I’m sure that it’s at least partly because of my own political bias, but I have to admit, I find the difference between the ads of different radio parties to be pretty funny sometimes. Recently, I’ve discovered a classical radio station that’s just amazing. Listening to them during my commute is probably adding a couple of months to my life from reduced stress. Their ads tend to be for piano stores, Mercedes-Benz dealerships, cheese shops, and local restaurants.
Another radio station I listen to regularly is conservative talk radio, which I usually just listen to briefly unless it’s Michael Medved’s Conspiracy Day, which has hilarious callers with the craziest beliefs that I get some sort of cathartic pleasure from hearing. Their ads are quite different. One is for the Crazy Gun Dealer, an actual place that really exists. Others are for things like in-home medical care and a number of companies that exist solely to help people with massive amounts of debt owed to the IRS, which makes me wonder about the possible ulterior motives of these people who are so easily persuaded to vote for candidates that want to abolish the aforementioned IRS.
It would be interesting to see a more formal and systematic study of what sorts of advertisements you get on radio stations and how that correlates to the political distribution of their listeners.