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Early Transistor Radio

  • Aired: 10/09/2012
  • 12:34
  • Rating: NR
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 mad
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A Tucson man wonders if he has one of the first transistor radios ever made.
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