Will AM And FM Radio Really Be Eliminated On New Cars?

The conventional wisdom is that kids these days don't dig the AM and FM radio as much as their parents and grandparents did. They're too busy listening to tunes on their smartphones or even on satellite radio. But does that mean that we could see an end to FM and AM radio being offered on new cars in the next five… » 3/15/13 11:50am 3/15/13 11:50am

Here's A Much More Affordable Way To Own A Bentley Continental GT

If I were 6 years old, I'd want this radio controlled Bentley Continental GT to play with on Christmas. Those noisy RC Cars never really did it for me, and I was the kid with a BMW 5-series remote control car I found on the bottom shelf at a KB Toys store one year. Hey, I could always hunt down a bargain if I tried. » 12/16/12 10:00am 12/16/12 10:00am

How One Bureaucrat Almost Succeeded in Banning Car Radios

Science fiction writer Douglas Adams once broke down the human reaction to technology thusly: Anything that's existed for as long as you have is normal; anything invented while you're between the ages of 15 and 35 is something you can profit from; anything invented after you've turned 35 is "against the natural order… » 3/02/12 4:30pm 3/02/12 4:30pm

Scion Chooses Lackluster HD Radio For Its Audio-Centric Customers

Toyota has recently announced a partnership with iBiquity, which will put HD Radio systems in a variety of Scion vehicles. What makes this partnership even funnier is the PR-speak Toyota used to announce the partnership. » 4/17/08 4:40pm 4/17/08 4:40pm

Toyota hasn't gotten that hint that HD Radio is floundering, big time. This whole marketing thing…

The Fixed Mast Antenna Going The Way Of The Dodo Bird, Scripted…

More and more we've been seeing less and less of the classic fixed mast/pole/stick antennae that once served as evidence of our country's love of the radio. Now that we're migrating towards satellite radio, MP3s and DVDs, the metal mast antenna is being replaced by the smaller in-glass models or sleeker roof-mounted… » 1/23/08 3:30pm 1/23/08 3:30pm

Jalopnik Holiday Gift Guide: A CB Radio

While you probably wouldn't want in your new Bentley, nothing classes up an old rig for a long road trip more than a CB Radio. You can relive your Smokey & The Bandit fantasies by calling out a 'Bear in the Air' just outside Bull City, or letting others know that there's an Evil Kenevil 'shooting you in the back'… » 12/19/07 1:15pm 12/19/07 1:15pm

Question of the Day: Radio On! What Are Your Favorite Driving Songs?

I've been up in Sacto for the last week, hanging out with friends and family and as one of the iPodless, I don't have access to my regular trove of rock, so I've been listening to a lot of the regular old radio in my Dad's Blazer. This afternoon, driving back from a karaoke-tastic birthday bash in San Francisco (Dude,… » 2/25/07 8:45pm 2/25/07 8:45pm

Jalopnik On Sirius: Gaming Your Ride Today With Craig And Art Morrison

Ok, folks, Spinelli's back on the air with his main man from Maxim, Jon Wilde. The two of them will be live for the hour at 2:00 PM on Maxim Radio 108 and they'll be talking with Craig and Art Morrison. If you don't know who they are, you probably haven't been paying attention to what Bumbeck's been laying down. And… » 2/22/07 1:38pm 2/22/07 1:38pm

Jalopnik on Sirius: We Might Make You Delirious

Synchronize your Tamagotchi clocks, kids. Today's the first show in Spinelli's new Sirius satellite radio show, RPM, which he'll be hosting with Maxim's zany-brainy Jon Wilde. It'll be a supercharged hour of extreme machines and the hottest hoo-ha! Yes! Grrrr! show about cars and related conveyances. Today's… » 1/18/07 12:06pm 1/18/07 12:06pm