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All About the Relevance of AM

Radio World’s recent stories about AM, in one place

Radio World launched a series of articles in September 2009 exploring the problems and challenges facing AM radio operators in the United States. Here are links to the articles, subsequent developments in AM and related reader commentaries, with the most recent first.

“Fall of a Titan: 89¾ Years of CFCF” (October 2010)
Montreal AM signed off in January

“AM Radio: My First Real Love” (October 2010)
The affair continues, and the romance hasn’t all died

“BMC Hopeful About EXB Proposal” (September 2010)
Two years later, Goldman says new band is getting a second look

“AM HD Radio Has Stalled. Now What?” (August 2010)
Not many stations have it; others even turned it off. Where does it go next?

“Arsenault Disappointed in AM Power Hike Outcome” (June 2010)
Leslie Report on the FCC rejection of his idea

“How About a Hike in AM Power?”
Paul McLane comments on Arsenault’s idea (May 2010)

“Think Big: Consultant Proposes AM Daytime Power Hike”
Richard Arsenault has a bold idea (April 2010)

“AM’s Successes Vary Widely”
From the Editor column by Paul McLane (Jan. 13, 2010)

“AM, Losing Its Grip on Reality”
Commentary by Scott Taylor (Jan. 1, 2010)

“It’s Time for an AM Radio Revival”
Commentary by Stephen Winzenburg (Dec. 16, 2009)

“AM, and How! Not All Stations on the Senior Band Are Struggling”
News analysis by Randy Stine (Nov. 4, 2009)

“AM: Talk About the Passion”
From the Editor column by Paul McLane (Nov. 4, 2009)

“Here We Go Again”
Commentary by Ed De La Hunt (Oct. 7, 2009)

“AM Remains a Vital, Important Medium”
Commentary by R.V. Zeigler (Oct. 7, 2009)

“AM’s Relevance: 10 Steps to Fix AM’s Problems”
Commentary by Mark Heller (Oct. 7, 2009)

“Is AM Radio Still Relevant?”
News analysis by Randy Stine (Sept. 1, 2009)