I recently found out from a friend, who is, er, was, a radio program producer and DJ, that his job will be wiped out because the parent company, Empire Broadcasting, is going to total automation. He will be used for recordings of voice-overs and ads, though. If/as this trend continues, what happens to the phenomenon where someone hears an mp3 online, phones in to a radio station to play it, and the band hits the big time, (Creed, et al)? In your opinion, how does an artist make it big these days? Are we still in the days of sending in a tape/CD to an AR guy and hope they are in a good mood when they listen to it, (IF they listen to it) ?