Although a Good Thing, music variety and DJ quality vary widely from station to station
. Generally lots of mumbling, lots of dead air
, lots of miscues in August.
Too many program directors think "Lets be like the X", when a Pacifica-like "Not alternative" format would be a genuine alternative.
Now that the FCC has legalized micropower radio, perhaps community and pirate radio stations will fill more gaps in the non-corporate radio world.