Show Business: The Sound of Quality

American Public Radio's popularity is quietly growing

Just listen. The jaunty fiddling of a Celtic folk song. The stammering voice of Melville's Billy Budd protesting his innocence. The Los Angeles Philharmonic's rousing rendition of Beethoven's Fifth. And the husky, down-home inflections of Garrison Keillor inviting one and all to drop in on the imaginary hamlet of Lake Wobegon, "the little town that time forgot and that decades cannot improve."

Sound tantalizing? Well, it is all within earshot if your radio is tuned to one of the 277 American Public Radio affiliates across the country, any one of which might feature just such...

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