Definition of talk radio in US English:

talk radio


  • A type of radio broadcast in which the presenter talks about topical issues and encourages listeners to call in to air their opinions.

    • ‘When one listens to talk radio or reads the daily broadsheets it is clear that Ireland no longer speaks with a single voice.’
    • ‘Even local talk radio has been engineered into a kind of therapy, where listeners phone in to vent by the megawatt.’
    • ‘They know what they are supposed to say and it filters up down and around talk radio, cable news and into the mainstream.’
    • ‘It can play podcasts, which are a new form of talk radio that comes through your computer onto your iPod.’
    • ‘Many stations include an element of talk radio in their proposals.’
    • ‘A recent survey by Gallup says that 22 percent of Americans get their news from talk radio.’
    • ‘It's been years since I listened to talk radio of any kind, but this news pleases me.’
    • ‘I don't listen to music; when I do decide to listen to something it is generally talk radio.’
    • ‘Around one in five now gets news from talk radio and 38 percent from cable TV broadcasts.’
    • ‘The angry everyman is an old cliche in the news game, one that is alive and well in talk radio, on cable TV and on new Internet venues.’
    • ‘I normally prefer listening to talk radio as opposed to music while driving.’
    • ‘On talk radio, current affairs issues serve the same purpose as everything else that goes to air.’
    • ‘They're listening to talk radio because they feel like it gives them another alternative.’
    • ‘Reynolds is fast becoming the table setter for what gets talked about on talk radio and TV chat shows.’
    • ‘While the mainstream press is likely to ignore the issue, it might be publicized via the Internet and talk radio.’
    • ‘I haven't listened to a radio station that plays music in years, but I listen to talk radio a lot.’
    • ‘However, anyone who has access to the Internet can listen to and participate in Internet talk radio.’
    • ‘Whether or not anyone learned anything is debatable, but it probably made for engaging talk radio.’
    • ‘The story will definitely continue to be the lightning rod of talk shows and talk radio.’
    • ‘The credibility of the news media is the big buzz today on talk radio all across America.’


talk radio

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