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Happy Radio Day!

Hey, even radio gets a made-up holiday!

For some reason which I don't feel like googling, today is National Radio Day. So I thought I'd do a little reminiscing about the first radios I listened to when I was a kid.

Most of our radio listening was done in the kitchen..and the radio was a big one and sat on top of the refrigerator. What was great about this from my parents' perspective, is that the kids were too short to change the station. This was especially annoying during the noon hour because the AM station my dad listened to had one hour of news from 12 to 1, complete with obituaries.

Little did I know at the time, I eventually worked at that radio station and got to read the news during that broadcast..including the obits!

But I digress.   The first real radio I had was a small GE transistor radio, like the one pictured above.  I won it for selling magazine subscriptions for school. After I got it sometime in junior high, I carried that radio all over the place with me.

It was my background music while I sunbathed in the backyard. At the beach. Even on the front porch of my house when I was hanging out with friends.

It was really a great little radio. I wish I still had it!  While searching for an image of it online, I found one had sold on ebay recently for $8.50. I wish I had known...I would have offered at least nine bucks.


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