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History Detectives | Early Transistor Radio | PBS

Duration: 12:34
Program: History Detectives
Broadcast Date: Oct. 9, 2012

Joe Bidwell still remembers buying his first Motorola transistor radio in 1959 and the freedom he felt listening to music with a radio he could fit in his pocket. Now Joe owns a Regency TR-1, the first transistor radio model made in 1954. His has a serial number of 2067, which Joe thinks seems very low. Joe asks Tukufu Zuberi to find out whether he has one of the first transistor radios ever made

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Post Date: October 10, 2012