In the United States and Canada, satellite radio services offer uncensored "free-wheeling" original programming.ABC News & Talk is an example of "repackaging" for the digital airwaves shows featured on their terrestrial radio stations.Henry hired Pyne on the spot and paid him ,000 a year, which was then a huge salary for a radio personality. Part of the agreement with Pyne was that Henry and Lightfoot would give him broad control of his program content. Henry encouraged the confrontation with listeners and guests for which Pyne became famous.Pyne coined the line " Go gargle with razor blades," for guests with whom he disagreed.Talk radio typically includes an element of listener participation, usually by broadcasting live conversations between the host and listeners who "call in" (usually via telephone) to the show.Listener contributions are usually screened by a show's producers in order to maximize audience interest and, in the case of commercial talk radio, attract advertisers.Henry had previously worked in such diverse markets as Miami, Florida, Waterloo, Iowa, Hartford, Connecticut and St. KLAC was dead last in the ratings but Kluge wanted a big Metromedia presence in Los Angeles.
Henry had built a strong relationship with programmer Jim Lightfoot who had joined him when Henry was in Miami.Generally, the shows are organized into segments, each separated by a pause for advertisements; however, in public or non-commercial radio, music is sometimes played in place of commercials to separate the program segments.Variations of talk radio include conservative talk, hot talk, liberal talk (increasingly known as progressive talk) and sports talk.Talk radio as a listener-participation format has existed since the 1930s. Anthony (1902-70) was an announcer and DJ on New York's WMRJ.It was located in the Merrick Radio Store at 12 New York Boulevard in Jamaica, Long Island.