Monday, August 10, 2009
20. RADIO GA-GA!
Where have all the transistor radios of yore gone? Time was when everybody had them! I found this funky, gleaming yellow '50s Dynatron Tourist transistor in one of the stalls of the famous Portobello Road antique strip in London--and still in great working condition. I think I paid 10 pounds for it back in 1989. (However, I can't find a similar 2-terminal square battery, so now all it does is squeak static!). Video killed the radio star--but not this one!