Posted by John on October 23, 2012 at 00:05:06:
In Reply to: What radio station do you wake up to or listen to first thing in the morning? posted by Paul on October 21, 2012 at 20:53:01:
Clock radios these days suck. We have two fairly new ones (one a Sony, the other a Emerson (I know, Emersons are shit)) and neither can pick up WERN reliably. Before my wife's old clock radio died, we woke up to Morning Edition on WERN. We live just a few miles from the community tower. 88.7 comes in fine on regular radios in our house. Anyway, I've digressed, but have others noticed it's getting harder to find a clock radio that actually has a decent radio? Every time I'm at a hotel and try to use on there, same story.
Anyway, I wake up to the alarm instead of radio. Then I check my phone (email, facebook, etc.). Anecdotaly, this seems to be more and more the case with the younger generations.
Not trying to rain on your parade. Just saying -- even as someone who geeks out on radio, I don't really "wake up to" radio anymore. I do sometimes listen to Morning Edition on WERN while showering/getting ready, but more often than not, I just listen to MP3s and save NPR for the car ride into work.
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