Public Radio Not Dictated by the Public

Have you noticed lately that no matter what station you tune your radio to, you just keep hearing the same songs over and over again? There is a great and looming danger that America is losing any appreciation for quality music. These days, it seems everything is mass-produced under the direction of a very small number of corporate media moguls. I couldn’t have said it better myself. This one editorial in Chips, the student newspaper of Luther College, sums it up pretty well, in fact…that artistic diversity is basically at a standstill, thanks to a few major companies taking the reins of nearly all the media outlets that exist in the U.S. What kinds of suggestions do you all have for combating this phenomenon and helping independent music make it into mainstream outlets and be more widely recognized?