Progressive rock (radio format)

Progressive Rock (Radio Format)

Progressive rock (radio format)

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Progressive rock is a radio station programming format that prospered in the late 1960s and 1970s,Thomas Staudter, , The New York Times, March 24, 2002. Accessed March 23, 2008. in which the disc jockeys are given wide latitude in what they may play, similar to the freeform format but with the proviso that some kind of rock music is almost always what is played.Fritz E.Froehlich, Allen S. Kent, Carolyn M. Hall (eds.), "FM Commercialization in the United States", The Froehlich/Kent encyclopedia of telecommunications, CRC Press, 1991. ISBN 0824729021. p. 179.Mike Olszewski, Radio Daze: Stories from the Front in Cleveland's FM Air Wars, Kent State University Press, 2003. ISBN 0873387732. p. xi.

When FM broadcasting licenses were first issued by the FCC, broadcasters were slow to take advantage of the new airwaves available to them because their advertising revenues were generated primarily from existing AM broadcasting stations and because there were few FM radio receivers owned by the general public. This void created an opportunity for the disenchanted youth counter-culture of the era to express itself by playing music that was largely ignored by...
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