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When I first heard FM it sounded intimate to me, like the announcers and musicians were right there.
By contrast, and with the typical table radio sound, AM has a far away signal sound that gives the impression the announcer and music are some distance away.
I think the distant quality of AM is very appealing, and speaks of radio power! An NBC newscast from New York sounds like it’s actually way off in New York.
An NBC newscast on FM sounds like the listener is in New York. There’s no distance.