I second that emotion, Walkie. For the most part, gone are the days of the DJ too. Radio has gone corporate...been going that way for years. When I travel (which is infrequently), I try to catch the 'small-town' stations. They might not be as professional but they have that 'hometown' feel. Some of the Savannah 'corporate' stations do a good job with providing a local flair.
Believe it or not, Savannah DOES have a local FM radio station (at least a couple of AM's, too). WRHQ--105.3--is totally local, operating out of a bungalow on 52nd St. There's a guy who lives in Register who does the 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. segment there: Lyndy Brannen (disclaimer: I'm married to him!)
Savannah radio stations are not local as they do not primarily cater to us Bulloch County folks. They are just as foreign as the BBC Radio would be.
Local is Statesboro, Register, Portal, Brooklet, Stilson, Hopeulikit, Jimps, and all of the other communities in Bulloch County.
Yes, been a fan of Lyndy for years.
Late Breaking News Item: I've just heard that our local AM broadcast of talk radio has gone to their FM sister station. That will be good for them, stronger broadcast signal means they can cover larger distances and hopefully generate increased revenue as a result. That is good for everyone around.
Talking about local radio...
One cannot have a discussion about local radio without mentioning Midnight Mike. A legend of radio is he.
Another legend, Mike Mull.
You can find many of those folks on the satellite radio now.
I thought some of them were still on the AM station 1240??