Can you believe AM radio is still alive? Me still do use it. I listen mostly by SDR Internet Online receivers. Also I listen to talk programs on my small AM/FM TECSUN “PL-600” radio. Seems so retro, but it is still useful.
Nevertheless, AM radio has been in decline for years, with many AM stations in US and abroad going out of business each year. Now there are only 4,684 left as of the end of 2015 (!) That stands in contrast to the 6,701 commercial FM stations that are thriving, a number that does not include an additional 4,095 educational FM stations and 1,433 low power stations. All this is still analog, remember. So some big questions come to mind: Why is AM dying…? But I still doubt.
Below is SWL files sample of the AM rag chewing hamradio amateurs on the West Coast of US: