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AM radio reaching the end of the road



“I sit alone and watch your light, my only friend through teenage nights and everything I had to know, I learned it on my radio.” Roger Taylor/Queen

It seemed that AM radio had nine lives. Every time the frequency platform was declared dead, it somehow roared back to life; however, this time, it...

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  1. There are some wide open spaces in the country where AM is the only radio available other than satellite. The EV government inspired mania will die because of availablity of electricity and the myraid of problems associated with them.
    Nothing driven top down by the government has ever been accepted by the general public. Demand for a massive change such as converting to EV has to come from the bottom.

  2. The government just approved FM channels for CB and SSB radios. Tied to this phase out of AM car radios? Screwing 4,000 AM radio stations and their driving audiences to support EV manufacturers and EV buyers. It’s bad enough that the Feds are giving EV buyers tax credits so we all help buy some stranger an EV. We are also subsidizing installation of charging stations alongside roads and highways. There is no standardized battery and charger design. Battery and charger technologies are evolving and improving so quickly, that ethical EV dealers advise customers to lease so they are not stuck with a dinosaur.

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