House Committee Holds Hearing to Protect AM Radio in Cars

The House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology held a hearing to protect the future of AM radio in vehicles.

The hearing comes with the bipartisan “AM for Every Vehicle Act,” imploring the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to keep AM radio in new car models.

Several representatives argued that AM radio is a necessity for its provision of “critical information” pertaining to public emergency alerts.

Reporting from Just the News:

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle agreed with the importance of AM radio, including Florida Democratic Rep. Darren Soto, who called it the “last line of defense” for “critical information” and Georgia Republican Rep. Buddy Carter, who was “encouraged” to see some automakers responding by keeping AM in their manufacturing plans.