I was driving back to work from lunch, and I started scanning the stations. These are the nuggets I found. I'll let you decide if they are nuggets of gold, or the nuggets that come out the back side of a bunny rabbit:
- Annoying radio host who abuses and makes fun of guests who calls into her program
- Political radio personality selling meat
- Mexican music
- Music from the 40s
- Lots and lots of static
- bad country (I know, redundant use of the word bad)
- more bad country
- more commercials
- really, really, shallow music
- classical music (which is great, I'm sure, but beyond my low-brow tastes)
- Writing Excuses - great podcasts for those of us who are in (or want to be in) the writing biz.
- The Dice Tower - You'll never find a radio program about boardgames on the radio. But you will on my iPod.
- Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me - NPR at it's finest
- Click and Clack, the Car Talk Guys - They could talk about stacking kidney stones and it would be an entertaining, engaging show.
- The McLaughlin Group - Best political show on the airwaves, bar none. Don't believe me? Watch this.
- This Week in Tech - Best tech show on the interwebs, bar none
- WNYC's Radio Lab - YANPRP (Yet another NPR Podcast)
So, if you pay for ads on the radio, that is fine. But you might want to find out who is listening to podcasts, and find a cheaper way to get your message out. Because Radio is going to die any day now.