I don't know if you know this, but AM music stations still exist. I was just listening to one this afternoon and it was playing "Cracklin' Rosie." Sound quality was crappy, but awesome song, right?
Then, as another powerline faded and befuzzed the song, I thought of those kids I mock who walk around with their cellphone speakers cranked up. Crappy quality speakers blaring crappy quality mp3s.
But is their crappy music more or less crappy then AM radio under a powerline while antenna's sitting unscrewed in the garage?
I don't feel that I can judge objectively, but I suspect neither more crappy nor less crappy.
Just different crappy.