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    I listen to FM radio because I like how I don't get to choose the songs I listen to. At the same time it also plays songs I've heard a million times and I don't mind it. I know a lot of people have strong feelings about FM radio, but I also use it to discover songs I've never heard before even though they've existed probably longer than I've been alive in most cases. This morning I heard "The Day That Never Comes" by Metallica for the first time driving to school and I absolutely love it. It's from Death Magnetic which I've only heard bad things about. I guess the point in this is that FM radio sometimes shows you songs you've been told can't be good, but turns out that they are.

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    My wake-up light has a rock radio channel on, so I wake up to either rock, ads or some idiots talking bullshit. They seem to have had Rebel Yell on their playlist since the channel was started - I'm so tired of that song.

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      #3
      404 error. Does not exist (in the UK).

      We get A 2hr Rock Show at 21:00 on a Sunday night, this is the only time you will hear Rock on the radio here.

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        #4
        I don’t own a radio. After years of listening to my own music collection, I can’t stand listening to commercials.

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          #5
          When I was in junior high, high school, and college, I listened to radio a lot, but even back then, it had the serious problem of playing the same damn songs over and over and over and over again. I remember tons of times where a song I didn't want to listen came on, so I'd change it to another station and the same song was playing, so I'd change it another and the same song was playing. One example of this was with In the End by Linkin Park in 2001 where it would literally be playing on 3-4 different radio stations at the same time (just in different parts of the song). I didn't listen to the radio at all from 2005 to 2012, but when I moved back to the US, I would listen to the radio in my car. And what really frustrated me was that, although pop stations played the newest hits, rock radio stations still played the exact same songs they played back when I was in high school and college. So what I did is I made MP3 CDs of mixes of some of my favorite songs and I'd have about 8 of those CDs in my car (so about 40 hours or so of my own music), but I would switch to the radio sometimes, but I found myself listening to pop stations more than rock stations since rock stations would only play songs I'd heard a bazillion times before. Ugh...

          So, yeah, I'm not a fan of FM radio.

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            #6
            Big fan of radio, mostly for the reason the OP stated.

            I actually DJ a show here and get to make my own playlist, yeah there's some classics that are unavoidable but I also get to play Grim Reaper, King Diamond, Running Wild, Skid Row and bunch of other stuff you don't hear on iHeart. Independent radio is where it's at.

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              #7
              As part of my retirement Internship, I am currently working for three Radio stations. I rotate weekly. I am currently working for the Alt Rock station, last week it was the Classic Rock one, next week is "Oldies" which is basically 60s-80s Pop/Rock (MJ, Stones, Aretha Franklin, Madonna). I love every minute of it

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                #8
                I haven't listened to FM radio for music in ages. I did listen to a morning and an afternoon talk show on the local rock station on my way to and from work for a bit. Mostly satellite radio for me.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by DonBot View Post
                  I haven't listened to FM radio for music in ages. I did listen to a morning and an afternoon talk show on the local rock station on my way to and from work for a bit. Mostly satellite radio for me.
                  I mostly do it just to not have the decision in what song I'm listening to next. I consider myself a perfectionist when I create music and when I'm driving I do not want to have the choice in which song is going to be played next.

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                    #10
                    On those rare occasions when I'm not listening to a CD in the car, I have the radio tuned to the local public station that plays classical music. Too much Baroque and not enough Romantic era music for me, but also no advertisements. The ad breaks on commercial FM have gotten so long that it's unlistenable, regardless of what type of content they're jamming into the 5-7 minutes between ad breaks.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by jacksonplayer View Post
                      On those rare occasions when I'm not listening to a CD in the car, I have the radio tuned to the local public station that plays classical music. Too much Baroque and not enough Romantic era music for me, but also no advertisements. The ad breaks on commercial FM have gotten so long that it's unlistenable, regardless of what type of content they're jamming into the 5-7 minutes between ad breaks.
                      The classical music station here was removed a few months ago. Luckily I like country music and have plenty of stations to listen to country for that. There's also a station here that they play anything they feel like so sometimes it'll be Vanessa Carlton, and then meatloaf, and then Garth Brooks.

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                        #12
                        Last time I regularly listened to FM I'd go to NPR for news or jazz, which was easily the best thing on the radio.

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                          #13
                          If radio is the only option I have for listening to music over a longer period of time, I just put on the local classical channel; the music they play is a lot more varied than your regular stations with their playlists of ten or so songs, which you get sick of pretty fast regardless of genre.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by MegasRemixos View Post
                            I listen to FM radio because I like how I don't get to choose the songs I listen to. At the same time it also plays songs I've heard a million times and I don't mind it. I know a lot of people have strong feelings about FM radio, but I also use it to discover songs I've never heard before even though they've existed probably longer than I've been alive in most cases. This morning I heard "The Day That Never Comes" by Metallica for the first time driving to school and I absolutely love it. It's from Death Magnetic which I've only heard bad things about. I guess the point in this is that FM radio sometimes shows you songs you've been told can't be good, but turns out that they are.
                            Death magnetic is probably my third favourite metallica album

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