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Smooth rock music on the radio

Smooth rock, also known as soft rock, is a subgenre of rock music that originated in the late 1960s and became popular in the 1970s. It is characterized by its emphasis on melody, catchy hooks, and polished production values, often with a focus on ballads and love songs. Smooth rock is generally considered to be less aggressive and more mellow than traditional rock music, with a greater emphasis on acoustic instrumentation and vocal harmonies.

Some of the most popular artists in the smooth rock genre include Fleetwood Mac, Eagles, Chicago, and Hall & Oates. These bands have produced numerous hit songs that have become classics of the genre, such as "Dreams" by Fleetwood Mac, "Hotel California" by Eagles, "If You Leave Me Now" by Chicago, and "Rich Girl" by Hall & Oates.

Smooth rock has also been embraced by more recent artists such as John Mayer, who combines smooth rock with blues and pop influences, and Jack Johnson, who has a laid-back, acoustic sound that is often associated with the smooth rock genre.

As for radio stations, there are a number of options for fans of smooth rock music. In the United States, some popular stations include 94.7 The Wave in Los Angeles, 99.5 WJBR in Philadelphia, and 106.7 Lite FM in New York City. In the UK, Smooth Radio is a network of stations that play a mix of smooth rock, jazz, and soul. In Canada, listeners can tune into 98.1 CHFI in Toronto, which plays a mix of smooth rock and adult contemporary music.