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Kitsie 08-15-2017 07:18 AM

Radio with push button tuning...
...for my kitchen. If they can make them for the car, why not for the house?
Dialing to other stations is a pain, takes minutes to find other ones. I just want to be able to push a button and be at another station!
Of course for me it must be as inexpensive as possible and does not need a CD player with it.
Thanks for any help you can give me!

QuiltnNan 08-15-2017 07:50 AM

interesting... i'd be interested in that as well.

Kitsie 08-15-2017 08:04 AM

yes, there are many tutes on adapting a car radio, but I don't have an electricians degree or knowledge! I've searched for boomboxes too, but they cost a bunch! Nan, I will let you know if I find anything.

bearisgray 08-15-2017 08:06 AM

I am looking for a small clock-radio that will play tapes - and CDs.

SusieQOH 08-15-2017 08:10 AM

The only one I can think of is the Bose Wave radio- but they are pricey.

Sewnoma 08-15-2017 08:35 AM

I stream music from Pandora through my Alexa in my sewing room. Completely hands-free, I just have to boss Alexa around when I want to skip to a new track or listen to a different station. Love it! Alexa also runs several smart plugs in my sewing room, so I can turn things on and off from across the house if I want to. "Alexa! Turn off the iron!" And she just says, "Ok" and the iron goes off.

Love, love, love my Alexa. :)

marilynr 08-15-2017 08:38 AM

I have been looking for this type of radio for a long time now. They used to make them years ago & thought I could find one in a thrift store, but so far I have not.

Chasing Hawk 08-15-2017 08:48 AM

My husband has this set up in his shop:


and this:


You will need a subscription to Sirius Radio. We have 3 radios on our account which comes to 49 dollars a month.

Prism99 08-15-2017 04:43 PM

Not push button, but the dial looks good to me:

I think push buttons require you to manually save the stations you want, and I'm thinking then the radio probably needs to be digital. Not sure, though.

This one has 5 buttons you can set for favorite stations:

This one has 10 buttons you can set:

Jingle 08-15-2017 06:00 PM

We have a Boze, well worth the money. It is at least 15 years or more. It has a very good sound, doesn't play CDs, that is how old it is. We only listen to one station.

osewme 08-15-2017 06:45 PM

I love Pandora for my sewing room. That way I can create my own stations with music that I like.

Stitchnripper 08-15-2017 06:50 PM

Many years ago I found just such a radio in the now defunct skymall catalog on a plane. It wasn't cheap back then but I got it anyway and enjoyed it for many years til it stopped working. It worked just like a car radio.

Kitsie 08-15-2017 06:51 PM

Originally Posted by bearisgray (Post 7887487)
I am looking for a small clock-radio that will play tapes - and CDs.

Bear, googled for that (clock radio, tape player combo) and saw some at Walmart. Probably many others out there, too.

Kitsie 08-15-2017 06:57 PM

Prism, Thank you so much! Perfect! I can just about afford the Amazon/Tecsun one! I have bookmarked it! QuiltnNan was interested in one, also. I'll pass this along to her. Do not know why my searching did not find them!

Kitsie 08-15-2017 06:59 PM

Originally Posted by QuiltnNan (Post 7887470)
interesting... i'd be interested in that as well.

Good news for us! Prism99 has posted a couple of radios. I will probably get this one!

Kitsie 08-15-2017 07:03 PM

Alyce, Prism99 has posted about 2 such radios and I will be getting the Tecsun one from Amazon!!

Kitsie 08-15-2017 07:04 PM

marilyn, look at prism99's post! She has found one that will suit me!

illinois 08-16-2017 05:22 AM

I finally gave in and have 2 radios since I only use 2 radio stations for the morning routine. Just leave each tuned to the station I want to listen to at the appropriate time. No more searching by the hair's width for the station!

Kitsie 08-16-2017 05:51 AM

Love it! I also have just 2 or 3 stations I like! I could put up a shelf and line it with radios!

KwiltyKahy 08-16-2017 07:12 AM

I have often wondered why the push button type radio is not available for home radios. With all the advances in electronics, I wondered why I was the only one who wanted that feature. At least I know I'm not the only one. Checking out all the good info here. Thanks everyone.

Watson58 08-17-2017 05:13 AM

Too bad the one from amazon is only battery powered. I would also like one with buttons but don't want to keep buying batteries for it.

Watson58 08-17-2017 05:15 AM

Too bad the one from amazon is only battery powered. I would also like one with buttons but don't want to keep buying batteries for it.
After reading further, found you can buy an adapter, but reviews aren't really good for this radio.

purplefiend 08-17-2017 10:40 AM

I have radio that plays CDs, however the CD player died just 1 day after the warranty period was up. So I have a radio now. grrrrr:mad:
Sharon in Texas

Prism99 08-17-2017 12:03 PM

There are others. I think the key is to do a search on "radio with presets". Found this one at Walmart:

cathyvv 08-17-2017 01:37 PM

My husband collects antique radios. Most of them don't actually work unless they've been restored, and even then they may not work for long. So always test the radio before you buy.

Kitsie 08-18-2017 07:58 AM

Watson, in the review I read (read all) one person said she had had one for years (?) and used it many hours a day. Had yet to need to replace the batteries! Will be fine for my sewing area.

Kitsie 08-24-2017 10:05 AM

Update to radio with push button tuning.
The Tecsun from Amazon. It came already, its working and its just what I wanted! Only one speaker but it does have good sound with adjustable tone. Also shows the time! Yippee!

Thanks once again to Prism99 for the link!

Prism99 08-24-2017 03:45 PM

Glad it worked out for you! :)

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