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is a radio format
A radio format or programming format not to be confused with broadcast programming describes the overall content broadcast on a radio station. Radio formats are frequently employed as a marketing tool, and constantly evolve...
that plays "classic hits
Classic hits is a radio format which generally includes rock and pop music from 1964 to 1989. The term is sometimes erroneously used as a synonym for the adult hits format, but is more accurately characterized as a contemporary style of the oldies format...
" from the late 1970s through the early 1980s among other selections. The format was briefly popular in a number of markets.
The word "Arrow" is an extended acronym for "All Rock-and-Roll Oldies".
Many Arrow stations were owned by Infinity Broadcasting and scattered throughout the United States. The flagship station for Arrow was KCBS-FM
KCBS-FM is a radio station in Los Angeles, California broadcasting to the Greater Los Angeles area on 93.1 FM. KCBS-FM airs an adult hits music format branded as "Jack-FM"....
which aired the format from 1993-2001 until switching to classic rock.
Arrow in Holland is close to the original format (although also playing "classic hits" from later decades) 675 AM or on FM cable in the Netherlands (see http://www.arrow.nl/
). Although since 2004 the Arrow-company also operates a jazz station with the name Arrow Jazz FM
Arrow Jazz FM is a Dutch commercial radio station, that plays jazz music. It is the sister station of Arrow Classic Rock.-History:In February 2004 Arrow Jazz FM began test broadcasts, and started regular broadcasts in May...
Currently 93.1 KCBS is one of a few Infinity stations that flipped to the adult hits format