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Other radio formats


Children
Variety programming aimed at a target audience between 5 years old and 15 years old. Programming includes music, games, stories and education. The most popular broadcaster under this format is Radio Disney. Youth programming is similar but the target audience is at youths between the ages of 10 and 15 years.

Ethnic
These stations refer to any station broadcasting in a foreign language (opposed to the common language). These stations provide news, information and music to a specific ethnic group. This type of station is common in the United States, Canada and Europe. It is common for these stations to be brokered, but if there is a large enough base ethnic population, a full time commercial AM or FM station will be present. In the US and Canada, the most popular ethnic stations include Chinese, French, Korean, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, and Vietnamese. Some stations broadcast in seveal languages (too many to list). These are noted as multi-languages.

Variety
Variety formatted stations are stations that program segments that do not adhere to one specific format or style but rather a true mix of programming styles or genres.

Brokered
Brokered stations are stations that sell segments of time to other broadcasters or radio program producers.

Stunting
These are station is in the process of changing formats and are currently running an attention-getting stunt such as automated countdown, replaying the same song or artist over and over again for several hours, etc.

Silent
A licensed station that is currently off the air.

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