While you may have fair points and are free to vent, the point of the OP has little to nothing to do with socio-economic class warfare or affordability. It's about OTA radio losing their prowess and becoming irrelevant as a music promotion and discovery outlet. They fell asleep years ago and now face colossal competition on the streaming front both free and paid. The bar is so high now, frankly, it wouldn't surprise me if they even give a shit. May be prudent for them to just admit defeat and focus more on talk, sports, news. The towers will remain and continue to beam signals but their media stream and cash cow will be grossly shifted to other pastures. That's the point here.