Calling people idiots is not conducive to having a good discussion. Address the argument, don't attack the person. Anyway, the point I was trying to make is that CFNY never cared about genres. They played rap, modern rock, romantic, goth, new wave, ska, electronic, rock, punk, dance, industrial, whatever. What made the station "alternative" was that the music was an alternative to the corporate mainstream that all other stations were playing.
"Alternative" as it's defined by the corporate media now is supposedly a genre and all those "alternative" franchised radio stations are playing everything with the "alternative" sticker from the record label. The point is: alternative is not one genre of music. Yeah, we won't change anything but so what?, we can still exchange ideas.