I live in Boston and listen to the radio every day. Why? Because I have WERS, which is Emerson College’s radio station. In light of this discussion I wondered why WERS works for me: 1. It’s non-commercial so no ads and no corporate agenda 2. Staffed by college students who are obsessed with music AND plan to have a career in music-related media. The college provides the space, equipment and CD budget. The students provide most of the labor and are very professional.
Why does it work for me? Because I need a way to hear new music that doesn’t take TIME to research and download. I let the kids do it for me and I let Emerson foot the bill. (Although I should become a member!)So how could this happen in the real world?