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Overview of Radio

Has a huge impact on sales and the music industry as a whole. Several large firms ended up controlling a large percentage of all radio revenues and listeners after the FCC relaxed ownership restrictions of radio venues. This causes local djs and radio stations to become a scarcity. Single-company ownership was limited to 45% of the market. Percentages are weighted on audience numbers. FM is usually music where AM is usually talk radio. Stations make money from advertisements. Research is found by polling samples of its listeners. When samples are recorded carefully, data can be close to reality. Usually accuracy is given to a +/- 3-5%.

Adult Contemporary-
Broad category encompassing a lot of different areas

-usually country-rock or pop-country