The AM Radio Die-Off: ‘It Makes Sense’ To Sutton


RBR+TVBR this week has offered no less than three articles about licensees who have opted to turn in the license of their respective AM radio stations. By January 8, 2022, four stations — each of them at least 65 years old — will disappear forever.

A Georgia Association of Broadcasters 2018 Hall of Fame inductee shares that this news shouldn’t be that surprising. Speaking of the Friday final sign-off of KDKD-AM in Clinton, Mo.Art Sutton says, “If this station and the other AMs leaving the air were viable businesses, they wouldn’t be going dark.”

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