The iPod of America’s Prisons

I’m not sure Sony would consider this a ringing endorsement of one of their products–but it is very, very popular. From The New Yorker:

The pocket analog radio, known by the bland model number SRF-39FP, is a Sony “ultralight” model manufactured for prisons. Its clear housing is meant to prevent inmates from using it to smuggle contraband, and, at under thirty dollars, it is the most affordable Sony radio on the prison market.

As a radio guy, I find this fascinating.  Keep going.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “The iPod of America’s Prisons

  • January 21, 2014 at 3:41 pm
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    well Allan that was most interesting read today

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