Example sentences for: phone-in

How can you use “phone-in” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • In what may be the ultimate postmodern self-referential auto-commentary in contemporary popular culture, Mak begins "" with a radio phone-in in which the host is discussing 2Pac's previous record, on which the rapper taunted the Notorious B.I.G--who he believed had a part in his 1994 shooting--with a reference to Mrs. B.I.G.: "I fucked your bitch, you fat mutherfucka."

  • The phone-in programs have created a culture language of their own, one that is, curiously, common to both the US and the UK.

  • Deborah Cameron and Deborah Hills (“ `Listening in': negotiating relationships between listeners and presenters on radio phone-in programmes”) have studied the output of LBC Radio, London's “all-talk” station, which I have listened to with interest.

  • Listeners, like presenters, are aware of the linguistic and social norms which structure acceptable phone-in talk; yet they are capable of ignoring or subverting these and of attempting to renegotiate the rules of the game.

  • It includes comments like I'm a first-time (or virgin) caller, I really enjoy your program (which alternates with You really have a great program tonight) , and Thank you for taking my call . I have never fathomed the purpose of the first; the second is pure sycophancy; and the third is patently ludicrous, for if a presenter of a phone-in program refused calls it would not be a phone-in program.


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