I have a couple friends who recently moved here from Chicago, and one of the first things they noticed about their new hometown was that the choice of radio stations here seemed rather bad. Well, Dr. Dwayne (whose blog I have never read before today) shares their sentiments, though I don't know about his proposed solution:
Having worked in radio here in Nashville since 1999 I have noticed over the years that there is not a great radio station here. All of the radio stations seem to be cut from the same bolt of cloth. Always afraid to get far from the middle of the pack. What we really need is a good Americana Music station, that genre of music is what I normally have in my CD player and is what I would tune into if we had that kind of a radio station here. When I go to a concert it is one from this breed of musician.
OK. Not what I would have said, but fine. Then we get to this part:
What I really like is the fact that Americana music covers all genres of music available today except rap, but then again who would listen to that crap if they had any choice what so ever.
Even forgetting for the moment the statement that rap is crap—that's just plain dumb, and maybe even a little...ah, nevermind—"Americana music covers all genres of music"? Really? Then I guess we already have an Americana station: Jack FM.