Originally Posted by RichB
I don't. They are obsolete for most here in the US.
Radio stations are available from the network if you want them.
Most poeple do not want commercials so they seek other sources.
We have public radio stations in Flanders with limited commercials. They hold like 80% of the audience share. I listen in the car and at work. At home, I usualy start with Radio to hear the news, but when I'm fed up with the commercials (my treshold is low), I cherry pick from my vast digital collection...
From travels, I know German radio is very good indeed (that supprises you, huh?), Holland so so, France and Italy totally hopeless. In UK, it depends: fine in London area, annoying elsewhere in the country (my hate for Lady Gaga origins in having to listen to one of her ****** hits every half hour when commuting to Cornwall a few years ago).
In Australia, a few good ones are to be found. But they even had religious stations, which hardly exists in EU. Hate religion more than the Gaga slut.
I even bought a fine Yamaha T2 FM-only tuner recently to use in my stereo set-up. The avarage 96 or 128 kbps internet (or satellite, or DAB, all the same crappy SQ) radio station is unlistenable to my ears. FM is far better. 320 kbps would suit me fine, but I don't see much happening there.