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Urban contemporary is a music radio format. The term was coined by New York DJ Frankie Crocker in the mid-1970s. Urban contemporary radio stations feature a playlist made up entirely of hip hop, R&B, grime, electronic dance music such as dubstep, UK garage and drum and bass, and Caribbean music such as reggae, dancehall, reggaeton, zouk, bouyon, and sometimes Soca. Urban contemporary was developed through the characteristics of genres such as R&B and soul. Virtually all urban contemporary formatted radio stations are located in cities that have sizeable African-American populations, such as New York City, Atlanta, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Detroit, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Dallas, Houston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Baltimore, Memphis, Boston, New Orleans, Louisville, Indianapolis, Columbus, OH, Oklahoma City, and Charlotte.
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Communication, Mass media by CTI Reviews
Urban contemporary is a music radio format. The term was coined by the ...
by Christopher H. Sterling
Urban contemporary is a radio format designed to attract an urban but demographically diverse audience. Theoverallair sound isthatofmusic performed mainly by AfricanAmerican artists, with the announcers presenting material such as ...
Communication, Communication by CTI Reviews
Urban contemporary: Urban contemporary is a music radio format. Theterm wascoined bythe lateNew York DJ Frankie Crockerinthe mid 1970s.Urban contemporary radio stations feature aplaylist made up entirelyofhip hop/rap, ...
Volume 14: Folklife by Glenn Hinson, William Ferris
To the mainstream media, to scholars and folklorists, and to the music trade at large, however, southern soul remains almost invisible—deemed too limited in appeal for the general public, too down-home for the “urban contemporary” market, ...
by Abiola Irele
Likewise, the “contemporary R&B” or “urban contemporary” music of ...
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