At the risk of pouring gasoline on the fire, isn't that like a form of discrimination? For example, kind of like saying, "I can live with everything I hear being up 4 dB in the sibalance region, it's that digital fuzz in the sound that bugs me. I suppose you might be able to make a case for the fact that it's a steady-state problem vs an 'intermittant' one (since a cheap microphone is not constantly going to air).
Well, OK, that's two things that bug me, and I could probably think of some more. One, for sure, is that I don't like the music that the DJ is playing, but my solution to that is just to listen to something else. Actually, though, the digital fizz isn't an intermittent problem, it's in the music, too. It's just that, depending on the musical content, it runs from barely noticeable (and ignorable, at least by me) to just as noticeable as on the DJ's mic. In an acapella vocal, that fizz is noticeable during every pause for breath. It's not a mic problem, it's a system problem.
In so many ways, the music business has become an exercise in, "How many people can we eliminate before the whole thing falls apart?". Casualties so far include: acousticians, full-time techs, cartage guys, assistant engineers, engineers, producers, copyists, arrangers, songwriters, composers, publicists, agents, orchestral musicians, drummers, anyone who's instrument of choice can be sampled and on and on.
That's true, but in today's economy and with today's listening habits, when one paid employee goes away, there's a volunteer willing to fill at least part of his job. Thing is that some jobs get unfilled. Where's the music director who listens to all of the programs on different radios, in different locations, and on computers if that's one of the company's broadcast formats and says "Hey, these four announcers always sound funny when they talk. Somebody from engineering go figure out why and fix it." Problem is that the engineering guy, if there is one at all, is an IT tech, not a broadcast engineering tech.
This, fortunately, isn't an epidemic. There are lots of college, community, and other non-commercial broadcasts that I listen to over the Internet or FM radio that sound just fine. I just notice it enough to bug me on Bluegrass Country because that's where I usually have my car radio tuned (to their FM broadcast). And the FM, FM digital, and stream all have the same problem with the same program(s) - and not with other programs.