Radio broadcasting network
Layer, David H. National Association of Broadcasters, Washington, DC.
Last reviewed:January 2020
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A group of radio broadcast stations interconnected by leased channels on wire, fiber, microwave, or satellite (and possibly the Internet) to one or more central feed points for the purpose of receiving and rebroadcasting program material of a timely nature to a geographically diverse audience; or alternatively, an organization that provides programming for, but does not actually own or operate any, broadcast stations. The terms “radio broadcasting network” and “radio network” are often used interchangeably.
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