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What AM radio’s waning reach means for the future of politics and public safety

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (PBS NewsHour) — In recent years, podcasts and streaming internet content have been challenging AM radio for listeners. Now, there’s another threat: electric automakers are installing radios without the AM band in new vehicles, citing interference from EV motors. But critics say limiting AM radio’s reach will have repercussions for politics and public safety.