Leave a comment

Guess what ancient technology is still more popular than digital music

Guess what ancient technology is still more popular than digital music
Photo courtesy of Shutterstock

I've got great news for anyone who hosts a radio show: Streaming music, MP3s, satellite radio and even CD players are still way less popular than old-fashioned AM/FM radio when it comes to listening while driving.

A new study from Edison Research published on the Wall Street Journal shows that 86% of people listen to the radio at least some of the time in their primary car. You have to check out this graph made by Statista. It's really exciting news for anyone who happens to star in the nation's largest weekend talk radio program:

radio infographic

Radio dominates, with CDs a respectable second at 61%. Even with the great gains made in online music streaming, Internet radio is still way, way behind, at 14%. That's most likely because only the newest cars have the technology to provide Internet or satellite radio. Older cars probably don't even have an auxiliary jack to plug in your iPod, but they do have radios.

Another infographic is sure to have people who broadcast to 500 radio stations around the world smiling:

radio infographic 2

When it comes to what people spend most (if not all) of their time listening to while driving, nothing else is close to radio, at 58% - CD players are only at 15%. After all, your local radio station is the best place to listen in to The Kim Komando Show to get the latest and greatest technology and digital lifestyle news, as well as hear the best callers from coast to coast. Click here to find out where you can listen to me, Kim Komando, in your car.

Next Story
View Comments ()
Snooping men and cellphone security: What everyone needs to know
Previous Happening Now

Snooping men and cellphone security: What everyone needs to know

Can you spot the 10 things wrong with this email from 'Apple'?
Next Happening Now

Can you spot the 10 things wrong with this email from 'Apple'?