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 In Massachusetts, a talk radio host and a sign painter teamed up to repeal their state’s seatbelt law. Christine Hauser, New York Times, "In Fights Over Face Masks, Echoes of the American Seatbelt Wars," 15 Oct. 2020 The attorney, former legislator and talk radio host differs sharply with us on key issues, especially health care and copper mining. Editorial Board Star Tribune, Star Tribune, "Sixth District: No endorsement in Tom Emmer-Tawnja Zahradka race," 14 Oct. 2020 Harris honed her skills as a prosecutor in California while Pence hosted a conservative talk radio show in Indiana. Bryan Schott, The Salt Lake Tribune, "The vice presidential debate in Utah: What you need to know about the big event," 6 Oct. 2020 The former talk radio host has a calm, smooth delivery and is rarely rattled. Joe Garofoli,, "Can Kamala Harris be president? How about Mike Pence? That’s what’s at stake in VP debate," 5 Oct. 2020 Lewis, a conservative former talk radio host who served one term in the U.S. House before losing in 2018, has been campaigning against the state’s coronavirus restrictions since the early days of the pandemic. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, "Football parties, ‘Twin Peaks’ hotel, ballot rules: News from around our 50 states," 2 Oct. 2020 India’s podcasting network had to build up its community on its own—while in other countries podcasts built on a tradition of talk radio, India didn’t have many of those. Annalisa Merelli, Quartz, "Starved for time and privacy, India’s women are finding refuge in podcasts," 30 Sep. 2020 With their 34-20 defeat at M&T Bank Stadium, the Ravens were easy fodder for sports talk radio, cable TV, Twitter, message boards — pretty much everywhere. Jonas Shaffer,, "Fact or fiction: Analyzing the Ravens' biggest perceived weaknesses after 2-1 start," 30 Sep. 2020 Johnson's comments sparked a lot of conversation on sports talk radio in Arizona and drew a lot of ire from Cardinals fans on social media. Jeremy Cluff, The Arizona Republic, "Keyshawn Johnson riles up Arizona Cardinals fans with 'not real' comments," 24 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of talk radio

1968, in the meaning defined above

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20 Oct 2020

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“Talk radio.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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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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