There are seven terms used in broadcast radio that you should know to understand the industry and its jargon. The first radio term is A/D. It refers to the conversion of analog signals to digital formats for transmission.
Analog signals include the raw voice of a presenter over a microphone. The active listeners during a radio show, who call, send messages, and request songs are referred to as actives in radio jargon. AQH is the Average Quarter-Hour. It refers to the number of people who tune in for at least five minutes within fifteen minutes during a program on the radio.
Backsell refers to mentioning a song title and the artist by a DJ at the end of a song. Radio frequencies occupy bands. Bandwidth is the difference between the lower and upper frequencies, measured in hertz. You will also hear radio professionals talking about the bed. It is a track without vocals. It is combined with others to make a composition. Billboard refers to paid advertisements from companies on the radio.