Right, but I'm talking about commuters. Commuters might pick up AM 970 well at home... but I'd bet a great number have to drive down I-75. Every car I have ever been in loses AM 970 just before SR 54 when heading north on I-75.
I think you've been in some cars with bad radios. In my experience, car radios do better at pulling in AM signals than home radios do. Homes have too much additional interference ... TVs, computer monitors, cordless phones, microwaves, wifi routers, etc. Honestly, I've been able to carry 970 as far north as Bushnell (in Sumter County) -- and beyond in some cases -- in every car I've owned since the late 1980s.
Oddly, 99.9 FM from Brooksville doesn't come in very well in Wesley Chapel.
But maybe we can get back to the original topic, eh?