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Neo-Radio Succeeds by Cutting the Noise

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A new style of commercial FM radio station — based on eclectic music and informed commentary — represents a backlash against the rest of the industry's consolidation, narrow playlists, and copycat sounds. Stations that have tried the new format have shot up the charts. NPR's Wade Goodwyn reports.