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 Radio News 
 Radio news about radio waves.
 News Report
 Produced by Tom Roe at Wave Farm/WGXC in upstate New York.
 WGXC 90.7-FM  
 For non-profit use only.
 Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike (by-nc-sa) 
National Public Radio statistics show an audience getting older.
Produced for Oct. 20, 2015, but can air a few days later.
Current magazine reports that the average "quarter-hour listening during National Public Radio s morning drive time has dropped 11 percent in the past five years, and the afternoon audience is down 6 percent. Young people are listening even less, and the only age bracket with a listening increase is 65-plus. The Morning Edition show has 20 percent fewer listeners under 55 since 2010, Nielsen data shared by NPR. All Things Considered had a slight gain among listeners ages 12-24 and 55-64 and larger growth among 65-plus listeners. NPR is now guessing that in 2020, 30 percent of its audience will be 44-year-old or younger, a figure that was almost double in 1985. NPR s podcast downloads rose 75 percent last year, and NPR.org grew nearly 35 percent, so there is some hope for the future.

 NPR's audience grows older for Oct. 20, 2015 Download Program Podcast
Radio news about radio waves.
00:01:19 English 2015-10-20
 Produced at Wave Farm/WGXC in the Hudson Valley, New York.
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