Media: Still Tuned In

QUIRKY AND COMMUNITY MINDED, SOME INDEPENDENT RADIO STATIONS HAVE HELD OFF CONSOLIDATION, IPODS AND SATELLITE

On Martha's Vineyard, Mass., WMVY streams the Newport Folk Festival live. If you're looking for something to do in Taos, N.M., head over to KTAO for a Solar Center beer and a show. And if you want the latest news in Reading, Pa., check out WEEU-AM.

After rampant consolidation created Big Radio several years ago, its 1,600 or so independent cousins are still broadcasting, serving up some of the most innovative homegrown fare on the air today.

From old Cape Cod and Pennsylvania Dutch country to backwoods Montana, the Southwest and Los Angeles, indie radio remains a vibrant, often quirky medium...

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