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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Stringbanger, Jul 26, 2020.
This was my b-day gift around 1964 too. Damn, those were fun years.
Yeah, I got the # wrong , it was P-19
The P-51 ( I think ) was a much nicer Mustang , more $$
I would own a similar Cassette player ( with cool cover) a few years later.
I can’t even remember what my transistor radio looked like or what brand it was, but I do know it was a Godsend!
Only Obsessed would still have his.
I got a 7 transistor Sears Silvertone radio for Christmas around that same time period and I thought I was in heaven. I think it came with an earpiece for one ear so you could listen at night and not disturb others. I could pick up WLS in Chicago and KMOX in St. Louis! Fantastic!
I can still remember the distinct plasticky smell from those little pocket transistor radios.
It has to be a Japanese manufacturing trick that's lost forever.
Damn, your memory is better than mine...but now now that you mentioned them all, yes yes yes...great times
You sir, are a bonafide troublemaker!
Very cool. Thanks for the info.
I was given one in 1972 at 11 years old and yes, it so changed ad fostered my love of music, took it everywhere and used that big old clunky earpiece so much people must have thought it was a hearing aid!
We didn't have one. We had an old valve ( tube ) radio that played the newest music on Friday night. It sat in the kitchen corner til I went off to University.
It sounded great. I always had an interest in Electronics, became a College/ University lecturer in the subject. Turns out our old radio was a 5F1 in essence.
I grew up listening to all the good stuff on an old amplifier which further fueled my zest for music.
All that for 10 pounds ( at the time). Imagine the sound of the Beatles,Steve Marriot etc. all the way to Led Zep and Pink Floyd ( which my mum liked). All on a great little valve radio.
Between that and my Mum's insistence that I learned music theory I realise now how lucky I was- also to have lived through that era and have a discerning taste by end of high school ( 1973).
P.SA. My Dad got a transistor radio ( portable) in the latter 60s. It sounded tinny but was a Sony as all things electronic came to us from Japan. Good reception but nothing like the valve Kreisler . Philips ( Dutch) made good quality parts, kits , stereo amplifiers, speakers etc. also and they gave me my first job in the field.
For those who lived in NE Ohio in the 60's, AM radio had the following:
WIXY 1260 - Cleveland
the WHLO Good Guys - Canton
CKLW - Detroit
WAKR - Akron
I got a small transistor radio about 1964. Besides listening to Top 40 music, I could tune in Cleveland Indians' games with Jimmy Dudley and Bob Neal - who evidently hated each other with a passion! "It's a beautiful day for baseball!" Bob was soon replaced by the legendary Herb Score.
The age of innocence for sure. Life was simple back then for 9 year old Rodger.
I didn’t get the trainer but a gas engine fighter. About the second flight it crashed and broke the wing. That was the end of that.
Around 68 or 69 for Christmas I got a six band radio from Radio Shack. My Mom had told me the good music was on AM. I was going down the FM dial and found KSHE 95 Real Rock Radio and KADI in St Louis where I lived. That was the end of AM for me.