Will Be On His Mind: Transportation Secretary weighs in on AM radio cuts in cars

The looming cut of AM radio in vehicles is top of mind for many in rural America since it’s essential for producers and residents to get their emergency alerts and news.

U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Pete Buttigieg, spoke about the issue at Washington Watch.

“We certainly recognize the importance and the important role that AM radio has played and continues to play with regard to people getting information that they need for safety, notably but not only when it comes to weather emergencies and one thing we know about these times is that weather emergencies are becoming more frequent and more severe,” Buttigieg said. “While I don’t know of a formal legal role that we have with regard to that, it’s certainly something that will be on our mind as we remain in dialogue with the auto industry and with related industries when it comes to transportation.”

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