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.