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Response to WCGreen (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 05:40 AM

29. I've got a couple of AM radios.

One is a 1926 RCA floor model and the other is a 50's table model. I rarely listen to the local radio music station on the older radio but do listen to the gardening show on the 50's bakelite on an occasional Sunday morning. Growing up, listening to those 50,000 watt, clear channel stations at night was an absolute MUST. I remember when the first FM stations began going online. What kind of fad is that?

Slowly, over the years, AM radio became the poor man's podium. Buying time on an AM station was a low-cost haven for preachers, pitchmen, spanish programming, and country music. I suspect that you are correct in predicting the demise of AM radio. But, it won't be in what remains of my lifetime. There are still a bunch of farmers and ranchers that eat their breakfast while listening to the early morning farm report on AM stations. One of my treasured memories is listening to the Lightcrust Doughboys at lunchtime when I was a kid. Came on every weekday at 12:15 p.m. Some of them went on to become the Bob Wills Band. AM radio was in its heyday with Amos and Andy, Lum and Abner, and momma could listen to Stella Dallas while she ironed the clothes. I miss what it was; not what it has become.

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