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AM Radio is Alive and Kicking


It's not dead yet. Five of the top ten billing radio stations in 2011 were parked on that static-ridden, antique-sounding much maligned AM dial that many people have been trying to claim is dead and gone. Hold off on the funeral folks. Of the $477 million taken in by the top ten, $226 million came from successfully programmed AM stations. Four of the five were news or news/talk and the other was sports-talker WFAN in New York. When you add in WTOP-FM, six of the top ten billing stations came from the spoken word format.

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AM is not dead, but it need some re programing. Right now it is all "Talk Radio" and music. I would like to see some entertainment shows like we had in the 30's, 40's and early 50's. Not just political talk and bad music. Programs with a story line and something to hold your attention.

- David C
(2/3/2014 12:05:59 PM)
WFAN is great; but if you removed the buffoons (conservative talk radio) AM would be in the ICU

- dave

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