What makes AM radio so popular with rural Americans?

AM radio is a staple for the 46 million people living in rural America, but what separates it from its popular counterpart, FM radio?

AM radio travels much greater distances from where it originates because of its modulation. It is why popular AM radio programs can be heard hundreds of miles away from their origin, yet popular FM stations can experience static at a fraction of the distance.

Manufacturers like Ford have announced plans to stop putting the technology in new cars, leaving millions of rural Americans in a tough situation.

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