Sony Prison Radio
Posted on March 5, 2014
Here’s another tidbit I just read about on Arcane Radio Trivia.. Evidently prison inmates have portable radios with excellent selectivity that are different than the ones we in the general public can get.. The Sony SRF-39FP radio.. it’s a varient of the Sony SRF-39. The big difference is that FP models (stands for Federal Prison) are transparent so the inmates can’t hide any thing inside them.
A “Sony spokesperson confirmed.. that selling portable radios in American prisons has long been a “stable business” that represents “sizable” sales for the company. Of the models available, the SRF-39FP remains an undisputed classic,..”
You can read his blog about this radio here: http://tenwatts.blogspot.com/2014/03/srf-39fp.html#links
(for some reason you have to scroll up to read his blog after clicking the link)
You can read another article about it in The New Yorker http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/elements/2014/01/the-ipod-of-prison-sony-radio.html?currentPage=all