Well, sorta. Allow me to explain…
It all started when a 17-year-old crashed his car into mine on the highway a few weeks ago. Nobody was hurt, but enough damage was done to my car that I have to leave it at the body shop for a couple weeks. During that time, I've been driving a 2007 Honda Accord that, while a decent enough vehicle, has NO AUXILIARY INPUT!!! That means no iPod during my commute to and from the office.
Enter the radio.
Yes, I've been made a captive audience to the AM and FM dial for one hour each way. Here's where the "Good Thing" part comes in. I discovered a local station I totally love: WMBR in Cambridge, MA, specifically on the MIT campus. 100% commercial-free, and an awesome variety of music. I've already discovered at least a dozen bands I want to check out (e.g., White Hassle, The Savages). A lot of the DJs are great, too. Lots of them have been at it for years—it's not just a bunch of clueless or un-enthused college students.
Now I'm streaming the radio station live in my office, and I can check out their archives as well. My favorite shows right now are "Breakfast of Champions" and "Lost and Found."
Hooray for commercial-free college radio!