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Definition: Short music clips used to transition between one element of programming into another. For example: when a syndicated talk show is ready to allow a local affiliate station to insert local commercials, it will often play a signature music piece to allow the transition. In reverse, that same talk show will often play a piece of music prior to the host beginning again. This allows the local station to end it's local programming and re-join the network without dead air or uncomfortable pauses.

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