Where's the love for AM? Why only FM?

Posted by: MacGizmo

Where's the love for AM? Why only FM? - 09/11/09 04:05 PM

Just curious. I don't listen to FM radio, but love sports talk radio on AM stations. Why are there no AM tuners out there? Is there some technical reason they won't work?

I mean really, you have an iPod that holds a month's worth of music... why the heck would you want to listen to FM radio with 40 minutes of commercials every hour?
Posted by: carp

Re: Where's the love for AM? Why only FM? - 09/11/09 04:43 PM

Giz

Quote:
Because of its susceptibility to atmospheric and electrical interference, AM broadcasting now attracts mainly talk radio and news programming, while music radio and public radio mostly shifted to FM broadcasting in the late 1970s.


Wiki linky

Simply old tech but still in use
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Where's the love for AM? Why only FM? - 09/11/09 05:25 PM

You want sports talk? Political discussion?
Every kind of music genre out there compiled in all sorts of ways.
Put AOL radio on your iPhone for free from the app store.
I plug into some speakers on my desk...hook up the power cord to the iPhone... and listen to all kinds of decent stuff all day at work.
Posted by: John Rougeux

Re: Where's the love for AM? Why only FM? - 09/11/09 06:59 PM

Yeah, I have that too. I like it a lot.

But Gizmo doesn't have an iPhone. But, it'll still work if he has wifi.
Posted by: MacGizmo

Re: Where's the love for AM? Why only FM? - 09/14/09 06:50 PM

Yeah, Me No Gotz iFone!

Beside that, I like specific shows (Colin Cowherd on ESPN Radio for instance), as well as a few local talk shows. AOL Radio doesn't offer many options for talk radio - though it appears to be a nice option for music - so thanks for the recommendation.