I'd like to take the chance on my soapbox here to voice my displeasure with the Charlotte radio scene. Now, normally, I just crank up my 10 cd changer and that's good enough, but you can only listen to "Californication" so many times. So, for a little bit of variety, I turn on the radio. Big mistake.
In Charlotte, as it is with most large markets, the radio stations are all owned my large media conglomerates, such as Clear Channel or Radio One. And these large corporations have set limits and playlists, and the stations have to follow. For example, you'll never hear Rage Against the Machine on 106.5 (maybe the policy has changed, let me know.)
Anywho, this results in a terrbile and dull homogenization of the airwaves. Several times in the past week, Hot 92.7 and Power 98 have been playing the same song, and at the exact same time no less. And keep in mind these are terrbile songs as well, most likely featuring Busta Rhymes in some way or another. *Shudders*. And now, 106.5 The End, Charlotte's "New Rock" station, feels that 7 and 8 year old songs by Bush and Sublime, along with a disturbing reoccurence of the 12 year old "Enter Sandman" from Metallica, are new enough to fit the "new" rock lable, if by "new" you mean "released back when the time I was excited about that new Game Gear game at Wal-mart". Songs that would fare much better on the classic rock station 99.7 "The Fox", and I'm sure that they play those same songs overlapping as well. So, I'm a little angry and let down at the Charlotte radio scene right now.
However, there's one ray of hope- Independently owned and operated 95.7 "The Ride". It's not for everyone's taste, especially people my age who are content to listen to Busta Rhymes and Sean Paul pollute the airwaves, but it's a fresh mix of Hippie Greens with a fresh bed of 70's rock lettuce. So please, give it a try.