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Old Aug 17, 2009, 07:25 AM   #1
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Listen to FM Radio on Mac

Is there a way I can listen to a local radio station on my mac? If not is there any accessory I can buy to do the same?
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Old Aug 17, 2009, 07:33 AM   #2
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http://radiotime.com/index.aspx

Check the "local" tab at top for available online local stations. Cool site
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Old Aug 17, 2009, 08:09 AM   #3
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Is there a non internet method?
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Old Aug 17, 2009, 08:14 AM   #4
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Is there a non internet method?
Yes, but never used this particular product before:'

http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/radioshark2

I had used a Reveal FM (called RadioREVEAL) card back in the Windows NT days that worked great.
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Old Aug 17, 2009, 01:25 PM   #5
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I had used a Reveal FM (called RadioREVEAL) card back in the Windows NT days that worked great.
That's pretty cool, might put one in a Hackintosh.
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Old Aug 17, 2009, 07:02 PM   #6
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$50 for a USB AM/FM Radio & software . . .

How about just buying a radio?

Many cable tv systems offer local radio broadcasts, so instead of just radio, get an Elgato TV USB tuner and connect your Mac to cable . . .
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Old Aug 17, 2009, 09:08 PM   #7
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$50 for a USB AM/FM Radio & software . . .

How about just buying a radio?
My thought exactly. Just because you have a computer doesn't mean it has to do everything.
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Old Aug 17, 2009, 09:43 PM   #8
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My thought exactly. Just because you have a computer doesn't mean it has to do everything.
HAHA lies. I'm still pretty mad that my iMac can't play the piano. Is there an application that unlocks that feature?
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Old Aug 18, 2009, 03:53 AM   #9
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Something like this?

http://www.bestofferbuy.com/usb-digi...mhz-p-149.html


(On the internet I use this for BBC radio: http://www.apple.com/downloads/dashb...nofficial.html)
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Old Aug 18, 2009, 07:50 AM   #10
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HAHA lies. I'm still pretty mad that my iMac can't play the piano. Is there an application that unlocks that feature?
You need to pay Apple $ 10 for the firmware unlock to do it.
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Old Jan 18, 2011, 11:55 PM   #11
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HI adityashah1989,

yes there are a few accesories out there you can buy to listen to radio. i would suggest the AverTV Hibrid Volar Go M. it comes with the fm antenna and you can also watch tv on your Mac too. the quality of the image is excellent, compared to some other ones out there. give it a try!
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