I would say that most of my musical influences came from AM radio in my youth. Today, classic rock radio stations are repetitive and don't represent the massive catalogue of great music that spanned the last 50 years. It's a shame.
I have been saying for quite some time now that schools should introduce kids to these things which are getting lost and forgotten and are imo tantamount to any cultural-patrimony. Same for films, books are sort of a lost cause unfortunately but kids don't know about Elvis, the Beatles and what followed. Same with Casablanca, Gone with the wind or even the Godfather. The goal is not to get them to like them but just to know them, of course while providing some context.
There is cultural history there and it is vanishing.