In radio broadcasting, each member of the audience is considered a listener. Listeners have been following radio journalism intently for many years, helping this form of news grow and expand to new heights. Whether they are choosing to listen via traditional radios on AM or FM frequencies or listening over the newly popular Internet radio stations, the continued loyalty of listeners keeps radio broadcasting running.

Listeners depend on radio for informational and entertainment purposes. Before televisions, radio programs were a household norm, running regular stories and events at scheduled times. Today, listeners can choose from talk radio, music, or news for either pleasure or to be informed.

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