question about a radio ic ?

hello guys

i found an old radio ic laying around in my savage electronics its a
TDA3845

i looked at the data sheet and found its a quisi split AM demodulator ic !

so my question is: can i modify this ic to build a radio (even a crude one ) ?

It is intended for TV sound.

jremington:
It is intended for TV sound.

i know , but could i modify the LC tank or some thing to demodulate radio frequencies ?

You won't know until you try! Go for it! Let us know the results.

Remember the old TV used AM for the video signal and FM for the sound. At least in North America.

Looks to be designed for a 5Mhz If.

Paul