N.U. 107.5 is dead. Fewer listeners equals fewer advertisers equals fewer income. That's why if you turn your radio dial to 107.5 what you will hear is a corny jokester station playing baduy-style music.
Fortunes change, that is true with radio stations. It wasn't NU's time to die yet, but it lost its appeal because it failed to reinvent itself. NU forgot the rock scene is evolving - it is just not about the heavy metal sounds and emo-people anymore. NU thought their formula had been done that way for many years therefore it must be good and should stay the same. Wrong.
Maybe it was also NU's neglect of the local music scene. There are so many upcoming Filipino artists, yet NU gave them very little airtime and recognition. No new talent spawned. That's why you will notice that in NU rock awards the same bands win every year. To maintain its "sosyal" image, NU chose to give more airtime to foreign bands that were simply too bland for the taste of pinoys.
Shame on its management for converting NU to a cheapster baduy radio in the tradition of "kailangan pa bang imemorize yan." But then again, we can't blame them. As investors, they care about profit more than art. Maybe it is time to realize that "the home of new rock" is just old and has lost its being "rock." NU is dead, what can we do? Nothing. That's life, sometimes we die.