I loved the thread about what cool things could be done for under $100 for your airstream. We talked about Sirius satellite radio. I have another option to suggest: www.live365.com
I have both audio services and LOVE them. Reason: No commercials. I will gladly pay for that. Second reason: 100s of specific genres of music to choose for listening.
With Sirius radio, you pay for the satallite service. You buy equipment for your car or house and install. You must have a very good visual open direct unobstructed view to the satellite in outer space to make it work. It does work fine when the antannae is set right. Think rabbit ears. The boom box player d\n work unless the antannae is similiar tuned and facing the satellite.
Another option with Sirius is an internet account. With a broadband card or wifi connection, you get excellent connectivity. This works flying down the highway too. Upgrade ($) a little and you get internet digital quality. I can barely tell the difference myself, but that's cool.
Another mobile audio option is Live365. (www.live365.com
) Yyou get internet radio for free, if you can tolerate commercials. Not for me. Upgrade to VIP for $71\year and the whole world of music is commercial-free. (worth it) I really like Live365 because they have 100s of genres. If you can dream-up a style of music, they got it. Great stuff to explore and recommendations not given by Sirius.
I'm pulling back from Sirius because I don't wanna financially support the nasty vulgar shock-jock Howard Stern. He works for Sirius and gets paid obscene amounts of money for saying obscene things. Even though I don't listen to his particular station, I don't wanna help pay for his salary.
So I'm in process of switching over to Live365. The corp is the internet company that has the website. The audio stations are from many sources. And it's cheap. About $71\year. Not paying for shock-jock salaries. <grinning>
I travel with my laptop close at hand. I have a broadband card thru Sprint. It works just about everywhere, inside & outdoors. In that, it beats the Sirius setup, except now you can get Sirius online anyway. I plug the laptop into my car stereo via a the standard small-jack plug now being used for all audio, like the iPod. The new generation of car stereos all carry these plug-ins on their faceplate. (I found a decent car stereo with these cool features at Crutchfield for $149. It's the Dual receiver. Does lots of cool things.) I also plug the laptop into the home theatre stereo in my 31 Sovereign
. It sounds excellent either way. Even plugs into a boombox, so I get better stereo sound with my laptop anywhere.
Just some ideas. Oh yeah, and nowadays you can get the Live365 streaming into an iPhone or othe similar devices.
Great music and no commericials. You gotta pay for it, but it's worth it. Cheers!