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09-19-2018 08:23PM #1

Commuter
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Location: Oakbank, MB
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how many radio formats in Canadian radio broadcasting market

I'm just wondering how many radio formats or genres in Canadian radio broadcasting market?

09-19-2018 09:24PM #2

NotPerfectBut
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Location: Winnipeg, MB
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Re: how many radio formats in Canadian radio broadcasting market
originally posted by Commuter

I'm just wondering how many radio formats or genres in Canadian radio broadcasting market?

Radio format, sometimes called genres, are referred to the overall content of the station. Some radio stations run multiple formats or genres, but most have a signature tone and style. There are quite a few terms used in radio broadcasting industry, I list some here:
1) Active rock 2) Adult album alternative 3) Adult contemporary 4) Adult hits 5) Adult standards 6) Adult top 40 7) All-news 8) Alternative rock 9) Campus radio 10) Children's radio 11) Christian Radio 12) Classic hits 13) Classic hits 14) Classic rock 15) Comedy 16) Community radio 17) Contemporary Christian music 18) Contemporary hit radio 18 Country 19) Easy listening 20) Eclectic 21) Full service 22) Gospel 23) Greatest hits 24) High school radio 25) Highway advisory radio 26) Hot adult contemporary (Hot AC) 27) Hot country 28) Indigenous community radio 29) Jazz 30) Mainstream rock 31) Mainstream top 40 32) Modern adult contemporary 33) Modern rock 34) Multicultural 35) News 36) Talk 37) Oldies 38) Pop standards 38) Public radio 39) Religious 40) Rhythmic adult contemporary 41) Rhythmic contemporary 42) Soft adult contemporary 43) Soft rock 44) Sports 45) Talk 46) Top 40 47) Tourist information 48) Traffic information 49) Urban adult contemporary 50) Urban talk with music 51) Variety 52) Weather radio



03-30-2021 12:09AM #3

Old_Profession
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Location: Winnipeg, MB
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Re: how many radio formats in Canadian radio broadcasting market

How about Urban contemporary, Urban hip hop, R&B, Dance music, Nostalgia, Pop Contemporary Hit Radio, ......

Simply put, there are many different formats or music genres classified and used in the radio broadcasting and music industry, different terms or wording may describe the same format or genre......:neutral_face: