I was watching Coal Miner's daughter the other day and there is a a few scenes where Loretta and her husband travelled the mid-south literally taking her 45's to radio stations and asking the PD in person to play the record. In some cases the record actually got played on the spot. Whether historically accurate or not this made me long for the day when radion was truly independent. Where if a PD in your region liked what he heard, he had the freedom to play it. This is no longer the case.
Can you name the 3 corporations that have the celestial radio market in a strangle hold?
Can you name any independent charts?
What geographic regions of the country have the strongest independent radio presence?