Michelle Bradley posted the results of her meeting with the FCC as she brought up part 15 AM and More Power and Minus Antenna ground restrictions. Even at 100 mW it's a vast improvement which will get listeners.
In the meeting she brought up BETS-1 and how it works well in Canada and may curb Pirate Radio for the true Hobby Broadcaster.
I advise all to cheer her on during this gutsy move on her behalf as New Radio Revolution members (some) has never stopped with the vision.
Is that on the wreck website or her Facebook? I haven't seen it yet, but I have to make the rounds.
AM broadcast is a simple means of communications and should be built back up and promoted for use, in case emergencies and disasters knock out digital communications.
Day to day AM could be used for community radio, and I've thought for a long time that would be of benefit, more voices to keep people tuning there and thinking about it, where they will hear the NAB's other stations, it keeps things alive.
If your station is a real community voice with programming that needs to be heard by your group, I can't see the problem of asking your listeners to buy a radio, or even giving out radios to them.
There was one LPAM initiative that got started some years ago, when LPFM was being sought. It seemed like there were several advantages over FM, and one big one was keeping costs down with the antenna. You don't need to build a tall tower or rent space on one, an ongoing expense. An AM antenna could be built on your own property, using a short tower or pole.
It sounded like a good idea that some would use LPAM if their situation allowed it, but I saw LPFM advocates who talked like they were stuck up and demanded FM only.
I don't see what's wrong with loosening up the use of declining bands and keeping them going, even Britain and some other European countries have LPAM now. Why not at some point go post-apocalyptic and take things back to the days like it was in early broadcasting?