What is rhythmic contemporary?

Rhythmic Contemporary

Rhythmic contemporary, also known as rhythmic top 40, rhythmic contemporary hit radio or rhythmic crossover, is a music radio format that includes a mix of EDM, upbeat rhythmic pop, hip-hop and R&B hits. Rhythmic contemporary rarely uses rock music or country music in its airplay, but it may occasionally use a reggae, Latin, reggaeton, or a Christian/gospel hit. Essentially the format is a cross between Top 40/Mainstream radio and urban contemporary radio.

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Rhythmic Contemporary - Format History
... The origins of rhythmic top 40 can be traced back 1978 when WKTU on 92.3 FM New York City (now WNOW-FM) became a disco based station ... In the 1980s many urban contemporary stations began to spring up ... In most cases it was dance and rhythmic pop but in other cases they added a few rock songs ...
KMEL's Current Format and Programming
... KMEL's playlist features music under rubric of the Urban Contemporary format, heavy with hip-hop and R B ... In addition to competing with sister station KYLD which uses a Rhythmic contemporary format, KMEL also competes with its Urban adult contemporary ("Urban AC") counterparts sister station KISQ and pioneering ... KMEL reports as rhythmic contemporary per Mediabase, even though they're not a rhythmic contemporary (another urban station on the rhythmic panel of Mediabase urban panel of Nielsen BDS was WJHM in ...
Kkuu - History
... KKUU has played hits outside the rhythmic contemporary structure, such as Not Over You by Gavin DeGraw, but speaking the rhythmic format, it's a Mediabase rhythmic contemporary reporter while it also reports to the ...
... KBXX ("97.9 The Box") is a Houston-based radio station with a rhythmic contemporary musical format ... demise of KPTY in 2009, when they returned to rhythmic ... The Box", which originally debuted in 1991 as a rhythmic contemporary station and was part of Radio Records' Rhythmic Airplay panel, moved over to its Urban Contemporary Airplay panel in 2006 (particularly ...
WQHT - History - From Dance To Hip-hop and R&B
... it on its playlists and moved to urban contemporary, moving WQHT to its current rhythmic contemporary format ... In May 2007, R R and BDS moved WQHT back to the Rhythmic Airplay panel after a long tenure as an Urban reporter however the station was always a rhythmic reporter per ... WXRK (92-3 Now) Clear Channel Communications' WKTU moving towards rhythmic top 40 directions, Hot 97 switched to Urban Contemporary, ending the ...

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