This study aimed at presenting need analysis results related to listening skill problems encountered by the students of SMP N 5 Ngawen, Gunungkidul and the format of English audio media for teaching listening skills which was conducted between March till April 2018. There were 50 students, two practisioners, and two native speakers involved in this study. The data were collected by using two kinds of instruments namely questionnaires and an interview guide. The results showed that: (1) the language ability of the students were relatively low although 92% of the students had learned English since they were in the kindergarten or elementary schools; (2) 58% students considered that listening was the most difficult skills among the three other skills (reading, writing, speaking); (3) the listening problems faced by the students were categorized into three aspects, namely: the content aspects, the environment aspects, and the learner aspects. The first aspect included vocabularies, sentences/expressions, pronunciation, the length of the texts, and the speed in reading the scripts. The second aspect is about the environment/atmosphere aspect included namely the quality of the audio programmes; facilities, and noise. The third was the learner aspects namely the sub-skills of listening comprehension. Moreover, there were some information related to the technical aspects namely the ideal duration of an audio program and the format of the English audio media. In fact, the results of the research could be used as a guidance in designing a model of English audio media for improving listening skills among the target students.