talk radio

noun

Definition of talk radio

: radio programming consisting of call-in shows

Examples of talk radio in a Sentence

He listens to business talk radio in the car.

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Markazi refers to 1993 as the infancy of talk radio. Los Angeles Times, "Letters: One W isn’t wonderful for Trojans fans," 6 Sep. 2019 Craig wrested the swing-district seat last year from former U.S. Rep. Jason Lewis, a former conservative talk radio host, in a rematch of a close 2016 contest for what was then an open seat. Dave Orrick, Twin Cities, "Former Michigan lawmaker Rick Olson to challenge Angie Craig for Congress," 3 Sep. 2019 This is a claim that has been repeated frequently since the report was released, especially on talk radio. Dan Mcgowan, BostonGlobe.com, "We fact checked the worst rumors about the Providence schools," 16 Aug. 2019 Just as in Philadelphia, football was the only thing being discussed on sports talk radio. Bob Brookover, Philly.com, "Atlanta fans know Philly's pain, and then some | Bob Brookover," 12 Jan. 2018 Conservative politicians, Fox News commentators and talk radio hosts have engaged in plenty of bullying of their own. E.j. Dionne Jr., The Mercury News, "Dionne: Why evangelicals continue to embrace Trump," 23 Aug. 2019 These bad-faith actors now reach a sizable portion of the United States, whether through talk radio, websites, or networks like Fox News. Oliver Darcy, CNN, "In the age of the information wars, Mueller's traditionalist approach was his major flaw," 26 July 2019 Today, there are people — many people — who define conservatism as Fox News, talk radio, and Trump rallies, period. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, "May I See Your ID?," 22 July 2019 But Jalette, 76, has seen a late boost from local talk radio, and five sitting members of the City Council are backing his campaign. Dan Mcgowan, BostonGlobe.com, "Why the R.I. political world should pay attention to today’s Woonsocket special election. GOP and unions find common ground.," 6 Aug. 2019

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1968, in the meaning defined above

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talk radio

noun

English Language Learners Definition of talk radio

chiefly US : radio programs in which people talk about politics, sports, etc., and listeners can make phone calls to give their opinions

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