I don't listen to the radio much anymore, actually I haven't listened to it for years. Back in the mid-80's I listened to it quite a bit. My favorite channel was 98Rock out of Baltimore. They played a lot of popular pop stuff like U2 and Prince, but they played some metal as well. I remember listening a weekly local show called Friday night metal where they played metal songs for an hour. They played popular stuff like Judas Priest and Dio, but lesser known stuff like Raven, Venom and Y and T as well. This was where I first heard Motorhead and Metallica. Then on Saturday they the nationally syndicated show the Metalshop. This show had real feature with interviews and a lot new metal songs. It was here that I first heard Megadeth and Metal Church. I remember going to church camp in 1985 and they didn't allow radios, but our counselor brought his anyhow. We stayed up late one night and we crowded around this little radio because 98Rock was playing the new Crue "Theater of Pain" in it's entirety. Not that great an album, but it was still exciting for someone like me that didn't have the money to buy everything new to have a chance to hear the new album. The radio station also had a Sunday feature called six albums at six which is where they played six whole albums at 6:00 of course.This was where I first heard Deep Purple's Perfect Strangers and Dio's Sacred Heart. I love being able to get CD's now , but back between 83-86 the radio helped bring me music that I couldn't afford to buy. I was introduced to a lot of bands that I wouldn't have heard otherwise so I appreciate the radio for that.