I use to listen to WJR AM 760 when I was a kid, The Tigers and Red Wings were on that station and I listened to J.P. McCarthy in the morning before work, so I listened to that station for a long time growing up.
Now, I can go thru the AM channels and find maybe 1 or 2 that you can actually hear anymore.
Not sure why that is ...
WJR in Detroit, I use to pick it up in Columbus, Ohio and listen to the Red Wings when I was working down there.
Now, back on the Ohio / Mich boarder, I cannot pick up WJR, or most other AM radio stations.
1470 in Toledo use to have the Sports in town, the signal got bad, would fade in and out thru town, they went to the FM side of things and it worked for awhile ... in the last several years, you can't hear the AM or the FM side (FM you can, but not very well) anymore.
Not sure why, but both of those stations have went to hell, could be on Low Power as far as I know ... they are run by the same company, so maybe that has something to do with it ... I know they use to have the ESPN shows on thruout the day, till late afternoon then the local guys .
Now it's CBS Sports programing, don't know if that has anything to do with the quality of the signal or not, but it's bad enough that I gave up on it.
Back in '08 I got a car with XM in it and now Sirius and that is the primary reason I have/had Sirius XM to this day.
That said, listening to a lot more FM (different station) now and using my SiriusXm less.
Thanks for the info ...WJR just changed their transmitter to all solid state They have dropped their HD as well. Signal should be better now
The FCC allows broadcasters to rebroadcast HD signals on analog translators and that is the main reason for the existence of some HD broadcasts. Very few people if any have HD capable receivers, but analog FM is ubiquitous so broadcasters can treat those translators that rebroadcast their HD signals as essentially an additional station. And if you listen to a station like that they are usually promoting that analog translator's frequency rather than the HD frequency. The maximum power for those translators is .25 kw, but that's sufficient to cover a lot of mid-sized to small communities. Here in Elko we have three analog translators rebroadcasting HD signals, plus one AM station rebroadcasts on an analog FM translator as well.
Putting a 50,000 watt AM station as a subchannel on a FM stations (and not using that loop to get it on a translator) is like having a SD counterpart of a HD channel. Useless for most people