As you know by now, I'm not a big fan of radio. At all. I generally don't care for online radio enough to listen to much of it either.
However, recently my faith has been restored thanks, in part, to Q109.net.
This online station has the perfect balance of playing new songs from established artists, old classics, and exciting new, unsigned talent.
It's the only station that I have thus far that I'm willing to listen to. The only thing I wish that I would be able to hear is some DJ's talking about the music. Playing the music is one thing, but being able to sell it to listeners is extremely important.
I hope that they consider adding DJ's in the future if only for a few hours of the day, but just the fact that they're taking charge in actually playing all of this music, when music critics and journalists claim that rock is dead, that hard rock is dead-er and when rock radio stations in the last two years have followed suit.
It's gotten to a point where even established rock artists on major labels have to fight to get on rock radio. However, rock is NOT dead and Q109 won't let that happen.