By John Dodge
CHICAGO (CBS) — To help assuage the pangs of guilt when radio fans stray from their favorite station, a design duo as come up with a simple solution.
It’s called The Public Radio.
It’s called radio monogamy!
One radio station.
In a Mason jar.
Zach Dunham and Spencer Wright developed the Public Radio.
The theory is that most people have a single go-to radio station that they listen to all the time. So, why not make that experience simple? No presets, no seek or scan buttons.
The Public Radio’s circuitry is secured in place with the Mason jar’s screw-on ring. The telescoping antenna screws through the lid, and batteries are accessed by removing the radio and installing them inside.
The single knob turns the radio on and adjusts the volume.
Zach and Spencer say they will pre-tune the radio to the customer’s station before the radio leaves the factory.
The concept is a hit on Kickstarter right now, and the creators have raised about $47,000, nearly double their $25,000 goal to fund the project.
For $48, backers can get one pre-tuned radio. There is an option to buy two radios, one for home and another for office, for example.
For the more adventurous, Zach and Spencer will ship all the parts to create a do-it-yourself radio kit, for $35.