Do some AM/FM radio stations have zero listeners at any given time? Who listens?

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  1. !!!kaboom!!!

    !!!kaboom!!! Well-Known Member Banned User

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    While it is rare for me to listen to regular radio anymore, I do not want to assume my habits are the same as the mainstream's.

    But I recently was driving in a car that wasn't mine and decided to try out the old AM/FM. It seemed to be a shadow of how I remembered it.

    I found an 80s channel -- on AM, relatively local but the sound was horrible. I wondered if anyone but me in the world was listening to this channel.

    Do you listen to AM/FM? Do you know of anyone?

    It would seem that hardcore commuters have adapted and moved on to other forms of media. Maybe these radio stations still get old timers listening, or people with light commutes who don't care, or technophobes/luddites -- but the people with money often are serious commuters in the primes of their lives.

    Radio has to be in way worse shape than newspapers or TV as far as hope for the future goes.
     
  2. zhukov

    zhukov Time traveler Gold

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    you, sir, are a prophet
     
  3. banksy

    banksy You wrote "I love you" in lipstick on the mirror VIP

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    just cancelled siriusxm in my car because I mostly listen to podcasts

    but sometimes I'll put on the local classic rock or country FM station
     
  4. freds

    freds you broke it VIP

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    just like FoxNews, people over the age of 70.
     
  5. freds

    freds you broke it VIP

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    hey, zhuk!
     
  6. Gitfiddle

    Gitfiddle Live Deliciously

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    You should listen very closely to an ice pick.
     
  7. HanzoZTheRTazor

    HanzoZTheRTazor Well-Known Member Banned User

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    I only listen to Rush, Hannity, and Mark Levin.
     
  8. FunnyFarm2

    FunnyFarm2 voice of reason VIP Gold

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    I can't handle the 8 minutes of program then 8 minutes of commercials.
     
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    Teabag ◬ Tearbag ◬ VIP

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    NPR
     
  10. Onion

    Onion Well-Known Member

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    I walk to work and listen the TuneIn or SiriusXM app.
     
  11. Rod-Stroker

    Rod-Stroker Streptococcus Gingivitis Halllllllllllllitosis

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    I listen to conservative talk radio on KSFO 560am local morning show/Lush Rimbauah/Savage Nation/Mark Levin I listen with a lot of anger and irrational thoughts.
     
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  12. Napoleon V

    Napoleon V Swagggggg. ! !!!!!!!! !!!!! Banned User

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    bluetooth is an awesome thing to have in your car
    I listen to podcasts and music I have on my phone, never listen to the radio