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Album-oriented rock (abbreviated AOR) is an American FM radio format focusing on album tracks by rock artists. [1]

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Active rock

Active Rock is a radio format used by many commercial radio stations across the United States and Canada.

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Adult album alternative

Adult album alternative (also triple-A, AAA, or adult alternative) is a radio format.

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An album is a collection of audio recordings issued as a single item on CD, record, audio tape or another medium.

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Beat It

"Beat It" is a song written and performed by American singer Michael Jackson from his sixth solo album, Thriller (1982).

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Billboard (magazine)

Billboard (styled as billboard) is an American entertainment media brand owned by the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, a division of Eldridge Industries.

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Blues is a music genre and musical form originated by African Americans in the Deep South of the United States around the end of the 19th century.

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Bon Jovi

Bon Jovi is an American rock band from Sayreville, New Jersey.

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Chicago, officially the City of Chicago, is the third most populous city in the United States, after New York City and Los Angeles.

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Classic rock

Classic rock is a radio format which developed from the album-oriented rock (AOR) format in the early 1980s.

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College rock

College rock was the alternative rock music played on student-run university and college campus radio stations located in the United States and Canada in the 1980s.

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Comiskey Park

Comiskey Park was a baseball park in Chicago, Illinois, located in the Armour Square community on the near-southwest side of the city.

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Contemporary hit radio

Contemporary hit radio (also known as CHR, contemporary hits, hit list, current hits, hit music, top 40, or pop radio) is a radio format that is common in the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Trinidad and Tobago, South Africa, and the Philippines, that focuses on playing current and recurrent popular music as determined by the top 40 music charts.

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Country music

Country music, also known as country and western or simply country, is a genre of popular music that originated in the southern United States in the early 1920s.

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Creed (band)

Creed was an American rock band formed in 1993 in Tallahassee, Florida.

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In broadcast programming, dayparting is the practice of dividing the broadcast day into several parts, in which a different type of radio or television program apropos for that time period is aired.

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Disc jockey

A disc jockey, often abbreviated as DJ, is a person who plays existing recorded music for a live audience.

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Disco is a musical style that emerged in the mid 1960s and early 1970s from America's urban nightlife scene, where it originated in house parties and makeshift discothèques, reaching its peak popularity between the mid-1970s and early 1980s.

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Disco Demolition Night

Disco Demolition Night was an ill-fated baseball promotion in 1979 on July 12 at Comiskey Park in Chicago, Illinois.

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Eagles (band)

The Eagles are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1971.

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Eddie Van Halen

Edward Lodewijk Van Halen (born January 26, 1955) is a Dutch-American musician, songwriter, and producer.

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Eddy Grant

Edmond Montague "Eddy" Grant (born 5 March 1948) is a Guyanese-British musician.

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Electric Avenue (song)

“Electric Avenue” is a song written, recorded and produced by Eddy Grant, who released it from his 1982 album Killer on the Rampage. In the United States, with the help of the MTV video he shot for it, it was one of 1983's biggest hits of the year.

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Federal Communications Commission

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent agency of the United States government created by statute (and) to regulate interstate communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable.

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Fleetwood Mac

Fleetwood Mac are a British-American rock band, formed in London in 1967.

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FM broadcasting

FM broadcasting is a method of radio broadcasting using frequency modulation (FM) technology.

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Folk music

Folk music includes both traditional music and the genre that evolved from it during the 20th century folk revival.

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Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters is an American rock band, formed in Seattle, Washington in 1994.

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Freeform (radio format)

Freeform, or freeform radio, is a radio station programming format in which the disc jockey is given total control over what music to play, regardless of music genre or commercial interests.

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Funk is a music genre that originated in African American communities in the mid-1960s when African American musicians created a rhythmic, danceable new form of music through a mixture of soul music, jazz, and rhythm and blues (R&B).

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Glam metal

Glam metal (also known as hair metal and often used synonymously with pop metal) is a subgenre of heavy metal, which features pop-influenced hooks and guitar riffs, and borrows from the fashion of 1970s glam rock.

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Grunge (sometimes referred to as the Seattle sound) is a subgenre of alternative rock and a subculture that emerged during the in the Pacific Northwest U.S. state of Washington, particularly in Seattle and nearby towns.

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Hit single

A hit single is a recorded song or instrumental released as a single that has become very popular.

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INXS (a phonetic play on "in excess") were an Australian rock band, formed as The Farriss Brothers in 1977 in Sydney, New South Wales.

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Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, United States, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and developed from roots in blues and ragtime.

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Jazz fusion

Jazz fusion (also known as fusion) is a musical genre that developed in the late 1960s when musicians combined aspects of jazz harmony and improvisation with styles such as funk, rock, rhythm and blues, and Latin jazz.

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Jon Butcher

Jon Butcher (born May 5, 1955) is an American rock, blues songwriter, guitarist and freelance multimedia producer.

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KBCO (97.3 FM) is a AAA radio station licensed to Boulder, Colorado, United States, that serves the Denver-Boulder area.

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KGB-FM (101.5 MHz, "101-5 KGB") is a commercial FM radio station licensed to San Diego, California.

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KHTP (103.7 FM), also known as "Hot 103.7", is a Rhythmic Hot AC-formatted FM radio station in the Seattle, Washington market.

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Kid Leo

Lawrence James Travagliante—better known by his on-air moniker Kid Leo—serves as both program director and afternoon disc jockey on Little Steven's Underground Garage on Sirius XM Radio (channel 21).

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KINK (101.9 MHz also known as kink.fm) is a commercial FM radio station in Portland, Oregon.

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KLNV (106.5 FM, "Que Buena 106.5") is a Regional Mexican radio station broadcasting to the San Diego metropolitan area.

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KLOS (95.5 MHz, 95.5 KLOS) is a commercial FM radio station licensed to Los Angeles, California and broadcasting to the Greater Los Angeles area.

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KMPX (defunct)

KMPX (106.9 FM) was a San Francisco FM radio station which was best known in the late 1960s as the birthplace of America's freeform progressive rock format ("Underground radio") and in the 1970s as the only station nationally devoted to playing big band music full-time.

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Korn (stylized as KoЯn) is an American nu metal band from Bakersfield, California, formed in 1993.

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KROQ-FM (106.7 FM, 106.7 KROQ) is a radio station licensed to Pasadena, California serving the Greater Los Angeles Area.

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Lee Abrams

Lee Abrams (born 1952) is an American media executive who has held a number of posts for large and influential companies, and is generally credited with developing the Album Oriented Rock format employed by hundreds of radio stations across the country, as well as co-founding XM Satellite Radio.

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Lenny Kravitz

Leonard Albert Kravitz (born May 26, 1964) is an American singer, songwriter, actor and record producer.

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Linkin Park

Linkin Park is an American rock band from Agoura Hills, California.

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Little Red Corvette

"Little Red Corvette" is a song by American musician Prince.

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Living Colour

Living Colour is an American rock band from New York City, formed in 1984.

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Mainstream Rock (chart)

Mainstream Rock is a music chart in Billboard magazine which ranks the most-played songs on mainstream rock radio stations, a category that combines the formats of active rock and heritage rock.

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Market share

Market share is the percentage of a market (defined in terms of either units or revenue) accounted for by a specific entity.

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Mötley Crüe

Mötley Crüe was an American heavy metal band formed in Los Angeles, California, on January 17, 1981.

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Michael Jackson

Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer.

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Modern rock

Modern rock is an umbrella term describing rock music made between the late 1970s to present day.

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New wave music

New wave is a genre of rock music popular in the late 1970s and the 1980s with ties to mid-1970s punk rock.

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Nickelback is a Canadian rock band formed in 1995 in Hanna, Alberta, Canada.

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A playlist is a list of video or audio files that can be played back on a media player either sequentially or in a shuffled order.

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Prince (musician)

Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016) was an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer and filmmaker.

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Program director

In service industries, such as education, a program manager or program director researches, plans, develops and implements one or more of the firm's professional services.

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Progressive rock (radio format)

Progressive rock is a radio station programming format that emerged in the late 1960s,Thomas Staudter,, The New York Times, March 24, 2002.

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Punk rock

Punk rock (or "punk") is a rock music genre that developed in the mid-1970s in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia.

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Radio format

A radio format or programming format (not to be confused with broadcast programming) describes the overall content broadcast on a radio station.

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Rhythm and blues

Rhythm and blues, commonly abbreviated as R&B, is a genre of popular music that originated in African American communities in the 1940s.

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Rock music

Rock music is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the early 1950s, and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the United Kingdom and in the United States.

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Ron Jacobs (broadcaster)

Ron Jacobs (September 3, 1937 – March 8, 2016) was an American broadcaster, author of books and magazines, record producer and concert promoter.

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Rotation (music)

In broadcasting, rotation is the repeated airing of a limited playlist of songs on a radio station or satellite radio channel, or music videos on a TV network.

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San Diego

San Diego (Spanish for 'Saint Didacus') is a major city in California, United States.

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Simulcast, a portmanteau of simultaneous broadcast, is the broadcasting of programs or events across more than one medium, or more than one service on the same medium, at exactly the same time (that is, simultaneously).

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Single (music)

In music, a single, record single or music single is a type of release, typically a song recording of fewer tracks than an LP record, an album or an EP record.

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Smooth jazz

Smooth jazz is music that evolved from a blend of jazz fusion and easy listening pop music, featuring a polished pop feel with little to no jazz improvisation.

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Soul music

Soul music (often referred to simply as soul) is a popular music genre that originated in the African American community in the United States in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

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Steve Dahl

Steven Robert Dahl (born November 20, 1954 in Pasadena, California) is an American radio personality and humorist.

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Stone Temple Pilots

Stone Temple Pilots (often abbreviated as STP) are an American rock band from San Diego, California, that originally consisted of Scott Weiland (lead vocals), brothers Robert DeLeo (bass, backing vocals) and Dean DeLeo (guitars), and Eric Kretz (drums).

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The Fixx

The Fixx are a British rock and new wave band formed in London in 1979.

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Thriller (Michael Jackson album)

Thriller is the sixth studio album by American singer Michael Jackson, released on November 30, 1982, in the United States by Epic Records and internationally by CBS Records.

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Tom Donahue

Tom "Big Daddy" Donahue (May 21, 1928 – April 28, 1975), was a pioneering rock and roll radio disc jockey, record producer and concert promoter.

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Top 40

In the music industry, the top 40 is the current, 40 most-popular songs in a particular genre.

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Tracy Chapman

Tracy Chapman (born March 30, 1964) is an American singer-songwriter, known for her hits "Fast Car" and "Give Me One Reason", along with other singles "Talkin' 'bout a Revolution", "Baby Can I Hold You", "Crossroads", "New Beginning" and "Telling Stories".

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U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin formed in 1976.

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Urban contemporary

Urban contemporary is a music radio format.

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WCKL-FM (97.9 FM, "K-Love") is a non-commercial FM radio station licensed to serve Chicago, Illinois.

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WMMS (100.7 FM) – branded 100.7 WMMS: The Buzzard – is a commercial radio station licensed to Cleveland, Ohio, serving Greater Cleveland and much of surrounding Northeast Ohio.

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WPLJ (95.5 FM) is a radio station licensed to New York City and owned by the broadcasting division of Cumulus Media.

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WQDR-FM (94.7 FM) is a commercial radio station in Raleigh, North Carolina, broadcasting to the Research Triangle, including the cities of Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Fayetteville, Rocky Mount, Wilson, and Goldsboro.

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WRIF (101.1 FM) is a commercial active rock radio station licensed in Detroit, Michigan and serving Metro Detroit.

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WXRT, also known as XRT and 93-XRT is an adult album alternative (AAA) radio station in Chicago, Illinois.

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XETRA-FM (91.1 FM) — branded 91X, and sometimes identified as XTRA-FM — is an English language, Mexican-owned (border blaster) Alternative Rock music station broadcasting from Tijuana, Baja California on 91.1 MHz.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Album-oriented_rock

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