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Melodic rock music on the radio

Melodic rock, also known as AOR (Album-Oriented Rock) or adult-oriented rock, is a subgenre of rock music that emphasizes catchy melodies, polished production, and radio-friendly hooks. The genre emerged in the late 1970s and early 1980s and reached its peak popularity in the 1980s with bands like Journey, Foreigner, and Bon Jovi.

Some of the most popular artists of the melodic rock genre include Journey, Foreigner, Bon Jovi, Survivor, Toto, REO Speedwagon, Def Leppard, and Boston. These bands are known for their uplifting anthems, soaring choruses, and stadium-ready sound.

In addition to these classic bands, there are many modern melodic rock artists who continue to keep the genre alive, such as Europe, Harem Scarem, Eclipse, W.E.T., and Work of Art.

As for radio stations, there are several that specialize in playing melodic rock music. Some of the most popular ones include Classic Rock Florida, Rock Radio, and Melodic Rock Radio. These stations play a mix of classic and modern melodic rock, giving listeners the opportunity to enjoy both the genre's roots and its evolution over time.