Anyone listen to Music on a FM tuner anymore?

I’m not referring to streaming, I mean an actual FM turner. I haven’t had a turner for at least 15, probably more like 20 years. I had a high-end one that went bad years ago and even then I hadn’t really used it in years. Just wondering if anyone still uses one and why?

Added info: back in my college days there were lots of reasons, some great DJ’s in the New York City area and sometimes a live concert broadcasts that were great, but those times are long gone, as is most of my hair and my 32 inch waistline.....I’m not trying to judge anyone for still listening to music on a FM tuner, just asking for the reason to do so.

Hope everyone had a good holiday season.


Oh, regarding HD radio or what have you for digital...Techmoan on YouTube often has bemoaned the fact that digital stations in the U.K. are compressed to hell and in order to do more in the limited bandwidth, they are often lousy bit rates of maybe 64Kbps or less, i.e. instead of offering one great sounding stream, they'll have two or more bad ones to offer more advertising. They took a technological step forward (digital radio) and sliced and diced it to be a terrible product instead of using it to increase fidelity. Sad. AFAIK, digital radio is dead here in the U.S. There was a push to get rid of AM (550-1710) tuners in cars but with the popularity of talk radio for political discourse and carrying sports, I think that has been pushed back. 

I found a Denon tuner at an estate sale for $10. It even had the optional cherry wood side panels (bonus!).

I bought it to listen to "The Don Was Motor City Playlist" on WDET in Detroit. The combination of Don's ecclectic muscial taste and his fascinating and/or hilarious stories are unlike anything I've heard in 60+ years of listening to the radio.

I have a pioneer sx1250 that’s tuned into wxrt in Chicago all the time. That station still plays great music. 


... it is a challenge to get the sound perfect with my limited antenna set up. But when I get it right, amazing.

Yes! Having the right antenna for your location is as important as having the right tuner.