"It's the programming, stupid!"

Garrett Wollman wollman@bimajority.org
Fri May 18 14:50:23 EDT 2012

<<On Fri, 18 May 2012 14:36:32 -0400, "Dan.Strassberg" <dan.strassberg@att.net> said:

> It's really a shame that AM has acquired the image of the "low-rent
> medium,"

No, it has acquired the image of "sounds like crap".  Most people of
my acquaintance have no tolerance for a 3-kHz audio passband, and the
market is not exactly brimming with wideband AM radios.  (They don't
mind talking on cell phones, which also sound like crap, but have a
wider audio passband -- newer cellular voice standards pass 7 kHz.
Cellular dropouts are also more tolerable to younger users than the
typical QRN/QRM heard on AM.)


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