Talk Radio

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 (or liberal talk) and sports talk.

Talk Radio has become a controversial media element. It is even creeping into pop culture.

Here is a Youtube clip of the Dandy Warhols performing their song, "Talk Radio".
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Last modified: Thursday, 14 June 2012, 4:20 PM