"It's the programming, stupid!"

A Joseph Ross joe@attorneyross.com
Sat May 19 00:13:37 EDT 2012

On 5/18/2012 12:47 PM, Larry Sochrin wrote:

> I think that part of the reason for the comment below about young listeners is technology.  iPods have FM receivers built in, no AM, and I'm told that new iPads have chips built in that could be used as FM receivers, again not AM.  And I'll assume that iPhones do/will also.  So while the rest of us are listening on car radios and home AM/FM radios,  that's not what many in the younger demo are using any more. (And sure, there are apps that would allow the younger folks to listen via the web to AM, but for those portable devices, they'd be using up their valuable carrier minutes.) Steve Jobs loved simplifying by removing older technology, be it floppy disk drives or CD/DVD drives.  It seems as if he made a decision a long time ago to ignore AM, and the younger generation followed.

Back in the early 1960s Congress and the FCC required that all TV sets 
had to be able to tune all channels.  Maybe something similar should be 
done for AM radio.

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