Pushback continues on impending AM radio cuts

Impending cuts to AM radio in vehicles has Capitol Hill talking. Congressman Dusty Johnson from South Dakota weighed in at Washington Watch.

“I will admit to being befuddled by Ford’s decision I just cannot imagine that it costs very much to implement that AM frequency into the dashboard,” said Johnson. “It seems like the kind of thing that consumers, I mean you look at it millions of people listen to AM radio, this is not just people in South Dakota. I mean this is a 50 state, sea to shining sea medium that people engage with. It seems like the craziest place to cut a corner and save a buck.”

Earlier this week, U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Pete Buttigieg, said he doesn’t know of a formal role his department has in preventing the action, but he acknowledged the value of AM radio to rural America.


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