Bumper music is a term used in the
radiobroadcasting industry to refer to short clips of music used to buffer transitions between programming elements. Bumper music is commonly employed when a syndicated program takes a break for local station identification or "goes to commercial." More often than not called a "Bump" in today's radio.
Bumper music was first used heavily by
Rush LimbaughFact|date=February 2008, who pioneered conservative AM talk radioin the United States. Extended news programs aired on non-commercial radio networks such as NPRalso use short clips of music between stories and features, but these are known as buttons.
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