Not so long ago I'd tape stuff from the radio to replay at my leisure and take with me on the move. I could even set the tape deck to record at a particular time and leave it to it. The trouble is now there's no cassette deck in the car and blank tapes are hard to some by. Cassettes were also a bit of a crappy medium - rewind/ fast forward; chewing etc.
I want to record stuff from the radio myself, particularly Essential Mixes (2 hours long), rather than fanny about on the internet looking for copies of programmes that other people have made. I want to listen to the recorded material wherever I like - at home, on the move etc and I don't want to be tied to a PC streaming the BBC iPlayer. What's the modern day equivalent of home taping? Ideally something straightforward to set up and use? Is there anything?
I have a laptop (with no line-in, only headphone, mic and USB sockets), broadband and a Denon DAB/FM radio/CD player mini system. The Denon has a USB port and a mini-phono socket for connecting MP3 players, plus an aux input. I have an MP3 player on my phone and a CD player/FM radio in the car. The car radio does not have an aux input. I don't mind having to buy another gadget, providing it makes my life easier. I'm thinking something which records to MP3 format, which I can then transfer to an MP3 player and play either on the home stereo or via an fm transmitter in the car. That's one stage too many already though.