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Radio Glossary

Radio broadcasting terms defined through an easy to understand glossary including those for AM, FM, HD, SIRIUS XM Satellite Radio, Internet Streaming, and Podcasting.

AC
Account Executive
Actives
Actuality
Adjaceny
AFTRA
Aircheck
Air Shift
Airwave
AM
Amateur Service
Analog
Analog radio
Announcer
Arbitron
Ascertainment
Automated radio
Average Quarter Hour
Backsell
Backtiming
Bed
Billboard
Board
Board Op
Book
Broadcasting
Bumper
Bumper Music
Call Letters
Cancon
Cans
Cart
CHR
Churban
Churn
Clear Channel Station
Clutter
Console
Consolidation
Contest Pig
Copy
Crossfade
Coverage
Cue Burn
Cume
Daypart
Daytimer
Dead Air
Deregulation
Digital Radio
DJ
Disc-Jockey
Drive Time
Drops
Dub
EAS Test
Engineer
F.C.C.
FM
FM Blanketing
Format Clock
Freeform
Frequency
Front Sell
Gain
General Manager
Hit The Post
HD Radio
High Definition Radio
Hook
I.D.
Imaging
Indecency
Internet Radio
Jack Thompson
Jingle
Kilohertz
Liner
Live Assist
LMA
Localism
Log
Microphone
Miscue
Music Director
NAB
NAL (Notice of Apparent Liability)
On-Demand Audio
On the Beach
Payola
Phase Shift
Phone Interface
Player
Playlist
POT
Podcast
Podcasting
PJ or Pod-Jockey
PPM - Portable People Meter
Producer
Production Director
Production Element
Programming
Program Director
Promo
Promotion Director
PSA
Radio
Ramp
Rating
RDS (Radio Data Systems)
Remote
Satellite Radio
Sales Manager
SDARS
Sirius
Share
Shell
Shock Jock
Shortwave
Skype
Soundbite
Spot
Stager
Stinger
Stop Set
Streaming
Stream Jockey
Syndicated
Sweeper
Tower Array
Traffic
Transmitter
Voice Track
VU Meter
Wattage
Webcast
Webcasting
WiMax
Wi-Fi
WorldSpace
XM

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