Antique Radio Classified to Resume Monthly Publication
Antique Radio Classified (ARC) magazine has announced that it will resume monthly publication starting with the February 2014 issue, but with some changes. The last issue published was the March/April 2013 issue.
“The antique radio community as well as the magazine publishing market is changing," said ARC Publisher Jon Kummer, WA2OJK, “and we are changing what we do and how we do it in order to continue providing the number one magazine in world for collectors of antique and vintage radios and electronic equipment.”
Effective with the February 2014 issue, ARC will become a monthly online publication, while the print edition will become a quarterly publication. Kummer explained that the quarterly print edition will consist of a compilation of the previous three issues of the online publication, with all articles and advertisements intact.
“The cost to print and mail the magazine has risen over the years,” Kummer said, “but the revenue from subscribers and advertisers has not, and therefore we must find a compromise.” Given the current shift toward online publishing and commerce, ARC “must embrace this reality to continue to serve the collecting community.”
One downside is that subscribers lacking online access will not have immediate access to the monthly classified, advertisements, and announcements — although Kummer notes that most libraries provide computers with Internet access.
ARC said that all current subscribers will receive the number of monthly print issues that they subscribed to — with future issues arriving each month via the web, and a print compilation each quarter by mail.
“I know this is a compromise,” Kummer said, “but these positive changes will enable ARC to continue to serve the antique and vintage radio and electronic equipment collector into the future.”