Rutherford A.M.

Every Wednesday, we reach 100,000-plus Rutherford households with the county's largest free-circulation weekly paper -- a reach no other publication in our area can offer. It's also the county's only zoned newspaper, allowing customers even more options for advertising.

Reaching households with targeted sections

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Where we go, what we do on Wednesdays

Rutherford A.M. goes to Rutherford County households that do not subscribe to The Daily News Journal. Prepared by The DNJ's staff each week, it features county-specific news including coverage of schools, people and businesses.

The section publishes every Sunday and Wednesday, and it is distributed inside all copies of The Tennessean in Rutherford County. Households that do not receive The DNJ or The Tennessean receive free home-delivery of the Wednesday section, which It is zoned into three geographic editions:

North RAM reaches La Vergne (excluding Smyrna) and Rutherford County north of Murfreesboro and the northern neighborhoods of Murfreesboro (Distribution in ZIP codes 37086 and 37129).

South RAM reaches the southern neighborhoods of Murfreesboro and the Rutherford County south of Murfreesboro (Distribtion in ZIP codes 37037, 37060, 37085, 37118, 37127, 37128, 37130, 37149 and 37153).

Smyrna AM is a special targeted edition of Rutherford AM distributed only in the Town of Smyrna (37167 ZIP).

Our Sunday RAM edition

DNJ Media Group offers affordable access to the Rutherford County distribution of the Sunday Tennessean. Sunday Rutherford A.M. is produced by The Daily News Journal exclusively for Rutherford County editions of The Tennessean. A Sunday ad combo in Sunday RAM and Sunday's DNJ gets a paid-circulation distribution of more than 30,000 editions.

Heather Kent
Advertising Manager


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By the numbers

Here's a recent snapshot of our distribution of Rutherford A.M. and Smyrna A.M.:

Publication Distribution
Sunday RAM 15,470
Wednesday RAM and Smyrna AM (includes North and South) 55,100
Source: Internal Circulation



Rutherford is the fastest growing county in Tennessee. The population has grown 33% since 2000, and it is expected to grow another 16% over the next five years. The average household income is on the rise with a projected increase of 7% over the next five years. Retail sales in the county have grown 117% in the past five years—that's $2 billion more in spending.