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Popular music and radio

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Today in Intro to Mass Communication class we’ll talk about radio and popular music.

Discussion questions, some of them from Chapter 7 of Baran’s Introduction to Mass Communication textbook, are below.

1. There are 14,420 broadcast radio stations in the U.S. – 4,790 AM stations, 6,479 FM, and 3,151 non-commercial FM. The most popular radio formats are rock, country, rap/hip-hop, pop, religious, children’s, classical and jazz.
What are your favorite radio formats and why? Continue reading