driveway moment

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Marketing coinage of NPR (National Public Radio), who used the phrase to encourage listeners to send in stories about what they had been listening to.


driveway moment (plural driveway moments)

  1. A brief compulsion to finish listening to something on the radio before leaving one's car.
    I had another driveway moment today, this time listening to David Sedaris.
    • [2000 March 5, Analysis: Letters from listeners (radio), via National Public Radio:
      For Paul Deering in Rochester, New York, the "Rhapsody In Blue" segment was a, quote, "driveway moment," although he writes that the transfixing occurred in his kitchen.]

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