How a radio format translates into a NextRadio genre

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TagStation utilizes the NRSC (National Radio Systems Committee) guidelines for mapping Arbitron formats into user-friendly genres.

Genres are displayed within the Guide section of NextRadio, screenshot at right.

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Complete list of formats and their corresponding RBDS and NextRadio genre:

FormatRBDSNextRadio
80s Hits Adult Hits Adult Hits
Adult Hits Adult Hits Adult Hits
Modern AC Adult Hits Adult Hits
Album Oriented Rock (AOR) Classic Rock Classic Rock
Classic Hits Classic Rock Classic Rock
Classic Rock Classic Rock Classic Rock
Classical Classical Classical
College College College
Classic Country Country Country
Country Country Country
New Country Country Country
Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio - Hip Hop Hip Hop Hip Hop
Urban Contemporary Hip Hop Hip Hop
Blues Nostalgia Jazz-Blues
Jazz Jazz Jazz-Blues
World Ethnic - Foreign Language Language Language
All News News News-Info-Talk
Educational Public News-Info-Talk
News-Information Information News-Info-Talk
News-Talk Talk News-Info-Talk
Talk Talk News-Info-Talk
Personality Personality News-Info-Talk
Public Public News-Info-Talk
Weather Weather News-Info-Talk
Adult Standards/MOR Nostalgia Nostalgia
Nostalgia Nostalgia Nostalgia
Oldies Oldies Oldies
Children's Radio Personality Other
Other Other Other
Variety Other Other
Rhythmic AC - R&B R&B R&B
Rhythmic Oldies R&B R&B
Urban Oldies R&B R&B
Christian AC Religious Music Religious Music
Contemporary Christian Religious Music Religious Music
Contemporary Inspirational Religious Music Religious Music
Gospel Religious Music Religious Music
Southern Gospel Religious Music Religious Music
Religious Talk Religious Talk Religious Talk
Active Rock Rock Rock
Album Adult Alternative (AAA) Rock Rock
Alternative Rock Rock
Easy Listening Soft Soft
Family Hits Soft Soft
Soft AC Soft Soft
New AC (NAC)/Smooth Jazz Soft R&B Soft R&B
Rhythmic AC - Soft R&B Soft R&B Soft R&B
Smooth AC Soft R&B Soft R&B
Urban AC Soft R&B Soft R&B
Adult Contemporary (AC) Soft Rock Soft Rock
Latino Urban Spanish Music Spanish Music
Mexican Regional Spanish Music Spanish Music
Spanish Adult Hits Spanish Music Spanish Music
Spanish Contemporary Spanish Music Spanish Music
Spanish Contemporary Christian Spanish Music Spanish Music
Spanish Hot AC Spanish Music Spanish Music
Spanish Oldies Spanish Music Spanish Music
Spanish Religious Spanish Music Spanish Music
Spanish Tropical Spanish Music Spanish Music
Tejano Spanish Music Spanish Music
Spanish News/Talk Spanish Talk Spanish Talk
Spanish Sports Spanish Talk Spanish Talk
Spanish Variety Spanish Talk Spanish Talk
All Sports Sports Sports
Hot AC Top 40 Top 40
Pop Contemporary Hit Radio Top 40 Top 40
Rhythmic Contemporary Hit Radio - Top 40 Top 40 Top 40
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