A government official says farmers still rely heavily on AM radio for vital information.
Nathan Simington is a commissioner for the Federal Communications Commission. He told farm broadcasters gathered in Kansas City there are people who want the AM radio frequencies reallocated for a different purpose, but he does not support it. Simington says AM radio remains a source of reliable information in rural areas. “AM radio was for us then, and it is for the more than three million farmers across the United States now, today, an indispensable resource.