I have a kitchen timer that I set for 9 minutes. When the KFWB "traffic on the ones" comes on, I trigger the timer. After the traffic report, I may flip between Air America, KPFK FM, Tape, el cheapo CD player (probably with a book on CD), or el-cheapo MP3 player. When the alarm goes off, I switch back to KFWB, always in search of traffic accidents.
But sometimes I leave it on the news channel. Sometimes I flip between the baseball games. I can get Dodgers, Angels, Padres, and Giants (after the sun sets).
I wear a stupid headset in case my wife calls, but I like the stupid headset anti-style.
I am very distracted and very engaged at the same time because I am trying to optimize my route (35+ miles one way in LA!!!!!!) just like all of you.
LOL! These fools are going to need hearing aids by the time they hit 40. If they live that long.
What? What did he say, I couldn't hear him...
90% of the time, the radio is playing NPR, CDs, or just FM stations (10% of the time, I'm just tired of driving and noise). I have to distract that part of my brain while I focus on the SG (and the road ) I can't talk and drive, usually the sentence will start, then half-way through I forget what I was talking about and concentrate on the "Zone". The highway is different -- a little less interaction with the road. I dislike the cell-phone -- I'd like to pitch it in the Missouri River as I cross it -- but duty calls (literally).