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Singing the praises of AM radio

This interview originally aired on In the Moment on SDPB Radio.

Larry Rohrer and Sturgis native David Hersrud look to the past and the future on this episode of Fresh Tracks.

The last songs of AM radio
They examine the shaky ground AM radio rests on. Some automobile manufacturers say they will be eliminating the option of AM radio from some or all of their models.

The two reminisce on the impact and importance of this unsung side of the radio.

“Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era"
Revisit pop music's psychedelic era with this 50th anniversary compilation. The album is here just in time for Record Store Day.

50th anniversary of hip-hop
Plus, celebrate the birthday of an iconic genre. Hersrud and Rohrer bring you a history lesson, a meditation on its importance and some new music arriving on the genre's 50th anniversary: Janelle Monáe's "Lipstick Lover.

Larry, although retired as Assistant General Manager for SDPB, continues to write, host, and do media production and voice work for SDPB.