A friend on Facebook mentioned that a local college radio station was the only station around that didn't have a 5 song playlist. Which started the following rant:
Non-Commercial/Educational radio is the only thing worth listening to with few exceptions. and WKNC is the best station I've ever heard. Indie rock in the day, Electronic and underground hip hop at night, what more could you ask for?
The reason commercial radio sucks is that it doesn't serve the listener, it serves advertisers. The music is just an attraction used to pull in listeners for advertisers. So the music is just catchy and generic enough to appeal to the largest amount of people while not being off putting to anyone. It really isn't about the music, it's about getting the most people listening to commercials.
On the other hand Non-commercial/educational stations that already have funding, or are listener supported really do serve the listener, and they have more original and interesting music/programming. PERIOD. F commercial radio.