Contemporary Hits Radio Stations



Contemporary hit radio is known under a wide umbrella of terms: Top 40, pop radio, current hits and CHR, among others. This radio programming format plays current popular music from the Top 40 music charts. The format actually includes top hits from many genres of music including pop, rock, urban and adult contemporary. The listeners are primarily young adults 15 to 34 years old, with slightly more female than male listeners. Most of the time, CHR refers to CHR pop, but other sub-divisions exist:

CHR rhythmic includes more hip-hop, rap and dance than rock or alternative.

CHR dance is also referred to as dance and includes dance hits and dance remixes of top 40 hits.

CHR Espanola is the Spanish version of top 40.

Tejano is current hit music popular in, and originating in, Texas, the southwest US and northern Mexico.

Examples of contemporary hit radio artists include Gotye, fun. and The Wanted.

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Examples of contemporary hit radio songs:

1. Fun., featuring Janelle Monae; “We are Young”
2. Gotye, featuring Kimbra; “Somebody that I Used to Know”
3. The Wanted, “Glad You Came”
4. One Direction, “What Makes you Beautiful”
5. Justin Bieber, “Boyfriend”


Contemporary Hits Radio Stations in Las Vegas Listening Area

KNKK   107.1 FM The Knack 107.1 –   Website

The Best of the 80s and Beyond
Needles, CA Hot AC, Radio

KLUC  98.5 FM – Website – LISTEN ONLINE

Las Vegas, NV

KPLV 93.1  All The Hits  Website – LISTEN LIVE ONLINE

Las Vegas, NV

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