I get that there’s a culture of people who actually enjoy talking for hours about another man’s “lateral movement” and I’m used to a couple of radio stations like that on the dial. But I’m finding that the radio bandwidth is being choked to death these days with way too much cookie cutter sports radio - local, national, ESPN, replays, Spanish language, etc., etc.
The sports radio culture is also so weird. Obsessive, trivial football talk dominates year-round, with baseball and basketball (also boring) a distant second … hockey may get a few scattered mentions … and golf, tennis, soccer and everything else simply does not exist. (Women don’t exist either, of course.) I was in NJ last time the Devils made the Stanley Cup finals and thought it would be fun to hear them talking about it. WRONG - the host spent the entire show taking calls ONLY about Tim Tebow. And this was the NFL offseason. WTF? For the cherry on top, a lot of these hosts seem to be fans of Fox News style politics as well.
Am I missing something? What’s the profile of someone who keeps all these channels in business?