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Some car companies are dropping AM radio. What that could mean for its future

Ford has announced it’ll be dropping AM radios from many of its new vehicles starting in the 2024 model year.

Many electric vehicle manufacturers have already stopped including AM radios in their cars, arguing they’re not listenable because of interference from the electric motors.

The Show spoke with Jonathan Brewster, CEO of El Dorado Broadcasters, which owns AM stations in Yuma and California.

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Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.