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Wondering if I've made a mistake.

Original radio missing when bought bus, so got new radio. New one doesn't pick up AM. Wondering if an old style radio would pick up AM, or maybe an antenna went missing along with the original radio ? (There's still a wire type antenna sticking out the top of the dash air component that sits at the front end of the roof and the installer did plug an antenna wire into the new radio, though he had to add a jack to it to do so.)
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The new radio does have AM receiver, correct? I would check to make sure your antenna is working. Does FM work and receive?
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My new receiver picks up AM and FM loud & clear, using that same antenna. Could be something as simple as a loose connection.
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It would be weird that your new radio wouldn't have AM...brand and model? Does it have a selectable AM band? You should be able to push a "band" button that would cycle through FM1, FM2, AM1, etc. How's your FM reception?

Normally it's the other way and you get AM but not FM! If you ARE getting AM but it's straight static, then check for proper grounding...AM will often pick up things like the Alternator if the radio isn't grounded properly, and the static is enough to override the weaker AM frequencies.
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It does have am and fm bands. I bought the same model radio and got it installed by the same installer in a 95 safari trek. Works fine there.
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Fire the bus up, turn the radio on AM, and push on the throttle. See if the static gets louder and more "whirry." What's the brand/model?
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