Since the beginning of the pandemic, those of us not considered the essential workers who need to show up to treat sick people, stock grocery shelves, deliver mail and packages, among many other jobs, have often been fortunate to remotely work from home.
That’s still the case with NCP.
What is your current work situation? And how are you dealing with the pandemic? Let us know by leaving a comment below.
But as work and home life often blur – what day is it today?? – there are several things that help us get through the work part of the day.
Radio, and digital music streaming services, can be relied on.
Listening To Radio From Home
According to Nielsen, 75% of people listen to music while working from home at least once a week, and 40% reported tuning in daily. (For its part, AM/FM radio reaches more than nine-in-10 U.S. adults each week, more than any other media platform, according to Nielsen.)
Listeners are also increasing their use of streaming audio through their mobile devices. Among adults, the weekly use of smartphones and tablets grew 28% and 20%, respectively, compared with the same quarter last year, according to Nielsen.
Staying Aware Of What’s Going On
As workers may no longer be commuting to the workplace as much these days, they’re still keeping up-to-date on what’s going on in the world. In fact, according to Nielsen, over half of survey respondents (53%) said they listened to talk radio, radio news and podcasts weekly.
When working from home, four-in-10 people listening to ‘spoken word’ audio sourced their local news from current event podcasts and all news or news/talk radio stations.
Radio On My Mind
Now after writing this, I can’t get some radio-titled songs out of my head! Here’s a sampling of some of the songs I’ve been thinking about:
- Radio Ga Ga, Queen
- Video Killed the Radio Star, Buggles
- Spirit of Radio, Rush
- Mexican Radio, Wall of Voodoo
- Radio Radio, Elvis Costello & The Attractions
- Radio Free Europe / Radio Song, R.E.M.
- On Your Radio, Joe Jackson
- You Turn Me On I’m a Radio, Joni Mitchell
Rock On! Are there any other radio-titled songs you know of? If so, let us know by leaving a comment below.
I hope you have a great weekend. Stay safe!
- Observations During COVID-19 Lockdown (March 27, 2020)
- (Try To) Keep Calm And Carry On: The New COVID-19 Normal (March 19, 2020)