Hey, I'm not saying "TV is better" - I'm a radio person, too. But the lack of substance on Am radio - especially in Cincinnati - has driven all but the John Birchers away from the dial. And I don't see these potential listeners coming back, no matter how loud the talk show "hosts" shout or how outrageous their antics get.
If your AM station had a generator backup for its studio and transmitter, and provided useful emergency coverage during a power outage, instead of satellite-fed stuff, you might have a point. But if my power's out, phone doesn't work, and I can't get out of my street due to fallen trees, who cares about listening to Clark Howard?
True on most accounts. Most stations in this market are staffed enough to report on emergency situations.
Given the accumulative ratings that the AM talkers in Cincinnati enjoys, there must be a lot of John Birch Society members in this market.