We're quite lucky in the UK as, despite the Tories and Lib Dems' best efforts, we still have a fairly decent public radio service in the BBC.
America's public radio is also pretty good, but needs a lot more support, which is why they're spending a month celebrating their musical achievements.
As part of the events, a whole bunch of artists have signed a love letter to public radio, as Rolling Stone reports:
A group of musicians including Jack White, My Morning Jacket, Death Cab for Cutie, MGMT, M. Ward, the Roots, Tony Bennett, John Mayer and members of Pearl Jam, Phish and Fleet Foxes have penned a "love letter" to public radio as part of Public Radio Music Month.It's really easy to take these things for granted. Let's try to value them, shall we, whichever country we're in?
"Thank you for taking chances," the letter reads. "Thank you for playing our music even when – especially when – it doesn't sound like everything else on the radio dial. Thank you for inviting us into your studios and asking us intelligent questions. Thank you for introducing us to some of the most important music in our lives, music that made us who we are."