I am just in this crazy world for the third order harmonics
Compression for radio is just capitalism at work. So now you are pissed at the very God you pray to ?
some of us actually own compression tools and use them - with a light and deft touch, unless the artist and producer wants the heavy hand. Not normally at a small studio for economics.
also, for the vinyl freaks and RtR fans there are many forms of compression, so intentional some not.
of course the same cuts at 33 vs 45 sound different- wonder why ?????