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Satellite radio bleeds into the FM dial

BALTIMORE, April 28 (UPI) -- The Sirius Satellite Radio broadcasts of shock jock Howard Stern are reportedly bleeding into some National Public Radio and Christian FM stations.

Ericsson to manage Dutch Vodafone network

LONDON, March 29 (UPI) -- Ericsson said it will be managing the access part of Vodafone Netherlands' radio network under a managed-services partnership.

Nokia to provide 3G network for Maxis

ESPOO, Finland, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Nokia said Friday it has been chosen by Malaysia's Maxis to expand its third-generation radio network.

Disney mulling a radio group spinoff

LOS ANGELES, July 12 (UPI) -- California's Walt Disney Co. is considering a tax-free spinoff of its $3 billion radio station and network group.

National Lampoon sets comedy radio network

NEW YORK, May 3 (UPI) -- National Lampoon will launch a comedy radio network in January, The Hollywood Reporter said Tuesday.

Radio station rolls out all-health format

AURORA, Ill., Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Aurora, Ill., radio station WKKD-AM Tuesday became the first in America to talk only about health all the time, backers said.

Bill Gaither begins news radio show

NASHVILLE, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Following his "Homecoming" concert series, singer Bill Gaither has created and is hosting his own weekly U.S. radio program.

Salem Communications buys WRMR-AM

CAMARILLO, Calif., July 7 (UPI) -- Salem Communications of Camarillo, Calif., said Wednesday it plans to acquire WRMR-AM 1420 AM in Cleveland, Ohio, from Cleveland Classical Radio.

Classical music radio network is planned

NEW YORK, April 30 (UPI) -- Classical music has all but disappeared from radio across American, but the ABC Radio Networks and New York's WQXR are planning to do bring it back.

Turbulence for Air America

CHICAGO, April 21 (UPI) -- Air America, the fledging liberal talk-radio network, is going off the air again in Chicago because of a financial dispute with Multicultural News Radio.

IBC broadcasts on satellite 24-hours-a-day

SANTA MARIA, Calif., March 16 (UPI) -- The International Broadcasting Corp. announced Tuesday its paranormal-themed IBC Radio Network is preparing to broadcast on satellite 24 hours a day.

Liberal talk radio network launching

NEW YORK, March 11 (UPI) -- Air America Radio is set to launch its talk radio network March 31 aimed at countering conservatism in broadcasting by giving a voice to liberal Americans.

Gary Coleman signs with All Comedy Radio

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Former California gubernatorial candidate Gary Coleman has signed as a political analyst with All Comedy Radio, the new Hollywood-based radio network said.
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There are two types of radio networks currently in use around the world: the one-to-many broadcast type commonly used for public information and entertainment; and the two-way type used more commonly for public safety and public services such as police, fire, taxis, and delivery services. Following is a description of the former type of radio network although many of the same components and much of the same basic technology applies to both.

The Broadcast type of radio network is a network system which distributes programming to multiple stations simultaneously, or slightly delayed, for the purpose of extending total coverage beyond the limits of a single broadcast signal. The resulting expanded audience for programming or information essentially applies the benefits of mass-production to the broadcasting enterprise. A radio network has two sales departments, one to package and sell programs to radio stations, and one to sell the audience of those programs to advertisers.

Most radio networks also produce much of their programming. Originally, radio networks owned some or all of the radio stations that broadcast the network's programming. Presently however, there are many networks that do not own any stations and only produce and/or distribute programming. Similarly station ownership does not always indicate network affiliation. A company might own stations in several different markets and purchase programming from a variety of networks.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Radio Network."
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