^^Not all of it. But if that is your opinion, there are lots of options nowadays.
It's a business, and that business has been affected by changes in laws and changes in the marketplace. Radio stations are run by computer automation with many fewer people in the building than 10-15 years ago. This is possible because of (1) improving technology and (2) the legality of multiple station ownership (1996 Telecommunications Act). As a business, radio has made the choice to save a number of salaries or hourly workers by automating several functions and spreading the costs of the remaining workers over multiple properties--i.e. cost efficiencies.
The people that remain are pulling double-and-triple duties. There simply isn't the man-or-woman-power to pull off a lot of the promotions you remember so fondly. In that sense, radio has shot itself in the foot, because doing a lot community events keeps you visible in the community. In my last years in radio, a number of our promotions (including "toys-for-tots-type" promotions) were possible only if we had a partner to share "on the ground" responsibilities for set-up, clean-up, prizes, crowd-control, etc. Sure, you can still do 'em, but you need help.
The last time I attempted to do an "up on a billboard" charity campaign, you wouldn't believe the size of the insurance rider that was demanded by the billboard owner before my guy would be allowed up there. Killed that promotion right out of the gate. Thanks lawyers!
It's an industry that has changed much in my 2 decades, but still draws a sizable audience despite its detractors.
I do find it pretty funny to hear this "waxing poetic" about great Toledo personalities like Steve Mason and Denny Schaeffer....and if you would have asked people randomly in 1991 about either of them, you would have received a pretty good amount of "he sucks!" comments from various Toledoans. Time eases the jagged edge of memories...although Mason has been out in Southern California ever since he left Toledo and has had phenomenal success (morning shows, The Late Late Show radio show--when Tom Snyder was on the TV side, Olympics announcer & commentator for NBC, etc.). Great guy.
Goddamn..."Mason & Diane" went off the air 20 years ago next month (November, 1991, was when WRQN--"Most Music Most Fun 93Q"--switched to "Oldies 93.5"). Time is flying by....