I used to listen WEBY every day on my drive home from work. I think they had Gross on on Mondays, the liberal guy on Tuesdays (who eventually left), the weasel sounding guy who owns the station on Wednesdays or Thursdays, and Gallups on Fridays. The only reason I quit is because I got a new car that wirelessly connects to my phone, so now I listen to youtube lectures or debates on my drive in and out from work. Prior to WEBY, I listened to WCOA every day on the drive home. I quit listening to WCOA on my drive home when Luke McCoy retired from Pensacola Speaks, though I continued listening to the morning show on my drive in to work (actually, now that I think about it I did continue listening to WCOA when they switched to Glen Beck after McCoy retired). For years on my lunch break I listened to Rush Limbaugh, though I quit that because he went bat-shit crazy when Obama got elected in 2008.
I first found the PNJ forum when a co-worker of mine was killed by a drunk driver. I noticed that there was a discussion about the drunk driver on the PNJ forum so I registered just so I could go to that thread and vent at several people who were defending her as some sort of victim. I ended up staying for the political section and eventually got tired of how they would wipe the forum entirely every so often. That drove me nuts because it erased the record of arguments that certain members had made in the past, so I could never hold people to their prior arguments ("I never made that argument! Prove it! Link me to where I said that!"). So one day, while hungover after New Years Eve, I woke up and googled "Free forum". Forumotion was the first result. After creating the "Pensacola Discussion Forum", I started spamming the PNJ forum in an attempt to lure people away from there to this new alternative. I pointed out that the forum interface was much better than the PNJ interface, and that we wouldn't have to worry about the entire forum history getting erased every few months. TEO was the first to come over and he immediately recognized the fact that this interface was much more user-friendly than the PNJ, though we couldn't convince everyone else to ditch the PNJ (though few did come over and register). Activity was extremely low, almost completely dead, until one day the PNJ announced that they were going behind a pay wall and that the forum would be eliminated entirely. That is when I started spamming this forum again. Everyone eventually came over and it has been here ever since.
If not for my co-worker being killed by a drunk driver, this forum would have never existed. And everyone would have likely lost touch when the PNJ went behind a paywall.