Radio Stations


The goal is to find the number of commercial and non-commercial radio stations in the US.

Early Findings

  • The Federal Communications Commission publishes reports on breakdowns of US broadcast stations.
  • As of September 30, 2019 there were 15,451 radio stations in the US.
  • There are 4,601 AM (both commercial and non-commercial) stations.
  • There are 6,728 commercial FM radio stations and 4,122 educational FM radio stations.
  • The number of radio stations in the US jumped from 11,231 in 2017 to 15,508 in 2018.

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