Germany Leads The Pack

Originally Published on Cortes Radio.ca

While of the vast majority Cortes Radio’s web and FM listeners are Canadian, there is a special niche where our largest audience is European. When it comes to high fidelity radio, Germany is number one!

Germany Leads The Pack

“The data I sent is from the aac+ stream which is a high-fidelity stream but which is (I think) only linked to Shoutcast and a couple other sites so gets much less traffic.  Germans must be sticklers for high fidelity sound LOL!,” explains Sean, Cortes Radio’s technical expert.

Data for CKTZ’s aac* listeners during November 2018 – courtesy VosCast

While of the vast majority Cortes Radio’s web and FM listeners are Canadian, there is a special niche where our largest audience is European. When it comes to high fidelity radio, Germany leads the pack

“If you’re wondering why the hi-fi stream isn’t on the website, it’s because it would require a second listen live button (confusing) and some people’s devices/software have trouble with the aac+ stream, so it makes much more sense to use the universal mp3 stream on the website.”

As might be expected VosCast, who streams our broadcasts to the internet, reports that more than 80% of our overall web audience is Canadian.

The data from our website is more specific. 77% of our visitors are British Columbian and a large percentage are from cities like Richmond (18%), Courtenay (9%) and Vancouver (8%).

There is no available data for our FM radio audience, but we believe is it probably about the same size as our web audience.  So we probably have a total listening audience of 5,000 to 6,000.

Top photo credit: “Prost!” by Adrián Pérez via Flickr (CC BY SA, 2.0 License)

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