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Radio Station Format Definition: News

The primary focus of these stations is news. Often the format of these stations is to have a rotating schedule of about 10 to 20 minutes, which includes breaking news, national, local, or international, sports news, entertainment news, weather and traffic updates, and special reports. It is not unusual that these stations feature some form of talk programming including call-in shows as well. Popular on alarm clocks and with commuters, these stations are commonly found on the AM dial.

See also: Business News, News/Talk


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