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Old 12-15-13, 02:10 PM   #1
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Need radio help

Due to where we live I can only listen to my favorite radio station online. We don't get very good reception here and there is a lot of interference from other stations.
So, in order to listen I have to get out the laptop, log on, bring up the station, plug in the speakers, etc., etc., etc. Isn't there an easier way?
I only use speakers. I don't do earbuds.
Is there a digital device, or maybe some kind of radio that I'm not hip to that would work?
Any help would be appreciated.
This is the station. It is very good. http://kdhx.org/
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Old 12-15-13, 02:26 PM   #2
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A cheap, possibly used laptop dedicated to the task would probably be the cheapest/easiest.

I'd probably also get an olde stereo receiver @ a yard sale and some decent home speakers, hook it up with an adapter.

Actually I've run antenna wire from an olde receiver up to a rooftop antenna and gotten AMAZING FM range, might try that first. One hose I was in had metal gutters and I ran wire up to that, sanded a spot of bare metal and attached with self-tapping screw.

If you have a smartphone you could get an iHome or two.

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Old 12-15-13, 02:34 PM   #3
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I use a Logitech Squeeze box to listen to BBC and stations in NY, DC and SF.

Also a Pandora and Rhapsody feed.

Works great for me.

Here's what they offer now http://ue.logitech.com/en-us/smart-radios

There maybe something else out there.
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An external antenna and a DX friendly radio like a GE super radio will do wonders for your reception. Is it an Am or FM station?
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It's 88.1 on the FM dial.
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How far is the transmitter, and are there any natural features i.e. mountains between you and it?
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How far is the transmitter, and are there any natural features i.e. mountains between you and it?
The fabled mountains of Illinois

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In that case I would try an external antenna you can get a whip or dipole pretty cheap and a good radio.
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