2009–2013 Highlights: Commercial Radio – National Statistics, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Radio Markets
Each year, the CRTC compiles financial data on the Canadian broadcasting and telecommunications industries to produce a series of reports. This year’s report on the commercial radio sector provides data on a national basis and by individual markets, as well as on the 81 radio stations operated by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
These annual reports allow Canadians to stay informed about the state of the Canadian broadcasting industry and help them participate in CRTC public consultations.
- Canada’s FM radio stations continued to generate the majority of total revenues. The addition of 13 new FM stations in 2013 brought the total operating in Canada to 556.
- In 2013, these stations generated $1.33 billion in revenues, a slight increase from the $1.31 billion in the previous year.
- Revenues for English-language FM stations increased by 1.31%, from $1.04 billion to
- Revenues for French-language FM stations increased by 0.5%, from $251.9 million to
- Ethnic FM stations saw their revenues increase by 4.3%, to reach a total of $21.1 million.
- The number of AM stations in Canada remained at 129. However, their total revenues decreased by 3.8%, from $306.2 million in 2012 to $294.6 million in 2013.
- Revenues for ethnic AM stations remained virtually the same at approximately
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