Being in Wisconsin is synonymous for me with “driving in the car”.  Some years it has actually felt like I spent more time in the car than I did in any of the places I drove to. (Slight exaggeration.)  There is one majorly good thing about driving around Wisconsin – the radio!

Naturally, there are multiple public radio stations in Wisconsin so you never find yourself without that option on your dial.  As you know, all the public radio voices sound exactly alike, so it isn’t hard to know, as you scan through the stations, when you have hit upon a public radio station.  (My question is:  Do the stations hire them because they have that voice, or do they develop that voice once they get on the air?) I am really a fan of “All Things Considered” so when I am lucky enough to be in the car when that is on – I am probably listening to it.  Great cocktail party conversationalists know the value of ATC!

But secretly, my real joy when I am driving and listening to the radio is to find a classic rock station.  Talk about a trip back in time!  The years melt away.  Other drivers may look and see this “woman of a certain age” belting out songs and bopping around as she barrels down the highway, but in my car there is only that 18 year-old heartfully (yes, I made that word up) singing the songs that defined her teenage years.

And, thank God for cruise control!  I don’t know about you, but the louder I play the radio, the harder my foot presses down on the gas, and before I know it, I have a speeding ticket!  (Actually it only happened to me once, and in Puerto Rico.  It was a Sunday morning coming home from church, for crying out loud.)

Cruise control means I set the speed so that I don’t need to use that lead foot on the pedal, and instead can use it to keep time to the Rolling Stones, Bad Company, the Eagles, the Byrds and all the other great rock bands of the 60s and 70s.  Drive on!

About jetsytravels

I travel a lot and want to travel even more. I really enjoy it! I have no travel expertise or special knowledge. I do have opinions, observations, impressions and photographs to share. If I am not particularly edifying - perhaps I will be entertaining! Who am I? I have an MBA and founded a catalog business about 17 years ago, called Isla, now also online as I am a wife, and mother of two grown (nearly) sons. I split my residential time between Puerto Rico and Wisconsin.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I actually like the voices on PRI because they have a certain calm in their voice unlike other radio which is jarring and attention getting. I am a big fan of public radio wherever I go and I feel lucky when I am moving out of one locale into another and find another public radio station. So many good programs – too many to name. But the other thing I do search for are the classic rock stations too. We agree!

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