In Honor of National Radio Day, August 20th: A Retro Radio Collection

In Honor of National Radio Day, August 20th: A Retro Radio Collection

Annie Werbler
Aug 19, 2009

Radio will never be completely replaced by any technology created in its place. Tuning into a local experience with other listeners gives us a sense of connection that we just don't get from our computers. The following models reference the glory days of radio in their designs, while still embracing the fact that they're produced in our modern age. They allow us to log off while staying plugged in, but in a way that's more romantic than hitting shuffle on your iPod (although these models can play that request, too).

• The Magno Small Radio is sold by Areaware for $200, along with a larger size of a similar-but-different design.

• The iconic Tivoli Model One radio comes in an array of colors with optional features, starting at $149

• Available at a discount directly from the manufacturer, The Crosley Traveler CR21 costs an affordable $40

• First designed in 1964, The Brionvega TS 522, a foldable classic, can be ordered from France for €299

• Now able to carry FM frequency for the US market, the Roberts Radio R250 is produced in every color under the sun, and comes straight from the UK for $163.

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