talk radio


: radio programming consisting of call-in shows

Example Sentences

He listens to business talk radio in the car.
Recent Examples on the Web On a July 8 talk radio show in Kenai, host Bob Bird called on the governor’s spokesperson to explain why Dunleavy had settled a federal lawsuit that now allowed public funds to be used for transgender surgeries and hormone treatments. Kyle Hopkins, Anchorage Daily News, 4 Mar. 2023 In an appearance Wednesday on a conservative talk radio show on 660AM The Answer, Paxton said the cost to keep fighting the two-year-old lawsuit was a factor in settling, but so was the venue. Allie Morris, Dallas News, 15 Feb. 2023 Sports talk radio immediately ran with this hot take, suggesting Belichick was putting the blame on the Krafts. Dan Shaughnessy,, 13 Jan. 2023 Correspondent Jim Axelrod looks at how increasingly radical talk radio has unquestionably divided Americans and hardened our politics. CBS News, 14 Oct. 2022 In California, conservative talk radio can have a greater reach than TV advertisements. Allysia Finley, WSJ, 9 May 2022 At a time when sports talk radio was in its infancy across America, Beckmann developed a reputation as a fearless opinionist on the call-in show, as well as a bombastic announcer while calling games. Bill Dow, Detroit Free Press, 13 Feb. 2022 However, that doesn’t mean that there necessarily has to be a ‘next Rush’ for talk radio to continue its place of importance and continue to evolve. Jonathan Berr, Forbes, 27 May 2021 But that kind of nuance isn’t what talk radio is about. The Intersection, Discover Magazine, 16 July 2011 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1968, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of talk radio was in 1968

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“Talk radio.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Mar. 2023.

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