Here in Aus we have community, special purpose and online radio stations directly threatening commercial networks with announcers playing music of their and listeners choice rather than just the top 40. They don't have the market penetration yet of the commercial networks but continue to build loyal audiences who buy new CD's they hear. Our national broadcaster here, the ABC, usually will air old artists and that has and does start the ball rolling when CD's are selling. Its pretty common for an ABC or ethnic SBS TV classic album for instance is on the charts because of sales through ABC and record stores. I know what you mean by the current nonsense on the airwaves though. Its interesting that we have a large number of old artistis touring here as we go into spring and summer. Quite a a number of british artists have settled here because we still play their songs while UK stations won't. Leo Sayer is one and there are a significant number of others staying in the background but playing in local pubs and doing their own thing on independent labels and seeling direct to enthusiasts.