Adult Alternative: The "progressive" rock of the past and today.
AC: Adult Contemporary. Soft rock from the past and today.
Modern Rock: New rock and hard-edged pop.
B/EZ: Beautiful/Easy. Instrumentals and soft vocals. a.k.a. Elevator Music.
CHR: Contemporary Hit Radio. Current hit music. a.k.a. Top 40.
Rhythmic CHR: Current Rap, R&B, and/or dance music.
Classic Hits: Rock-based pop from the 60's, 70's and 80's.
Classic Rock: Album rock from the 60s, 70's, and 80's.
Classical: "Fine arts" music in the tradition of Mozart and Bach.
Country: Current Country hits.
Classic Country: Country hits from the past
Full-Service: A combinaton of music, news, talk, and sports.
Hot AC: Current and 80's/90's pop with no hard rock or rap.
Jazz: I'm hoping you know what jazz is.
Modern AC: Current and 80's/90's softer modern rock.
NAC: New AC. Jazz-influenced vocals and instrumentals. a.k.a.Smooth Jazz
NPR: National Public Radio. Features classical music and talk programs.
News: All news, all the time.
Standards: Non-rock music from the 40's through today. ex. Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra
Oldies: The pop of the 50's, 60's and 70's.
Religious: Religious talk and music.
Rhythmic Oldies 70's/80's R&B and Dance hits.
Rock: Classic Rock mixed with newer rock songs.
Spanish: Any station that broadcasts mainly in Spanish.
Sports: Talk about sports, as well as live games.
Talk: Issue or entertainment oriented discussion.
Urban: Current Rap and R&B.
Urban AC: Current and past R&B hits.
Variety: A combination of many formats.