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August 24, 2006



Could you please provide a digital clock for your classical morning show hosts?

Could you please provide a digital clock for your classical morning show hosts?

One morning the fellow said it's 7:56 a.m. and it was really 6:56 a.m. I about had an anxiety attack, because I should have been on my way to work at 7:56am. It's just not a nice thing to do to a half-asleep person...and it was not the first time I have heard the wrong time on your morning show.

Thanks and have a great day.

Mary
Baldwin, WI



Dear Mary, uur early-bird classical host John Birge was kind enough this reply to the analog-versus-digital clock question:

"We have both. The analog is much bigger, and easier to read at a glance.

"As a dj who has made a career of frightening listeners by giving them the wrong time, I can attest that it's almost never an issue of misreading the clock, but rather being distracted in the moment (often from thinking ahead, rather than paying close enough attention to what's happening at the time)."

Michael Popham
Minnesota Public Radio Member Listener Services