Social media twists everything, but on radio, it is my voice directly to the listener.
The emotional capacity is very small, for the listener as well.
The playlist becomes more refined as the listener interacts with the system by approving or disapproving of songs.
If you want to penetrate the brain of a listener, wrap the information in things they care about.
The reaction of The Archers Twitter-faithful was summed up by one listener: “Oooohhhhhhhh.”
He was a patient, and in general a very attentive, listener.
Johnnie had the tongue of the improvisator, and he loved a listener.
Again he laughed, as though desirous of keeping his listener in good humour.
It spoke only of the song, yet the listener thought of the singer.
Mrs. Belmont had been sitting during this speech seemingly absorbed in her meditations, but the listener outside lost not a word.
1610s, "one who listens;" agent noun from listen. Meaning "one who hears a radio broadcast" is from 1912; hence listenership (1938).
Old English hlysnan "to listen," from Proto-Germanic *khlusinon (cf. Dutch luisteren, Old High German hlosen "to listen," German lauschen "to listen"), from PIE root *kleu- "hearing, to hear" (cf. Sanskrit srnoti "hears," srosati "hears, obeys;" Avestan sraothra "ear;" Middle Persian srod "hearing, sound;" Lithuanian klausau "to hear," slove "splendor, honor;" Old Church Slavonic slusati "to hear," slava "fame, glory," slovo "word;" Greek klyo "hear, be called," kleos "report, rumor, fame glory," kleio "make famous;" Latin cluere "to hear oneself called, be spoken of;" Old Irish ro-clui-nethar "hears," clunim "I hear," clu "fame, glory," cluada "ears;" Welsh clywaf "I hear;" Old English hlud "loud," hleoðor "tone, tune;" Old High German hlut "sound;" Gothic hiluþ "listening, attention"). The -t- probably is by influence of Old English hlystan (see list (v.2)). For vowel evolution, see bury. As a noun from 1788 (on the listen "alert").