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Hipster embrace of cassettes fuels demand for magnetic tape
March 23, 2019
The demand for cassettes is being acknowledged worldwide and NAC is at the forefront of the resurgence.

Rewind: audio cassette tapes launch a comeback tour
March 22, 2019
Tape may have unofficially died in the 2000’s, but now sales are on the rise and so is NAC.

2019 Think Summit Talk
January 2019
Owner Steve Stepp spoke before an audience of business leaders regarding National Audio’s new FerroMaster C456 tape.

Cassette Tape Is Now Being Made in Springfield
January 7, 2018
An extensive feature about National Audio’s new tape production line, plus several videos in the online version.

Cassette Comeback Requires New Tape Manufacture
November 2017
Cassette tape demand and the roll of National Audio in the marketplace.

Retro Manufacturing by National Audio Company
November 2017
Springfield Business Journal cover article profiling National Audio Company.

Local Tape Manufacturer Expanding to Meet Worldwide Demand
November 2017
Television online coverage of National Audio’s expansion to meet cassette demand.

Throwback on a Comeback: The Last Cassette Tape Factory
June 2016
CNN’s Great Big Story profiles the last cassette factory, National Audio.

Why the Cassette Tape Is Still Not Dead In the American Music Scene
April 2016
An article on the declining supply of cassette tape and National Audio.

Retro-Tech: 2015 Was an Astounding Year for One Cassette Tape Factory
December 2015
ARS Technica posted an article featuring National Audio Company

How One Company Is Keeping the Audio Cassette Alive
November 2015
The Marketplace interviewed Owner Steve Stepp about NAC’s role in the audio cassette market.

Can Cassette Tapes Be Cool Again?
September 6, 2013
Mark Coleman’s op-ed piece on the future of cassette tapes.

REWOUND. On Its 50th birthday, the Cassette Tape Is Still Rolling.
August 12, 2013
TIME discusses the 50th anniversary of the cassette tape.

The Cassette Is Back
October 2, 2012
Musicians, fans, and cassette nostalgia.

Miss the Hiss? Fanatics Flip for Tunes on Cassette Tapes
October 20, 2011
Audiophiles and their love of analog sound.

Making It Sound Good for Over Forty Years
From Our Archives
Business journal profiles National Audio Company.

VIDEOS

Cassette Tape Is Now Being Made in Springfield
January 7, 2018
An extensive feature about National Audio’s new tape production line, plus several videos in the online version.

Old-School Cassettes Make Comeback as Consumers
October 4, 2015
NBC Nightly News feature on National Audio.

This Company Is Still Making Audio Cassettes and Sales Are Better Than Ever
September 1, 2015
Business article on how National Audio is creating business from the past.

Before iTunes and CDs, There Were These
October 31, 2011
National Audio Company’s Steve Stepp discusses resurrecting cassette tapes in this on-air interview.

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