The future of AM radio

Fri Feb 1 19:59:59 EST 2008 wrote:

>I have never understood why the CBC and CRTC wanted the national
>service off AM. The expense of providing full FM coverage has to be
>astronomical given the land area involved. Why eliminate the blowtorch
>AM signals that could fill in the gaps especially at night. Will the
>Maritimes have full service when 1070 goes silent?

I never understood that myself.  It's not like the spectrum is 
particularly useful for much else.

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