A new type of format-driven station became the norm. Propelled by the development of new types of music such as psychedelic rock and smooth jazz, the evolution of radio station formats took place. Since the beginning of this shift, different stations have tended to focus on the music that certain demographics preferred. For example, many people raised on Top 40 radio of the s and s did not necessarily want to hear modern pop hits, so stations playing older popular songs emerged to meet their needs. Modern formats take into account aging generations, with certain stations specifically playing the pop hits of the s and early s, and others focusing on the pop hits of the late s, s, and s. These formats have developed to target narrow, defined audiences with predictable tastes and habits.
From New York's K-Rock to Los Angeles's KROQ, FM radio stations with a so-called modern format have flourished the last few years by promoting the cutting-edge sounds of grunge, electronica and the latest hip-hop and rock hybrids. So why is it, between all the slogans stressing up-to-the-minute hipness, that many of the songs are several years old from bands like Pearl Jam or Nirvana, while others -- like the razor-guitar blasts from Limp Bizkit or Korn -- can also be heard on hard-rock stations? As it nears its 10th anniversary as a format that the radio industry has assigned its own charts and demographic surveys, so-called modern rock is at a crossroads. Modern, also called alternative, is the style that established itself as first to play new music.
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List of radio stations playing a primarily rhythmic adult contemporary format, including call letters and numbers when available. This guide answers the question, "Which radio stations play rhythmic adult contemporary? This list may include both traditional terrestrial broadcast radio stations as well as satellite radio channels. If you'd like more information on these rhythmic adult contemporary stations, click on the name of the station for an overview and some location and historical information. It will assist in answering questions like "What are America's best rhythmic adult contemporary channels?