If you are a fan of Morning Edition and All Things Considered, you are in for a rude awakening tomorrow (Nov 17, 2014)
Both shows are going to start to sound a lot more like commercial radio. Both shows are a adopting a new “show clock” that determines when things like station breaks, sponsorship messages (they’re not ads, damn it!) occur. There will be three news breaks per hour, longer sponsorship ads, and more Fox News like features being pushed onto local stations.
Here is a useful story about the changes from a station in Hawaii. Ideally, the show clock should be invisible to the listener, but with hard breaks, content has to be edited to fit into the rigid schedule.