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Can Anyone Save AM Radio?

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(9/10/2013 10:14:54 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
I think AM's best chance is in the 76 to 88 Mhz range of the VHF band. Even with a TOTAL rework of the AM band including adding guard bands and better interference models. You still have to contend with the fact that todays streets, vehicles and homes are just not medium wave friendly. And then there is the programming side of it. It has to be compelling.
- Paul
(9/10/2013 9:28:11 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
This story is nothing more than another Straw Man argument, where a person who lacks any real understanding of a subject sets up a flawed premise on which to base their false assertions. Then, they employ their fabrication to impeach reasonable opposing positions.
The future success of terrestrial radio, both AM and FM, will be determined by the relevance of the services our stations provide to listeners and how well those services retain such relevance in the future.

- Fred Lundgren
(9/10/2013 9:05:43 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
First off... don't blame the consumers. They are just doing what we trained them to do.

Secondly... it's not a "less than perfect signal" that is the problem... it is the fact that most AM radios in cars especially have HORRIBLE reception. Factory installed models are probably the best... but even lately they aren't all that great for AM reception. And aftermarket radios are next to IMPOSSIBLE to receive AM signals. Especially signals from other markets.

Picking up an out of market AM signal is damn near impossible. Easier to win the lottery.

People can't listen if they can't HEAR the signal.

All this misplaced attention to build HD has caused broadcasters to take their eyes off the prize they already had. AM Radio CAN be viable. CAN generate revenue. CAN make an impact in markets outside the top 10.

But only if people can hear it.

Without radios that can pick up the stations... how can we blame the consumers for not listening?

- Ski Anderson
(9/10/2013 6:08:40 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Get rid of iNiquity's IBLOCK!
- Scammer

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