Here Are The Markets With The Largest Proportion Of AM Radio Listeners.

As broadcasters and lawmakers in Washington await word from nine automakers on their plans for AM radio in their vehicles, Nielsen is out with a list of the 141 markets where AM radio is listened to monthly by at least 20% of the radio audience. To be clear, the list, based on the Fall 2022 survey, shows the percentage of radio listeners that tune to AM radio in a month, not the percentage of all radio listening that goes to AM.

Buffalo-Niagara Falls leads the list – 56% of the radio audience in Nielsen Audio metro No. 59 listens to AM radio in a month. Buffalo is home to a pair of heritage AM stations that consistently are among the market’s top 10 most listened to outlets: Audacy news/talk WBEN (930) and sports sister WGR (550). Neither station has an FM simulcast.

SOURCE: Inside Radio/Nielsen

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