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.

    ‘pundits claim that talk radio has totally altered the political climate’
    • ‘While the mainstream press is likely to ignore the issue, it might be publicized via the Internet and talk radio.’
    • ‘I normally prefer listening to talk radio as opposed to music while driving.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘When one listens to talk radio or reads the daily broadsheets it is clear that Ireland no longer speaks with a single voice.’
    • ‘The credibility of the news media is the big buzz today on talk radio all across America.’
    • ‘Even local talk radio has been engineered into a kind of therapy, where listeners phone in to vent by the megawatt.’
    • ‘I haven't listened to a radio station that plays music in years, but I listen to talk radio a lot.’
    • ‘A recent survey by Gallup says that 22 percent of Americans get their news from talk radio.’
    • ‘Reynolds is fast becoming the table setter for what gets talked about on talk radio and TV chat shows.’
    • ‘It's been years since I listened to talk radio of any kind, but this news pleases me.’
    • ‘It can play podcasts, which are a new form of talk radio that comes through your computer onto your iPod.’
    • ‘They know what they are supposed to say and it filters up down and around talk radio, cable news and into the mainstream.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Many stations include an element of talk radio in their proposals.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’


talk radio

/tɔk ˈreɪdiˌoʊ/