Longtime farm broadcaster Max Armstrong retired last month after nearly a half-century on the air, many of those spent on AM radio stations heard across the nation. Armstrong, who was based at Chicago’s WGN, says that AM radio continues to fulfill a major demand not only throughout farm country, but also in one of the nation’s largest metro areas.
Armstrong adds that his final days spent behind the mic were coupled with efforts to raise the alarm about a push by automobile makers to remove AM radio receivers from the dashboard of their new vehicles.
Max Armstrong was president of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting in 2017. NAFB has launched the website WhyIListen.com, encouraging visitors to tell their stories about listening to radio and its importance in their lives.
Hear all of Kyle’s conversation with Max Armstrong, which initially aired July 6th on our sister station 580 WIBW: