Be it with Matchbox 20 or solo, Rob Thomas is always on the radio. Chase first pointed this out to me several months ago and I then estimated that in 90% of car trips, if you scan the airwaves, you will find Rob Thomas on the radio... at least on our local stations.
But why? I don't think I've ever encountered a Rob Thomas or Matchbox 20 fan. I mean, most people are somewhere between indifferent and sort of liking him/them, but I've never met anyone who would say that they're the best band ever, call them their favorite band or singer, or even say, "Yeah, Rob Thomas is pretty awesome." It's mostly, "Yeah, Matchbox 20 is alright," or "Who's Rob Thomas? Oh, yeah that guy who sang that one song that was always on the radio in the mid-to-late '90s... and that other song with Santana."
Of course, I've also never encountered anyone who absolutely hates Rob Thomas or Matchbox 20 either. So maybe that's why he's always on the radio... He has a pretty distinct and easily recognizable voice that no one absolutely loves or hates.
I'm curious, is Rob Thomas always on the radio where you live?