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K-Rock died (2) Mon, Mar 16, 2009
Last week, I was surprised to find out that the radio station 92.3 K-Rock in New York City died, or more accurately, it switched to a top-40 station.  This came just over three years since the station (and many others around the country) switched to Free FM, and then switched back after about 18 months.  This most recent switch was equally as unexpected and unwelcome, and it's really thrown a wrench into my morning commute.  I used to listen to a talk show that kept me entertained just long enough for my 30-minute commute.  But now I'm forced to look for other music on the radio, and it just once again hammers home the point that I don't like "accepting" whatever is broadcast.  I'd rather have a choice, and that choice isn't radio.  For the moment, I've allowed myself to settle on NPR, though I'm morally obligated to financially support it, and I'm not sure that I want to be "a supporter of NPR" a.k.a. "a card-carrying liberal".  In the future I see myself getting more into audiobooks and podcasts and anything else that can occupy my time in nice little 15- or 30-minute intervals. #entertainment

Rus Tue, Mar 17, 2009
I listen to NPR and I'm not a card-carrying liberal.  I also sleep just fine not giving them a dime.

Dave Tue, Mar 17, 2009
I've actually really enjoyed the past two days of listening to NPR.  They don't have many/any commercials, and they talk about very weird and interesting things.  We'll see.

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