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sustaining program

noun
1.
a radio or television program without a commercial sponsor.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35, Americanism
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British Dictionary definitions for sustaining program

sustaining program

noun
1.
(US & Canadian) a television or radio programme promoted by the broadcasting network or station itself and not by a commercial sponsor
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