WAMU radio in D.C. is dropping morning rush-hour traffic reports to focus on news tied to transportation issues and major transportation events. One reason, stated the station, is they think “our tech-savvy audience is finding better traffic information from these than from radio reports. We also checked with our peers, and a number of other successful public radio stations in traffic-heavy markets do not deliver commuter traffic reports.”
The end of the traffic reports mean that station listeners will no longer hear Jerry Edwards, who has been a fixture on area television and radio outlets since 1984.
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