The best FM Rock radio format for me was KLBJ-FM from 1973-1976 or so. They cultivated the entire experience. No loud obnoxious ads common on AM stations were allowed. Much like Classical WRR FM in Dallas regulates the kinds of ads they allow to play. KLBJ, in a couple of hours, would have played good stuff (and *not* the most common commercial "hits") from bands and artists like: Shawn Phillips Joni Mitchell Bonnie Raitt Dave Mason Roy Harper Michael Murphey Frank Zappa Al Stewart (think "Roads to Moscow," and not "Year Of The Cat"...) When they went for harder rock, it was Aerosmith and "Train Kept A Rollin'" and never "Walk This Way."