A self-professed NPR geek, I absolutely love listening to All Things Considered, Click and Clack, This American Life, and all sorts of other great NPR shows. When I was at school, it was my primary source of news while making various commutes.
At first, I was worried about not having NPR down here this summer; after all, I'm kind of in a remote area. I was so jazzed to get NPR signal down most of the coast, and I even got a signal here in Gold Beach.
However, as I've discovered this last week, I only get the signal for Ashland's classical station of NPR. Apparently, NPR is so popular in Ashland that they have three or more stations. Now, I couldn't get the all-talk, all-news station, nor could I get the various music station. I got the classical station.
There's nothing inherently wrong with classical music; in fact, I enjoy listening to it when I want to relax. But it's nothing I want to listen to while I'm at work and trying to stay awake, and I really miss my news. The station plays news for a few at noon and five, and I think it plays All Things Considered, but I'm not usually in my car then.
NPR is definitely an outside world thing to look forward to. But other than that, I'm starting to get adjusted to Gold Beach and my book-heavy, long evening walks way of life in this town.