talk radio


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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And after liberal radio hosts flopped on Air America -- remember them -- well, some democrats thought to revive the fairness doctrine to snuff out conservative talk radio. Fox News, "Will Mueller get his presidential interview?," 8 Aug. 2018 Pitino made his comments on Louisville sports talk radio Wednesday afternoon, just hours after the records were used by the Post in a lengthy story about the recruitment of New Albany High School basketball standout Romeo Langford. Justin Sayers, The Courier-Journal, "Pitino: I gave phone records to Washington Post to prove my innocence," 16 May 2018 Wendig follows several characters — a rock star, a religious talk radio host, a scientist, and a teenager girl as the US falls into chaos. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "All the science fiction and fantasy books we’re looking forward to in 2019," 30 Dec. 2018 The most obvious explanation is Vukmir’s career as a state legislator from the Milwaukee suburbs, her profile on Milwaukee talk radio and her formal and informal backing by much of the party leadership, which is concentrated in southeast Wisconsin. Craig Gilbert, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "GOP senate primary in Wisconsin already reflects north-south divide within party," 13 July 2018 The Sixers were vilified on social media and on local sports talk radio for the move. Keith Pompey,, "76ers draft pick Zhaire Smith can relate to all-star Kawhi Leonard," 22 June 2018 What passes for public discourse today consists either of narrow, managerial, technocratic talk, which inspires no one, or shouting matches on cable television and talk radio. Margeaux Sippell,, "When markets and morals collide," 7 May 2018 Allen has been scooping up local GOP party endorsements around the state, while Cox has been trying to raise his profile with voters by advertising on Fox News and talk radio. Seema Mehta,, "How a California Republican Party endorsement in the governor’s race could help the GOP hang on to Congress," 3 May 2018 Damian Lillard met with owner Paul Allen last week before a game at the Moda Center, a reality that emerged Tuesday and prompted a surplus of NBA conspiracy theories to fill up televisions, internet chat rooms and talk radio. Joe Freeman,, "Damian Lillard says meeting with Portland Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen 'blown way out of proportion'," 23 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of talk radio

1968, in the meaning defined above

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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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