[B-R-I] Re: AM radio on 2021 VW?

Bob Nelson raccoonradio@gmail.com
Mon Apr 19 09:14:54 EDT 2021

Heavens...no AM radio means we can't enjoy the new TIS that the City of
Beverly has started... AM 1700 WRKS-215 which currently has a 10 second
loop saying
that the station is licensed by the FCC... Admittedly the station went on a
few days ago with a looped message about a Covid vaccine "pop-up", but now
it is
simply doing the All Station ID format.  Similar to the small
AM that Peabody has for parking ban info, etc. and no doubt Beverly will
put it to the same use. The 1640 in Peabody also has been known to do a
loop of
public service announcements (Ad Council-associated, etc.)

Some AMs have FM translators (WJIB and WMRC, both on 101.3) , and some like
WRKO and WBZ AM are on HD2s plus of course  with "the connected car" one
has the ability to use one's
phone to broadcast the signal via the iHeart app, TuneIn, the station's
site, or so on. Ed Perry's WMEX currently is only AM or web streaming (WBMS
does have an
FM translator though). No AM radio in one's vehicle means no access to
various AM ethnic or religious stations, the all-ESPN on WEEI AM and yes
the likes of
WRKO or WBZ AM _if_ you have no HD radio or bluetooth. Some cars have a
1/8" jack where you could connect maybe a walkman to play over the speakers
There are even the small mini FM transmitters connected to a Walkman that
can broadcast on an open FM frequency.

On Sun, Apr 18, 2021 at 12:21 PM Kaimbridge M. GoldChild <
Kaimbridge@gmail.com> wrote:

> Ron Bello wrote,
>  > Could it be that the electronics / motor(s) generate so much electrical
> noise
>  > that the AM band is unlistenable ?
> Yup, and didn’t just happen yesterday!
>     (Nov'18)
> https://incompliancemag.com/will-electric-cars-make-am-radio-obsolete/
>     (Feb'16)
> https://www.vice.com/en/article/yp3vmj/why-electric-cars-are-ditching-am-radio
> It was already being talked about back in 2012:
>     (Mar'12)
> https://web.archive.org/web/20130313075145/http://www.radioink.com/Article.asp?id=2626719&spid=24698
> But there is resistance (even if it is probably just mostly from us radio
> geeks! P=)
>     (Feb'16)
> https://interferencetechnology.com/big-name-car-owners-want-their-am-radio-back
>     (May'14)
> https://rainnews.com/where-is-the-amfm-radio-in-my-new-car-steve-goldstein/
> Even if AM/FM radios aren’t originally installed, one can always slap one
> on, under the
> dashboard (though you will likely still have to deal with the underlying
> RFI)..
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