It's flourishing around the country, and even in Idaho... but not in Boise
By Nicholas Collias
That a college town like Boise is just now struggling to launch its first community radio station, at the time when the most popular new technologies are the ones that make radio obsolete, says a lot. It says we're a market that has historically been comfortable to live and die a passive audience--or, barring that, move to Portland. It says that many of us are content to complain about local media--be it interminable talk radio, that guy you hate in Boise Weekly or those out-of-touch stuffed shirts on the telly--but not try to change it or give it a run for its money.
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