+1000 Who cares if another mass-market franchise went off the air? That's like mourning the closing of a Wal-Mart. If you want to hear the best hits of the last 40 years, invest in a good record collection.
It amazes me how little people value the fact that we have one of the last remaining truly independent radio stations in the country.
So what your saying is that you drive, bike or take the bus around Columbus with your record player attached? Yes investing in great records/cd's/mp3 is a great way of listening to the music you want, but records are not mobile and last time I checked you can't make a mixed record. CD's you can only mix 10-13 tracks on one CD. mp3's are great, especially you can buy them from walmart for what .89 cents. However when I've ever made a mixed anything I know while listening to the mix music that I'll be picky because I have too many music selections to choose from or I'll listen to a handful of songs until I'm singing them in my sleep. Unlike radio that unless you change the dial your forced to listen to that song. 98.9 gave you that EXTRA option of music and different type of humor, that other radio stations in Columbus do not bring.
I'll listen to a band like Fun on WNCI, then change it to 106.7 to listen to System of a Down. Then maybe even a classic rock station or even Power 107.5 but all those stations are pre-formated. Now Jack F.M was nice because they played what they wanted, aka music that at one time was top 40 on charts.
Again, records/cd/mp3 collections are nice, but i highly doubt that unless your a music guru you'll find that right mix of songs like you would on 98.9.