First off, I don't know where you live, but they put music on the FM stations where I live. I've listened to TV broadcast when the room/gym is to loud to hear it. I can listen to sports broadcasts on FM. It sounds like some people are hating the FM because they don't have it? It doesn't add to the price of the device. Doesn't add an external antenna. What's the problem? I've noticed that most mp3 players have them, don't you like to hear what's going on outside Mac-land? I love my Zune and have also owned two smaller Sandisk devices w/FM. It's a good way to find new music that you can ADD to your mp3 player too. You can even listen to a song, select it from FM so that it downloads when you connect to the Zune Marketplace. Gotta like that!