Is What Anne Korin Said True?

Garrett Wollman
Mon Aug 11 00:54:48 EDT 2008

<<On Mon, 11 Aug 2008 00:42:54 -0400, "A. Joseph Ross" <> said:

> Could there have been a regulation sometime in the 1970s which 
> required all consumer radios to be both AM and FM?

Nope.  My parents bought cars with AM-only radios as late as 1983.

> Something like the TV all-channel law in the 1960s?  I seem to
> remember something like that was being contemplated.

The early FM broadcasters would have loved it, but the All Channels
Act explicitly applies only to television, and Congress has never
authorized its extension to other media.


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