Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Paul, who shares a number of articles about the one-frequency FM radio called the Public Radio:
Might be of interest to you and readers of the SWLing Post:
Why does the Public Radio cost $60?
How to program a radio which is sealed inside a cardboard shipping box (they did not implement this for production):
The Public Radio manufacturing line:
Thanks for sharing, Paul. We’ve mentioned the Public Radio before, but I did not realize they were completely produced and assembled in the US.
Post Readers: Please comment if you own a Public Radio. I’m very curious what you think about the audio fidelity.
Credit: St. Louis Public Radio via RadioINK.com
As the regular readers know, this site is not purely and entirely shortwave radio-centric … we enjoy all radio.
I don’t think we’ve mentioned this web site before, but I recently ran across this article on RadioINK:
People are no longer dependent on radio.
That’s what St. Louis Public Radio contends with the launch of its new podcast, The Gateway, another short (7-15 minutes), daily news podcast. Here’s what they had to say about the new show …
Being a radio buff – or shall I say an ALL radio buff – I cannot fully comprehend that “people are no longer dependent on radio”. But I do acknowledge that technology has allowed us to manage our time better. And having a local podcast of news does appeal to many (yes, I suppose even to me at times).
It’s a very short article – three paragraphs – but I challenge the readers to comment: are you no longer dependent on radio? Okay – that’s a loaded question to this audience – just look at this post within the past 24-hours! But we’d also like to know: is there anything in your area, like this article describes of St. Louis Public Radio, where your local stations are turning to podcasts or other means to reach and/or expand their target audience?
Thanks in advance for your comments.
Guest Post by Troy Riedel