Perhaps the ~2 million people in the KOIN area are all one-eared and could educate themselves so they could experience the joy of: "just awful, very strident, screechy voices", "screechy, ugly sound", and women who "sound like Pirates". Then again, maybe they don't think that's worth the effort! I'm comparing the 2 million who don't appear to be complaining and the ones here who are specifically not complaining to the 1 (and only 1 so far) who is. Debugging 101 leads me to the conclusion that it's most likely on your end. It could be your equipment (as YOU originally suggested) or it could be your hearing as you seem to prefer now. If there were two or three complaining, then we might be able to find some common thread, but with 1 it's hard to do.