Is present simple or present continuous correct in this case?

I eagerly wait/am eagerly waiting for a new episode of "Dynamite" on the radio.

I think the first one is a better solution because it is a habit to listen to this radio show: it is a kind of routine.

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    I eagerly wait describes your routine as the time for each episode approaches. I am eagerly waiting describes your state of mind now, if the next one will be broadcast soon. Feb 6, 2022 at 13:52
  • As normal, present simple describes a routine, and present continuous describes something happening now. Whichever the case is will determine which form is correct
    – gotube
    Feb 7, 2022 at 1:31

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The programme has been on air for a decade. You are an avid fan of it. You watched every single episode of it, and you eagerly wait for a new one. It has somewhat become a routine of yours.

Your friend said he was on the "Dynamite" show. You've never heard of it, but you love your friend and you are eagerly waiting for that episode to come out.

In either case, however, you can use the present continuous to convey your current state of anticipation.

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