"The college stations were crucial to U2 becoming known in the American radio world. We were really delighted to discover that there was this network of underground stations that had been playing a lot of music from the U.K. and from Ireland and that people knew about our records through college stations. I think that was a turning point for us. You have some of the most progressive, most interesting radio in the world in the form of college and public stations. To see it as a commercial world is only to see one side of it."
- The Edge, 1998
did you know
In 1999, a bag holding personal papers and a laptop computer containing lyrics for the ATYCLB album was taken from Bono's car. Bono offered a reward of £2,000 for the return of the computer. An Irish man returned the laptop after having bought it for £300 thinking it was from a reputable source. He realised it was Bono's when he saw a picture of the singer's child Elijah Bob on the screen, prompting him to contact U2's management.