Before I begin I want to say I don't mean any ill-will towards anyone that works in radio, but I'm trying/have to be honest.
Am I the only one that can completely stand ads on the internet, like before YouTube videos, but absolutely abhors advertisements on the radio?
Usually I listen to my iPod Shuffle in the car which is like listening to your own, personally crafted radio station. Unfortunately, while I like the iPod Shuffle on the simplest of terms, I think the battery life on the damn thing sucks. That said, I'm not sure if I'm using it more than I realize but it doesn't feel like it. Really, I wouldn't mind if Apple made the thing a little bigger and gave it a better battery and more than 2GB of space.
Anyway, the point is I insanely hate it when I run out of battery and have to listen to the radio. I have no problem with the music my local stations play, but man, I just hate the adverts.
"Don't beat your wife."
"Don't beat your kids."
"Youth sports are important."
The first two should be so obvious that I'm insulted I have to be "reminded" that this kind of crap isn't acceptable. Still, I think that third one is the most annoying because I really don't care about the topic.
Does anyone else kind of hate the radio? I can stand advertisements on the internet all day long but I lose my patience almost instantly when an uber cheesy radio advertisement comes on and they repeat the company's telephone number three damn times.