CRTC Issues Annual Report on the Health of the Canadian Radio Industry

Despite what some may think, radio in this country is still in very good shape and a very profitable business.  The CRTC issued their annual report on the state of Canadian radio–and here’s what we learned.

  • There are 685 commercial radio stations in Canada, 556 FM and 129 AM,
  • Last year, these stations brought in $1.33 billion in revenue, an increase of $20 million over 2012.
  • However, if you look at AM stations, their revenue was down by almost 4% from a year earlier. Those 129 stations brought in $253 million.  The rest went to FM.

The full report can be found here.

(Via FYI Music News)

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