By William Kautter
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RadioRedux lets you play streaming audio from AM and FM stations with a variety of beautiful radio graphics from the golden age of product design. The seven detailed radio models included in RadioRedux will delight all, and vintage radio aficionados are sure to recognize these classic tabletop sets from makers like Emerson, Fada, Philco and others.
Turn the knobs just as you would on an old-fashioned radio! The Volume knob turns the radio on with a click, the dial illuminates, and you’re ready to “tune in” your favorite stations. The Tuning knob moves the station indicator, and the blue tuning eye glows when you’ve found a station. You can switch between AM and FM with the Band knob. A status bar below the radio displays the tuning frequency, station name, format, city, and state.
RadioRedux comes loaded with close to 500 US radio stations playing more than forty different program formats. Customize your radio dial with just the stations you want, and change them as often as you like. Don’t see your favorite station? If you know the URL for its live stream, you can easily add it to your RadioRedux station list.
Coming Soon… more US stations, Canadian stations and radio designs from the 1950’s, 60's, and 70's.
Help Us Increase Our Radio Station Database...get credit for helping to make RadioRedux even better! If you know the streaming URL for any terrestrial broadcast radio station not in our current list, please send us an e-mail with the station call letters, frequency, program format, City and State, and URL. The RadioRedux stations database will be updated with your information and made available to all RadioRedux users. With your permission, your name will be included with the station information. To be compatible with the iPad, the URL must work in iTunes.
What's New in Version 1.01
Good idea, poorly executed
You would think that an app which features images of old time radios would do its best recreate the experience of listening to old time radio broadcasts, nostalgia stations and oldies stations. But this app falls short in critical ways. The pictures of old radios are almost cartoonish, and the selection of available stations is puny. Before writing this review, I contacted RadioRedux Support, providing information about several stations I'd like to see added, all of which are easily received using the Tunein Radio or WunderRadio apps, among others. The response from RadioRedux was dismissive, so my advice is save your dollar and turn to the free Tunein Radio app, where you'll find countless streaming terrestrial and Internet stations, and a pleasing interface to boot. I wanted to like this app, but found it disappointing. Perhaps another developer will run with the idea and make it work.
Nice App...very cool concept for radio buffs. I love the antique catalin radio skins. More AM/FM stations in each state need to be added!