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Posted: 9/13/2004 11:05:23 AM EDT
I don't know about your experiences, but AM radio reception for me sucks, but if I want to hear Glenn Beck or Rush that is where they are.

Why is there still AM radio? What stops it from going away like the 8-track?

Any engineering/communication brainiacs out there?
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 11:07:13 AM EDT
Because some people still listen to it.

AM is the only place for talk radio that isn't Howard Stern!
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 11:09:29 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/13/2004 11:10:12 AM EDT by M4_Aiming_at_U]
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 11:10:06 AM EDT
AM exists because of talk radio. Prior to talk, AM radio was dying.
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 11:11:04 AM EDT
It has much superior range, plus, us pilots can use the transmission towers as nav aids....Plus, I likes listening to Rush on the ADF when I fly
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 11:11:06 AM EDT
Definately farther signal with lower wattage output = cheaper to operate.

Here in Cincinnati, the Big One 700 WLW is one of the largest audience draws in the midwest.

Bill Cunningham and Mike McConnell - conservative as they come.
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 11:13:01 AM EDT
"Because it's just not country music unless it's on an AM radio."
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 11:15:28 AM EDT
Easier to modulate, i.e. cheaper. Also much much much greater range than the FM stations.
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 11:17:11 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/13/2004 11:17:42 AM EDT by bigdb1]
Profit motive. The investment in equipment is already made, the stations make money and so continue to operate.
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 11:24:40 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 11:30:08 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 11:37:40 AM EDT
I listen to ESPN talk radio hear all the time.
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 11:39:34 AM EDT
For the same reason some people still dial into the Internet...
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 11:41:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Mahatma8Rice:
AM exists because of talk radio. Prior to talk, AM radio was dying.



talk radio eases my daily commute
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 11:42:24 AM EDT

Originally Posted By LABLOVER:
I don't know about your experiences, but AM radio reception for me sucks, but if I want to hear Glenn Beck or Rush that is where they are.

Why is there still AM radio? What stops it from going away like the 8-track?

Any engineering/communication brainiacs out there?



Because talkradio doesn't require the fidelity of FM...

FM is for music, AM for voice...
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 11:42:57 AM EDT
Talk radio, Is the Shitz Naz byatch, you here gee?
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 11:43:06 AM EDT
Anyone know how much is the power bill at an average AM station?
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 11:45:18 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Chaingun:

Originally Posted By Mahatma8Rice:
AM exists because of talk radio. Prior to talk, AM radio was dying.



talk radio eases my daily commute



Sure beats those lame-ass 'morning shows' on the 'music' stations...

Clue: If you are a 'rock' station, then I don't want to hear a human voice for more than 1-2 minutes, unless it's in a song or (by necessity) a commercial....
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 11:48:57 AM EDT
Mmmmmm ... Tradio!

Also, CBS Mystery Theater.

As far as talk radio is concerned, I don't listen to it. I'm already in the choir. I don't need to be preached to.
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