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{"Reader Craig Reynolds checks in to ask how he might go about configuring his Mac to record his favorite real (versus streamed) radio shows while he's otherwise engaged. This is what I'd suggest:

Download a copy of Rogue Amoeba's $16 ",". Audio Hijack and its professional cousin, the $30 Audio Hijack Pro, were designed to capture any audio played through your Mac's speakers -- audio from a DVD, a Real Audio stream, or audio coming in through the Mac's sound input port.

This last bit is particularly important for Mr. Reynolds. To record radio, he can simply plug the output from the radio into the Mac's sound input port, choose that port as the source for his audio, switch on the radio, and create a timed recording to grab the programming he's after and save it as a file he can later play in iTunes. "}

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