A couple days ago, Russel Smith - author and Globe and Mail columnist - wrote that CBC's move to more music on its Radio One station was ill considered because he held that radio stations that play music were a dying breed on account of ipods and the like. And I thought - well, that's hardly plauseable. Not everyone has an ipod and have thousands of songs at their disposal.
And then today the radio station that I tune into for their music turned into a news and talk station. Evidently the change was driven by the fact that their last drastic format shift to mostly music resulted in a drop of donor support. Surprise! People don't like paying for music anymore.