KHBT 97.7 the Bolt is a leader in marketing and promoting all types of businesses. We use a unique and powerful combination of radio and new media platforms to grow all types and sizes of businesses and organizations. We are 100% locally owned, 100% locally operated, 100% locally oriented and 100% locally committed to help you grow your business.

“Radio: THE Original Social Media!”

Think about radio as “social media”. It’s local. It connects communities. It connects individuals within communities. It’s interactive. It’s mobile by design. It’s free, AND it has the ADDED feature of a built-in mega-phone to reach people before, during and after they engage with a website, facebook, or even a point of purchase.

Why radio advertising? Radio advertising is an effective tool for reaching consumers in today’s media landscape. Extensive research by the Radio Advertising Bureau reveals a robust weekly audience of radio listeners.

  • Radio is the medium of choice all day. Your customers spend more time with radio than with any other medium. Radio (44%), TV/Cable (41%), Newspapers (10%), and Magazines (5%).
  • Radio reaches virtually everyone. Radio is an integral part of everyday life and targets your customers effectively and efficiently.
  • Radio builds top-of-mind awareness. Radio paints a picture. It engages the imagination and adds sizzle to any advertising campaign. When used creatively, radio can create an intimate, “one-on-one” interaction with the listener.
  • Radio works in real time, which means ads can be scheduled and strategically placed to run at just the time when people are most ready to be influenced by the message.
  • Radio has the ability to deliver a selective audience. Ask our marketing specialists about the core group of consumers who listen to KHBT 97.7 the Bolt on a daily basis.
  • Radio is the most flexible medium. Business conditions can change fast, and radio is perfectly suited to meet those changes. Production of commercials is quick and cost free at KHBT, allowing local advertisers to put out just the right message at the right time. Radio has a short turnaround time. When there are changes that need to be made, radio responds quickly.
  • Radio is cost efficient. Reach tens of thousands of buyers at the most affordable rate.

Who’s Listening? Over 92 percent of Americans age 12 and up listen to radio each week, creating an audience of over 235 million listeners. Even among 12- to 17-year-olds, who are perceived as not listening to the radio, nearly 90 percent listen weekly.

Where Do They Listen? Everywhere! Radio is mobile.

  • The majority of radio listening occurs in cars, with 73 percent of adults age 18 and up listening while driving on a typical weekday. The second most popular location for listening is at home, followed closely by at-work listening.
  • Radio rules the workplace with 65% saying they listen to radio at work.
  • Radio reaches those “on-the-go”.

How Does Radio Advertising Work? It really takes three key areas to make your radio advertising work for you:

  1. What you say. The words you use in your ads need to be compelling to the target customer group.
  2. How you say it. We will help you create memorable and entertaining commercials for your particular message.
  3. How many times you say it. Don’t spread your marketing budget too thinly. DOMINATE months, weeks, days or even time periods with your message. Make yourself famous through repetition.

Our experienced marketing specialists at KHBT 97.7 the Bolt can work with you to make sure these critical areas are covered before you start your radio campaign with us.

Advertising On KHBT 97.7 the Bolt

Why KHBT? Advertising on our radio station can help your business do more business. It’s really quite simple. The more people you invite to do business with you, the more potential customers you’ll attract. We’re in business to help you do more business. That is, OUR business. Call us for a free no-obligation consultation and let’s talk about how to increase your sales and profits with the right combination of radio and new media advertising!

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