BIA/Kelsey says today that local radio 2011 online revenue was up more than 15%, to $439 million (for comparison, local television's online revenues grew even more). And they're predicting "a steady year of online growth" for local radio and television alike.
The data will appear in BIA/Kelsey's new Investing In Television and Investing In Radio publications. BIA/Kelsey credits local media's "assets" ("from valuable local content, to cross-promotional opportunities between on and off-air, and a trained sales staff that understands the local market and the advertiser community") which enable stations to "expand their position in their local markets from solely an over-the-air media source to a local media company that can provide access to local audiences in different, effective ways for their advertiser clients."
Read the company's press release here.