Frequently asked questions 


What's the battery life of the radio?

The Public Radio will last more than 36 hours on two fresh AA batteries.

Can I use rechargeable batteries?  


What's the reception like on the radio?  

The Public Radio's reception will be as good as other standard FM radios of its kind.  FM signals become weaker the further you are from your transmitter, and interference can be caused by a number of factors.

I moved and need to change my Public Radio default station!  

For radios purchased from 2017 onwards, including through our 2017 Kickstarter campaign, follow these instructions:

1. Remove the radio from the jar. 


2. Locate the blue button at the edge of the circuit board.   


3. Press the button to advance to the next available FM station. Continue until you find the station you want to save.

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4. To save the new station, hold the button down for two seconds until the LED blinks. You can confirm that you've saved the new station by turning the radio off and back on again.  

For radios purchased prior to 2017, including through our 2015 Kickstarter campaign, follow these instructions: