Sorry, not buying the Press Release. Having Bob Dylan and Tom Petty introduce their favorite records and tell stories in between is not an "interruption."
DJ's cost money, and they add value to the programming. When there is a blizzard (like last week) they play a set of songs about storms. When it's a heatwave, the play Summer in the City, etc. No computer generated play list does that.
I seriously doubt the new provider has anything remotely close to what Earle Bailey has created with Deep Tracks. I.E, a trip back to the glory days of free form progressive FM rock radio. If your a serious classic rock fan, interested in the history of popular music, or just miss the days when the late night DJ's could play whatever they wanted, Deep Tracks is the best.
+1 Channels like Deep Tracks are interesting and unique and offer character, variety and personality that is all too lacking on FM radio these days.
I don't know much about SonicTap. Does anyone know how much influence Clear Channel will have over SonicTap's programming? The more Clear Channel influence on SonicTap the less valuable this change will be to me. I have little interest in much of anything Clear Channel has to offer.