Dance radio is a format that consists of current and recent dance/electronic music. While the format is popular in Europe and Asia, it has yet to make an impact in North America, although there are several Top 40 and Rhythmic radio stations which include current Dance product in their playlists. As of April 2012, there were 9 stations (5 full-time and 4 part-time) on FM in various US markets. Dance radio is also present on secondary HD radio streams, satellite, cable and internet. In much of Europe there are national and local dance stations and it is a popular pirate radio format. Most of Dance radio's origins can be traced to the early days of Disco in the late 1970s, when stations like WKTU and KIIS-FM made the format a staple on the airwaves.
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