When I was toiling in the gardens of Amplitude and Frequency Modulation my boss and I put forth the proposition that we would know when radio was over when the first in car internet music became available.
The time is nigh.
Sam Grobart writing for dead tree publication (don’t look over your shoulder, Sam) The New York Times:
Here are some of the problems with listening to music in your car (which is otherwise awesome):
1. Commercial radio is just awful. A limited number of songs played in endless repetition is bad enough — to then have to hear asinine ads for weight-loss and debt-reduction services on top of that makes you wish you had never been born. Public radio can be worlds better, but it’s not always consistent—and there’s always the possibility that you’ve stumbled into the minefield of boredom and haranguing that is Pledge Week.