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Public service radio programs


  • Radio programs aired by or on behalf of nonprofit or governmental organizations to promote the common well-being or general welfare of society. For radio programs about public policy or politics see [Public affairs radio programs.] For radio announcements aired by or on behalf of nonprofit or governmental organizations to persuade the audience to take some specific action or adopt a favorable view toward a service, institution, or cause see [Radio public service announcements.]

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    • Public service radio programs
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    • Public interest radio programs
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    • found: Radio form/genre terms guide, via WWW, Nov. 7, 2007(Public service: Programs intended to be presented over the air by or on behalf of nonprofit or governmental organizations that attempt to persuade the audience to take some specific action or adopt a favorable view towards some service, institution, or cause. Examples: Mobilization for human needs; Your health; The greater New York fund program; Catholic charities)
  • General Notes

    • Radio programs aired by or on behalf of nonprofit or governmental organizations to promote the common well-being or general welfare of society. For radio programs about public policy or politics see [Public affairs radio programs.] For radio announcements aired by or on behalf of nonprofit or governmental organizations to persuade the audience to take some specific action or adopt a favorable view toward a service, institution, or cause see [Radio public service announcements.]
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    • Notes under [Public affairs radio programs; Radio public service announcements]
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    • 2011-05-07: new
    • 2016-02-18: revised
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