Fiske celebrates 60 years in broadcasting

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“I came up in a time when you couldn’t say ‘hell’ on the radio,” says retired Washington broadcaster Fred Fiske, recalling his mid-career decision to move from commercial to public radio. “I couldn’t bring myself to do the insults.” Fiske, who retired from American University’s NPR station WAMU 20 years ago but continues to deliver weekly commentaries for the station, recalls highlights of his 60-year broadcasting career in a Washington Post profile.