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Talk radio is a radio format containing discussion about topical issues. Most shows are regularly hosted by a single individual, and often feature interviews with a number of different guests. Talk radio typically includes an element of listener participation, usually by broadcasting live conversations between the host and listeners who "call in" (usually via telephone) to the show. Listener contributions are usually screened by a show's producer(s) in order to maximize audience interest and, in the case of commercial talk radio, attract advertisers. Generally, the shows are organized into segments, each separated by a pause for advertisements; however, in public or non-commercial radio, music is sometimes played in place of commercials to separate the program segments. Variations of talk radio include conservative talk, hot talk, progressive talk, and sports talk. For other uses, see Talk Radio. ... A radio format or programming format describes the overall content broadcast on a radio station. ... Generally speaking, advertising is the paid promotion of goods, services, companies and ideas by an identified sponsor. ... Hot talk is a radio format involving a form of talk radio geared predominantly to a male demographic between the ages of 18-49. ... Progressive Talk (or Liberal Talk) is a talk radio format devoted to expressive progressive/liberal viewpoints of issues. ... Sports Talk consists of radio talk shows which the subject revolves around sports entertainment. ...


Talk radio is not limited to the AM band. "Non-commercial" usually referred to as "public radio", which is located in a reserved spectrum of the FM band, also broadcasts talk programs. Commercial all-talk stations can also be found on the FM band in many cities across the US. These shows often rely less on political discussion and analysis than their AM counterparts, and often employ the use of pranks and "bits" for entertainment purposes. In the United States and Canada, Satellite Radio broadcasters, such as SIRIUS, offer uncensored "free-wheeling" original programming, such as The Howard Stern Show and The Jay Thomas Show, formerly featured on terrestrial, government-censored radio. ABC News&Talk is an example of 'rebagging' for the digital airwaves shows featured on their terrestrial radio stations. Public broadcasting (also known as public service broadcasting or PSB) is the dominant form of broadcasting around the world, where radio, television, and potentially other electronic media outlets receive funding from the public. ... This category lists articles relating to Canada-United States relations. ... // A satellite radio or subscription radio (SR) is a digital radio signal that is broadcast by a communications satellite, which covers a much wider geographical range than terrestrial radio signals. ... This article is about the brightest star in the night sky of Earth. ... This article is about the radio show hosted by Howard Stern. ...


Starting around 2005, the technology for Internet-based talk-radio shows became cost effective. Now, it is possible for an individual to use a variety of services to host an Internet-based talk-radio show without investing any of their own capital.

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History

Expressing and debating political opinions has been a staple of radio since the medium's infancy. Aimee Semple McPherson began her radio broadcasts in the early 1920s and even purchased her own station, KFSG which went on the air in February 1924; by the mid-1930s, controversial radio priest Father Charles Coughlin's radio broadcasts were reaching millions per week. There was also a national current events forum called America's Town Meeting of the Air which broadcast once a week starting in 1935. It featured panel discussions from some of the biggest newsmakers and was among the first shows to allow audience participation: members of the studio audience could question the guests or even heckle them. Aimee Semple McPherson (October 9, 1890 – September 27, 1944), also known as Sister Aimee or Sister, was a Canadian-born evangelist and media sensation in the 1920s and 1930s; she was also the founder of the Foursquare Church. ... KXOL-FM 96. ... For the rap album, see 1924 (album). ... Father Coughlin Charles Edward Coughlin (October 25, 1891 – October 27, 1979) was a Canadian-born Roman Catholic priest at Royal Oak, Michigans National Shrine of the Little Flower Church. ... America’s Town Meeting of the Air was a public affairs discussion broadcast on radio from 1935 to 1956. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar). ...


Talk radio as a listener-participation format has existed since at least the mid-1940s. Working for New York's WMCA in 1945, Barry Gray was bored with playing music and put a telephone receiver up to his microphone to talk with bandleader Woody Herman. Soon followed by listener call-ins, this is often credited as the first instance of talk radio, and Gray is often billed as "The Father of Talk Radio". WMCA, 570 AM, is a radio station in New York City, most known for its Good Guys Top 40 era in the 1960s. ... Barry Gray (born July 2, 1916, died December 21, 1996) was an influential American radio personality, often labelled as The Father of Talk Radio. He was born as Bernard Yaroslaw in Red Lion, New Jersey, into a Jewish family. ... Woodrow Charles Herman (May 16, 1913 – October 29, 1987), better known as Woody Herman, was an American jazz clarinetist, alto and soprano saxophonist, singer, and big band leader. ...


In 1948 Alan Courtney--- New York disk jockey and co-composer of the popular song, "Joltin'Joe Dimaggio"---began a call-in program for the Storer station in Miami, Florida (WGBS) and then on Miami's WQAM, WINZ and WCKR the "Alan Courtney Open Phone Forum" flourished as an avowedly conservative and anti-communist political forum with a coverage area over the Southeastern U.S. and Cuba.


Joe Pyne, John Nebel, Jean Shepherd, and Jerry Williams (WMEX-Boston) were among the first to explore the medium in the 1950s. Joe Pyne (December 22, 1925- March 23, 1970) was a radio and television talk show host, who pioneered the confrontational style of hosting in which the host advocates a viewpoint and argues with guests and audience members. ... Long John Nebel (1911-1978) (born John Zimmerman in Chicago, he adopted his radio name, Long John Nebel from the surname of his stepmother, Knebel) was a talk radio show host. ... Jean Shepherd posed as Frederick R. Ewing on the back cover of Ballantines I, Libertine (1956). ... Jerry Williams (born November 1, 1923) was a football player coach who served as head coach of two Canadian Football League teams, as well as the National Football Leagues Philadelphia Eagles. ...


Two radio stationsKMOX, 1120 AM in St. Louis, Missouri, and KABC, 790 AM in Los Angeles—adopted an all-talk show format in 1960, and both claim to be the first to have done so. KABC station manager Ben Hoberman and KMOX station manager Robert Hyland independently developed the all-talk format. A radio station is an audio (sound) broadcasting service, traditionally broadcast through the air as radio waves (a form of electromagnetic radiation) from a transmitter to an antenna and a thus to a receiving device. ... General Information KMOX is an AM radio station broadcasting in St. ... Mediumwave radio transmissions (sometimes called Medium frequency or MF) are those between the frequencies of 300 kHz and 3000 kHz. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: , Country State County Independent City Government  - Mayor Francis G. Slay (D) Area  - City  66. ... KABC 790 AM is the Los Angeles flagship radio station for the American Broadcasting Company. ... Mediumwave radio transmissions (sometimes called Medium frequency or MF) are those between the frequencies of 300 kHz and 3000 kHz. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... A talk show (U.S.) or chat show (Brit. ... Robert Hyland Jr. ...


Radio Monitor on the NBC Radio Network was probably the first Talk oriented radio network. Broadcasting from its 30 Rockefeller Plaza studios. Personalities such as Joe Garagiola, Bill Cullen and a host of other top talent were heard "coast to coast". NBC (an abbreviation for National Broadcasting Company, its former corporate name) is an American television network based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center and is shown on basic cable in Canada. ... Joseph Henry Garagiola, Sr. ... William Bill Lawrence Frances Cullen (February 18, 1920 – July 7, 1990), was an Emmy Award-winning American radio and television personality. ...


In the 1970s and early 1980s, as many listeners abandoned AM music formats for the high fidelity sound of the FM radio dial, the Talk Radio format began to catch on in more large cities. Former music stations such as WLW (Cincinnati, Ohio), WHAS (Louisville, Kentucky), WHAM (Rochester, New York), WLS (Chicago, Illinois), KFI (Los Angeles, California), WRKO (Boston, Massachusetts), WBAP (Ft. Worth and Dallas, Texas), and WABC (New York, New York) made the switch to all-talk as their ratings slumped due to listener migration to the FM band. High Fidelity is also the title of a book by Nick Hornby and a film directed by Stephen Frears, based upon Hornbys book. ... FM radio is a broadcast technology invented by Edwin Howard Armstrong that uses frequency modulation to provide high-fidelity sound over broadcast radio. ... For the California airport with this IATA airport code, see Willows-Glenn County Airport. ... Cincinnati redirects here. ... WHAS, Kentuckianas 24 Hour News, Weather and Traffic Station, is an AM radio station broadcasting in Louisville, Kentucky. ... Louisville redirects here. ... WHAM is a talk radio station in Rochester, New York, owned by Clear Channel Communications. ... This article is about the city of Rochester in Monroe County. ... WLS is a pioneer Chicago radio station. ... For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ... KFI is an AM radio station that began operating on March 31, 1922 as one of the United States first high-powered, clear channel stations. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... WRKO is an AM radio station based in Boston, Massachusetts, currently owned by Entercom and broadcasting on 680 kHz. ... Boston redirects here. ... WBAP is an AM radio station in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex following a talk format. ... Fort Worth is the sixth-largest city in the state of Texas, located about 30 miles west of Dallas on the West Fork Trinity River and forming part of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. ... Dallas redirects here. ... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... WABC (770 kHz), known as NewsTalkRadio 77, is a radio station in New York City. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ...


Talk radio in the United States

In the United States, talk radio is largely made up of conservative political commentators; according to A.C. Nielsen, the top five programs are those of Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Michael Savage, Neal Boortz, and Glenn Beck. Others include Mark Levin, Bill O'Reilly, Jim Quinn, Bill Cunningham, Melanie Morgan, Mike Gallagher and Laura Ingraham. Other top-rated, conservative, less-political commentators include Laura Schlessinger (whose show, Dr. Laura, features personal & interpersonal advice), and Bruce Williams, (whose show focuses on banking, business, and personal finances). Notably, Bruce Williams started broadcasting in 1975 and has had the longest lasting, regularly broadcasted program in the world[citation needed]. American conservatism is a constellation of political ideologies within the United States under the blanket heading of conservative. ... The word commentator has many different meanings. ... When TV viewers or entertainment professionals in the United States mention ratings they are often referring to Nielsen Ratings, a system developed by Nielsen Media Research to determine the audience size and composition of television programming. ... For other uses, see Limbaugh. ... Sean Hannity is an American radio/television host, author, and conservative political commentator. ... Michael Savage is the pseudonym of Michael Alan Weiner (born March 31, 1942), a controversial[1] American conservative talk radio host, author, and political pundit. ... Neal Boortz (born April 6, 1945), is a U.S. talk radio host. ... Glenn Beck (born February 10, 1964) is an American radio/television host, conservative political commentator, and entrepreneur. ... Mark Reed Levin (b. ... It has been suggested that Bill OReilly political beliefs and points of view be merged into this article or section. ... Jim Quinn (b. ... For other persons named Bill Cunningham, see Bill Cunningham (disambiguation). ... Melanie Morgan (b. ... Mike Gallagher (b. ... Laura Anne Ingraham (born June 19, 1964 in Glastonbury, Connecticut) is an American conservative talk radio host and author. ... Laura Catherine Schlessinger (born January 16, 1947) is an American cultural and conservative commentator, best known as host of the popular Dr. Laura radio advice call-in show. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Politically oriented talk radio

The United States saw dramatic growth in the popularity of talk radio during the 1990s. The repeal of the FCC "fairness doctrine" in 1987—which had required that stations provide free air time for responses to any controversial opinions that were broadcast—provided an opportunity for a kind of partisan programming that had not previously existed. Pew researchers found in 2004 that 17% of the public regularly listens to talk radio. This audience is mostly male, middle-aged and conservative. Among those who regularly listen to talk radio, 41% are Republican and 28% are Democrats. Furthermore, 45% describe themselves as conservatives, compared with 18% who say they are liberal.[1] FCC redirects here. ... The Fairness Doctrine was a United States FCC regulation requiring broadcast licensees to present controversial issues of public importance in a manner deemed by the FCC to be honest, equitable and balanced. ...


The most successful pioneer in the 1990s talk radio movement was the politically conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh. Limbaugh's success demonstrated that there was a nation-wide market for passionately-delivered conservative (and in many cases, Republican) commentary on contemporary news, events, and social trends. Other radio talk show hosts (who describe themselves as either conservative or libertarian) have also had success as nationally-syndicated hosts, including Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, Laura Ingraham, Neal Boortz, Michael Savage, Bill O'Reilly, and Glenn Beck. The Salem Radio Network syndicates a group of religiously-oriented Republican activists, including evangelical Christian Hugh Hewitt and Jewish conservatives Dennis Prager and Michael Medved; these are mostly distributed in a 24-hour network format among Salem's own stations, and they generally earn ratings much less than their syndicated counterparts. American conservatism is a constellation of political ideologies within the United States under the blanket heading of conservative. ... For other uses, see Limbaugh. ... GOP redirects here. ... This article is about the political philosophy based on private property rights. ... In broadcasting, syndication is the sale of the right to broadcast radio shows and television shows to multiple stations, without going through a broadcast network. ... Sean Hannity is an American radio/television host, author, and conservative political commentator. ... Mark Reed Levin (b. ... Laura Anne Ingraham (born June 19, 1964 in Glastonbury, Connecticut) is an American conservative talk radio host and author. ... Neal Boortz (born April 6, 1945), is a U.S. talk radio host. ... Michael Savage is the pseudonym of Michael Alan Weiner (born March 31, 1942), a controversial[1] American conservative talk radio host, author, and political pundit. ... It has been suggested that Bill OReilly political beliefs and points of view be merged into this article or section. ... Glenn Beck (born February 10, 1964) is an American radio/television host, conservative political commentator, and entrepreneur. ... Salem Communications is a Christian radio company operating in the United States, with 95 stations across the country that are primarily located in the nations biggest markets. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Relation to other religions Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Christianity Portal This box:      Evangelicalism is a theological perspective in Protestant Christianity which identifies with the gospel. ... Hugh Hewitt (born February 22, 1956) is a conservative American radio talk show host, author, and blogger. ... Dennis Prager (born August 2, 1948) is a Jewish American syndicated radio talk show host, columnist, author, ethicist, and public speaker. ... Michael Medved (born October 3, 1948) is a Jewish-American, neoconservative radio talk show host, film critic, and author. ...


In the Summer of 2007, conservative talk show hosts mobilized public opposition to the McCain-Kennedy immigration reform bill, which was eventually failed.[2] Conservative hosts Limbaugh, Ingraham, Bennett, Prager, Hannity, Beck, Levin and Hewitt coalesced around endorsing former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney for president at the end of January 2008 (after Fred Thompson, the described favorite of some of the hosts, dropped out), in an effort to oppose the nomination of Sen. John McCain [3] ; however, Romney suspended his campaign in February of the same year, and endorsed McCain. Since that time, Limbaugh in particular has endorsed a plan to do whatever it takes to prolong the Democrats' nomination by crossing over to the Democrats and voting for the trailing candidate, a plan he calls "Operation Chaos." The Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007, or, in its full name, the Secure Borders, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Reform Act of 2007 (S. 1348) was a bill discussed in the 110th United States Congress that would have provided legal status and a path to legal citizenship for the approximately... Willard Mitt Romney (born March 12, 1947) was the 70th Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. ... For other uses, see President (disambiguation). ... This article is about the actor/politician. ... McCain redirects here. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic...


Libertarians such as Jon Arthur, Host Of Jon Arthur Live! (based in Florida), Free Talk Live (based in New Hampshire), Penn Jillette (based in Las Vegas), Jay Severin (based in Boston, Massachusetts), and Mark Davis (based in Ft. Worth and Dallas, Texas) have also achieved some success. Many of these hosts also publish books, write newspaper columns, appear on television, and give public lectures (Limbaugh, again, was a pioneer of this model of multi-media punditry). This article is about the political philosophy based on private property rights. ... Free Talk Live is a radio show that broadcasts live six days a week in the United States. ... For other uses, see New Hampshire (disambiguation). ... Penn Fraser Jillette (born March 5, 1955 in Greenfield, Massachusetts) is an American comedian, illusionist, juggler and writer known for his work with fellow illusionist Teller in the team known as Penn & Teller. ... For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ... Jay Severin (WTKK Publicity Photo) Jay Severin (born James Severino[1][2]) is a conservative talk radio personality on Bostons WTKK-FM (96. ... Boston redirects here. ... Mark Davis is a radio talk show host in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex for station WBAP, 820 AM. Presently The Mark Davis Show airs from 9 A.M. to 11:45 A.M Central Time. ... Fort Worth is the sixth-largest city in the state of Texas, located about 30 miles west of Dallas on the West Fork Trinity River and forming part of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. ... Dallas redirects here. ... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


There had been some precursors for talk radio, such as the Los Angeles-area controversialist Joe Pyne, who would attack callers on his program in the early 1960s – one of his famous insults was "gargle with razor blades!"; the similar Bob Grant in New York City; and Wally George in Southern California.[4] Grant remains on the air to this day. Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Joe Pyne (December 22, 1925- March 23, 1970) was a radio and television talk show host, who pioneered the confrontational style of hosting in which the host advocates a viewpoint and argues with guests and audience members. ... Bob Grant (born Robert Ciro Gigante on March 14, 1929 is an American radio personality, who has broadcast mostly from New York City stations and who has been widely credited as a pioneer of the angry or controversial talk radio show format. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... George Walter Pearch, known as Wally George (4 December 1931 – 7 October 2003) was an American conservative radio and television commentator. ...


Politically liberal talk radio aimed at a national audience has also emerged, although its ratings remain a fraction of conservative talk radio. Air America Radio, a network featuring The Al Franken Show, was founded in 2004; it billed itself as a "progressive alternative" to the conservative talk radio shows. Some prominent examples of liberal talk radio shows currently in national syndication include: Jones Radio Networks talk show hosts Ed Schultz, Stephanie Miller, and Bill Press; Fox News host Alan Colmes, Air America Radio hosts Lionel, Thom Hartmann, and Rachel Maddow, and Nova M Radio's Mike Malloy and Randi Rhodes. In some markets, local liberal hosts have existed for years, such as the British talk host Michael Jackson (who was on the air at KABC in Los Angeles beginning in 1968 and is currently at KGIL); Bernie Ward in San Francisco; Jack Ellery in New Jersey and Tampa; Dave Ross in Seattle, and Marc Germain in Los Angeles. A few earlier syndicated programs were hosted by prominent Democrats who were not experienced broadcasters, such as Jim Hightower, Jerry Brown, Mario Cuomo and Alan Dershowitz; these met with limited success, and Air America has been faced with various legal and financial problems. Progressive Talk (or Liberal Talk) is a talk radio format devoted to expressive progressive/liberal viewpoints of issues. ... Former Air America logo, 2004-2007 Air America Radio is a talk radio network and program syndication service in the United States. ... The Al Franken Show is the flagship talk show of Air America Radio. ... Jones Radio Networks & Jones Media Networks are branchs of the Jones International. ... This article is about commentator Ed Schlutz. ... Stephanie Miller (born September 29, 1961) is an American comedian and host of The Stephanie Miller Show, a liberal talk radio program produced in Los Angeles and syndicated nationally by Jones Radio Networks. ... Bill Press is the former party chief for the California Democratic Party, a former CNN and MSNBC political commentator, and an accomplished liberal author. ... Alan B. Colmes (b. ... Former Air America logo, 2004-2007 Air America Radio is a talk radio network and program syndication service in the United States. ... Lionel Lionel (real name: Michael LeBron) is a popular, nationally syndicated, centrist radio talk show host based in New York City. ... Thom Hartmann Thom Hartmann (b. ... Rachel Maddow (born 1973) is the host of The Rachel Maddow Show on Air America Radio, which airs live on weekdays from 6pm to 8pm Eastern Time. ... Nova M Radio, LLC is a radio station acquisition firm operated by Sheldon Drobny, Anita Drobny and Mike Newcomb. ... It has been suggested that The Mike Malloy Show be merged into this article or section. ... For the rock guitarist, see Randy Rhoads. ... Michael Jackson is a radio talk show host based in the Los Angeles area. ... KABC is the callsign of the American Broadcasting Companys three flagship broadcast stations in Los Angeles: KABC AM, 790 kHz KABC-TV, channel 7 (DTV 53) KABC-FM 95. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... KGIL is a radio station located in Los Angeles, California, broadcasting to the Los Angeles Metro area on 1260 AM. KGIL airs a talk radio format. ... Bernie Ward, (b. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Dave Ross (1952 - ) is a popular talk show host on Seattle, Washingtons KIRO-AM 710 radio station, with whom he has been since 1978, his show starting nine years later in 1987. ... Marc Germain (born May 28, 1967), colloquially known as Mr. ... Hightowers book Thieves in High Places James Allen Jim Hightower (born January 11, 1943) is a well-known populist activist and a former Texas Commissioner of Agriculture. ... For the whistleblower, see Gerald W. Brown. ... Mario Matthew Cuomo (born June 15, 1932) served as the Governor of New York from 1983 to 1995. ... Alan Morton Dershowitz (born September 1, 1938) is an American lawyer and criminal law professor known for his extensive published works, career as an attorney in several high-profile law cases, and commentary on the Arab-Israeli conflict. ...


Air America was sold to a new owner in March of 2007, hired well known programmer David Bernstein, and began its 're-birth'. Bernstein subsequently left in early 2008, but the struggling network remained on the air with a revamped line-up.


Liberal opinion radio has long existed on the Pacifica network, though only available in a small number of cities, and in formats that more often act as a volunteer-run community forum than as a platform for charismatic hosts who would be likely to attract a large audience. Conservative critics have long complained that the long-format news programming on National Public Radio (NPR) shows a liberal bias, although the network denies any partisan agenda. Pacifica Radio Network. ... NPR redirects here. ...


Clear Channel Communications, with nearly 1,300 radio stations under its ownership - along with other owners - has in recent years added more liberal talk stations to their portfolio. These have primarily come from the conversion of AM facilities, most of which formerly had adult standards formats. Many complaints (all radio stations are required by the FCC to maintain, in their public files, copies of all correspondence from the public relating to station operations - for a period of three years from receipt) have been received from fans of this musical genre (Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, big band music," etc.) - but the left-leaning talk programming leans toward a much younger demographic, a group that advertisers covet. Not to be confused with clear channel radio stations, which are AM radio stations with certain technical parameters. ... Progressive Talk (or Liberal Talk) is a talk radio format devoted to expressive progressive/liberal viewpoints of issues. ... Adult Standards is a North American radio format heard primarily on AM or class A FM stations. ... For other persons named Tony Bennett, see Tony Bennett (disambiguation). ... Sinatra redirects here. ... A big band, also known as a jazz orchestra, is a large musical ensemble that plays jazz music, especially Swing. ... A demographic or demographic profile is a term used in marketing and broadcasting, to describe a demographic grouping or a market segment. ...


Other topics and formats

Other topics of discussion in talk radio include:

Other hosts specialize in talk radio comedy, such as Phil Hendrie, who voices his own fictional guests and occasionally parodies other programs. Hand-coloured version of the anonymous Flammarion woodcut (1888). ... Car redirects here. ... Car Talk is a radio talk show broadcast weekly on National Public Radio stations throughout the United States and elsewhere. ... Brokered programming is broadcast content where the shows producer pays for air time, rather than exchanging programming for pay or the opportunity to play spot commercials. ... The tower of a personal computer. ... Leo Gordon Laporte (born November 29, 1956 in New York City, New York)[1] is an American technology broadcaster and author. ... Kim Komando (born 1967) is the host of an American talk radio program based on the popularity of personal computers, the use of the Internet, and the complexities of consumer electronics. ... Consumer education is education people pursue for the sake of entering the consumer goods market with a more sophisticated understanding of that market, and the products, suppliers and tactics to be found there. ... Clark Howard (born June 20, 1955), is a popular U.S. talk radio host of the nationally syndicated consumer advocate program The Clark Howard Show. ... Tom Martino is a consumer advocate and U.S. talk radio host. ... Consumer electronics is a term used to describe the category of electronic equipment intended for everyday use by people, the consumers. ... A stilt-walker entertaining shoppers at a shopping centre in Swindon, England Entertainment is an activity designed to give pleasure or relaxation to an audience (although in the case of a computer game the audience may be only one person). ... A comedy is a dramatic performance of a light and amusing character, usually with a happy conclusion to its plot. ... An interpersonal relationship is some relationship or connection between two people. ... The Bob and Sheri Show is a syndicated US radio program hosted by Bob Lacey and Sheri Lynch at radio station WLNK in Charlotte, North Carolina. ... Entrepreneurship is the practice of starting new organizations or revitalizing mature organizations, particularly new businesses generally in response to identified opportunities. ... . ... For other uses, see Ethics (disambiguation). ... Morality (from the Latin manner, character, proper behavior) has three principal meanings. ... Laura Catherine Schlessinger (born January 16, 1947) is an American cultural and conservative commentator, best known as host of the popular Dr. Laura radio advice call-in show. ... Such styles may change quickly, and fashion in the more colloquial sense refers to the latest version of these styles. ... A gardener Gardening is the practice of growing flowering plants, vegetables, and fruits. ... Ron Wilson is the host of the United States wide syndicated radio program In the Garden with Ron Wilson which airs from 6AM to 9AM (Eastern Time) Saturdays on many stations owned by Clear Channel Communications. ... For the chemical substances known as medicines, see medication. ... Doctor Dean Edell (born 1942) is an American physician and broadcaster in the United States who hosts the radio program, a syndicated radio talk show. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Gary Sullivan is the host of the American nationally syndicated radio program At Home with Gary Sullivan, which airs from 9AM to noon (Eastern Time) Saturdays and Sundays. ... For other uses, see Law (disambiguation). ... William Wolf Handel (born 25 August 1951 in Brazil) is a lawyer and radio personality. ... Mental health is a term used to describe either a level of cognitive or emotional wellbeing or an absence of a mental disorder. ... Dr. Joy Browne is a radio psychologist. ... David Viscott, MD (May 24, 1938 - October 10, 1996), was an American psychiatrist, author, businessman, and media personality. ... For other uses see film (disambiguation) Film refers to the celluliod media on which movies are printed Film — also called movies, the cinema, the silver screen, moving pictures, photoplays, picture shows, flicks, or motion pictures, — is a field that encompasses motion pictures as an art form or as part of... Free Talk Live is a radio show that broadcasts live six days a week in the United States. ... Paranormal is an umbrella term used to describe a wide variety of reported anomalous phenomena. ... George Ralph Noory (born June 4, 1950) is an American radio broadcaster. ... Arthur Art W. Bell, III (born June 17, 1945) is an American broadcaster and author, known primarily as the founder and longtime host of the paranormal-themed radio program Coast to Coast AM. He also created and formerly hosted its companion show, Dreamland. ... Coast to Coast AM is a late-night syndicated radio talk show in the United States which deals with a variety of topics, but most frequently ones that relate either to the paranormal, or to alleged conspiracies. ... Paranormal is an umbrella term used to describe a wide variety of reported anomalous phenomena. ... Personal finance is the application of the principles of finance to the monetary decisions of an individual or family unit. ... Bob Brinker is the host of the ABC talk radio show Moneytalk, which has been on the air since 1986. ... Dave Ramsey (b. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... An interpersonal relationship is some relationship or connection between two people. ... Loveline is a syndicated radio call-in program in the United States, Canada and Mexico, offering medical and relationship advice to listeners, often with the assistance of guests, including actors and members of popular bands. ... Edgar Cayce (1877 – 1945) was one of the best-known American psychics of the 20th century and made many highly publicized predictions. ... A Reiki treatment in progress Reiki IPA: ) is a form of spiritual practice,[1] used as a complementary therapy,[2] proposed for the treatment of physical, emotional, and mental diseases. ... A charmstone is a mineral specimen which certain prehistoric, historic or contemporary peoples invest with healing, mystical or paranormal powers. ... A magnet levitating above a high-temperature superconductor demonstrates the Meissner effect. ... Science Friday is a call-in talk show that is part of National Public Radios Talk of the Nation radio program hosted by Ira Flatow every Friday. ... This Week in Science (TWIS) is a weekly science radio talk show broadcasting from KDVS 90. ... A sport consists of a physical activity or skill carried out with a recreational purpose: for competition, for self-enjoyment, to attain excellence, for the development of a skill, or some combination of these. ... Mike and Mike in the Morning is a sports talk radio show hosted by Mike Golic and Mike Greenberg (aka Greeny) and broadcast on ESPN Radio from 6:00 am ET to 10:00 am ET, Monday through Friday. ... Mike and the Mad Dog is an afternoon drive sports radio program on WFAN in New York City. ... A comedy is a dramatic performance of a light and amusing character, usually with a happy conclusion to its plot. ... Phil Hendrie Philip Stephen Hendrie (Born September 1, 1952) is best known as the host of The Phil Hendrie Show, a comedy talk radio program that was syndicated throughout North America on Premiere Radio Networks and on XM Satellite Radio. ...


Jeff Rense, who hosts an Internet radio show, also features paranormal matters, conspiracy theories, and some politics. Jeff Rense is an American conspiracy theorist and radio talk-show host of the Jeff Rense Program, broadcast on US satellite radio via Genesis Communications Network (GCN) and Internet radio. ... A conspiracy theory is a theory that defies common historical or current understanding of events, under the claim that those events are the result of manipulations by two or more individuals or various secretive powers or conspiracies. ...


Some shock jocks such as Howard Stern, Opie and Anthony, Ron and Fez, Bob and Tom, Don and Mike, Don Imus (fired by WFAN but recently hired by WABC, both in 2007), and Tom Leykis, are also considered talk radio hosts. A shock jock is a slang term used to describe a type of radio broadcaster (sometimes a disk jockey) who attracts attention using humor that a significant portion of the listening audience may find offensive. ... This article is a biography of Howard Stern as an individual; for information regarding his radio show see The Howard Stern Show. ... Opie (Gregg Hughes, b. ... The Ron and Fez Show is a radio talk show hosted by Ron Bennington and Fez Marie Whatley. ... The Bob & Tom Show is a radioshow established by Bob Kevoian and Tom Griswold at radio station WFBQ in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1983. ... The Don and Mike Show was a nationally syndicated radio talk show hosted by Don Geronimo and Mike OMeara which aired from 1985 through April 2008. ... John Donald Don Imus, Jr. ... For other uses, see WFAN (disambiguation). ... WABC (770 kHz), known as NewsTalkRadio 77, is a radio station in New York City. ... Tom Leykis Thomas Joseph Leykis (born August 1, 1956 in New York, New York) is the host of a radio talk show syndicated in the United States of America by CBS Radio. ...


Sports talk radio can be found locally and nationally (with the networks ESPN Radio, Fox Sports Radio, and Sporting News Radio. Sports talk stations like WFAN in New York City and WEEI in Boston have done well in the ratings (aided by baseball and football game broadcasts). // Sports radio (or sports talk radio) is a radio format devoted entirely to discussion and broadcasting of sporting events. ... ESPN Radio is a national sports radio network based in the United States. ... Fox Sports Radio, abbreviated FSR, is an international radio network consisting of sports talk programming all day, every day. ... Sporting News Radio is a sports radio network that broadcasts sports news, talk, scores, and highlights 24/7. ... For other uses, see WFAN (disambiguation). ... WEEI is a sports radio station in Boston, Massachusetts that broadcasts on 850 kHz from a transmitter in Needham, Massachusetts. ...


Talk radio in the United Kingdom

Talk radio in the United Kingdom is popular, though not as much as music radio. Nationwide talk stations include BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio Five Live, BBC 7 and talkSPORT. Regional stations include BBC Radio Scotland and BBC Radio Wales. Many BBC Local Radio stations and some commercial stations offer a talk format, for example, BBC London, the BBC's flagship local station. Other notable commercial talk stations include London's LBC which pioneered the newstalk format in Europe. LBC currently operates two services in London - LBC 97.3, a newstalk station on FM; and LBC News 1152, a rolling news station on AM; also, Talk 107 in Edinburgh. There are many specialised talk services such as Bloomberg, a financial news station; Oneword, which broadcasts plays and stories and 4radio which broadcasts speech and entertainment programming. old Radio 4 logo BBC Radio 4 is a UK domestic radio station which broadcasts a wide variety of spoken-word programmes including news, drama, comedy, science and history. ... BBC Radio Five Live is the BBCs radio service providing live BBC News, phone-ins, and sports commentaries. ... BBC Radio 7 is a digital radio station broadcasting comedy, drama, and childrens programming 24 hours a day. ... talkSPORT is one of the United Kingdoms three terrestrial analogue Independent National Radio broadcasters, offering a commercial sports and talk radio service from London to the United Kingdom. ... BBC Radio Scotland is BBC Scotlands national radio network, broadcasting since 1976 on 92-95 FM and 810 medium wave. ... BBC Radio Wales is the BBCs national radio station broadcasting to Wales in the English language. ... BBC Local Radio is the BBCs regional radio service for England and the Channel Islands, consisting of 40 stations. ... BBC London is the brand for the BBCs tri-media radio, television and online service for London and its immediate environs. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... LBC Radio (originally the London Broadcasting Company) operates two London-based radio stations, with news and talk formats. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... LBC 97. ... LBC News 1152 is a 24 hour news and information radio station broadcasting in Greater London. ... talk107 is a radio station based in Edinburgh, Scotland, broadcasting a phone-in based talk format. ... For other uses, see Edinburgh (disambiguation). ... Bloomberg Television are cable television networks around the world that broadcast business and financial news 24 hours a day. ... Oneword Radio is a British commercial radio station featuring books, drama, comedy, childrens programming, and discussion. ...


Talk radio expanded dramatically when the BBC's monopoly on radio broadcasting was ended in the 1970s with the launch of Independent Local Radio. Logo used by the Independent Broadcasting Authority for promoting Independent Local Radio services. ...


Some notable British talk radio presenters include Tommy Boyd, James Whale, Steve Allen, Jon Gaunt, Nick Abbot, James Stannage, George Galloway, Nicky Campbell, and Simon Mayo. Pete Price on CityTalk is also known as the DJ who rushed to the aid of a regular caller who died live on air during a call [1]. Previously, he kept a suicidal teenager talking for 45 minutes before meeting him to convince him against that course of action [5]. For other persons named Thomas Boyd, see Thomas Boyd (disambiguation). ... James Whale (July 22, 1889 – May 29, 1957) was a ground-breaking British Hollywood film director, best known for his work in the horror movie genre, making such pictures as Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, and The Invisible Man. ... Steve Allen (born 17 March) is a British radio presenter on London station LBC 97. ... Jon Gaunt is a morning talk show presenter. ... Nick Abbot is a British radio presenter, born 22 August 1960. ... James Stannage was born on February 22, 1950 is a British late night talk show radio host. ... George Galloway (born 16 August 1954 in Dundee) is a Scottish politician, author and talkshow host noted for his left-wing views, confrontational style, and rhetorical skill. ... Nicholas Andrew Argyll Campbell (born Nicholas Lackey April 10, 1961) is a radio and television presenter. ... Simon Mayo (born 21st September 1958 in Southgate, London) is one of the most recognised and respected voices of radio in the UK, currently presenting a daily afternoon programme on BBC Radio Five Live. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... CityTalk is the name of a new commercial radio station which will soon launch in the Liverpool area of England on the frequency of 105. ...


Talk radio in Canada

In contrast to talk radio stations in the United States where syndicated programs tend to make up a significant part of most schedules, privately owned Canadian talk radio stations tend to be predominantly local in programming and focus. There is no Canadian content requirement for talk radio, or "spoken word", programming. Canadian content (abbreviated cancon or can-con) refers to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission requirements that radio and television broadcasters (including cable/satellite specialty channels) must air a certain percentage of content that was at least partly written, produced, presented, or otherwise contributed to by persons from Canada. ...


The only nationally-syndicated, politically oriented weekday talk radio show in Canada is Adler On Line, hosted by Charles Adler and heard on eleven stations across the country. Until 2006, Peter Warren's Warren on the Weekend was heard Saturdays and Sundays. Both programs are or were distributed by the Corus Radio Network and, coincidentally, both hosts had hosted different morning call-in programs in the same time slot on Winnipeg, Manitoba's CJOB 680 before they became nationally syndicated (Adler's show still originates from CJOB and retained its original title, while Warren was based in Victoria, British Columbia.) Prior to Adler On Line, Corus had syndicated Rutherford, hosted by Dave Rutherford and originating from its Calgary station, QR77. Rutherford is no longer syndicated nationally but continues to air in Calgary, Edmonton, and London. Rutherford Show is only airing in Alberta and only for 3 hours due to the continuous low radio ratings in 2007. For other persons named Charles Adler, see Charles Adler (disambiguation). ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Peter Warren is a Canadian broadcaster and self-styled investigative journalist. ... Warren on the Weekend is a nationally-syndicated Canadian talk radio program hosted by Peter Warren. ... Corus Entertainment Inc. ... Motto: Template:Unhide = Unum Cum Virtute Multorum (One With the Strength of Many) Location City Information Established: 1738 (Fort Rouge), 1873 (City of Winnipeg) Area: 465. ... CJOB is a talk radio station located at 680 kHz on the AM band in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. ... This article is about the city of Victoria. ... This article is about the Canadian city. ... CHQR is a radio station owned by Corus Entertainment operating in Calgary, Alberta. ... Edmonton is the capital of the Canadian province of Alberta, situated in the north central region of the province, an area with some of the most fertile farm land on the prairies. ... For other places with the same name, see London (disambiguation). ...


Other Canadian talk radio programs which have been syndicated to different markets include:

The two largest talk radio networks in Canada are the publicly owned Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's English language CBC Radio One and French language Première Chaîne. These stations typically produce their own local morning and afternoon programs and regional noon hour programs to go along with the network programming that is aired during the rest of the day. Both networks are commercial-free. George Stroumboulopoulos (born August 16, 1972 in Malton, Ontario), commonly nicknamed Strombo, is a Canadian television and radio personality. ... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Province Region Montréal Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... An interpersonal relationship is some relationship or connection between two people. ... Prime Time Sports is a sports talk show produced in Toronto, Canada. ... // Sports radio (or sports talk radio) is a radio format devoted entirely to discussion and broadcasting of sporting events. ... Robert Bob McCown (born in Columbus, Ohio) is a sportscaster and the host of a late afternoon/early evening radio talk show called Prime Time Sports. ... CJCL is a sports radio station in Toronto, Ontario, which uses the on-air brand The Fan 590. ... The X Zone is a late-night internationally syndicated radio / television / satellite internet talk show which deals with a variety of topics, but usually ones that relate to the world paranormal and the science of parapsychology. ... Paranormal is an umbrella term used to describe a wide variety of reported anomalous phenomena. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... For the fighting styles that combine different arts, see hybrid martial arts. ... For the NES video game, see Pro Wrestling (video game). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Radio-Canada redirects here. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... CBC Radio One is the English language news and information radio network of the publicly-owned Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. ... French (français, langue française) is one of the most important Romance languages, outnumbered in speakers only by Spanish and Portuguese. ... La Première Chaîne is the news and information service of la Société Radio-Canada, the French-language public broadcaster in Canada. ...


Privately owned talk radio syndication networks in Canada are generally formed for the purposes of sharing programs across a group of stations with common ownership, although some are formed to distribute their one or two talk radio programs to a number of stations regardless of ownership. The largest of these is the Corus Radio Network. Others include the CHUM Radio Network and the Standard Radio Network. Corus Entertainment Inc. ... This article is about the history of the CHUM Limiteds former assets, for the current ownership see CTVglobemedia. ... Standard Broadcasting Corporation is a Canadian radio broadcasting company. ...


Syndicated programs from the United States which air on Canadian radio stations include:

Coast to Coast AM is a late-night syndicated radio talk show in the United States which deals with a variety of topics, but most frequently ones that relate either to the paranormal, or to alleged conspiracies. ... George Ralph Noory (born June 4, 1950) is an American radio broadcaster. ... Dr. Joy Browne is a radio psychologist. ... Laura Catherine Schlessinger (born January 16, 1947) is an American cultural and conservative commentator, best known as host of the popular Dr. Laura radio advice call-in show. ... J. T. the Brick (real name John Tournour, born November 23, 1965) is a sports talk radio host based in Los Angeles, airing weeknights from 7pm to 11pm Pacific time (10pm to 2am Eastern) on Fox Sports Radio. ... The Jim Rome Show is a sports radio talk show hosted by Jim Rome. ...

Talkback radio in Australia

In Australia, talk radio is known as talkback radio. The most popular talkback radio station historically has been Sydney's 2UE, whose populist right-wing programs like The John Laws Morning Show, are widely syndicated across the continent. In recent years though, 2UE been eclipsed by its Sydney rival 2GB after the defection of 2UE most popular talkback host, Alan Jones. 2UE is a commercial radio station in Sydney, Australia. ... Look up Populism in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Richard John Sinclair Laws, better known as John Laws or Lawsy, CBE (born 8 August 1935) is a former prominent and controversial radio presenter in Australia. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... Alan Belford Jones AO (born1941 or possibly 1943[2]) is an Australian radio broadcaster, former rugby union and rugby league coach and administrator. ...


'Talkback' radio, using an eight-second time lapse mechanism, began in Australia in April 1967, simultaneously on 2SM, Sydney (with Mike Walsh) and 3DB, Melbourne (with Barry Jones). Mike Walsh OBE (born 5 March 1938, Corowa, New South Wales) was host of The Mike Walsh Show from 1973 until 1985. ...


Talkback radio has historically been an important political forum in Australia and functions much like the cable news televisions in the United States, with live and 'saturated' coverage of political issues.


Talkback radio in New Zealand

In New Zealand, as in Australia, the talk radio format is popularly known as talkback radio. The major radio networks broadcasting in the talk radio format are Newstalk ZB and Radio Live. Radio Pacific and Radio Sport also largely broadcast in talk format. Other stations such as Radio New Zealand National also feature talkback programmes. Newstalk ZB is a nationwide New Zealand talkback radio network operated by The Radio Network of New Zealand (TRN). ... Radio Live is a nationwide New Zealand talkback and news radio network owned by CanWest MediaWorks NZ. The station broadcasts from Auckland and has frequencies in most regions of New Zealand. ... Radio Pacific is a New Zealand talkback radio station owned by CanWest Global Communications. ... The current Radio Sport logo For the amateur radio competition, see Radiosport. ... Radio New Zealand National is a New Zealand radio channel owned and operated by Radio New Zealand. ...


Newstalk ZB is the New Zealand market leader, but Radio Live is continuing to try to establish itself with a greater presence in the talk radio market since its inception in 2005. Newstalk ZB is a nationwide New Zealand talkback radio network operated by The Radio Network of New Zealand (TRN). ... Radio Live is a nationwide New Zealand talkback and news radio network owned by CanWest MediaWorks NZ. The station broadcasts from Auckland and has frequencies in most regions of New Zealand. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


References

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Further reading

  • David C. Barker; Rushed to Judgment: Talk Radio, Persuasion, and American Political Behavior Columbia University Press, 2002
  • Stephen Earl Bennett; "Americans' Exposure to Political Talk Radio and Their Knowledge of Public Affairs" in Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, Vol. 46, 2002
  • Christopher L. Gianos and C. Richard Hofstetter; "Political Talk Radio: Actions Speak Louder Than Words," Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media. Volume: 41. Issue: 4. : 1997. pp 501+.
  • Ian Hutchby; Confrontation Talk: Arguments, Asymmetries, and Power on Talk Radio Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1996

External links

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