Radio Is Expected to Surpass Newspapers in Local Ad Revenue by 2021

It's growing after nearly a century of commercials thanks to digital

A new report from BIA/Kelsey predicts digital ad spending for local radio stations will increase. Getty Images

Nearly a century after radio stations began accepting commercials, a new report says the medium now takes about 10 percent of all local ad revenue. And the fastest growing segment of radio isn’t over the air, but on digital platforms.

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