The Radio Bookmark for NPR Stations


radio-bookmarkIf you are a fan of NPR radio programming, you’ll probably want a Radio Bookmark.  Do you find yourself getting to your destination in the middle of a program you really want to hear or in the middle of a song that you want to know more about?   If you have the Radio Bookmark you can resume your programming at your convenience. 

The Radio Bookmark looks like a usb flash drive with a couple of buttons on it.  Simply push the button with the radio-waves icon to record the date and time you were listening.  If it’s something you are really interested in, press the button with the thumbs-up icon to mark it as a favorite.  When you have time later, plug the Radio Bookmark in to your computer, and information about the programming on your local participating NPR stations at your bookmarked date and time will display on your personal page.

You will be able to playback programming, see the station’s music playlist to find the song title and artist, and sometimes even be able to click through to buy the song and benefit your favorite radio station.  The Radio Bookmark costs $39.95, but some stations offer it as a gift with an NPR station membership.  Check the Radio Bookmark web page for a list of participating NPR stations.

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  • FubarGuy November 29, 2009, 12:51 pm

    Okay, that is cool! My Wife is forever telling me about something she heard on NPR and missed the end of, meaning to go find the audio stream later. Of course, that rarely happens. $39.95 my be a little steep but the Wow Factor is worth it, I’m in for at least one!

    I checked the Free Gift with membership option, it takes a $150 level donation which is also a little steep right now.

  • phil December 1, 2009, 10:52 pm

    This reminds me of the Sony eMarker device. (~$20)
    It had a button that you pressed when you heard a song on the radio that you liked.
    It had an internal clock and made a time-mark that would be referenced later (after you plugged it into your USB port).
    You would then go to the eMarker web site and look for the radio station you were listening to and see what was playing.
    Not a new idea… perhaps this time it will catch-on.
    (oh, and the Sony eMarker looked much better, and had a simple digital display on it 🙂

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