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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That led to the rise of conservative talk radio, Fox News, and (most recently) the alt-right. Casey Newton, The Verge, "A conservative Facebook would probably fail — but Facebook should worry about it anyway," 31 Aug. 2018 The repeal initiative — a constitutional amendment proposed by San Diego talk radio host and Republican former councilman Carl DeMaio —is backed by Republican gubernatorial candidate John Cox and taxpayer advocates. Amy Taxin, The Seattle Times, "Initiative seeks to repeal California’s gasoline tax hike," 8 Oct. 2018 In the same time, he’s given interviews to to conservative talk radio programs like WZFG’s The Flag in South Dakota and the Sinclair Broadcast Group. Justin Worland, Time, "Scott Pruitt Is Fighting a Growing List of Scandals by Going to the Heartland," 14 June 2018 Fortunato, a retired Sheriff's Office colonel, is running against Lopinto to fill the expired term of former Sheriff Newell Normand, who unexpectedly retired on Aug. 31 to begin a career in talk radio. Michelle Hunter, NOLA.com, "Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joe Lopinto 'requested' coffee shop video: report," 7 Feb. 2018 On talk radio and social media, many free-speech advocates lack Chemerinsky’s judiciousness. Andrew Marantz, The New Yorker, "How Social-Media Trolls Turned U.C. Berkeley Into a Free-Speech Circus," 23 May 2016 From talk radio to Fox News to Breitbart, alternative public spheres coalesced as echo chambers, where climate science could be regularly parried and parodied and conservative precepts about government overreach perpetually reinforced. Christopher Sellers, Vox, "How Republicans came to embrace anti-environmentalism," 6 July 2018 Sports talk radio exists to make connections, and get reactions, and Kevin has done that. Sam Mellinger, kansascity, "Mellinger Minutes: Trump kicks the NFL, Chiefs fans are cocky (?) and Mahomes' endorsements," 5 June 2018 Everyone had an opinion on what James will do next and that discussion filled the sports talk radio airwaves, bars and barber shops. Tom Withers, Houston Chronicle, "Boston bound: LeBron James pushes Cavaliers to Game 7 vs. Celtics," 25 May 2018

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First Known Use of talk radio

1968, in the meaning defined above

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talk radio

noun

English Language Learners Definition of talk radio

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

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