The Listener: Marc Fisher on Radio

Bill Watson might play a four-hour piece by Bach, and then slap it on again, just because he felt like it. Or he might interrupt a Mahler symphony mid-spin, deciding instead to recite poetry or blend news bulletins with reports from his "Roman Empire correspondent," Edward Gibbon.
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In the Internet Age, AM Radio Needs Fine-Tuning (Post, May 4, 2008)
Going Against The Beat, Jazz Gets a Boost: WPFW Devotes More Time to a Genre That's Struggling in Radio (Post, April 20, 2008)
THE LISTENER: Short Waves of Activity in the Satellite Universe (Post, April 6, 2008)
Name That Tune-In: Who Will Emerge as The Future of Radio? (Post, March 23, 2008)
Smooth Jazz: Gentle Into That Good Night?: As the Genre Declines, Stations Switch To New Formats in D.C. and Nationwide (Post, March 9, 2008)
After Good Times and Bad, Geronimo Says It's Beach Time (Post, February 24, 2008)
The Listener: HD: If a Tree Falls & No One Hears It . . . (Post, February 10, 2008)
The Listener: Turnarounds Are Tough When You Can Only Go 331/3 (Post, January 27, 2008)
The Listener: What You Can't Hear Here You Can Hear on NPR Site (Post, January 13, 2008)
THE LISTENER: Download Uproar: Record Industry Goes After Personal Use (Post, December 30, 2007)
Washington Market Learns To Carry a Country Tune: WMZQ Swings a Partner -- and Maybe Higher Profits -- With Baltimore Station WPOC (Post, December 9, 2007)
Imus Returning, but Greaseman Can't Stop His Long Slide (Post, November 25, 2007)
THE LISTENER: XM-Sirius Merger Made Simple: One Is Always Less Than Two (Post, November 11, 2007)
A New Accent on 'Public' From NPR: 'Tell Me More' Speaks to a Diverse Audience (Post, October 28, 2007)
The Listener: Politics 24/7: No One Can Hear You Scream (Post, October 14, 2007)
The Listener: Even the Shouters Are Barely Heard On AM Radio These Days (Post, September 30, 2007)
. . . With a Banjo on HD: . . . With a Banjo on HD (Post, September 16, 2007)
The Grass Is Bluer on the Other Side: WAMU Ventures Into Digital Radio With Two New Free Channels and an Incentive (Post, September 16, 2007)
Airing Their Differences About Pay for Play: Musicians and Radio Station Owners Turn Up the Volume In Debate Over Royalties vs. Free Promotion (Post, September 2, 2007)
Fred Fiske's Double Life on the Air (By Marc Fisher, August 19, 2007)
To Air Is Divine, Say Backers of Imperiled Station (Post, July 29, 2007)
'Talk,' in the Past Tense: Why There Are No More Petey Greenes on Local Radio (Post, July 22, 2007)
AARP Tunes In to Radio's Discarded Audience (By Marc Fisher, July 8, 2007)
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