Talk radio happens to be a radio format which contains discussion about a lot of topical issues, and also it consists entirely of original spoken word content, rather than music. It basically means that you will be listening to people talk about whatever they want, a lot of topics that are going on in the world and more. It does not involve music at all. You will be listening to their thoughts and opinions. It’s like a podcast, but it was the radio. A single person actually hosts most of the shows, and they also often feature interviews with a lot of different guests. People who are hosting it make a lot of effort into inviting people onto the show as guests, so that people can listen in live.
There is also this exciting feature where you can call in, and you can actually speak to the host regarding whatever they are talking about. This would maximise audience participation, and it would also help with gaining the interest from the audience. It also attracts more listeners.
Talk radio has been historically associated with broadcast radio. Starting from the year 2005, the technology for Internet-based radio shows became very cost-effective, and the whole spectrum moved on to the internet. It became about streaming and podcasts. Now, it is possible for you to host and be a part of an enter-based radio talk show, by just having an internet connection and also by having a device where you can record your voice on. There are a lot of talk shows which are being hosted by popular news networks as well. Some of the ones that I would like to name are BBC, CNN, Fox and Bloomberg. These talkshows are known to be very informative and entertaining. Talk audio listening is actually enjoyed, and it is available on a variety of devices. It is available on PC, iTunes and more.
Suppose we are okay with this regarding the many complications and the precedents of Joe Pyne and Alan Burke. In that case, the origins of the contemporary political talk radio can actually be traced to 3 phenomena in the 1980s.
The first of these have been known to be involved in the AM music station was getting entirely murdered by the FM, which would actually broadcast music in stereo and allowed for a lot of high notes and low notes as well. The human voice is mid-range and doesn’t exactly require high fidelity. In the 80s, the proliferation of talk formats on the AM band had been known to provide some new careers and also some music DJs. The chatty ones did not fit well with the FM.