Ok, they might hawk some bands that don’t deserve it. But for every band like that there are 5 new bands worth checking out. According to an article in the Guardian, NME is building a broadcast studio and will hit the airwaves next year. They are clearly attempting to create a musical empire as they recently launched NMETV, a 24-hour music channel.
You can access a beta version of NME Radio on their website where you will also find some webcasts (some are hosted by the one and only Tim Chester.)