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Welcome To Case's Column

Let me say a big welcome to all of you for joining me here. I'm going to call these blog meetings Case's Column. I wanted to use "Corner", but that was already taken. Since 2008, it's been a real privilege to come on here and share some of my life with you, and it's a big world where we live.

In these blogs, I'll just speak whatever is on my mind, but we will be playing within the rules here. I may pick a particular topic, point out an event, or shoot the breeze. I'm a little bit of an essayist at times, so I'll just speak what's on my mind, and I might tell a story or two. Or, I might spew out an opinion or three. There will be some serious moments, some tender, some poignant, but there will also be those moments that you'll just bust out laughing. But, hopefully, everything will be in good fun here. And, of course, there's a place below for your comments and thoughts as we go along here. So feel free to join me for the ride -- I sure as heck hope I'm doing this right and not making any mistakes.

Thanks for taking your time in reading Case's Column. Hopefully, you'll enjoy being entertained by it as much as I've enjoyed putting these writings together. And thanks for the time you spend in City-Data.com, where it's great to be alive!

Regards,

case44

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Message To Automakers: Don't Take AM Radio Away

Posted 04-19-2023 at 04:38 PM by case44
Updated 04-19-2023 at 05:25 PM by case44


Let me assure you this: AM radio is not irrelevant. It isn't, folks.

I'm sure you've heard about Ford Motor Company's recent decision to phase out AM radios from their new models, electric and gas-powered, beginning next year. Yikes! What's going to happen if you purchase a new Ford in the next year and then you can't tune in to important news or weather information that will affect you?? That's apparently where Ford is going. Now, there have been reasons given where EV cars are concerned, and they are outlined in the below link:

https://www.theverge.com/23633932/am...arkey-fema-fcc

Thankfully, I'm a Toyota driver, and it's safe to say that AM will continue to be carried in their vehicles for the foreseeable future. AM is not dead yet. We still have numerous stations in large and small markets which carry a myriad of formats, including most of the information stations which usually carry emergency broadcast capabilities. To not have the service is taking away important information that you may need one day. Never mind that the left's goal is to take away talk radio from our airwaves. And I doubt seriously that that's Ford's modus operandi. That's not going to happen, especially when there are apps which people use to pick up many AM channel programming on their smartphones. Automakers, meanwhile, need to take a long, hard look at how stereo systems are put together and processed. Nothing's obsolete and nothing's irrelevant. Keep the radios as they are! They're just too valuable.

Well, at least, if nothing else, you know which brands of cars not to buy if you intend to keep listening to AM radio.
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