(originally published in the Columbia Chronicle)
Tiffany Breyne and Hunter Clauss
Assistant A&E Editors
Radio fans across Chicago rejoiced last April when Q101 FM switched its format to shuffle mode, broadening its playlist to about 800 songs of old and new, from Jack Johnson to Nirvana. Since then, other stations have taken the hint that listeners want variety without having to pay for an iPod or satellite radio. FM stations such as 99.9 WRZA went from being a Spanish station to an English station with the slogan
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