On the page on this link it says "Beats 1 Anchors".

Beats 1 Anchors. Always On.

What does the word Anchor mean in that context? What is the duty of the "Anchors"?

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    Can you add to your question what different dictionaries said the word "Anchor" means, and what you don't understand about that?
    – jejorda2
    May 26, 2017 at 17:15
  • Generally anchors are the solid grounding, the basic foundation, the steadying forces. Your most favorite songs would be your musical anchors. May 26, 2017 at 17:37

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Given the context - a radio station - I believe that Anchor in this case is the OED's sense 4:


  1. Chiefly N. Amer an anchorman or anchorwoman

And anchorman is:


  1. a person who presents and coordinates a live television or radio programme involving other contributors

This is advertising the Beats 1 radio station's three primary presenters, the three individuals presented directly below the title.

  • I think you’re right, what’s odd is that radio usually has DJ’s while news shows have anchors.
    – Jim
    May 27, 2017 at 3:07

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