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Posted: 9/13/2004 10:05:23 AM EST
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 10:07:13 AM EST
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 10:09:29 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/13/2004 10:10:12 AM EST by M4_Aiming_at_U]
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 10:10:06 AM EST
AM exists because of talk radio. Prior to talk, AM radio was dying.
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 10:11:04 AM EST
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 10:11:06 AM EST
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 10:13:01 AM EST
"Because it's just not country music unless it's on an AM radio."
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 10:15:28 AM EST
Easier to modulate, i.e. cheaper. Also much much much greater range than the FM stations.
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 10:17:11 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/13/2004 10:17:42 AM EST 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 10:24:40 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 10:30:08 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 10:37:40 AM EST
I listen to ESPN talk radio hear all the time.
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 10:39:34 AM EST
For the same reason some people still dial into the Internet...
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 10:41:26 AM EST

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 10:42:24 AM EST

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 10:42:57 AM EST
Talk radio, Is the Shitz Naz byatch, you here gee?
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 10:43:06 AM EST
Anyone know how much is the power bill at an average AM station?
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 10:45:18 AM EST

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 10:48:57 AM EST
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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