Sometimes people judge the performance of a transmit system by the quality of the audio produced by their receive system when tuned to that transmit system. But such observations also are heavily dependent on the receive system in use, as well as its geographic location.
For example, I have two cars: a 2008 KIA Optima and a 2016 Toyota Corolla. Checking today while parked in my driveway in my city of 40,000, the Toyota radio produces very listenable (but not noise-free) daytime groundwave reception of WBBM and the other Chicago Class As. The lengths of those propagation paths to my location all exceed 225 miles. My Toyota radio also listenably receives a 530 kHz TIS station transmitting from a state park more than 30 miles away from me.
The KIA radio does not detect any of those signals from my receive location.