On a related note … The “new” van has a Bluetooth enabled “sound system,” which had seemed a hifalutin way to say “radio” until I discovered the wonders of Bluetooth and have found myself more frequently listening to podcasts and less frequently listening to radio broadcasts. (It also has satellite radio capability, but we let the subscription lapse.) This does not bode well for local radio. I go days on end without tuning in. The local FM jazz station, an NPR affiliate, still gets a little play in this house and in our car, but it’s not the nearly constant background noise it used to be. And AM? Sheesh! A near total wasteland these days. The local professional and big-time college sports contests are still on AM, but I pay less and less attention to such things as I grow older and older. But that’s true of most popular entertainments, and I’m not untypical in that regard.