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Ford plans to drop AM radios from most of its new vehicles starting in 2024

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AM has been here for more than 100 years and will stay. The useless 5G modem will be outdated in 5-10 years tops. I can’t even use it outside USA. Sad days for auto industry. If anything, they should drop FM and keep AM.
 

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The last time my wife listened to AM radio was the last time she drove. With the exception of navigation, she would be happy if we still had radios like this:

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GPS/navigation may have saved our marriage. My wife is an awesome woman, but her navigating with a paper map and my piloting were a recipe for heated arguments and a lot of wrong turns.
 

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Apparently I'm in the minority, but I occasionally use AM for local news and some talk radio that still hasn't moved to FM or added an FM sister station. Bloomberg Radio and CBS 880 out of NYC are two good examples. Yes, any station can be live-streamed now, but there is a major convenience factor to being able to tune-in instantaneously without relying on a cell signal, especially in emergency situations.

Edit: And I'm sure there are FM HD variants available for most of the AM stations, but the whole HD thing still confuses me when tuning through.
 

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Apparently I'm in the minority, but I occasionally use AM for local news and some talk radio that still hasn't moved to FM or added an FM sister station. Bloomberg Radio and CBS 880 out of NYC are two good examples. Yes, any station can be live-streamed now, but there is a major convenience factor to being able to tune-in instantaneously without relying on a cell signal, especially in emergency situations.

Edit: And I'm sure there are FM HD variants available for most of the AM stations, but the whole HD thing still confuses me when tuning through.
During a local/national emergency, you don't have time to screw around. Nobody informs better than AM radio. Some things should be left well-enough alone.
 

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Don’t drive ins use AM?!? Sports? Emergency? Getting rid of CD’s is one thing, I’m not on board with this one. You are telling me if I bought a 2024 and met a rocket that I’d bring her to the drive in to find out I can’t get sound? Not cool Ford, not cool.
 

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Am planning on ordering a 2024 Ford Ranger but not if it doesn't have an AM radio. I live in a remote lightly populated part of Montana and listen to AM stations all the time as they have the range to reach out. I would miss the local news, weather, sports, music on the local AM stations. I think it would be a deal breaker for me.
 

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As much as I was disappointed missing sirius, I'd much rather have AM if I can't get both.
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