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.


I love my handsome, fully refurbished, fully recapped Marantz 2285B.  
The fact that is has an FM tuner of relatively good quality is cool.  
Using that spinning wheel with the embossed(?) rubber for dexterity, seeing the glowing tuner display and watching that dial move around…a distinct charm.  
I never use it. It is now just an unused feature that says, “hey, I’m a cool feature you may enjoy at intervals very few and far between.”
I live in a small town with few stations available.  
When I lived in a much bigger town with a cool college radio station, I listened to FM quite a bit. Good shows, either of non-music or musical origin.  
There’s something satisfying about firing up the audio system and listening to terrestrial radio, but these days I never do it.

This past year I started listening to FM while I work. I have a Sansui TU-7700 that I bought new 45+ years ago. It been in storage for 30+ years. Hooked it up, and it still worked like it did when new. Use a Magnum Dynalab Ribbon Antenna.
I've been thinking of getting another tuner, mainly because I had the same one for so long.
Maybe something like a McIntosh MR 67 or some other tube tuner.

I have a Sony STJ75 That rarely gets used; Commercialized broadcast FM radio no longer cares about the listener's tastes.  I grew up in Saint Louis and as a child of Rock n Roll, KSHE95 was a pioneer of AOR since 1967 . They still survive but are a shell of themselves, playing a narrow band of music that doesn't play the original artist's original efforts but what fits in a 60 minute format.  And the audio is atrocious.  And the COMMERCIALS.  Streaming is SO much better to finding music to your taste.  And the audio is better. And BTW -- for AOR fans out there -- try for a station that relies on user's subscription and plays music how the artists intended.  And it's better than decent audio.


I have 4 vintage tuners and a Krell receiver that I use at our mountain cabin. No wifi, no phone, no tv...just WNCW on 24/7 while there. Books, Scotch, Pipes, and dogs. Glorious.