Just like TV did not kill radio, I don’t think the internet will ever kill radio. (But, TV is *the* thing this year.)
What the internet has allowed us to do is cut through the morass of similarity in most terrestrial radio and go directly the stations that are doing something interesting, different or wacky. Yes, the internet allows us to “curate” (apologies) our listening, while still relying on others to pick and discover for us. As I explained earlier, I love music but I don’t have the time or patience to pick out everything I listen to. Hence my love of internet radio, Pandora, etc.
So here are some stations I love:
WDVX – old-time country, bluegrass, blues, Americana out of little station outside of Knoxville, TN
WDCB – Chicago’s Home for Jazz
WBGO – Jazz out of Newark, NJ
KPIG – Broadcasting out of Freedom, CA. What more do you need? It’s pretty random.