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comment by ButterflyEffect

You’re right, but also have access to some amazing stations such as KEXP, KBCS, KNKX, etc. Fortunately other fantastic stations such as WFMU can be streamed online, along with countless others including some great Canadian stations. All of which are a marked improvement on Spotify and streaming services.

Shit I’ll write up a post on radio and what to put on your dial if people are interested.

goobster  ·  59 days ago  ·  link  ·  

In my home, we are either listening to KEXP, or The Current from Minneapolis. I don't know what station it is - my wife is from there and worked at The Current in the late 80's - but we stream it almost constantly.

With rare exceptions, KEXP is impossible to listen to. Way too little shoe-gazing music and not enough music with oomph. That's why The Current is so bomb... Minneapolis is a thriving hub of musical creativity, and always has been, from Husker Du to Prince to Lizzo. So The Current is just wonderful in its range and complexity.

The fact is, though, I have learned of exactly two bands from the radio, and Spotify introduces me to new artists CONSTANTLY. I literally find a new artist every week, then go to their site and buy something from them. I mentioned one of them in this week's music roundup post.

ButterflyEffect  ·  59 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    With rare exceptions, KEXP is impossible to listen to.

...I am just not going to respond to this part because it will not be kind to you ;)

As for the rest, that is funny, because between KEXP and KBCS and WFMU I am finding multiple new artists every week, either from the general music shows or the special focus shows. So, to each their own!