When the monster conglomerates were buying up all the air space, we all sat back and let them because it just didn't seem that important. I remember Howard Stern himself saying at the time, "Big companies have always taken care of me." That was before the Clear Channel debacle occurred and forced him to satellite radio. Maybe that's another one of their goals. Suppose they are purposely phasing our their holdings, giving them losing formats (oldies on an AM station in the year 2005?) in order to force us into a transition to satellite radio so that we have to pay for something that has always been free...just like television. Do you know anyone who has neither cable nor satellite television? Air isn't even free at the gas station anymore.
Slowly but surely our choices are being taken away from us. Freedom used to be just another word for nothing left to lose, but that may no longer be the case. One thing's for sure, nothing ain't nothing but it's free.
I didn't make that up myself. I heard it on the radio.