I listen to a Canadian broadcaster CKWW* that plays old CKLW playlists from the 60’s. Personally, it’s ALL nostalgia and brings back a time when I had no responsibilities nor stress but just a love of all sorts of songs. Country, Rock, the nation’s R & B and of course Motown were all well represented because those studios, producers & musicians gave us content. Imperfect music not subject to focus groups nor digitized auto-correcting. Of course to a large degree, quality content (or lack of) has hurt radio too. It just felt good, and to a degree, still does when my ears get walked down memory lane. Plus, it always prompts new songs to learn. Today’s commercial regional radio faces challenges from lobbyists representing not listeners but interests Hell-bent on controlling market share to set consistent, reliable ad rates and of course to squeeze out competition. Being #1 is something we’d like even as individuals BUT, when it metastasizes to consume an industry and to a large degree, a regional culture, it doesn’t seem so attractive. Bigger isn’t always better. This development is born of a political process though I hope that instead, this post to my fellow TalkBass friends here understand what that process has wrought without commenting right nor left but perhaps provide perspectives of wariness. I know you can keep it on target. Consolidation almost always ends up breaking apart. It just changes many things in the process, not always for the better. America's rural radio stations are vanishing – and taking the country's soul with them *I am aware that Canadian radio is under much different rules than the US market which is possibly why CKWW still has a signal.