posted on Sep, 19 2011 @ 12:23 AM
I have noticed the same phenomenon, as I spend much time in my car on the freeways of Houston, TX. It used to be that even ten years ago, there was
plenty of variety on all of the stations. There were also TWICE the English format stations as well, but I won't go into how we're all going to be
speaking Spanish soon. For a couple years, I had Sirius and loved it, but I got tired of paying for it, so I went back to FM. It's gotten so old,
listening to the same 20-30 songs in a loop, and I've gone to AM. Perhaps it's the fact that I'm about to be 30 in another year? I just don't
I think I have to agree with the Clear Channel conspiracy theorists. It seems that they have wrecked everything. In fact, for the last two years,
there was a really nice Americana country station here in North Houston, and they played lots of independent artists. Now, it seems as though Clear
Channel must have gotten a hold of them too, because they no longer play independent country. It all sounds like the Nashville top 40 list.
If we go digital with FM, as they have tried to make us do with HD radio, I think it will be the same as when digital TV became mandated for the US.
They boasted that it would be a clearer signal with a higher quality picture and more channels. What good are more channels, when I can't catch
anything without pixelation or blipping of the audio. The reception is terrible. They said that it was so the emergency crews would have the
analogue channels cleared of traffic. I suspect that someone invented digital transmission antenna television and could not sell their inferior
product to the public willingly, SO why not pay your favorite politician to pass a bill to make it the law that everyone HAS to use your product! If
digital trans mission is so much better, then why didn't the emergency crews got priority to use it? That will eventually be the reality of FM