I hope that my newsreader does not belch too terribly in getting this message
In 1989, my wife and I were vacationing in the Canadian Maritime Provinces.
It was early July and we had just taken the ferry from Nova Scotia to Prince
Edward Island. It was about 6 pm or so and a thundershower had just rolled
through the area (it was sunny again, but big cluds loomed about)
and we were driving to our next Bed & Breakfast place. Her
car (a Honda Accord) has a normal AM/FM stereo w/ a tape deck, nothing fancy
or high-tech. We were driving along and a pressed the 'auto program' button
which finds the 6 strongest signals in a given area and temporarily asigns them
to the program button. This was on FM. One of the stations we got was from
****ia Beach*, ***ia. Now, I know that AM stations can propagate great
distances *at Night*, but FM during the late afternoon. This was so wierd that
I figured it to be some sort of atmospheric fluke and have not given it any
Is there some sort of explanation as to whythis may occur on FM??