In about 1979 Goblin brought out a Radio version of the 870 teasmade. It was the first teasmade to feature a radio. A proposal for the radio teasmade 870 was drafted in March 1977. Grundig were selected to supply the radios. but not informed of reason for initial purchase. On our photograph the wire radio aerial is visible to the right. There is also a speaker grille and an auxilliary earphone plug.