Radio

In era of streaming music, radio rocks on

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 22, 2015

Radio has proved incredibly resilient, and the auto industry has taken notice, investing in digital radio even as CD players disappear from the dash. This year in the U.S., about half of new cars sold will be outfitted with a service called HD Radio, which offers a crisper signal and thousands of extra stations....
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FROM THE SIDELINES

Ford opts to dial up radio service spots

6:00 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 6, 2015

Ford passed on a TV commercial during the Super Bowl, but it did broadcast commercials during the big game -- on radio -- to pitch service at its dealerships....
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EDWARD NIEDERMEYER

How 'Car Talk' brought us closer to our cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 11, 2014

Much has changed since 1977, when the first episode of "Car Talk" aired on Boston's WBUR, but the automobile's central role in American life is not one of them. For all the auto industry's fears of fading relevance with young people, cars remain one of the most important aspects of our material culture....
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'Car Talk' co-host Tom Magliozzi dies at age 77

3:42 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2014

Tom Magliozzi, the retired co-host of National Public Radio's “Car Talk” show known for his contagious laugh and car-infused banter, died today, NPR said. Magliozzi died of complications from Alzheimer's disease. He was 77....
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