NAICS 5 Digit Industry 51511

Industry 51511

NAICS 5  Digit Industry 51511 – Radio Broadcasting

Definition of NAICS 5 Digit Industry 51511: This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in broadcasting audio signals. These establishments operate radio broadcasting studios and facilities for the transmission of aural programming to the public, to affiliates, or to subscribers. The radio programs may include entertainment, news, talk shows, business data, or religious services.

Cross-References for NAICS Code 51511

What codes are similar to this industry that might be more applicable? The cross-reference guide below displays the codes that are similar to industry 51511. Please review to find the most applicable classification.

  • Broadcasting exclusively on the Internet–are classified in Industry 51913, Internet Publishing and Broadcasting and Web Search Portals; and
  • Producing taped radio programming–are classified in Industry 51229, Other Sound Recording Industries.

Other Index Entries for NAICS 5-Digit Industry 51511

The North American Industry Classification System contains multiple index entries that are each descriptive of the same code. The bulleted list below shows all applicable index entries (Current and former) that are associated with industry 51511. These index entries further elaborate on the scope of applicable industries that have already been defined at the top of this page.

  • AM radio stations
  • Broadcasting networks, radio
  • Broadcasting stations (except exclusively on Internet), radio
  • Broadcasting studio, radio station
  • FM radio stations
  • Music program distribution (except exclusively on Internet), radio
  • Network broadcasting service, radio
  • Network radio broadcasting
  • Piped-in music services, radio transmitted
  • Radio broadcasting (except exclusively on Internet) stations (e.g., AM, FM, shortwave)
  • Radio broadcasting network services
  • Radio broadcasting networks
  • Radio broadcasting syndicates
  • Radio stations (except exclusively on Internet)
  • Rebroadcast radio stations (except exclusively on Internet)
  • Satellite radio networks

Industry Breakdown for North American Industry Classification System

NAICS codes are broken down by digit. The broadest description starts with the 2 digit sector codes. The 3 digit subsector codes are more specific, then the 4 digit industry group, 5 digit industry (Where you are now), and the most specific is the 6 digit NAICS code. If the code on this page does not describe the industry of the business in question, then select the largest applicable code below. From there, follow through the progression of smaller digits to the larger digits in order to obtain the most specific 6 digit classification.

  • Sector 51: Information
    • Subsector 515: Broadcasting (except Internet)
      • Industry Group 5151: Radio and Television Broadcasting
        • Industry 51511: Radio Broadcasting (Current Page)
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 515111: Radio Networks
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 515112: Radio Stations

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