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Electric vehicle producers removing AM radios

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Many makers of electric vehicles have begun removing AM radios, and government officials are concerned that inaccessibility to those airwaves could pose a risk to drivers, Axios reports. During emergencies, officials frequently provide critical updates about unsafe conditions via AM radio, but EV manufacturers claim that their motors interfere with the frequencies, which fades the signal. Nearly 50 million people still listen to AM radio, per Nielsen data, but automakers argue that there are other ways for the government to communicate with drivers, such as Bluetooth connections to smartphone apps.
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I really question the 50 million figure. I don't know a soul who has listened to AM radio for decades.
When I did NCP's, and generally found the local FM rock station very bland and boring, I would listen to a couple different AM radio stations. One was pop with a lean towards some hip hop and the other was R&B.
They were very good, if not pretty terrible quality, stations.
I go back every so often to listen just for the fun of it!
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