a term for the informal chatting and light banter on a radio or television broadcast
They hear the happy talk and they shake their heads or roll their eyes (discretely) and wonder what these people are smoking.
A major rebranding like this will, of course, take more than a smattering of happy talk.
A few months ago, Taylor appeared on a local Los Angeles morning show known for its happy talk.
: as for the happy-talk format that sandwiches cheerful repartee between the fire and robbery reportsnoun phrase
Informal chat and chaffing among news broadcasters during the program, as an element of entertainment: Later, happy talk evolved, to break the tension created by the action, that is the violence, shown on TV news
[1980s+ Television studio; fr the title of a song in the 1949 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific]