There is this amazing thing called satellite radio. It is different than public radio because instead of transmitting on radio waves it is transmitted from a satellite, which means you can get it anywhere in the world. This makes it somewhat like a podcast that plays copyrighted music.
The different stations are made for very niche groups. One of my favorite stations is called Ozzy’s Boneyard. Now, I love this station because I love Ozzy Osbourne. Instead of needing the radio station to be able to appeal to all people in the area, all they need to appeal to is their direct demographic. Now you can see how this would make it just that much more popular. Instead of tuning into your hometown radio who may play some of your favorite songs, and then some of your disliked songs. Now you get to choose a station that is going to be playing your favorite genre, favorite artists, and it is without ads. And I promise I am not being sponsored by them.
Ranker has taken the most popular stations and gotten the public to vote on their favorites. In the number one spot, it is Classic Rewind. They play classic rock from the 70s and 80s. Which totally makes sense that they are in the top spot because there are so many public radio stations that are focused on popular music. Which people going to another place to get their fill of rock music.
When I moved to Brandon the first thing, I realized was the lack of rock radio stations. When I lived in Portage, I could still pick up Winnipeg stations, and it is a capital city so they have a lot of variety. But now the only station I can listen to for some good classic rock is BOB FM. Now don’t get me wrong they are not bad, but they have this problem with playing the same songs every day, sometimes more than once! So, getting satellite radio was one of my best decisions. The only downside I can think of is that you must pay for it, but for the quality of the content, it is easily worth it.