I'm not sure as to how this all works and I suspect I'm in the minority here (I'm older and don't listen to much music), but when I used my last vehicle I could simply turn on the radio and I heard the radio. I turned channels using the steering wheel control. Simple as pie.
The 2017 CRV radio is different and I'm not sure what to do. First of all, it wants to play what is playing on my phone even if I don't have music or podcasts playing on the phone. I don't like that--I have a 10 minute drive to work and just want to listen to the radio, usually NPR. So, I went to settings on the phone (after searching the internet for advice) and selected Cellular and turned music and podcasts "off." The problem is that if I'm on a longer drive and want to listen to a podcast, I have to go back to the settings on the phone and turn podcasts "on."
If I do that, next time I use the car I have to change the "source" and go back to FM. And my podcast plays in the background and the phone thinks I've listened to something I haven't.
Also, even if I have FM playing, if I select AWD to be shown on my dashboard the steering wheel controls no longer change the radio station. I have to have the music icon selected to change channels. Basically, I've had a tough time operating the radio--which I'm very used to playing--and it is obviously much more than AM and FM. Also, I find myself reaching over to the touchscreen a lot to simply allow me to play the radio.
Why does the car feel that I need to listen to the phone's music even though I'm not listening to it? Is there any set up I can do to make the CRV baseline FM as the source?