The Association of European Radios (AER), representing 4500 commercially-funded radio stations across Europe, celebrated on February 13th the World Radio Day which, in 2017, focuses on radio’s unique relationship with its audiences and communities.

Radio continues to be a highly-valued medium throughout Europe: 80% of the EU population listens to radio for at least 2 to 3 hours a day, mostly to local and regional programmes. Radio is a prime source of information and entertainment for its audience and remains the most reliable medium in Europe (Special Eurobarometer Survey of September-October 2016 (EB452) – radio is 10 percentage points ahead of any other medium).

More information on this subject can be found here.