Should We Care if AM Radio Fades Out?

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Jacob
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Re: Fading of AM radios
Jacob   10/24/2014 3:12:18 AM
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"What else do you expect to see in cars after cd players with Bluetooth and port to mount protable music devices?"

Adeniji, we can imagine it to any extend; no limitations for dreams.

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Re: Fading of AM radios
Adeniji Kayode   10/22/2014 7:08:15 PM
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@Jacob, What else do you expect to see in cars after cd players with Bluetooth and port to mount protable music devices?

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Adeniji Kayode   10/22/2014 6:46:04 PM
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@SP, I agree on that, Radio still helps to stay up to date and while that would be cheaper when compared to data consumption in tablets.

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Re: Fading of AM radios
Jacob   10/15/2014 12:43:27 AM
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"cars progressed from including just radio to also including a cassette tape player and then the latter was supplanted by a CD player. Now that those are disappearing, though, I'd expect something else in cars for the music."

Ariella, what's next?

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Ariella   10/14/2014 10:10:06 AM
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@Jacob cars progressed from including just radio to also including a cassette tape player and then the latter was supplanted by a CD player. Now that those are disappearing, though, I'd expect something else in cars for the music.

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Re: Fading of AM radios
Jacob   10/14/2014 2:13:18 AM
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"You're right - there was a time long, long ago, when cars only had AM radio. This would date back to the time before cassette tape decks, and may even pre-date 8-track tapes! (what are those?) Certainly, range and noise are detractors for AM, but is is a significant part of radio's culturral history."

Eldredge, I know in my father's car even there was no radio at all. Later I brought a tape recorder having AM radio and fitted with the car. Now a day's all cars are coming with factor fitter music system and AM/FM radios.

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Jacob   10/14/2014 2:10:32 AM
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"I don't like much that's on the radio, though I will listen to the news for traffic reports and then try to tune in the one classical music station, which has very little range"

Ariella, FM is manly meant for entertainment with music and related items. They broadcast mainly music related info's, instantaneous traffic issues, jokes, various quizzes etc. But AM is somewhat informative having a wide variety of programs ranging from space station to agriculture.

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Eldredge   10/13/2014 9:11:35 PM
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@Ariella - You're right - there was a time long, long ago, when cars only had AM radio. This would date back to the time before cassette tape decks, and may even pre-date 8-track tapes! (what are those?) Certainly, range and noise are detractors for AM, but is is a significant part of radio's culturral history.

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Ariella   10/13/2014 3:08:08 PM
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It used to be that AM was the main thing. I think I still remember radios not in cars that only played AM, though they were quickly become obsolete then. I don't like much that's on the radio, though I will listen to the news for traffic reports and then try to tune in the one classical music station, which has very little range. 

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Jacob   10/13/2014 1:13:47 AM
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"I'm sure any current AM programming could be migrated over to FM. Part of the thsi article mentions elimination of radio from cars entirely. Most of the other listening options don't provide local news and information, so I don't think total elimination is a good idea."

Eldredge, FM is mentioned only for entertainment and as of now there are some limitations of broadcasting news and other information over FM radios. Such limitations have to be removed and then it can be at par with AM in terms of broadcasting contents.

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