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Bruce I truly enjoy your deep thought reflections about the state of AM radio and wish to say more about it.
We have a 1490 station with 1kW fulltime, and during the day it is solid. But starting after the critical hours and through the night its skywave causes it to blur very badly, and it’s only 8-miles away!
In this town the one-and-only 50kW fulltimer is devoted to sports and has high ratings, not because the public listens, but because there is nothing else to listen to.
Frankly, everyone I meet watches cable TV or has Netflix. Radio is gone to them.
Still, since this one tower house has the ratings, a whole ton of other stations also do sports, all hoping to out-sport the other. But living sports lovers are at the stadium watching the game and not listening to the radio.
The dividing line between reality and…. I forget, what is the oposite of reality? Well, you know what I mean.
Meanwhile, KDX Worldround Radio (Part 15) keeps me happy with programming so good that if you heard it you would devote your life to it.