Makes me wish some of those low-power community radio stations like WZRU in Roanoke Rapids were close enough to listen to here. On our trips up to Lake Gaston, I’ve been mesmerized at how good that tiny public radio station is. Small, local radio will beat corporate radio every time in a contest based on content. That’s probably why Clear Channel and others feel so threatened by low power FM.
As Doc likes to point out, the listeners aren’t the customer in the station owner’s eyes: the advertiser is. But the listeners own those airwaves. The station owner only leases them. So it really is our radio. We should make sure crummy station owners like Clear Channel don’t ever forget that.