Each day, radio stations connect listeners to their favorite music, deliver vital emergency information during times of crisis, air public service announcements to raise awareness of important social issues, raise funds for charities and those in need, and provide much-needed jobs for our communities. Radio’s impact on the nation’s economy is also undeniable. Nearly 1.08 million American jobs depend on radio and $513 billion of the annual U.S. Gross Domestic Product originates in the local commercial broadcast radio industry. Click on the map to find out how free, local radio is serving the communities of your state.

Local Broadcasting: An Engine for Economic Growth, Woods&Poole Economics, 2014

Community Service Survey, by Public Opinion Strategies for NAB, 2006