Kansas legislators fight loss of AM radios in new vehicles


The Kansas legislature is attempting to turn up the volume on federal regulators who no longer see a need to require AM radios in cars and trucks.

The Kansas House voted this week to support a resolution calling on Congress to force the issue by requiring the installation of AM radios in new vehicles. The vote was 109 to 14 for House Concurrent Resolution 5026 which wants the Kansas congressional delegation to turn up the heat to intervene in the issue.

Legislators want the pressure especially on the Nation Highway Traffic Safety Administration to issue a rule reported the Kansas Reflector.

As we’ve reported in the past on this issue, some contend that without AM radios in vehicles, travelers would be less likely to receive severe weather information compared to FM stations which don’t transmit as far.

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