Lite Radio Stations
The "Lite" radio station genre is a popular radio format that focuses on playing easy listening music. Lite stations usually play a mix of contemporary pop, adult contemporary, and soft rock music. The music played on Lite stations is typically characterized by its relaxed and mellow sound, with an emphasis on soothing melodies, gentle vocals, and romantic themes.
Lite stations are designed to provide a relaxing and enjoyable listening experience, and are popular with listeners who prefer more laid-back and easy-going music. The genre is especially popular among adult listeners, who often tune in to Lite stations during their workday or while driving. Many Lite stations also feature on-air personalities who provide news, weather, and other information between songs, as well as hosting programs that feature interviews with musicians and other celebrities.
The Lite format originated in the 1980s, and was originally designed as a more contemporary version of the easy listening radio format that had been popular in the 1960s and 1970s. Over the years, the format has evolved to include a wider range of music, including more contemporary pop and rock songs, as well as classic hits from the past few decades.
Some popular Lite radio stations include Lite FM in New York City, KOST in Los Angeles, and WNIC in Detroit. These stations typically play a mix of popular contemporary and classic hits, as well as featuring popular on-air personalities who provide commentary and information between songs.