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Old 02-06-2010, 09:38 PM
 
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I rememebr in the mid 50's my brother bought a Zenith transistor radio that was appox 6X 3 inches. It was expensive being over 100 dollars at the time. It worked for year and at the time we had never seen anything like it.When he bought it ;it had just come out and he had to have it.Paper route money saved was gone.
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Old 02-07-2010, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Lake Norman, NC
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We (my brothers and me) had our share of small 9v powered transitor AM radios in our youth.

When I had my paper route, I saved up and bought a model that mounted on to the handlebars of my bicycle.

Favorite station? 77 WABC New York! WABC Musicradio 77
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Old 02-09-2010, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Metromess
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I also had a series of transistor radios. My favorites were the 8-transistor Juliette AM radio that I got ar Skillern's (which later became CVS), and the Baylor AM/SW radio that came from Zale's Jewelers. For some reason, I always think of Palisades Park by Freddy Cannon in connection with the Juliette. It was the perfect transistor radio song.
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Old 02-09-2010, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I sure remember mine. Just reading the title of the thread took me back in time. I got it for my birthday from my folks. It was bright red in a real leather black case. I can't remember the brand name but it began with an "M." The first song I recall was "Exodus" and the 2nd was "16 Candles." I also remember that we had to make up a "snow day" at school. So it was on a Saturday during the World Series. I went from class to class with the radio ear piece in my ear because I was listening to the game.

Thanks for the memory. It's a really good one.
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Old 02-09-2010, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Vermont / NEK
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There's something that could never happen today as all world series games are played at night.
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Old 02-09-2010, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Texas
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There's something that could never happen today as all world series games are played at night.
Then perhaps it was the pennant race. I know the Yankees were playing and it was an important game. I've always been a Yankee fan.
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Old 02-09-2010, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Vermont / NEK
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Ketabcha, I think you misunderstood. Exodus and 16 Candles tells me that you did indeed hear a world series game during the day. Back then that's when they were all played. Today's WS games are all night games.
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Old 02-09-2010, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Ketabcha, I think you misunderstood. Exodus and 16 Candles tells me that you did indeed hear a world series game during the day. Back then that's when they were all played. Today's WS games are all night games.
Yes. I misunderstood. I was almost certain it was the World Series but memory can be faulty. I'm glad I remembered correctly because that memory gives me the warm fuzzies.

It was that year that my folks told me I could have only one of two major things I asked Santa for. A new balanced baton (I was a twirler) or a 3 speed bicycle. I got them both. The thought of that radio is bringing back lots of memories. I love it.
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Old 02-09-2010, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Vermont / NEK
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Well, that makes two of us - with the faulty memories, that is. For me, baseball is just one of those areas where it rarely comes into play.
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Old 02-09-2010, 09:50 PM
 
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My first radio (portable) was an orange Silvertone i talked my dad out of. Late 50's maybe 1960 but it was a nuvistor(sp) type as i recall. Miniature tubes and a small 96 Volt battery. Telstar was one of my favorite songs. It was no bigger than the Arvin on page 1. Later i got a Juliette 9 Transistor from Gibson's. Maybe an 1 1/2" high and 2' wide. Amazing size and I had many others before and after. Had crystal sets I bought ( like QW pictured)and some I made.
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