Radio works around the clock. Many advertisers focus on daytime radio ad slots when planning their campaigns, but overnight radio offers a big opportunity. In fact, 33% of adults 18+ listen to the radio between midnight and 5am1. And for night shift workers, listening is even higher. 


With 27% of employed Americans working between 10 pm and 6 am3, you have an untapped timeframe to target consumers and drive engagement and action. Plus, late-night and overnight radio spots are generally less expensive than morning drive times, helping your budget go further.

A few examples of industries that tend to work more night shifts include manufacturing, transport, quick-service restaurants (QSRs), healthcare, and commercial cleaning. If the consumers you're looking to reach fall into categories like these, it's worth adding some nighttime spots to your radio schedule.

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If you're a small business, you should take a look at iHeart AdBuilder. AdBuilder is a self-serve platform for creating and running radio ads. Plus, for a limited time you can get a free custom radio ad

If you're an agency or a large brand, you should try SpotPlan. SpotPlan provides agencies with an automated way to efficiently plan and buy audio advertising. Our team is available to provide a demo, just send us a quick note.

Sources: 1. Nielsen Audio Nationwide Fall 2017, 4-Week Reach, M-Su 12m-5a, A18+. 2. iHeartMedia Proprietary Research AskSuzy Night Shift Worker Survey, 12m-6am. March 2018. 3. “Long Workweeks and Strange Hours,” National Reference Bureau of Economic Research, September 2014 This data doesn't include self-employed


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