Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A system of communications links in a television or radio studio that enables directions to be given while a program is being produced.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A system in broadcasting and recording studios that enables the director to communicate with others during performance.
  • n. Communication from members of the public to the makers of a broadcast transmission while it is happening.

Etymologies

talk +‎ back (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Women are often to scared to even speak the truth of their lives or to even call talkback radio.

    I believe Louise Nicholas

  • They call talkback radio and the office here at The Daily Telegraph because they remember Graeme Langlands as one of the greats, one of its Immortals, and what future does a game have if it cannot look after its past?

    AustralianIT.com.au | Top Stories

  • It involved a public brawl in Melbourne's back streets that prompted shocked bystanders to call talkback radio; rumours sweeping the city of a blood-drenched man clutching a tomahawk;

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

  • Speak up, write letters to the newspaper, call talkback radio, report any type of hate and injustice to your parents, teacher, employer, police.

    On Line Opinion - Latest Articles

  • Well, put down the phone if you're trying to call a talkback gardener, set aside that pen instead of writing to the gardening mag and don't head for the nearest online garden forum.

    Gardening Tips 'n' Ideas

  • Tonight there is a "talkback" after the performance.

    Robert Naiman: In Defense of Rachel Corrie

  • After last night's performance, Lou and the cast held a "talkback," a discussion that gives the audience a chance to offer comments and questions.

    Homophobia ... at a theatre

  • Many Unitarian Universalist growth consultants advise against "talkback" after the worship service.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • From the "talkback" section: "If anything remotely resembling this makes it to screen anyone who goes to see it is a traitor to fandom."

    Archive 2005-06-12

  • In that respect, I can call a talkback radio show, tell them my name is Mickey Mouse and it’s fine for me to spout whatever junk I want to until the host dumps my line and goes on to the next punter.

    On Net Censorship And Double Standards | Lifehacker Australia

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