little as $100,000. However, for larger markets, these costs quickly rise to several million dollars... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Radio Broadcasting Industry?

This industry consists of broadcasting stations, networks and syndicates that transmit audio programming through AM, FM and satellite radio channels. The Radio Broadcasting industry excludes operators that function solely online.

Industry Products
Contemporary musicNews and talk radioCountry musicClassic rock musicClassic hits musicMexican regional programmingSports programmingOther programming
 
Industry Activities
Radio station operationRadio network operation


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