Since March 2020, when the first case of COVID-19 was reported in Southwest Florida, more than 107,192 local people have been infected, according to data collected by USA Facts. The measures imposed to contain the outbreak have transformed the way consumers work, shop, commute, and conduct the business of everyday life.
One aspect of daily life in SWFL that remains little changed due to the pandemic is radio listening. Despite the Coronavirus crisis, radio has held its long-held position as the most used of all local media. This is good news for area business owners who depend on radio for marketing their goods and service.
Each week, according to Nielsen, 831,247 adult consumers tune-in to a Fort Myers radio station. This is significantly more people than are reached by all other local advertising options, including TV, cable, streaming video, streaming audio, social media, and newspapers.