Click the picture to see more of the Zenith x390W Radio.

Click the picture to see more of the Zenith x390W Radio.

Today I found a new toy. Whenever the opportunity comes my way, I like to collect old radios.  Here is another one for my collection.

The radio is a Zenith Long Distance Radio, model X390W.  I think the “W” stands for “wood”, as there is also a X390 model that looks like it has a plastic case.  This radio WORKS! And it “glows in the dark” like all good radios do.  The radio seems to be in pretty good shape except for a label on the bottom of the wood case.  It looks like it was scrubbed partially away.  The Zenith X390W is and AM and FM radio that has a nice clock, and alarm function.  Click on the picture to see more.


John – K7JM

10 Responses to “Zenith X390W Long Distance Radio”
  1. Joseph says:

    Hi John
    I also have a X390W, but the clock light does not come on, is this an easy fix?
    Is there a way to reference where the radio was sold through the serial number?
    Mostly I have vintage Grundig table sets and some Saba, but some old Zenith’s too.


  2. John says:

    Hi Joe,
    Sorry, I have no idea how to fix the light; and don’t know about how to find where it was sold. I am a, very much amateur, collector. I don’t actively look to purchase old radios, but when they come along I like to pick them up to adorn my shelf. Therefore, I am not one to give much advice.

  3. matthew says:

    i have a zenith long distance radio model # 12hc94r i was wondering if u knew how much i can sell it for or maybe a sight u know of where i can find that out thank u

  4. John says:

    Sorry, I have no idea. I am a very amateur collector; and I purchase some radios when I see them at garage sales and such. I know nothing about the value of them and have never searched it out. I’m sure if you do an Internet search, you will come up with some good information.
    John – K7JM

  5. Ray Dubois says:

    I have that radio. Looks and works like new (almost). Mine still has the label on the bottom. Can you tell me what it might be worth to a collector?


  6. John says:

    I am an amateur collector and know nothing of the re-sale value of the radios I find.


  7. Doug Collins says:

    I have a zenith clock radio in a wooden case. The clock does not work. The only way I can turn on radio is to plug it in and out. It would appear to me the switch is probably connected to the clock. I would buy the a complete clock to get parts from. I know the value is not a lot. I purchased it when I was a little boy by mowing yards for .25. I have owned for approximately 50 years. Can you give me infor mation as to how I can get this radio fixed.

  8. Steven Unwin says:

    I have one it workes allthow it fades in and out. You are right the on of switch dues seem to be part of the clock. I have to set the one on the right to on and then fade with the one on the left and it came on. Mine is missing the valium knob and the cabinet is worn on one end I will sall if you are still interested.

  9. mike jenkins sr says:

    I would be interested in buying your radio if it is not to expensive I only need the channel changer knob

  10. John says:

    Thanks, but It is not for sale.
    — John – K7JM

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