Since I got to Missoula last week I’ve been listening to Montana Public Radio in the mornings before class. (We have no class today.) This morning I used iTunes and the internets to tune in KQED, the NPR station from San Francisco and noticed one difference immediately between the Montana morning news and the “big city” morning news: If you listen to morning (or evening, or any time, really) radio in a big city you’ll hear traffic updates at least every half hour, and generally every 10-15 minutes during peak commute hours. Those reports always talk about accidents and construction and the family of geese that has slowed traffic to a crawl on I-7692, or whatever big, congested highway is in your area. soon, unless you’re driving on those roads, you learn to tune out the traffic reports; they’re on so often and they always say the same thingâ€”driving in this city stinks.
In Montana? No traffic reports. Ever. Because no one needs them.
Just one of the reasons I’m glad to be here. [tags]moving, montana, radio[/tags]