Radio format

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A radio format or programming format (not to be confused with broadcast programming) describes the overall content broadcast on a radio station.wikipedia
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Music radio

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Music radio, old time radio, all-news radio, sports radio, talk radio and weather radio describe the operation of different genres of radio format and each format can often be sub-divided into many specialty formats.
Music radio is a radio format in which music is the main broadcast content.

All-news radio

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Music radio, old time radio, all-news radio, sports radio, talk radio and weather radio describe the operation of different genres of radio format and each format can often be sub-divided into many specialty formats.
All-news radio is a radio format devoted entirely to the discussion and broadcast of news.

Sports radio

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Music radio, old time radio, all-news radio, sports radio, talk radio and weather radio describe the operation of different genres of radio format and each format can often be sub-divided into many specialty formats.
Sports radio (or sports talk radio) is a radio format devoted entirely to discussion and broadcasting of sporting events.

Contemporary hit radio

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Contemporary hit radio (also known as CHR, contemporary hits, hit list, current hits, hit music, top 40, or pop radio) is a radio format that is common in the United States, Brazil, United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Trinidad and Tobago, and South Africa, that focuses on playing current and recurrent popular music as determined by the top 40 music charts.

Adult hits

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Adult hits (sometimes also called variety hits) is a radio format that draws from a wide array of popular music.

Classic hits

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Classic hits is a radio format which generally includes songs from the top 40 music charts from the mid-1970s to the early 1990s, with music from the 1980s serving as the core of the format.

Oldies

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Oldies is a radio format that concentrates on rock and roll and pop music from the latter half of the 20th century, specifically from around the mid-1950s to the 1970s or 1980s.

Active rock

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Active rock is a radio format used by many commercial radio stations across the United States and Canada.

Adult album alternative

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Adult album alternative (also triple-A, AAA, or adult alternative) is a radio format.

Album-oriented rock

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Album-oriented rock (AOR) is an American FM radio format focusing on album tracks by rock artists.

Classic alternative

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Classic alternative is a radio format focusing on alternative music from the late 1970s to early 1990s, with particular focus on the early days of MTV.

Classic rock

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Classic rock is a radio format which developed from the album-oriented rock (AOR) format in the early 1980s.

Mainstream rock

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Mainstream rock (also known as heritage rock) is a radio format used by many commercial radio stations in the United States and Canada.

Progressive rock (radio format)

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Progressive rock is a radio station programming format that emerged in the late 1960s, in which disc jockeys are given wide latitude in what they may play, similar to the freeform format but with the proviso that some kind of rock music is almost always played.

Modern rock

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Modern rock (also known as alternative radio) is a rock format commonly found on commercial radio; the format consists primarily of the alternative rock genre.

Alternative rock

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Individuals who worked as DJs and promoters during the 1980s claim the term originates from American FM radio of the 1970s, which served as a progressive alternative to top 40 radio formats by featuring longer songs and giving DJs more freedom in song selection.

Classic hip hop

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Classic hip-hop is a music radio format focusing primarily on hip-hop music from the 1980s, 1990s, and the early to mid-2000s.

Adult contemporary music

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Adult contemporary music became one of the most popular radio formats of the 1980s.

Rhythmic adult contemporary

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Rhythmic adult contemporary is an adult contemporary radio format.

Quiet storm

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Quiet storm is a radio format and genre of contemporary R&B, performed in a smooth, romantic, jazz-influenced style.

Rhythmic oldies

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Rhythmic oldies is a radio format that concentrates on the rhythmic, disco, or dance genres of music.

Urban contemporary

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Urban contemporary, also known as urban pop, or just simply urban, is a music radio format.

Rhythmic contemporary

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Rhythmic contemporary, also known as Rhythmic Top 40, Rhythmic CHR or rhythmic crossover, is a primarily American music-radio format that includes a mix of EDM, upbeat rhythmic pop, hip hop and upbeat R&B hits.

Urban adult contemporary

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Urban adult contemporary (often abbreviated as urban AC) is the name for a format of radio music, similar to an urban contemporary format.

Classic soul

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Classic soul is a radio format focusing on soul music from the 1950s-1970s, occasionally venturing into the 1980s.