I listen to NPR and WORT and I'm not ashamed, ha.
And eventually I did find out who George was, and realized I'd heard some of the music but probably changed stations/playlists because it's not my preference at all. I think I don't care for musical high drama. This is not to criticize those who do. They are far in the majority and I know it.
During different parts of my working life I've been around people who liked many other stations, ones that were fine but not my personal preference. Workplace radio wars are not good. (I'm guessing a couple times I drew the line at Rush Limbaugh, but everyone was nice about it. Today they probably wouldn't be.) I did work with a guy who thoughtfully taught me about his favorite stuff, which he categorized as punk, and I was grateful to be invited in. Same with many other co workers past and present -- a lot of times I hear a sound and think "oh, that's ____'s music." I feel lucky because I wouldn't find any of this on my own.
In my own space, I mostly listen to internet radio because it's so portable and private, just in my headphones. I like all kinds of sounds but, when working, I really like techno and electronic stuff. I don't care who the artist is, I just listen if I like it.
Here's a favorite you can find on TuneIn Radio: do a search on "Music for Programming." The guy airs these long, crazy compositions aimed at, obviously, people who are at their desks programming. Good stuff, and I'm happy to suggest his (deserving) music to other people. I guarantee most of you will hate it, ha.
You are welcome to make fun of my listening habits all you want, because I am from a whole nother planet at heart, and it sure isn't the planet of top 40. Sigh.