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.
Recent Examples on the Web Compare those results with the California recall election in September, when Republicans rallied around a fire-breathing candidate, Larry Elder, a talk radio host. Zachary B. Wolf, CNN, 3 Nov. 2021 The lawyers did not mention names, but those theories were espoused by Trump as well as conservative talk radio host Larry Elder, who won the most votes among the replacement candidates in the Sept. 14 election. Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times, 25 Sep. 2021 Then a search warrant unearthed a truly damning piece of evidence, the MAC-10 semiautomatic gun used to assassinate Alan Berg, the talk radio host who drew the ire of the group by repeatedly insulting far-right adherents on air. New York Times, 1 May 2021 After his defeat, McCrory went on to host a popular talk radio show about politics. Bryan Anderson, ajc, 30 Oct. 2021 Florida conservative talk radio show Marc Bernier died on Saturday night. Tara John, CNN, 1 Sep. 2021 Elder read aloud from Ang’s article on his talk radio show. Los Angeles Times, 1 Sep. 2021 Mike Slater, the conservative host of a weekday talk radio show on AM760, will host the event, planned for 3 p.m. at the Prescott Promenade off East Main Street. Alex Riggins, San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 July 2021 Their opinions about the pandemic had been shaped by sources that include Facebook, YouTube, Fox News commentator Sean Hannity and conservative talk radio. Peter Jamison Washington Post, Star Tribune, 6 July 2021

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First Known Use of talk radio

1968, in the meaning defined above

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26 Nov 2021

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“Talk radio.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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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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