Who actually listens to AM radio? by QuestionGuy October 20, 2021, 7:23 pm Who actually listens to AM radio? What do you think? 12 Points Upvote Downvote AskAskMeListensQuestion and Answerradio See more Previous article English Work i guess Next article Availability With Dolt Read Replicas 26 Comments Leave a Reply Conservative older people who spend a lot of time driving or working in shops. It was the permanent background noise for my blue collar family members. Log in to Reply Uncle Frank Log in to Reply If I have to be in the vehicle while the Seahawks are playing I’ll tune into AM radio. Back before gps I used to check traffic on it too. Ugh I’m old. Log in to Reply My local NPR affiliate broadcasts on both the AM and FM band. I normally listen to FM for the clarity, but if I’m driving at the outskirts of their broadcast range, AM seems to go a little further, so I’ll switch it over. Log in to Reply I flip through on road trips for NPR. Or occasionally when there’s a game on that I’m missing because I’m out driving and want play by play. Log in to Reply Spies Log in to Reply Baseball and footbal games near me are on AM. If we’re outside or working on stuff we listen or driving Log in to Reply I’m pretty fucking tech savvy but have been a loyal local sports talk radio listener for like 20 years. It’s the only outlet that talks about my local pro teams on a daily basis. I hate 99.9% of AM/FM radio and it pisses me off how much right wing propaganda has taken over rural airwaves, but for my sports, I def have a use case. Log in to Reply I used to listen to some talk radio on it a couple years ago but now there is millions of podcasts to listen to I haven’t listened to AM radio in forever. Log in to Reply “Get to your point, caller!” “First time caller, long time listener” Log in to Reply People in rural areas who live far from transmission towers. FM transmission is limited to about 100 miles in good conditions (flat topography, clear weather, etc.), whereas AM transmission is a bit further (and nearly doubled during nighttime hours when reflected by the ionosphere, which is pretty neat). Log in to Reply It’s where they play hockey if I’m driving. Log in to Reply My father who worked the paper route as a second job for like a decade. When I went out with him he’d always listen to shitty alien conspiracy and right wing political radio shows. And for some reason I was surprised when he voted for trump. Log in to Reply jesusy people and angry people. and jesusy angry people. and people who want to listen for school closing but have never heard of the internet. maybe polka lovers? Log in to Reply Old people. Log in to Reply Dinosaurs Log in to Reply me when im bored Log in to Reply Me whenever I can’t play music from my phone for whatever reason. Don’t really care for radio music. Log in to Reply Of course it’s the morning people, You can’t listen to it in the PM Log in to Reply I stopped listening to the radio a while ago, but I remembering listening to it at all times of day, not just the morning. Log in to Reply 710 ESPN Log in to Reply If you drive across country, there are huge chunks where there is nothing but AM radio–lots of “Christian” crap and conservative pundits. Keeping the red states red. Log in to Reply People out in the country. Compared to FM, it’s easier to pick up when you are pretty far out from the big cities. Log in to Reply At work I do. Illigal radio really just isn’t the same over a pc streaming over the internet. Log in to Reply the klan? Log in to Reply Karens Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.