On September 11, 2001, I was a high school senior. As the horror of that day unfolded, like most, I was desperate for any information I could get. Smartphones weren’t a reality, and only one of my classes that day had computers with internet access–not that online news reporting was terribly evolved back then; neither CNN nor Yahoo, the only two sites I knew to check, could handle the traffic.
As I moved from class to class, and then left campus to go to work, radio was the only reliable media I had access to. Thus, from an epic tragedy was borne an obsession with National Public Radio.