Radio Toys

29 May

We have a music client in New Albany, Ohio which is just outside of Columbus.

Generally I try to couple some sort of recreation around my business trips. I always check the baseball schedule to see if the local team is in town.

I saw the Sioux Falls Canaries play three times one year in South Dakota. I was glad for a little excitement. Sioux Falls isn’t exactly New York City.

The trips to Ohio are special because of Universal Radio. This is an amazing radio store located just south of the airport in Reynoldsburg.

Imagine a ‘Toys R Us’ for radios. Universal Radio is it.

But if you’re too far from Columbus, they are just a few clicks away on your computer with a great website.

Inside you’ll find a large selection of new and used products and books.

For years I searched for a radio that was great for airchecking on the road.

Grundig has just released their G4 model with built in MP3 recorder. It sells for about $200 and stores about ten hours of programming.

It’s worth a look if you’ve been trying to find a combo radio/recorder.

Here’s the link


Posted by on May 29, 2008 in Uncategorized


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2 responses to “Radio Toys

  1. Bob Perry

    June 7, 2008 at 7:22 am


    First, thanks for the heads-up on the Grundig. I’ve been looking for a decent portable to replace my Sony beatup SRF100 feeding a Minidisc recorder for airchecking stations.

    Now the problem. Your post doesn’t send the reader to the Universal Radio page for the unit. Going to their website (from the menu on the side) is fine…but finding the unit in question is (nearly) impossible if you don’t realize that the G4 has a shortwave band and is under “Shortwave Portable Receivers”. Maybe a hyperlink right to the product is the way to go.

    Happy blogging (saw your post on R-I, BTW).


  2. alanfurst

    June 7, 2008 at 3:06 pm

    Thanks for the comment. Radios are my weakness, just can’t have enough of them. I added the link at the bottom. It’s also under “Great Stuff” as Grundig G4. af


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