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32 Ways Radio is Changing

From Change-Maker Radio Shows to Rolling Radios

— December 19, 2014 — Tech
Radio is changing, of that there is no doubt, but it hasn't gone fully obsolete just yet. With the advent of televisions, the Internet, smartphones, social media, portable audio players and digital music, the radio has declined in prominence but there's something romantic about the radio which makes many people want to hold onto it.

Over the years and decades, the humble radio has had to evolve to stay relevant and in order to maintain its appeal, if only with certain segments of the population.

Back in the day, the radio was a necessity because it was people's only live connection to the outside world in the pre-television days. However, this is no longer the case, and as a result radio is changing to appeal to demographics interested in retro products or simply looking for ways to be different.

These days it's hugely common for radios to be incorporated into other forms of technology ranging from smartphones to clocks. Few people if any are willing to invest in a self-contained solid radio that only does radio. Manufacturers recognize this, and have begun creating radios that double as pieces of art or clocks that include a radio function.

The only self-contained radios that have any kind of appeal nowadays are those that have an extremely eye-catching design, making them valuable to the hipster, the scene kid and anyone looking to stand out and be different.
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Mod Tilted Transmitters
Mod Tilted Transmitters
This Portable Radio Embodies Quirky Features That Make Old Tech Talk
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Musical Alarm Tools
Musical Alarm Tools
The Jeremie Engel Engel allRadio Application Wakes Users with Stations
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30
Identical Twin Radio Shows
Identical Twin Radio Shows
Winklevoss Radio Features the Winklevoss Twins and Famous Guests
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29
International Streaming Tools
International Streaming Tools
The TuneIn Radio Applications Gives Users Access to Global Channels
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Mixed Musicals Signals
Mixed Musicals Signals
Addis Tunes is a Platform for Discovering African Music
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27
Covert Wilderness Radio Shows
Covert Wilderness Radio Shows
'The Dark Outside FM' Show Plays One-Use Music in the Wild
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Plant-Powered Radios
Plant-Powered Radios
‘Moss FM’—The First Naturally Plant-Powered Radio
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Curated Streaming Services
Curated Streaming Services
Beats Music Provides Listeners with a Revolutionized Interface
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24
Sociable Bluetooth Headphones
Sociable Bluetooth Headphones
These Music-Sharing Headphones Make Listening a Social Experience
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Auto Mobile App Stores
Auto Mobile App Stores
General Motors is Getting in on the Mobile Market with its Own App Shop
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22
Change-Maker Radio Shows
Change-Maker Radio Shows
Giving Warriors Focuses on Social Enterprise and Non-Profit Leaders
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21
Picnic-Ready Radios
Picnic-Ready Radios
The Media Bucket Makes Music Amplification Portable
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20
Smartphone Dash Displays
Smartphone Dash Displays
The KW-V50BT Display Receiver Integrates Your Smartphone With Your Car
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Personalized Retro Radio Players
Personalized Retro Radio Players
Pure Evoke Mio Radio Offers a Nostalgic Experience
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Winsome Wicker Transistors
Winsome Wicker Transistors
The Hybrid Radio Combines Old Design Styles with Contemporary Flair
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Faux Clock Radios
Faux Clock Radios
'I'm Not a Clock' from Antrepo Designs is a True Clock Radio
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Multi-Tasking Music Centres
Multi-Tasking Music Centres
The Sonneteer Morpheus Server Does Basically Everything
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Vehicular Audio Gadgets
Vehicular Audio Gadgets
The Alpine iLX-007 Uses Apple CarPlay Technology
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14
Wall Art Radios
Wall Art Radios
Radio Active by Erez Bar-Am Changes Stations by Moving the Rocks & Cords
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13
Retro Stereo Tablet Apps
Retro Stereo Tablet Apps
The Stereolizer App Turns Your iPad into an Old-Fashioned Radio
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Multiplying MP3 Platforms
Multiplying MP3 Platforms
Microsoft Expands ZuneHD Entertainment Services to XBox Live
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Internet-Streaming Sound Systems
Internet-Streaming Sound Systems
The Grace Encore WiFi Music Player Plays Continuous Music
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10
Ultra-Minimalist Radios
Ultra-Minimalist Radios
The Naked Radio Plays Music Using the Bare Minimum
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9
Revived Retro Transistors
Revived Retro Transistors
This Classic Radio Combines Vintage Design with a Contemporary Twist
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8
Revamped '90s Amplifiers
Revamped '90s Amplifiers
The JVC Kaboom Boombox Makes a Comeback with a Vengeance
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Modernized Retro Stereos
Modernized Retro Stereos
The Slice Dab Radio Has a Traditional Touch With Modern Tech
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6
Retro Radio Phone Docks
Retro Radio Phone Docks
The iPhone Radio Dock Transforms Your Phone into an Analog Tuner
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5
Designer Retro Radios
Designer Retro Radios
The Orla Kiely 'Evoke Mio' is a Stylish Modernized Sound System
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4
Smartphone Digital Radio Services
Smartphone Digital Radio Services
Apple is Rolling Out a Digital Radio Service
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3
Outer Space Radios
Outer Space Radios
George Abdoulas Designs the Desktop Radio for Alien Lovers
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Retro Eco-Friendly Stereos
Retro Eco-Friendly Stereos
Live a Greener Lifestyle by Using the Card Radio
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Analog Radio-Inspired Clocks
Analog Radio-Inspired Clocks
The Time Tuner is Complicated, But Cool
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