A once novel concept completely and utterly destroyed by Clear Channel, which owns every radio station and only plays three shitty songs in steady rotation.
I just heard this song three minutes ago on the radio!
by combat_rock November 8, 2003
Get the Radio mug.
a device that plays music in your car that tyler joseph does not have
somebody stole tylers joseph's car radio
by pizza sauce December 8, 2015
Get the Radio mug.
Hands down the worst way to find REAL music. The radio only plays what they WANT you to hear. Today, they just want you to hear songs that only talk about Sex, Partying. And playing music for the money, the power, and the so called fame.

The radio is really annoying, They play the same 10 songs that are "in" NON-STOP, ALL DAY & EVERYDAY.
Man I can't listen to the radio anymore, they play the same crap pop music every FUCKING day!
by Borgie Baby October 19, 2011
Get the Radio mug.
1) A form of wireless communications in which the output of the transmitter takes the form of dissipating electromagnetic radiation which spreads outward from the antenna through free space. The signal strength drops off as the square of the distance from the source of radiation. Distant radio receivers have to be very sensitive to detect signals that can measure only a few microvolts per meter in strength.

2) A communications device allowing the wireless transmission through space of audible signals encoded in electromagnetic waves in the approximate frequency range from 10 kilohertz to 300,000 megahertz.

3) (maratime definition) An instrument that uses electromagnetic waves to communicate with other vessels. VHF radios are common for marine use, but are limited in range. HF-SSB (single sideband) radios have longer ranges.

4) an electronic receiver that detects and demodulates and amplifies transmitted signals

5) Radio is a system for the distribution of advertisement, chiefly brand advertisement for package-goods, and advertisement for recorded music sold by BigCos. To describe radio as a system for the diffusion of news, or of music, or as a technology, would be not only inaccurate but actually misleading. Radio is a creature of the advertising business, as its child, TV. television

6) Transmit messages via radio waves, usally on a set wavelength, or frequency.
There are many differant types of radio-frequency modulation, these include AM and FM.
by IrishRepublicanArmy December 31, 2004
Get the radio mug.
1. A device that uses crystals and wire to pick up a signal sent through packs of waves through the air to produce sound
2.a box that plays shitty music
1. in electronics class we had to make a radio
2. that cd sounds just like the radio
by norbert April 13, 2003
Get the radio mug.
1)See "payola".

2)Doesn't care about putting out great music anymore. Only cares about making money.

3)Deceives its listeners into believing that they play the most requested songs. In reality, radio plays "THE RIGHT PRICE" (i.e. the song that the record label paid them the most to play.)

4) See number 1.

5) See number 1 again and again!!

The overwhelming majority of songs that you hear on today's commercial radio are played because the radio station got PAID to play those songs.
by United Against Payola August 22, 2006
Get the radio mug.
A thing that old people listen to or a hobby that old people do when they're bored.
I like to listen to the radio 24/7
by GageTheDictionaryGeek March 18, 2017
Get the radio mug.