Radio format

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A radio format or programming format (to be confused with broadcast programming) describes the overall content broadcast on a radio station. Radio formats are frequently employed as a marketing tool, and are subject to frequent change.[1] 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.

List of formats[edit]

Formats constantly evolve and each format can often be sub-divided into many specialty formats. Some of the following formats are available only regionally or through specialized venues such as satellite radio or Internet radio.[2]

Music oriented formats[edit]

Pop/Adult Contemporary[edit]

Rock/Alternative/Indie[edit]

Country[edit]

Urban/Rhythmic[edit]

Dance/Electronic[edit]

Jazz/Blues/Standards[edit]

Easy Listening/New Age[edit]

Folk/Singer-Songwriters[edit]

  • Folk music

Latin[edit]

International[edit]

Christian/Gospel[edit]

Classical[edit]

Seasonal/Holiday/Happening[edit]

Miscellanies[edit]

Spoken word formats[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "What is a radio format?" Retrieved 2012-04-16.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa "New York Radio Guide: Radio Format Guide", NYRadioGuide.com, 2009-01-12, webpage: NYRadio-formats.