FlashHarry: am radio is where the likes of limbaugh and hannity live, so it's still going strong with the over-70 set.
Superrad: It's where the ball games are.
dittybopper: Superrad: It's where the ball games are.Also good for local news, weather, and traffic.
Theaetetus: dittybopper: Superrad: It's where the ball games are.Also good for local news, weather, and traffic.It's a bit silly for local news, given how far it can travel, particularly at night.
factoryconnection: Superrad: It's where the ball games are.It is funny that I've given up on watching football on anything less than a big HDTV with good sound but I'll listen to 940AM play-by-play in the car. "HZZZZZZZZ Connor Shaw drops backHZZZZZ deep to the endzZZZZZZZZZ down Gamecocks! HZZZZZZZ"
charlesmartel11235: my dad is really liberal and the rage he experiences at right wing radio is the only thing that keeps him awake on his commute/road trips
elvisaintdead: Which bird?
Theaetetus: It's a bit silly for local news, given how far it can travel, particularly at night.
dittybopper: Only the heat-seekers that need to be up on all the new, hip communications. Some of us still stick with tried-and-true Morse code.
Fireproof: dittybopper: Only the heat-seekers that need to be up on all the new, hip communications. Some of us still stick with tried-and-true Morse code.Pfft, hipster! For me it's the oral tradition or nothing!
Saiga410: AM sure for sports talk, cubs games and for some reason a station out of Cinci that I somehow get reception to. I dont know why I listen to the last one but it intregues me how the heck can be getting reception 300 miles away, must be about 1 or 2 bounces off the ionosphere.
RyansPrivates: Best place to hear traffic reports hear in Dallas is on AM, KRLD (CBS affiliate). My only AM radio station programmed in because I can invariably get traffic reports on the road, in case the the situation has changed since I checked at the office/home or whatever.
dj_spanmaster: I'd read a different article that identified the electromagnetic waves that interfered with birds as the ones in the 50 kHz and 5 MHz range. Would that not include microphones, home phones, and Wi-Fi too?
jjorsett: I get my AM radio from the show podcasts. Wrote a Perl script running under a cron job to auto-download them, glue each show together (shows are typically broken into 1-hour or 15-minute segments), transcodes them at a lower bitrate (since they're talk, who needs 192Kbps? 32K will do) so they take up less space. Then it automatically transfers them to iTunes, tells iTunes to make them playable from where paused if they're stopped in the middle, and automatically purges the older ones. So tell me how old and un-with-it I am.
Fano: Also, lots of Mexican radio, on the am. It's a wall of voodoo that knocks out birds.
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