Nobody likes to listen to the radio when it is chalk full of static so our goal today with this article is going to be to help you improve your FM radio reception.

First of all, check to see if your FM receiver has an Antenna. If it doesn't already have one, go pick up a dipole antenna. A dipole antenna is a simple T-shaped wire that you connect to your FM antenna input on your FM receiver. Next, play around with the placement of your new found dipole antenna. FM signals are very directional, so you may want to try and point it in the direction of the transmitter.

If you are still having no luck picking up a stronger signal, you may be forced to buy an indoor amplified antenna. Before buying one, make sure you explain your situation at the store and double check that they will take it back if it doesn't help improve your FM radio reception.

The other option for people who are really far away from the radio transmitter they are attempting to pickup, is you can install an outdoor antenna outside your house. If you do, you are going to want to get the antenna mounted as high as possible on your house and try to aim it in the direction of the transmitters.

The last thing you can try with your FM receiver is temporarily switching your FM mode to monaural mode which has tendencies to increase a weak signal.

If you don't have an FM receiver to play with, and are stuck using a portable FM Radio or an alarm clock, try stretching the power cord as straight as possible and play with the position of the radio itself. If you still can't get reception, you may be out of luck since these devices aren't overly intended for long distance use.

If absolutely none of these tips work, the last thing you can check is if the particular radio station you are trying to receive streams their content on their website. Most all major FM radio stations these days do stream their content to the web in order to attract a global audience.