City dwellers don't have any incentive to part with a grand and a half every year for low fi (compressed) sound when the local station does better for free.
$155.40 / year is not a grand and a half. And I can tell you that NYC radio stations do not do anything better than Sirius or XM.
Last week at the National Conference for Media Reform, Dennis Kucinich stated that Fairness Doctrine may be reinstated. The Fairness Doctrine was an FCC regulation that required broadcast media to present controversial issues in an honest, equal and balanced manner. It was repealed in 1987, and the Supreme Court ruled that the Doctrine was constitutional when applied to radio stat