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Petro in Atlanta, Georgia listens on AM920 The Answer and asked: “I was wondering if you know of a portable radio AM/FM where it has a recording capability to a micro SD card?”
Petro, what you’re looking for exists, but it’s not commonly available from major brands.
The concept never really took off and with podcasts and instant music streaming it probably never will, but you can still find some devices that do what you’re looking for.
One piece of advice here, compare prices. Sharper Image and Amazon are selling the same generic-looking KA29 portable radio with SD card recording, and the one on Amazon is almost half the price at $34.
For around that same price, it has competitors like the Tecsun ICR-110, and if you don’t mind a TF card rather than an SD card you can get the Tvidio V115 for as little as $15.
They’re all pretty basic looking products, but they have AM and FM tuners and allow you to record, which is what you’re after. Don’t expect them to be flawless, but they should do the trick if that’s all you need.
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