Justin’s your host this week and FORD KEEPS AM RADIO FOR 2024!

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Greetings from “one” of the J’s  (Jim) of the J and J Midday show.

Justin is your host for the remainder of this week, as I’m on vacation for a couple days visiting familiy.  He’ll have your “WOW” (winning on Wednesday, formerly known as Trivia Wednesdays) and, the “Mostly Request Thursday” for you as well!  Please keep him company with lots of texts and e-mails, or calls to 616-527-WION.

The BIG news for the radio industry came while I was driving today.  It seems Ford Motor Company has reversed it’s decision to remove AM radio from it’s 2024 vehicles!  Brian Winnekins who headed up the grass-roots effort in Wisconsin which grew through the farm community he serves got larger and larger til it reached legislative circles, and is now making a difference at Ford.  Let’s hope other manufacturers of automobiles  catch on as well.  Here’s the story as carried by TV-8 via the AP.  We thank TV-8 for it’s coverage.  Please click on the picture to read more and CELEBRATE that one of the major manufacturers sees VALUE in the use of AM radio by it’s customers!


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