Rumor that some cars may Dump AM/FM

Discussion in 'OEM Infotainment Systems' started by TSS Taylor, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. TSS Taylor

    TSS Taylor DRC Fan

    Will AM And FM Radio Really Be Eliminated On New Cars?

    The rumor is that some auto manufacturers will begin phasing out AM/FM. A GM Spokesperson said that isn't the case.

    I totally think this would be a horrible idea at this stage. It doesn't seem like there is any benefit to nixing it to the manufacturers. I can't see them saving more than $20-$30 on a car by doing so. Even though many people are listening to their iPod, or Internet Streamed service or Satellite Radio, there are WAY more people listening to AM/FM. Plus I'd imagine the Radio Lobbyists would pony up some money to the manufacturers just to prevent this. In fact perhaps this is just a whole scheme to make that happen.

    What are your thoughts?
  2. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    Am/FM stinks, but it's waaaaay too easy for people to use. I can't see it going away very soon. I listen on the way to work in the morning for local news, traffic, and weather, but not much else.

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  3. Jon

    Jon Well-Known Member

    I still listen to a local classic rock station that's pretty good. Plus NPR and sports talk. That's basically the only reason I listen to AM/FM anymore.

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  4. Wolf

    Wolf The Lone Wolf

    It would be a nice blow off am/fm, but I don't see it being dump out of the cars.
  5. Jon

    Jon Well-Known Member

    On the other hand, all the stations i listen to are available on my phone, so there's that.
  6. Wolf

    Wolf The Lone Wolf

    I have iHeart Radio on my phone, the only thing missing is Bluetooth in my car, I bet I can install it somehow without buying a factory radio.

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  7. Jon

    Jon Well-Known Member

    The only thing about iHeartRadio is it's Clear Channel.
  8. Wolf

    Wolf The Lone Wolf

    I know ClearChannel sucks, but there couple of FM stations that I like and miss listening to in Houston.
  9. Jon

    Jon Well-Known Member

    I have a few favorite local stations, none of which are ClearChannel.

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  10. AZDude

    AZDude Member

    I dont see it happening. AM/FM is free to listen and believe me, people will complain if it does not come with newer cars.
  11. blyons200

    blyons200 These pretzels are making me thirsty.

    That's insane!
  12. Steel Cranium

    Steel Cranium Well-Known Member

    I don't agree with it - AM for local sports and news & traffic in cities too small for Sirius to report, FM for left side of the dial college stations.
  13. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    If this does happen sooner than later, I'm picturing this being like airline baggage fees. AM/FM would be an up-charge, not the base.
  14. semipenguin

    semipenguin Cheeseburger Connoisseur

    Why don't SiriusXM radios have Bluetooth technology? :confused:

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  15. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    The Lynx does.

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  16. semipenguin

    semipenguin Cheeseburger Connoisseur

    Isn't that a wifi radio? :confused:

    SiriusXM should be making all their radios both Bluetooth & wifi capable :cool:

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  17. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    It does have both. This is the first radio that they have released since Bluetooth was really part of the norm.

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  18. IdRatherBeSkiing

    IdRatherBeSkiing Sherbert is not and never will be ice cream

    I like local traffic reports and stuff from my local AM station.

    Occasionally I do listen to a local FM station for a few minutes.

    Don't see why they would want to remove options from a car.
  19. Jon

    Jon Well-Known Member

  20. Wolf

    Wolf The Lone Wolf

    What about bluetooth?

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