Incredibly Old Music on FM

Sean

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Eight years ago I moved away from Chicago for a few years. When I moved back 3 years ago I had SIRIUS and so I never listened to terrestrial radio, except for this week when my sirius radio was having issues. I have two observations:

1. The stations are all the same as I remembered - ok, that's not surprising. The standard Alternative / Rock / New Music stations tend to stay the same in every market.

2. The MUSIC is the same as I remembered. These stations are still playing the same old Smashing Pumpkins, Pearl Jam, etc. that they were playing when I left Chicago eight years ago - how incredibly boring. Even really mainstream new acts like Wilco and Arctic Monkeys are not to be found on the mainstream radio stations.

Nothing makes you thankful for what you have like going without it for a few days...
 

kingchuck69

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I have my alarm clock set on WGRD here in Grand Rapids, and every time it goes off, I swear to God, it's the same three songs.

I think one reason radio is dying is the good 'ol burnout factor of playing the same 200 songs or less. Now, we have the digital technology to block that shit.
 

ai4i

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In Chicagoland, 98.7 is among the most respected of stations within the United States.
They provide program content - jazz, folk, and classical - to terrestrial radio stations, both commercial and non-commercial, throughout the country and around the world, as well as to a number of XM channels.
 
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