Although listening to WKNC’s all-metal-all-the-time programming was good fun for about half a song, I must commend the station and its managers for resurrecting the concept of general listenability. A recent article in the Independent Weekly (“Reloaded,” Feb. 1) described how the station has been increasingly supportive of local music–also a welcome change.

Unfortunately, WKNC seems to see no harm in lacing its programming with obnoxious advertisements (or virtual advertisements) for “local” businesses–presumably for the economic enrichment of the station.

If WKNC actually is in bad financial shape, wouldn’t it be fitting if local bands organized a benefit to rid the station of advertising?

Rusty Haynes