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When we ordered our eTron last September, we had no clue whatsoever that this would be the only car ever manufactured that doesn't come with AM radio. We prefer to listen to talk radio. KFI AM 640. And we were amazed that the eTron does not have AM radio. Has anyone figured out a work-around to be able to listed to KFI640 from some method on their phones and having it connect to the eTron sound system?
 

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I think you should be able to stream the radio station online through the e-tron's infotainment system, rather than using the am tuner.
 

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I am also perplexed and disappointed about the lack of AM, even more so as it is mentioned in the owner's manual (and so is the passenger side charge port, and the DVD player.) I am going to see if there is an AM radio that will communicate via bluetooth or USB. Not likely I suppose...
 

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Try WWFS (WNEW) 102.7 HD3 for 1010 WINS simulcast on FM. It came on the air in 2008, but I don't know if it still works.
 

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Try WWFS (WNEW) 102.7 HD3 for 1010 WINS simulcast on FM. It came on the air in 2008, but I don't know if it still works.
Yes it still works, but as with any HD radio station, reception can be spotty. I actually told my dealer's technology specialist about it.

That said, I believe the reason the AM radio is deleted is due to interference with reception caused by the high voltage and electric motors. Plug In Hybrids also do not come with AM I believe.
 

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When we ordered our eTron last September, we had no clue whatsoever that this would be the only car ever manufactured that doesn't come with AM radio. We prefer to listen to talk radio. KFI AM 640. And we were amazed that the eTron does not have AM radio. Has anyone figured out a work-around to be able to listed to KFI640 from some method on their phones and having it connect to the eTron sound system?
 

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I was very disappointed that there is no AM tuner as well. I can’t imagine there was any savings involved in this decision.

Fortunately in Boston the station I listen to a lot is simulcast on an HD2 frequency (WBZ) and that is how I listen. The iHeart radio app is another option.

I checked out Wikipedia and saw the following for the station you like:
On August 10, 2015, KFI began a simulcast on KOST FM's HD 2 signal.

As long as you have HD radio turned on as an FM radio option. If you tune in to KOST (103.5) and then go up one frequency you should be able to listen to KFI in HD. Once you have it tuned in, save it as a favorite.
 

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I was very disappointed that there is no a.m. tuner as well. I can’t imagine there was any savings involved in this decision. Fortunately in Boston I station I listen to a lot is simulcast on an HD two frequency ( WBZ) and that is how I listen.
I checked out Wikipedia and saw the following for the station you like:
On August 10, 2015, KFI began a simulcast on KOST FM's HD 2 signal.
As long as you have HD radio turned on as an FM setting. If you tune in to KOST (103.5) and then go up one frequency you should be able to listen to KFI in HD. Once you have it tuned in, save it as a favorite
There was a thread elsewhere that stated that the electric motors emit electrical interference that can disrupt signals on the AM broadcast frequency. I have not checked, but supposedly in general EV's do not have AM tuners.
 

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There was a thread elsewhere that stated that the electric motors emit electrical interference that can disrupt signals on the AM broadcast frequency. I have not checked, but supposedly in general EV's do not have AM tuners.
Yes, AM on my Model S was a nightmare. In fact I had the last gen Tesla that had AM radio. My wife often made fun of the noise as I accelerated or decelerated. It was essentially a useless radio band. I suppose if you listened to a broadcaster right underneath their antenna, the noise wouldn't be so bad, but any sizable distance from the transmitter and your listening to sounds that can be heard in Close Encounters of the Third Kind. ;)
 

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I remember as a child listening to powerful AM radio stations in the car at night - popular rock and roll. In those days an AM radio was generally all that was available in a car. It did not occur to me to look for an AM radio in our new e-Tron.

The post piqued my interest, though. An internet search reveals that AM is used by far fewer people than FM, but there are still millions of people who listen. Apparently the preferred content is spoken word, rather than music.

I never listen to AM, or any other radio format, as I cannot bear to listen to people talking. I gave up on Sirius because the DJs talk too much, and just listen to my own music.
 
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