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Plays contemporary hits, occasional crossover artists. Usually fast paced and focuses on teenagers.

is normally rock pop sound, but sometimes older music will be played. Bluegrass is usually virtuosic.

Urban Contemporary-
normally inner-city audience. Rap, Smooth Jazz.

Alternative- rock acts that didn’t fit mainstream (Nirvana, Pearl Jam, etc.). These are now some of the biggest rock acts on mainstream radio.

Classic Rock- rock from the 70s and 80sd

Oldies- 50′s and 60′s. Not necessarily rock music.

Non-English- mostly Spanish. Plays pop and traditional music.

Classical- 30% music before 1800. 65% -1800-1900. 5%-20th C. music

Non-profit Radio- most stations are low powered, with relatively small audiences. Campus stations usually run by students with little or no faculty oversight. Sometimes offer educational programs. Many affiliated with NPR. Christian stations are a great portion of non-profit stations.

Commercial Stations- Many stations have personnel that work a show that is broadcast over multiple stations.

DJ- On-air personalities. Big part of the station’s personality. Many times the DJ does not work the equipment in radio stations.

Syndicated program- a program that a station buys. It is a package program that is not produced by the radio station, only played. These programs vary in length.