Donald Farr
Former Editor, Mustang Monthly
July 15, 2010

Taechnology has come a long way since the AM radios of the 1960s. If you're like many Mustang owners, you enjoy the nostalgia of your original AM radio but despise the choice of stations, which today is mostly talk radio. Thankfully, with a little bit of today's technology, you can adapt your original AM radio to work with modern music players.

The RediRad from Brew City Engineering is an adaptor that easily connects to your AM radio to allow you to play your favorite music from an iPod, portable CD player, or other device, including satellite radio. It works through the radio's antenna connection; the RediRad automatically detects the player's signal and routes it to the radio through the antenna jack. Setting the radio to about "10" (1000 kHz) on the dial picks up the signal. When the player is turned off, the RediRad returns to normal antenna reception.

We installed a RediRad in my '66 GT hardtop that is currently undergoing a restoration at Classic Creations of Central Florida. The original AM radio was recently refurbished by Ward's Classic Car Radio Repair, so it's ready to play some vintage tunes through a vintage-sounding AM radio and single dash speaker. I've already created an iPod playlist of songs that were in the Top 40 when my grandfather bought the Mustang in early 1966. Now, if I could only find some 1966 DJ patter and commercials . . .

Photo Gallery

View Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery

View Photo Gallery