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I remember diddling around with this very same issue back when I was a young buck. (hehe – may years ago!). I had an old transistor AM/FM alarm clock that had a very sensitive “front-end” IF. I tried adding additionl wiring around the internal AM loop antenna inside the radio. This seemed to help with the extended reception I was trying to obtain but the radio was overloaded with Short Wave stations and WWV! I ended up yanking out the internal loop antenna and and connected a random longwire antenna outside the house (about 75 ft.) to the input connection were the loop used to be. I was able to receive certain AM stations better but I also ended up picking up a lot more noise and static too.