Is What Anne Korin Said True?
A. Joseph Ross
Mon Aug 11 00:42:54 EDT 2008
On 10 Aug 2008 at 14:19, Shawn Mamros wrote:
> I know for a fact there was no such regulation on the books in the
> 1970s, since the new cars my parents bought at the time had AM-only
> It also seems a dubious requirement at best - sure, the car has
> a radio, but there's no guarantee the driver's going to have it
> on at all times, right? (Or that the driver isn't going to be
> listening to CDs or their iPod instead.) Sounds bogus to me,
> but there are certainly other bogus laws and regulations around...
Could there have been a regulation sometime in the 1970s which
required all consumer radios to be both AM and FM? Something like
the TV all-channel law in the 1960s? I seem to remember something
like that was being contemplated.
What I do know is that my 1970 Dodge Dart had an AM-only radio, but
my parents' 1977 Oldsmobile had an AM-FM radio. Whether that was
done because of a Federal regulation or because of increased demand
for FM, I can't say. I suspect the latter.
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