NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — This week in his 50 Stories podcast, Wayne Cabot speaks with Federal Communication Commission Chairman Ajit Pai.

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Federal Communication Commission Chairman Ajit Pai participates in a discussion about his accomplishments at The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research May 5, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

The chairman talks about the romance of the radio and the role in plays in the community, particularly in times of crisis, like during Superstorm Sandy.

“It’s amazing how many Americans have similar experiences during their lives, and I think it just demonstrates that radio is one of our oldest communication services and it’s old for a reason. It has this enduring appeal to Americans,” he says.

Listen to their full conversation above, and find more 50 Stories podcasts here.