How many commercial radio stations are there?

How many commercial radio stations are there?

According to the source, there were 15,445 commercial radio stations in the United States in 2020, five down from the previous year but still more than double the amount of stations in 1970.

How many radios are in South Africa?

There are almost 15.4-million radio sets in South Africa, with more than 30-million listeners tuning into a range of programming from ultra-hip urban music to community news and information in the deep rural areas.

How many radio stations are owned by radio Africa?

Radio Africa Group is a fast growing and dynamic media company based in Kenya consisting of 6 national radio stations, one TV station and a national newspaper.

What is the difference between commercial and noncommercial radio stations?

Commercial stations tend to play advertisements in long, aggressive, attention-grabbing blocks, with shorter blocks of music tucked in between. By comparison, non-commercial stations do not run advertisements at all.

What is the difference between a commercial and state funded broadcaster?

A Public Service Broadcaster (PSB) is a state funded media broadcaster intended not simply for commercial purposes, but more, to benefit the public. A Commercial Broadcaster is a media broadcaster produced through by privately owned corporate media, a stark contrast to the state funded model of the PSB.

How much do SA radio presenters earn?

R284,070 (ZAR)/yr.

How do radio stations make money in South Africa?

The listening audience, similar to a TV audience and social media users, are the product being sold to advertisers. This is how radio stations make money; through advertising. Extra income also comes from sponsored content and events (however, this is also a form of a advertising) as well as charging callers.

Which radio station has the most listeners in South Africa?

Below is a list of the top 20 SA radio stations.

  • Radio is still popular across South Africa.
  • Ukhozi FM is the most listened to radio station in South Africa.
  • Motsweding FM targets Setswana speaking and understanding audience.
  • Jacaranda FM broadcasts in English and Afrikaans.
  • KFM is a Cape Town-based network.

What is the first radio station in South Africa?

History. SAfm was the SABC’s first radio station, and the country’s first public radio station. From 1924 to 1936, the only radio service in South Africa was a privately owned station called JB, which broadcast to the cities of Johannesburg, Durban, and (later) Cape Town.

Who is the boss of radio Jambo?

Patrick Quarcoo
He is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Radio Africa Group, which is an umbrella of among Kenya’s leading media channels on print, digital, TV and radio. This include KISS 100, Classic 105, Smooth FM, Radio Jambo, East FM, the Star newspaper and KISS TV….

Patrick Quarcoo
Years active 2000–present

How many radio stations are there in South Africa?

Community radio stations are independent, non-profit, community-based organisations. There are more than 165 community radio stations currently on air in South Africa, which collectively broadcast to 8,55-million listeners a week, according to figures from the South African Advertising Research Foundation.

Which is the commercial radio station in the Western Cape?

Feel Great”, Kfm 94.5 broadcasts adult contemporary music in the Western Cape and as far afield as Alexander Bay and the Northern Cape. It is owned by Primedia. The commercial regional station of the Free State (a province with the name Orange Free State before 1994, hence the O), OFM broadcasts adult contemporary music.

How big is the broadcasting industry in South Africa?

OVERVIEW OF DEVELOPMENTS IN BROADCASTING IN SOUTH AFRICA SINCE 1994 Gross advertising revenue for South Africa’s broadcasting industry is estimated to have increased in value from just over R2 billion to close to R8.5 billion between 1994 and 2006. This growth reflects massive transformation in the industry.

What was the Broadcasting Act in South Africa?

The government also had exclusive rights over provision of broadcasting services through the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC). The Independent Broadcasting Authority Act No. 153 of 1993 (the IBA Act) established the Independent Broadcasting Authority (the IBA) on the 30th March 1994.