People claim to listen to radio more for music than for any other reason, although studies are clearly showing that this is changing owing to a growing reliance on other audio media sources. The Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism’s State of the News Media 2016 study found that news/talk/information was the most listened-to format on radio. The study indicated that 9.6% of U.S. radio listeners chose the news/talk/information format over all others including pop contemporary hit music, adult contemporary music, and even country music. The study also noted there were 29 terrestrial radio stations broadcasting with the all-news format.

The 2016 Pew State of the Media

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