Public Radio - Single Station Tuner

This Mason jar radio is pre-tuned to your station of choice so it's always at hand.

$45.00

created by

Zach Dunham and Spencer Wright

read more about the maker

Always in Tune

In a world of infinite audio options, sometimes less is more. Spencer Wright and Zach Dunham seem to agree—their refreshingly minimal Mason jar radio is pre-tuned to the FM station of your choice so it's always at hand. Just turn a single knob and enjoy your favorite station without complicated controls, apps, or phone tethering. When prototyping their project, Spencer and Zach noticed listeners' loyalty to their local NPR stations and "Public Radio" resonated as an apt name for the design. The uncomplicated, cordless unit fits in anywhere at home, at work, or even outdoors. Just add two AA batteries and attach the antenna for over 30 hours of listening. If you move or change favorite station loyalty, the default station can be changed in a few simple steps. The design is compatible with any wide-mouth Mason jar, so swap in a larger one for a little bass boost. Made in Illinois.

Read more about how Zach and Spencer came together to create the Public Radio on our blog.

Listen to an interview from CBS Radio promoting the Public Radio here.

“While most of us are used to having unlimited options in the gadgets that surround us these days, radio is different.”

Zach Dunham and Spencer Wright had a realization about radio: there's probably just one station you tune in to throughout the day. "While most of us are used to having unlimited options in the gadgets that surround us these days, radio is different," they observe. Whether it's the local NPR affiliate or Top 40 hits, radio listeners' interaction is a dedicated activity.

The Brooklyn-based friends are both hackers, makers, and engineers. Zach's background skews towards audio, and Spencer’s tends towards mechanical stuff. They both appreciate well-designed, simple, and even single-purpose products.

Read more about how Zach and Spencer came together to create the Public Radio on our blog.

Made in the USA
Measurements
3.5" L x 3.5" W x 6" H
Care
Keep away from water. Remove batteries for extended storage.
Item ID
46881

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UncommonGoodsPublic Radio - Single Station Tuner
 
5.0

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (13)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (10)
  • Simple controls (10)
  • Compact (9)
  • Lightweight (8)
  • Durable (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home (10)
  • Office (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual user (4), Enthusiast (3), Power user (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8), Yes (3)

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5.0

I wish I could buy this for everyone on my Christmas list!

By 

from Missouri

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Compact
  • Easy Controls
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home
    • Office

    Comments about UncommonGoods Public Radio - Single Station Tuner:

    This is a gift for my Dad. This is perfect for him as he does not like complicated electronics but is a dedicated public radio listener. He's absolutely going to love how easy this radio is to use! Plus it has remarkable sound quality! Much better than other radios. I am impressed. I probably need to buy one for myself!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    My favorite radio

    By 

    from new yerk

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about UncommonGoods Public Radio - Single Station Tuner:

    I only listen to one station anyway and the fun, simple product is perfect for that!

     
    5.0

    Love it!

    By 

    from Raleigh, NC

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Compact
    • Easy Controls
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Office

      Comments about UncommonGoods Public Radio - Single Station Tuner:

      I like be the simplicity of this little radio. It's sleek and easy to move around the house wherever I'm working.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Easy to like!

      By 

      from Germantown TN

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy Controls
      • Lightweight
      • Long Battery Life
      • portable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Office

        Comments about UncommonGoods Public Radio - Single Station Tuner:

        Fascination product. Simple idea. Attractive and useful.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        The best thing ever

        By 

        from Wyoming

        About Me Power User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Compact
        • Easy Controls
        • Just plain fun
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home

          Comments about UncommonGoods Public Radio - Single Station Tuner:

          I want every one I know to have one. It's been fun to watch people light up when they understand that jar makes music.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Fantastic!

          By 

          from New York

          About Me Power User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Compact
          • Easy Controls
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Office

            Comments about UncommonGoods Public Radio - Single Station Tuner:

            This radio is fantastic! It's compact, portable, and the sound is incredible. I would buy this again in a heartbeat. The only con, which is very minor, is that the manufacturers should probably include instructions on how to reprogram the radio ( in case I ever move and need to program in a different channel) rather than making the buyer have to search online

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Amazing & high quality speaker

            By 

            from Brooklyn, NY

            About Me Enthusiast

            Staff Reviewer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Durable
            • Easy Controls

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home
              • Office

              Comments about UncommonGoods Public Radio - Single Station Tuner:

              We love this thing at my house, use it everyday for listening to NPR. The hardware is all very high quality, and the little glass jar looks so charming on our table. Buying more for everyone I know!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Hip to be square

              By 

              from Colorado Springs

              About Me Power User

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy Controls
              • Simplicity

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home
                • Office
                • Teaching unit

                Comments about UncommonGoods Public Radio - Single Station Tuner:

                I inserted the batteries, assembled the unit, turned it on.......OMG it's the essence of minimalism.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Ingenious!

                By 

                from Aberdeen SD

                About Me Enthusiast

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Easy Controls
                • Lightweight
                • Long Battery Life

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Public Radio - Single Station Tuner:

                  I love unusual/ novelty radios, so when I saw this, I had to have it.I keep it
                  on my coffee table to listen to NPR. The sound is surprisingly robust, the
                  reception excellent. Love it!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  More thsan I expected!

                  By 

                  from Germantown Tn

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Compact
                  • Easy Controls
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home
                    • Office
                    • Travel

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Public Radio - Single Station Tuner:

                    Perfect! More than I expected.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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