WAMU, the region’s National Public Radio station, announced that beginning November 16th they would no longer broadcast Jerry Edward’s traffic updates. Edwards has been broadcasting traffic reports on Washington radio and TV for over 31 years.
WAMU’s announcement stated that “In a world now filled with smart phone map services, GPS devices in cars, and traffic apps, there is better, more up to date information available to our listeners than what we could provide.
“About 75 percent of WAMU’s morning audience listens from home. And everything we know about our listeners tells us that public radio audiences, in general, prefer content with context and a deeper understanding of their region, country, and world.”
Over the years Mr. Edwards improved the commute of millions of residents in the greater DC area. Thank you!