I HATE the idea of any FM station switching to a useless piece of garbage format as talk or sports on FM. Sports and Talk radio BELONG ON AM! It's not hard for young people like myself to find the Yankee game or political news on the radio just go turn on AM on my radio dial! It's not rocket science! 101.9 better flip to Country or something anything! I don't care just not anything that's not playing music! I refuse to have to pay for radio. that's a bunch of crap. It's like paying for water now a days. Water is water. radio is radio why the heck do i gotta pay for it?!
Jeez, for a young person, you sound like a crusty old Luddite. Most people under 40 don't tend to tune into interference-plagued, lousy sounding AM for anything more than a traffic report at drivetime. Music formats are dying due to the easy availability of our favorite music through file players - you may have heard of them. The dominant FM music stations will stick with music. The rest will have to find unique programming to counter the net and file players. Talk is unique programming. When done well, it's even entertaining.
You "pay" for water via the water bill. You "pay" for radio by wasting your time listening to spots and someone else's narrow repetitive music choices. Paying out of pocket to be rid of lowest common denominator programming and 10-spot breaks is no different than putting up with them. It's just a different currency.
Everybody pays for entertainment. If it's not worth it to you, you can always turn the radio off and use the time and money you saved to work to pay the water bill.