Radio Gift 1: A Train Whistle

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This season we are making a few "radio gifts." We've asked listeners to suggest stories, interviews or just sounds they'd like to hear on the radio. Today's present goes out to a listener in Oakland, Calif. He's asked for something simple — the sound of a train whistle.

ALEX COHEN, host:

Finally today, this season we are offering you, our listeners, a few radio gifts. These are things you've asked to hear on our program.

MADELEINE BRAND, host:

And they're free. Today, a gift to listener Kevin Cack(ph) of Oakland, California. He's a former Amtrak attendant. His wish - to hear the whistle of a train.

COHEN: So, Kevin Cack, here is your radio gift.

(Soundbite of birds chirping and train whistle)

BRAND: That train whistle was recorded near Cass, West Virginia by NPR's Bill Deputy. And thanks to our NPR colleague Noah Adams for getting it to us.

COHEN: We are still taking suggestions for radio gifts. Do you have an idea for a story? Is there someone you think would make a great interview or maybe there is just a special sound you'd like to hear? Go to our blog at npr.org/daydreaming, and let us know about it.

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