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Is music at Metro stations gone for good?

WASHINGTON — If you missed hearing smooth jazz over the speakers in some Metro stations, good news: It’s making a comeback.

Music is expected to return at Columbia Heights and Gallery Place, Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld said. The music, provided by iHeartRadio, had recently been switched off for work to be conducted on the public address system, the Washington Post reported.

“We like the music,” Wiedefeld told WTOP. Wiedefeld, who in a previous position oversaw BWI Marshall Airport, sees the ambient music as a boon for customer experience.

“I think it’s just an added, nice little feature for people,” he said. “There’s not been a policy change, I like having the music.”

Metro has also recently increased audio announcements on buses, introducing its first paid audio ads.


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