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Barrasso, Lummis Protect AM Radio in Wyoming

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Two members of Wyoming’s Congressional Delegation are working to protect AM radio in Wyoming. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the details.

Barrasso, Lummis Protect AM Radio in Wyoming

U.S. Senators John Barrasso and Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) are joining Senator Ted Cruz of Texas in cosponsoring the “AM Radio for Every Vehicle Act.” The legislation would direct the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to require automakers to maintain AM broadcast radio in their new vehicles. In Wyoming and rural areas throughout the west, AM radio is critical, and at times, the only means of mass communication. Senator Barrasso said limiting the installation of AM radio in new cars and trucks would be a grave mistake because residents of Wyoming rely on AM radio for everything from news to weather and emergency alerts.

Senator Lummis said in many corners of Wyoming, AM radio is the only window to the outside world of news, sports and emergency alerts, and she looks forward to the Senate taking up this bill and safeguarding the people of Wyoming’s access to life-saving information. The legislation is supported by a bipartisan coalition of 60 Senators and 246 members of the House of Representatives.

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    Fred Osborn

    May 8, 2024 at 10:34 am

    It “ain’t” only in Wyomin …there are a lot of other states with this same problem. Perhaps if people visited some of these other states they would know these things.

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