I just don't understand how people can listen to the same white bread pop music drivel for their entire life and pretend like they are open minded. If a pop radio station accidentally plays a song that is relevant to the time which we are living, I still refuse to listen to that station. On the basis that I would be supporting their arbitrary Arbitron ratings. At this point in music history we have pretty much exhausted the modern rock format(guitar,bass,drums). It is pointless to categorize music into genres and sub-genres anymore, especially for the sake of a guaranteed consumer base. It all sounds the same. I don't know anybody that doesn't like Tupac as much as they like Johnny Cash. Radio station owners only seek the almighty dollar. That's the conspiracy. Money makes the world go round. If you can guarantee that somebody will hear one of the thousands of pop songs on the market that made them feel special when they sixteen, then you can easily cash in on that base. Personally and anonymously, I miss KTRU. I would rather listening to cat's meowing than mattress mac yelling in my ear about back order slips. Furthermore, the part about local music not being produced as well as "professionals" is a line of B.S. It is basically saying that common people are not as good as the ones who have cashed in on the worlds necessity for music and made a profit. If you ever hear a good artist on a pop station, it is probably because they are either 15 years dead, irrelevant, or pushed by media hype.