Category Archives: Classic Vintage Products

Columbia House Record & Tape Club

June 18, 2019

Many of us loved buying music when we were kids. Problem was, our allowance money didn’t buy much. An occasional 45 or two for 88 cents each (remember the “Tops in Pops?”), but that’s about all. Enter Columbia House: 11 records or tapes for just $1.00. It sounded too good to be true. But you… Read More »

Sarah’s Transistor Radios Collection

May 1, 2019

UPDATE FEBRUARY, 2017 Apparently, Sarah’s Transistor Radios has been discontinued. Transistor.org was a fantastic resource. I’ll leave the link up, hoping that it will return soon. I just stumbled across this EXCELLENT site yesterday and wanted to share it with my fellow Radio Geeks. Sarah’s Transistor Radios offers high resolution photos of over 1,000 transistor… Read More »

KCON-AM 1230 Conway AR Antique Clock Sign

May 28, 2019

Wow! I guess I’m not the only one who loves vintage radio clock signs! Since posting the rare KYNT memorabilia yesterday, I have already received several e-mails. Want to see another? Of course you do! This clock sign is for KCON-AM 1230, a now defunct station in Conway, Arkansas. Conway is unique in that it… Read More »

KYNT-AM 1450 Yankton SD Antique Clock Sign

May 28, 2019

Check out this beauty! My good friend Wayne came across this while visiting Kilroys, a slot machine, jukebox, and antique store in downtown Minneapolis. This clock sign was custom manufactured for KYNT-AM 1450 in Yankton, South Dakota. Yes, Yankton actually had TWO radio stations in the old days. Most people are familiar with the mighty… Read More »

1973 Action Jackson CB Radio Walkie Talkie Helmet

May 28, 2019

What in all of Radio Geekdom is THIS? If you are a child of the 1970s, you may remember the Action Jackson Walkie Talkie Helmet. These were manufactured by the Mego Corporation and sold at Radio Shack stores during 1973-74. This is a rare instance of Radio Shack selling an item produced by another manufacturer.… Read More »

Radio Shack Battery of the Month Club

June 2, 2019

As a kid with very limited funds, one of my favorite Radio Shack promotions was their “Battery of the Month Club.” Here’s how it worked: You would go into your local Radio Shack, sign up and be issued a card. Bring the card back each month and redeem for one free standard Radio Shack ‘AA’,… Read More »