2016

2016

2016 sees a new chapter for Roberts Radio. In today’s connected world, streaming is how many of us enjoy our music, and R-Line is our premium audio speaker system with wireless multi-room capability.

2014

2014

The iStream2 launched in 2014, and introduced Spotify Connect to our range of Smart Radios. Also launched in this year was the Stream 93i. Packed full of features, with great sound quality, the Stream 93i set a new bar for Smart Radio everywhere.

2012

2012

In recent years, Roberts has collaborated with other brands to create a number of ‘Limited Editions’. These include a series of Cath Kidston florals, a Union Jack Flag design for the London 2012 Olympics, and a Royal Gloss Burgundy Revival to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s coronation.

2007

2007

Our first Smart Radio, the WM201, is launched. Allowing access to thousands of stations from around the world, it also streamed music files from your PC.

1999

1999

In 1999, Roberts set an industry ‘first’ with the launch of a portable DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting) digital radio.

1990

1990

A classic is reborn. Following a chance appearance in a Martini advert, which led to high demand, the red Revival is launched.

1961

1961

In 1961, Roberts produced a one-off R200 radio with a solid gold case. Costing the equivalent of £26,000 in today’s money, it appeared in newspapers all over the world.

1956

1956

The original ‘Revival’ radio - the R66 - was created by Harry Roberts. It was inspired by the design of a handbag owned by his wife.

1948

1948

The Queen Mother and King George VI enjoy listening to their Roberts Radio wireless set.

1939

1939

When war broke out in 1939, radio production continued until the supply of valves for domestic radio production ran out.

1936

1936

Early Roberts receivers were mostly in the traditional ‘suitcase’ format, with loudspeaker and frame aerial in the lid.

1932

1932

When Harry Roberts founded Roberts Radio in 1932, Leslie Bidmead sold his motorbike to pay for their small factory.