do not adhere to one kind of programming are usually
labeled as variety stations and are also referred to
as "block" programmed stations.
Children's stations offer
music, games, stories with adults and children as
hosts. A relative newcomer in the game of
"niche" programming, these stations are
cropping up in many markets an offer parents an
alternative to TV-baby-sitting. Minneapolis-based
"Radio Aahs" offers a satellite-delivered
programming service for pre-teens.
Ethnic or foreign language
stations are usually brokered operations, selling
blocks of time to producers who in turn sell
commercials in the community which they serve. This
category includes all languages except Spanish
stations, which are listed separately.
includes all commercial formats where Spanish is
spoken: talk, contemporary music, oldies, etc.