A coastline or a seashore is the area where land meets the sea or ocean, or a line that forms the boundary between the land and the ocean or a lake. A precise line that can be called a coastline cannot be determined due to the Coastline paradox.
The term coastal zone is a region where interaction of the sea and land processes occurs. Both the terms coast and coastal are often used to describe a geographic location or region; for example, New Zealand's West Coast, or the East and West Coasts of the United States. Edinburgh for example is a city on the coast of Scotland.
A pelagic coast refers to a coast which fronts the open ocean, as opposed to a more sheltered coast in a gulf or Headlands and bays/bay. A shore, on the other hand, can refer to parts of the land which adjoin any large body of water, including oceans (sea shore) and lakes (lake shore). Similarly, the somewhat related term "[Stream bed/bank]" refers to the land alongside or sloping down to a river (riverbank) or to a body of water smaller than a lake. "Bank" is also used in some parts of the world to refer to an artificial ridge of earth intended to retain the water of a river or pond; in other places this may be called a levee.
Coast is a New Zealand oldies radio network playing a mix of easy listening, pop and R&B music from the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and more recent years. The network includes 16 stations in major cities and provincial centres from studios in central Auckland, owned and operated by New Zealand Media and Entertainment (NZME). Its programming includes a live network breakfast programme with Bay of Plenty identity Brian Kelly and a local breakfast programme in Hawera.
The Coast network reaches an estimated 189,000 listeners each week - many of them baby boomers and the parents of adult children. Its format is smooth, with short hourly news bulletins, succinct voice breaks, minimal ad breaks and limited clutter. Its target listener is 40 to 64 years old, has reached their highest-earning potential, owns their own home and spends disposable income on luxury items and travel. The audience is almost equally male and female, with a 52% female skew.
The current Coast format was launched in 2004, and includes music from the likes of Elvis Presley, Simon and Garfunkel, Smokey Robinson, Joe Cocker, Fleetwood Mac, Tony Bennett, Paul McCartney, Barbra Streisand, the Rolling Stones and Elton John. Other unrelated stations also carry the Coast name, including the independently and operated Coast FM network based at Westport on New Zealand's South Island West Coast.Coast Access FM, a community radio station, broadcasts to the Kapiti Coast and Horowhenua.
Coast was a station on the Port Authority of Allegheny County's light rail network, located in the Beechview neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The street level stop was located on a small island platform in the middle of Broadway Avenue, through which The T traveled along former streetcar tracks. The station served a densely populated residential area through which bus service was limited because of the hilly terrain.
Coast was one of eleven stops closed on June 25, 2012 as part of a system-wide consolidation effort.