Your dad likely has fond memories of the Golden Age of radio. He may not understand a lot of the new technology, but radio he groks radio. And perhaps other than his boyhood Philco or Zenith, he'll never see a radio as beautiful until you give him a Tivoli Audio table radio – now with Bluetooth.
Tivoli's attractive PAL portable radio ($300, July) also now has Bluetooth for smartphone music streaming, which makes it perfect for use at the backyard barbeque or picnic in the park. It'll run on AC power or for 16 hours via its built-in rechargeable battery, and comes in black, blue, yellow and red.