A gander at the adult album alternative charts isn't as unpleasant an experience as you might imagine. Recently the Jayhawks, Counting Crows, Jack Johnson, Ani DiFranco, Lucinda Williams, David Gray and Nickel Creek -- everything from hipster folk to alternative country to quasi-bluegrass to straight-up rock -- have all cracked the Top Twenty. But charts are meant to be heard, not read. St. Louis's biggest AAA station, The River (WVRV, 101.1 FM) doesn't exactly inspire listener confidence in the format -- that is, unless you count a steady pretty-boy stream of Coldplay, matchbox twenty and Dave Matthews as... More >>>