I LOVED this interview, short and sweet, but directly to the point of something that I think is so important. I never wondered much about radio and the techniques behind selling/marketing radio stories and audio pieces. However, Abumrad brings to light an important point that the compelling aspects of radio lie solely in the human voice. I’m and English major, and I fully understand what it’s like to have words and sentences before you, yet no picture from the author. I never thought of radio in this way, but it could not be more true. As Abumrad states, there is no visual aspect to radio. Instead, words spoke by the newscaster or whoever it may be, are left to be visually created and imagined by the audience. This is so powerful. Both author and audience/listener have the authority to paint whatever picture in their minds, creating this deep and intimate connection between the two groups of people. This is such a powerful aspect of literature, and I think it’s important to note and take to heart that this is also an important element to audio production. This all definitely gives me a new perspective on creating/producing/sharing audio stories.