The FM Solution for AM Stations

AM is in danger of dying for no good reason

  • My students can barely name an FM station, frequency or type of programming on the air and have no idea what AM radio is – and I’m talking about my USC students years ago as well as NYU music business students today indicating a death watch for AM among young people.
  • AM operators have been failed by the FCC and most importantly their lobby group the NAB which has talked a good game but left thousands of AM stations vulnerable and on life support.
  • If they can’t attract audiences younger than 60, AM will be all but gone in a few more years but there is an answer – provide incentives for consolidators who already have too many stations to run to do long-term leases to AM operators.

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