During my LONG run yesterday, I had great success in listening to the FM radio app in my phone. It uses the earpiece wire as an antenna and hasn't been too successful around where I live. But where I ran yesterday, there must have been a very strong signal because I had no interference/fading signal , etc issues. Just happened to tune into a News and "talk back" station which actually was sufficiently interesting without having to "concentrate" too much . One reason why I don't listen to audio books is that I can't run and concentrate on a story at the same time!!