What is the power of radio?

What is the power of radio?

Radio is very powerful because it reaches a huge audience quickly and because it allows the people in that huge audience to interact with one another more easily than television viewers or newspaper readers. There are different types of radio stations: community, commercial and public.

What is a radio listenership?

The “radio audience” definition varies by market, but a typical definition is that to be a listener to a specific station, said individual should have been listening for a set period of time (often 5 minutes) within a given quarter hour segment.

How many watts does an FM radio station use?

In general a smaller AM/FM radio will use 1 watt per hour, whereas bigger digital radios will use up to 5 watts.

Who is power FM?

Power FM (also known as Power 98.7 FM) is a South African commercial radio station based in Gauteng. It was awarded an FM radio frequency commercial license from ICASA on 15 December 2011 and went on-air on the 18 June 2013.

How does the radio work?

Radio works by transmitting and receiving electromagnetic waves. The radio signal is an electronic current moving back and forth very quickly. A transmitter radiates this field outward via an antenna; a receiver then picks up the field and translates it to the sounds heard through the radio.

What listenership means?

Definition of listenership : the audience for a radio program or recording also : the number or kind of that audience.

How is radio listenership measured?

Radio listenership is tracked through what is called an AQH figure or Average Quarter-Hour figure. This number is based on the average number of people listening to a radio station for five minutes during any given 15-minute period.

How much power does FM transmitter use?

The impact of increasing energy costs An average large transmitter transmits about 8kW per multiplex, but is only about 20-percent efficient, consuming approximately 40,000W of electricity, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

What is the average wattage for a radio station?

Commercial radio stations typically broadcast at 50,000 or 100,000 watts. Compare that to a handheld two-way radio which uses between 1/2 – 5 watts.

Where is power FM based?

It is based in Muswellbrook, and serves listeners in Muswellbrook, Singleton, Scone, Aberdeen, Merriwa, Murrurundi and surrounding areas. It is owned and operated by ARN, and is licensed to subsidiary Radio Hunter Valley, along with sister stations 2NM and 94.5 Hot Country.

Who is the owner of FM?

Mahendra Mohan Gupta’s Jagran Prakashan had in December 2014 acquired Music Broadcast Ltd (MBL), which owns FM channel Radio City, in an all-cash deal.