LATEST CHAPTER IN THE CONTINUING LONG, SLOW DEATH OF RADIO: New BMW Radio has no AM, no CD

The new BMW i3 electric car does away with the AM radio band, the company confirmed. “AM is just not on the menu,” said Connecticut owner Ward Jennings.

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2 Responses to LATEST CHAPTER IN THE CONTINUING LONG, SLOW DEATH OF RADIO: New BMW Radio has no AM, no CD

  1. capper August 16, 2014 at 12:57 am #

    it’s nice to have the choice to listen to AM or a CD if i want to. i would rate this as a negative, not a positive.

  2. DB August 16, 2014 at 4:04 pm #

    I agree with capper that this would be a negative. I have an extensive collection on CDs and loading them onto my iPhone would take forever and I just don’t want to take the time and effort to do so. Also, AM radio is good to have in case of an emergency as it transmits for longer distances than FM. Having a car without a CD player would be a negative for me as well. If this catches on, it would also be a nail in the coffin for local music stores as everyone would necessarily switch to streaming music or iTunes.

    By the way, did anyone else notice that new BMW looks like a Star Wars stormtrooper helmet mashed down? Imagine that, leave it to the Germans to come up with a stormtrooper looking car.

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