We need your help to save AM radio in future cars!

As a loyal listener of Classic Hits 1530 AM, you already know what makes AM radio great. Whether it’s tuning into the Norton high school football game, listening to your local church service, monitoring the incoming storm, or catching Kansas City Royals baseball. These are just some of the ways our listeners depend on us.

And you may not know, AM radio stations make up the backbone of the emergency alert system – the tool used to keep the public safe in times of crisis.

There are more than 80 million Americans each month that depend on AM radio stations across the country. Yet despite this, certain automobile manufacturers have taken AM radio out of their electric vehicles. Some have even signaled they may remove AM from future models of all their vehicles.

We need your help.

If you could take just two minutes to send a message to your members of Congress about why AM radio is important to keep in the car, it would make an incredible difference.

We’ve made it easy. When you click here, you will be taken to a site with a pre-populated email (feel free to personalize this as you like). You can add your mailing address and this email will be sent to your representatives and senators on Capitol Hill.

We don’t want AM radio listeners to be left in the dark. It’s important to send a message today to Congress asking them to advocate for AM radio with automakers.

Your help can make all the difference.

Dierking Communications, Inc. 
KQNK AM 1530 – Norton, Kansas
KNDY AM 1570 – Marysville, Kansas

Derek Nester
Derek Nesterhttp://www.sunflowerstateradio.com
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2020 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.


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