Alternate source of music to an old analog am/fm desktop radio

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Alternate source of music to an old analog am/fm desktop radio

I have an old Coke radio with a backlight. it's cool and sits on my desk. But, I don't care for the local am/fms.
There are no aux in ports.
Any ideas on how or if it's possible, it get another source of music to play on it when I turn it on? It has a volume/on off knob and a station knob, that's it.
I bought it new in the 90's.
Bluetooth would be good, but I don't know what or if that's possible with it's basic functions.
Any thoughts???
 
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Just do a search for "FM transmitter". There are many products that should help you out. Some can receive audio via bluetooth and re-broadcast it over FM to a radio.
 
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Old 05-05-15, 02:17 PM
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I'm aware of FM transmitters. But...
Is it possible to WIRE and FM transmitter into an analog adesktop radio????
It's not a digital. I thought the radio had to be digital to get the exact frequency.
 
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The FM band on your Coke radio can tune into the frequency that the wireless transmitter transmits on..... analog or digital receiver makes no difference.

It is possible to direct connect to the radio but it's not just cut and paste.
Is there a make and model on your radio ?
 
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Here is a link to one exactly like mine.
Thanks for the help.
Coca Cola Radio Stained Glass Style Bottle Am FM Logo Jukebox | eBay
 
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So, why is it so important that you connect to the radio via a wire? At that point you might as well throw away the guts of the radio and put an amplified speaker inside. They are commonly available for playing music from MP3 players and phones.
 
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It's not that the wire is important. Actually, I don't want another wire. I just want to be able to listen to music that's not the local am/fm stuff and didn't know that an FM transmitter would work on a radio that didn't have a digital dial.
Just researching ideas to use it rather than just have it sitting there on my desktop.
 
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How the frequency on the radio is entered really doesn't matter. You just turn the dial on the radio until your MP3 player comes through clearly. Most MP3 FM transmitters allow you to choose between at least several frequencies so you can find one that's a unused frequency in your area. That way your MP3 isn't competing with a radio station.
 
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Gotcha. Thanks. I'm going to try one and see.
It's a really cool radio, but in today's world, the local FM radio stations screaming 'come on down!! to a car sale'...
We have more choices now and don't have to listen to that.
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I have FM transmitters in my truck and toy car so I can have XM satellite radio in vehicles born before digital anything and without having to pull the radios out and snake wires behind the dash. It works surprisingly well. You get the audio quality of FM so you loose the high end digital fidelity but it's, quick easy, cheap and you don't have to take anything apart.

Some transmitters let you choose any frequency while others will give 5 or 6 to choose from. The low end down around 88-90mhz is populated by low power stations so you can often find dead air for your transmitter unless you are near a college.
 
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