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Radio Broadcasting Glossary – T

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TAG – A short addition which is added to a radio or TV commercial message.

(T) Talk radio format – A type of radio format where listeners call in and talk to the DJ.

Teletype – A news receiver, usually Associated Press (AP) or United Press International (UPI), which is fed into stations by a telephone line and converted into typewritten messages.

Tower array – The physical configuration of several radio antenna towers. Some radio signals are confined and restricted in the pattern they may be broadcast, which is done to protect other radio broadcasts in other geographic areas that also use the same frequency.

Transmitter – The source or generator of any signal on a transmission medium.

Transducers and compressors – An electronic or photonic device that converts one type of energy or physical attribute to another for various purposes including measurement or information transfer.

Turntable – The circular platform which revolves used to place a phonograph record on to begin transmitting.

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