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Urban music formats

Urban contemporary
Listed simply as "urban" and also known as R&B (rhythm and blues), the urban contemporary musical genre reflects a large number of black music recording artists with such music as rap, hip-hop, house, soul and new artists. Urban formats are generally aimed at younger audiences.

Urban ac
Urban ac stations are aimed at an older audience. Play lists found on these stations are more soul, ballads and less rap and hip-hop music.

Rhythmic oldies
Sometimes nicknamed jammin' oldies, this format includes playlists of urban oldies, Motown hits, and a number of upbeat disco and dance retro hits of the late 70's, 80's and early 90's.

Urban oldies
This genre features black music recording artists such as Motown from the 50s, 60s and 70s.

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