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Sarah’s Transistor Radios Collection

UPDATE FEBRUARY, 2017

Apparently, Sarah’s Transistor Radios has been discontinued. Scroll down to the comments section for links to archived pages and ongoing discussion regarding this subject. Transistor.org was a fantastic resource. Hopefully, 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 radios from the late 1950s to present day. Includes AM only and AM/FM versions. Battery only and AC/DC models. They’re all here! If you collected radios as a kid like I did, you’re sure to find some long-forgotten gems in Sarah’s collection.

WARNING: This site is VERY addictive! You will spend many hours admiring all the exhibits in this virtual radio museum! Here is a complete list of the manufacturers and specific models found on Sarah’s site:

Acme CH-610
Admiral 221
Admiral 691
Admiral YH371GP
Admiral PR-247
Admiral PR-270
Admiral Y2413GP
Admiral Y2063
Admiral YK381GP
Admiral Y2529GP
Admiral PR-11
Afco Sabre
Afco MTR-631
Afco 8 Transistor
AGS TR-62
Aimor 6 Transistor
Aircastle 16F1H
Air Chief 4-C-89
Air Chief 4C48
Airline GEN-1227
Airline GEN-1208
Airline 1131
Airline GEN-1187A
Airline 62-1258
Airline BR-1102A
Airline GTM-1109A
Airline GEN-1202
Airline GEN-1127A
Airline GEN-1213
Airline GEN-1119A
Airline GEN-1130A
Airline GEN-1475A
AITC M1108
AITC P2108
AITC 10 Transistor
ITC 14 Transistor
ITC 12 Transistor
Aiwa AR-853
Aiwa AR-115
Aiwa AR-665
Aiwa AR-123
Aladdin AL-603
Alaron TN-801
Alaron 10 Transistor
Alpha 6 Transistor
Ambassador TR-803
AMC TF106
AMC TRB-821
Americana FC-60
Americana KP-8
Americana 620
Americana FP-861
Amico “Deluxe”
Amisonic Radio
Ampetco 8 Transistor
Angel Germanium Radio
Arrow 5 Transistor
Arvin 61R39
Arvin 61R48
Arvin 61R29
Arvin 68R38
Arvin 9577
Arvin 9574P
Arvin 9562
Arvin 66R58
Astor FQZ
Astra YTR-603
Aud-ion Boy’s Radio
Audition 125-3
Audition 2 Transistor
Audition Boy’s Radio
Auditone TR-280 Boy’s Radio
Aurora 6 Transistor
Aurora “Deluxe”
Aurora 8 Transistor
Aurora 6 Transistor
AWA Radiola 6
AWA Radiola
AWA Radiola B67

Baylor 6YR-15A
B.C. Telecon Radio/Walkie-Talkie
Beach Boy Radio
Belson 800
Bendix Navigator 420
Best Ever HK-3513
Bloc-Tronic 180 Electronic Kit
Bradford 10 Transistor
Bradford TR-1626
Brother 6 Transistor
Browni Multiband
Browni TR-2700
Browni 6 Transistor
Buddy Boy’s Radio
Bulova 250 (leather)
Bulova 250 (plastic)
Bulova 270
Bulova 290P
Bulova 660
Bulova 6 Transistor
Bulova 8 Transistor
Bulova 870
Bulova 830
Bulova 680
Bulova 792
Bulova 890
Bulova 670
Bulova 740
Bulova 730
Bulova 840
Bulova 720

Candle PTR-81B
Candle PTR-60S
Candle PTR-109
Candle PTR-100
Candle PTR-85B
Candle PTR-83
Candle 10 Transistor
Candle PTR-62B
Candle TR-2 Boy’s Radio
Candle 8 Transistor
Candle 8 Transistor (part deux)
Candle TK-1848
Candle VM-1025
Candle 6 Transistor
Candle ATR-800
Candle VM-1010
Captain YF-161
Carlin Walkie-Talkies
Carlton ST-7
Casio PR100
Champagne 1808
Channel Master 6521
Channel Master 6503
Channel Master 6514
Channel Master 6501
Channel Master 6502 “B”
Channel Master 6506
Channel Master 6509
Channel Master 6515
Channel Master 6518
Channel Master 6460 “Maverick”
Channel Master 6467
Channel Master Extension Speaker
Channel Master 6519
Channel Master 6516
Channel Master 6523
Channel Master 6528A
Channel Master 6448
Cherry Boy’s Radio
Cimco 6 Transistor
Clairtone “Mini Hi Fi”
Claricon VI TR-639
Classic TR-107
Cobra Two
Columbia 600G
Columbia 610R
Columbia 2452
Commodore 14 Transistor
Commodore 8 Transistor
Commodore TW-60
Computron 2601
Concord DF-1
Constant 6T-200
Continental TR-1067
Continental TR-182
Continental TR-682
Continental TR-1085
Continental TR-200
Continental TR-716
Continental TR-801
Continental TFM-1064
Continental TR-622
Continental TR-884
Continental TR-100
Coronado 43-9915
Coronet 6 Transistor
Coronet Boy’s Radio
Courier COP-20H
Craftsman NR-39F2-CB
Craig 4101 Walkie-Talkies
Crestline 6T-220
Crestline 6T-280
Crosley JM-8MN “Fantasy”
Crown TR-400
Crown TR-610
Crown 9 Transistor
Crown TR-620
Crown TR-680
Crown TR-675
Crown TR-690
Crown TR-800
Crown TR-333
Crown TR-9
Crown TR-860 Flashlight Radio
Crown TR-666
Crown TRF-1500R
Crown TR-900R
Crown Walkie-Talkie
Crown TR-999
Custom Two-Transistor

Delfonic CTR-615
Delmonico 8 Transistor
Delmonico 4T-20U Portable TV
Delmonico 6 Transistor
Delmonico T-611
Deville 6 Transistor
Dynamic DTR-820

Eastern Crystal Radios
Electra 6 & 8 Transistor Radios
Electra VHF Converter
Electra WT-700CB Walkie Talkies
Electra TRN-6J
Electro-Brand AM/FM Radio
Electro-Brand 8 Transistor
Elf 6T-300
Elgin R-1300
Elmerdude ElmerRadio
Emerson 555 “All-American”
Emerson 856
Emerson 888 “Vanguard”
Emerson 888 “Explorer”
Emerson 888 “Pioneer”
Emerson 849
Emerson 707
Emerson P3400B
Emerson 880
Emerson 888 “Transitimer II”
Emerson 889 “Explorer”
Emerson Model 18 Charger
Emerson 988 “Rambler”
Emerson 911 “Eldorado”
Emerson 990 “Sportsman”
Emerson 31P56
Emerson 838
Emerson 999 “Champion”
Emerson 868
Emerson 888 “Atlas”
Emerson 859
Emerson 808
Emerson 888 “Satellite”
Emerson P3760
Empire TR-100
Encore 10 Transistor
Encore 78
Encore 615
Encore 6 Transistor
Encore 8 Transistor
Encore TFN-1003
Encore TR-1500
Encore 1288
Energy Sciences Solar Radio
Englishtown MTR-716
Eureka KR-6TS35
Ever-Play PR-1266
Excel NTR-120

Fanon FCB-9 Walkie-Talkies
Fidelity-Tone NT-4
Fiesta 6 Transistor
Fiesta 16 Transistor
Fiesta 16 Transistor, Part 2
Fleetwood NTR-100
Four-Star 5 Transistor
Four-Star Boy’s Radio
Ful-Tone TR-601
Futura “Medallion”

General Electric 7-2753D
General Electric P-850D
General Electric P-745B
General Electric P-807A
General Electric 7-2705C
General Electric 7-2753
General Electric P-1716A
General Electric P-1731B
General Electric P-1760
General Electric P-1761
General Electric P-1797
General Electric P-1810A
General Electric P-2790J
General Electric P-780
General Electric P-786A
General Electric P-831A
General Electric P-977E
General Electric P-825A
General Electric 7-2885F “Superadio II”
General Electric P-820A
General Electric P-2710 “Long Range”
General Electric P-1721A
General Electric P-766A
General Electric P-750A
General Electric P-4715
General Electric P-910AA
General Electric P-916C
General Electric P-1790
General Electric P-795D
General Electric 7-2500B
General Electric P-1756
General Electric 676
General Electric P-800A
General Electric P-770
General Electric CT-455A
General Electric P-865
General T-71
Gibraltar P-1405
Global GR-711
Global GR-900
Global GR-100
Global GR-612
Global GR-712
Global GFM-931
Global GR-920
GM Sportsman TR-1088
Golden Shield 7000
Golden Shield 7188
Golden Shield 2701
Grand Prix GP-805
Graymark 801
Grundig YB-P2000
Grundig Platinum Traveler
Grundig Micro-Boy
Grundig Boy 30
Grundig Traveller II PE
Grundig FR-200
G. Star TR-610
Gulton Ever-Play

Hallicrafters 4RT3
Happi-Time 649.23020
Harlie TR-661
Harpers 9 Transistor
Harpers 4 Transistor
Harpers TR-208
Harpers MG-302 Germanium Radio
Harpers GK-600
Hearever 8 Transistor
Heathkit GR-1008
Heathkit GR-17
Hi-Delity 6T-250
Highwave 8 Transistor
Highwave 9 Transistor
Hi-Lite YTR-601
Hilton NTR-800
Hilton 8 Transistor
Hitachi TH-666
Hitachi TH-680
Hitachi TH-862R “Marie”
Hitachi TH-831
Hitachi TH-621
Hitachi TH-759
Hitachi TH-848
Hitachi TH-627R
Hitachi TH-812
Hitachi TH-667
Hitachi WH-829 “Kelly”
Hitachi WH-761 “Betty”
Hitachi TH-660
Hitachi WH-667 “Judy”
Hitachi TH-600 “Hiphonic”
Hoffman 727X
Hoffman KP706 “Trans-Solar”
Hoffman 728
Hoffman 7 Transistor
Hoffman OP-708
Hoffman BP-410
Holiday 16-033
Holiday 888
Holiday HF-601
Holiday S900
Holiday HT-881
Holiday 8 Transistor
Honey-Tone FR-601
Honeytone 12 Transistor
Honeytone 7 Transistor
Honeytone G-606
Hy-Lite E164

Impac DO-10
Igetric XRT-101
Imperial 6 Transistor
Imperial 6 Transistor
Imperial GK-600
International A9101
International 10 Transistor
International 10 Transistor (part deux)
International Radio
Invicta 801
Invicta 9 Transistor
Invicta 200
ITT 6409
ITT 631

Jade 161
Jade 101
Jade J-143
Jaguar 6T-250
Jaguar CFM-1000
Jaguar T2010
Jefferson-Travis JT-H204
Jefferson-Travis JT-F211
Jefferson-Travis JT-H105S
Jewel TS-10
Juliette APR-256
Juliette TR-91M
Juliette WT-6 Walkie-Talkies
Juliette WT-146A Walkie-Talkies
Jupiter 6T-330
Jupiter “Ranger”
Jupiter 6T-250
Jupiter 6 Transistor
Jupiter 6T-220
JVC-Nivico 8H-3
JVC-Nivico 10A-3

“K” 4 Transistor
Kalimar 6TP-430
Kaytone 9FM-38
Kent Boy’s Radio
King 6 Transistor
K-Mart 601A
K-Mart 5 Transistor
K-Mart 31-07
K-Mart 6-31-09
K-Mart Cube Radio
Knox 6 Transistor
Kobe Kogyo KT-80
Kobe Kogyo KT-63
Kobe Kogyo KT-1000M
Kowa 8 Transistor
Kowa KTF-1
Kowa KTF-115
Koyo KR-6TS1
Koyo 10 Transistor
Koyo 8 Transistor
Krysler 10 Transistor

Lafayette FS-91
Lafayette FS-223
Lafayette FS-206
Lafayette 150-In-1 Kit
Lafayette HE-29B
Lark Boys Radio
Le Sabre 8-Transistor
Life Tone Boy’s Radio
Linmark T-63
Linmark T-61
Lloyd’s TR-6L
Lloyd’s 7S44B
Lloyd’s 6K88N
Lloyd’s 8 Transistor
Lloyd’s 6K87B
Lloyd’s 8R29 “Hipster”
Londale TR-930
Longines “Symphonette”
Longines “Symphonette” 1561
Long Way Walkie Talkies
Luke Solar Radio

Magna Eight Transistor
Magnavox AM-80
Magnavox AM-22
Magnavox AM-84
Magnavox 2-AM-802
Magnavox AM-5
Magnavox AM-60
Magnavox IR-1002
Magnavox AW-24
Magnavox 2R-1001
Magnavox AM-23
Magnavox AW-100
Magnavox AM-81
Maninc 5 Transistor
Marc 8 Transistor
Marconi 488
Marcraft SE-1010 Kit Radio
Mark VII Radio
Mars Boys Radio
Mars 6YR-15A
Marvel 6YR-15A
Marvel “Hi-Fi Deluxe”
Marvel 6 YR-10A
Marvel 6YR-05
Marvel 6YR-19
Marvel 6TP-207
Mascot II Boys Radio
Mascot II Boys Radio II
Master Sound 5050
Matsushita T-41
Matsushita T-22U
Matsushita T-13
Mayfair 714 Tape Recorder
Mayfair GP-21
MCE 7760
Mellow Tone 6 Transistor
Mellow Tone 14 Transistor
Melodian TR-6B
Melodic MT-60
Merco Air King
Midland 5 Transistor
Midland TV/FM Radio
Midland 13-425E Walkie-Talkie
Midland 13-108 Walkie-Talkies
Milco Micro 7
Million Boy’s Radio
Mitchell 1101
Mitsubishi 6X-870
Mitsubishi 6X-720
Mitsubishi 6X-140
Mitsubishi 6X-300
Mitsubishi 6X-145
Mitsubishi 6X-148
Mitsubishi 7X-850
Mitsubishi 8X-584A
Mitsubishi FX-412
Mitsubishi 6X-240
Monacor RE-612
Monarch 800
Monarch Six Transistor
Morse Boy’s Radio
Motorola X21W
Motorola X26W
Motorola X12A-1
Motorola X19A
Motorola 6X39A
Motorola XP22DL
Motorola XP34GN
Motorola 6X31N
Motorola CX2N “Tandem”
Motorola XP69BN

Nanaola 8NT-1272H
National T-26
National R-027
National Panasonic R-201
National AT-290
National EB-165
National Panasonic R-8
National Panasonic R-1021/R-1031
National Panasonic T-100M
National Panasonic DR28
National Panasonic DR49
National T-46
National R-1016
NEC NT-620
NEC NT-6M11
NEC NT-625
NEC NT-61
NEC “Galaxie” 664
NEC NTF-901
Neutron 101
New Max TS-30 Extension Speaker
Newtech PR-315
Nichinan Boys Radio
Nipco 6 Transistor
Nobility NB678
Nobility FT-6000
Nobility 12 Transistor
Nobility 14 Transistor
Nobility NTR-605
Noom 10 Transistor
Nordmende “Transita”
Norelco Electronic Kit
North American RA-1001
North American 876
North American 16-Transistor Radios
North American 15 Transistor
Norwood NT-602

Olympic 666
Olympic 859
Olympic 6 Transistor Clock Radio
Omegas 8 & 10
O.M.G.S. HT 6101
O.M.G.S. 1000
O.M.G.S. “Super Delux”
Omscolite 7 Transistor
Omscolite 7 Transistor
Onkyo SA-101 Radio/Transceiver
Onkyo 7TR-800
Optex 6 Transistor
Optex 6 Transistor
Orion TR-710
Orion 10 Transistor
Orion 9 Transistor

Packard Bell AR-851 “Gilligan’s Island” Radio
Packard Bell 6RT-2
Packard Bell 9RT-2
Packard Bell 6RT-1
Pa-kette Crystal Radio
Panasonic T-50AA
Panasonic T-7
Panasonic R-70 “Panapet Ball & Chain”
Panasonic R-72 “Toot-A-Loop”
Panasonic RF-93 “Rolling Tone”
Panasonic T-601
Panasonic RC-1091
Panasonic R-132
Panasonic R-1052
Panasonic RF-511
Panasonic R-012
Panasonic R-1007
Panasonic R-1013
Panasonic R-1014
Panasonic R-1029
Panasonic R-1076
Panasonic R-1241
Panasonic R-1597
Panasonic RF-513
Panasonic RF-728
Panasonic R-1077
Panasonic R-1105
Panasonic T-92 “Portalarm”
Panasonic R-1326
Panasonic RF-626
Panasonic R-1018
Panasonic R-77
Panasonic T-9
Panasonic R-1070
Panasonic R-1551
Panasonic RF-666
Panasonic T-81
Panasonic R-47A
Panasonic R-111
Panasonic RF-505
Panasonic RF-506
Panasonic RJ-6 Walkie-Talkies
Panasonic RF-032
Panasonic R-12
Panasonic “Remembrance”
Panasonic RF-563
Panasonic RF-015
Panasonic RF-581
Panasonic RF-P50
Peerless 12 Transistor
Peerless 7 Transistor
Penney’s 6TP-555
Penney’s 6TP-243
Penney’s 3459 Clock Radio
Penney’s 981-2224
Penney’s 1151
Petite NTR-120
Petite 6 Transistor
Philco T7-126
Philco T51-124
Philco T-81GP
Philco-Ford RT-611
Philco T-67GP
Philco T89-124
Philco T75-124
Philco T500-124
Philco PT804BKG
Philco T66-126
Philco TC47-124
Philco QT-80BKG
Philco T74-124
Philco T701-124
Philco T45-126
Philco T1000-124
Philips L2X94T
Philips L3X78T
Philips L2X97T
Philips AE4320
Pigeon Mini Com
Pilot Radio
Pioneer SPR-500F
Plata 9FM-64
Play-Rite T8-110
Play-Rite 6 Transistor
Powertone 6 Transistor
Precor 550
Public 6 Transistor
Pure Energy “Desk Jockey”

Quasar Pen Radio

Radio Shack 12-734
Radio Shack Optimus 12-201A
Radio Shack DX-398
Radio Shack DX-390
Radio Shack DX-402
Radio Shack DX-399
Radio Shack “Archer” 60-4002
Radio Shack 12-802
Radio Shack 12-808
Radio Shack 12-215
Radio Shack 12-893
Radio Shack 12-930
Radio Shack 12-797
Radio Shack 60-4004 Walkie Talkies
Radio Shack 12-251 Weather Radio
Radio Shack 12-817
Radio Shack 12-464
Radio Shack 12-831
Radio Shack 12-829
Rainbow 6 Transistor
Rainbow 6YR-65
Raleigh “Astronaut”
Raleigh 619
Raleigh FM-990
Raleigh TC-909 Transceiver
Raleigh 8 Transistor
Raleigh 12 Transistor
Raleigh 8 Transistor (part deux)
Raleigh 1212
Raygee HR-203
Ray Jefferson 630
Raytheon T-100 Series
Raytheon Lucite Radio
Raytheon 8TP Series
Raytheon T-2500
Raytheon AM 100
RCA GP628C
RCA 1-RJ-19
RCA RGA 1049
RCA 3-RH-34
RCA 1-RH-12 Travel Set
RCA 1-TP-2E
RCA RHM49E
RCA 1-RG-43
RCA RLM-50A(T)
RCA RGG29E
RCA 3-RH-34 “B”
RCA 3-RH-22G
RCA GP-336
RCA 6 Transistor
RCA 9-BT-9E
RCA RHM19J
RCA 4RH16
RCA RGM29E
RCA RZD32B Clock Radio
RCA 3-RG-81
RCA 3-RG-14
RCA 1-T-5J
RCA P-332
RCA 8-BT-9E
RCA 4RG6
Realistic 90L-696
Realistic 12-171
Realistic 95L-020
Realistic 12-151A
Realistic 12-167B
Realistic 12-181 “Weatheradio”
Realistic 12-715
Realistic 12-728
Realistic 12-654
Realistic DX-400
Realistic DX-390
Realistic 12-166 “FlavoRadio”
Realistic 12-183 “Deskube”
Realistic 8-Transistor
Realistic 12-608A “Jetstream Mini”
Realistic 12-721 “FlavoRadio”
Realistic “TimeKube”
Realistic 12-666
Realistic 65-In-1 Kit
Realistic 90L424K
Realistic 12-656
Realistic 12-182 FM “Deskube
Realistic 12-716
Realtone TR-1088 “Comet”
Realtone TR-8611 “Constellation”
Realtone TR-801 “Electra”
Realtone TR-803 “A”
Realtone TR-803 “B”
Realtone TR-1626/TR-1826
Realtone TR-2051
Realtone TR-861
Realtone 1039
Realtone 3002
Realtone TR-970
Realtone 2207
Realtone 2011
Realtone TR-1055
Realtone TR-806-1
Realtone TR-1820
Realtone 1120
Realtone TR-6134
Realtone 1227
Realtone TR-555 “Galaxy”
Regency TR-1
Regency TR-1G
Regency TR-4
Regency TR-5C
Regency TR-7
Regency XR-2A
Regency DB-410 Signal Booster
Regency TR-1 Clear Back Model
Renown NB678
Riviera 6 Transistor
“Roamer” Crystal Radio (created by Franz Gysi)
Romy “Sports”
Ross RE-809N
Ross RE-1001
Ross 901
Ross 12 Transistor
Ross 10 and 12 Transistor Radios
Ross RE-777 “Jubilee”
Roxy UR-102
Russian “Yoonga” Radio

Sabre 6T-270
Sangean ATS-803A
Sanwa Boy’s Radio
Sanyo 6C-15
Sanyo 6C-17
Sanyo 6C-R11
Sanyo 8S-P20
Sanyo RP-5047A
Sanyo RP-1250
Sanyo 7C-307 “Cadnica”
Sanyo RP-1711
Sanyo 8S-P21
Sanyo TR-620
Sanyo 10S-10PN
Sanyo RPM-6800
Sanyo 8C-028P
Sanyo RPM-C5
Sears 10 Transistor
Sears 2202
Sears 2261
Sears 7216
Seminole 900
Seminole BP-311
Seminole 1000
Seminole 1100
Seminole 1101
Seminole 801
Seminole 806
Sharp FX-502
Sharp FX-184
Sharp TR-180
Sharp TR-182
Sharp TR-222
Sharp TR-173 “Collie”
Sharp BP-460
Sharp BP-110
Sharp TR-203
Silver 6TR-100
Silver 8TR-285
Silver 10TL-540
Silver 6T7
Silvertone 2206
Silvertone 2208 “Medalist”
Silvertone 1213 “500”
Silvertone 1202
Silvertone 2204
Silvertone 4209
Silvertone 42101
Silvertone 212
Silvertone 6214
Silvertone 8204
Silvertone 9203A
Silvertone 1206
Silvertone 3221
Silvertone 1209 “Medalist”
Singer HE-229
Skymaster 6 Transistor
Skymaster 9R-202A
Skywatch Pro
Skyway S-100
Sonata 8 Transistor
Sonnet 8 Transistor
Sonora 610
Sony TR-810
Sony 2R-21
Sony TR-1811
Sony TR-610
Sony TRW-621
Sony TR-620
Sony 3F-77W
Sony TR-86
Sony TR-75
Sony TR-63
Sony 2R-22
Sony 2R-29
Sony 6F-21W
Sony TFM-3750W
Sony TFM-3950W
Sony TR-1819
Sony TR-4100
Sony TR-608
Sony TR-650
Sony TR-72
Sony TR-725
Sony TR-750
Sony 6R-33 “Super Sensitive”
Sony TR-714
Sony 2R-31
Sony 6R-22
Sony TR-712
Sony TFM-1837W
Sony TR-84
Sony TR-752
Sony FD-20A “Watchman”
Sony 2R-28
Sony ICR-200
Sony ICF-200W
Sony ICF-S30W
Sony TFM-110W
Sony WM-F10II
Sony ICR-120
Sony TR-1829
Sony TFM-116A
Sony TR-1814
Sony TR-730
Sony TR-817
Sony TFM-834L
Sony ICF-S10MK2
Sony TR-1839
Sony ICF-SW1S
Sony ICR-3
Sony ICF-A10W
Sound Dimensions 6 Transistor
Soundesign 6 Transistor
Soundwave Weather Radio
Sovereign 8 Transistor
Spica ST-600
“Sports” Radio
Sportsman 6 Transistor
SR Rubber Radio
Standard “Mignon II-A”
Standard SR-G104
Standard SR-G430
Standard SR-F400
Standard SR-F25
Standard SR-K71F
Standard SR-Q460F
Standard SR-H437
Standard SR-F22
Standard SR-G24A
Standard SR-H436
Stantex 7 Transistor
Star-Fire 10 Transistor
Star-Lite TS-640
Star-Lite 6 Transistor
Star-Lite TRN-600
Star-Lite TRN-79
Star-Lite “Gaynote”
Startone CTR-701
Stewart 5 Transistor
Summit S900
Summit S912
Suntone 8 Transistor
Supreme TR-861
Swiss Radio (Unknown)
Swops 10 Transistor
Sylvania 4P19W
Sylvania 4P14

Tarleton 10 Transistor
Tempest TR-1200
Tempest 718
TG&Y 5 Transistor
TMK 10 Transistor
Toho 6 Transistor
Tokai RA-801
Tokai FA-951
Tokai Walkie-Talkies
Tom Thumb 6T-93
Tonemaster 9 Transistor
Tonex 10 Transistor
Tonex 6 Transistor
Tonex 624
Top-Notch 6 Transistor
Toshiba 7TP-352M & S
Toshiba 8TM-41
Toshiba 6TP-354
Toshiba 6TP-385A
Toshiba 7TP-30
Toshiba 7TP-303
Toshiba 6P-15
Toshiba 6TP-31/6TP-31A
Toshiba 9TM-40
Toshiba TR-193 and 5TR-193 “Lace” Radios
Toshiba 6TP-304
Toshiba 6TP-394
Toshiba 7TH-425
Toshiba 8TM-294B
Toshiba 6TP-309
Toshiba 6P-35
Toshiba 6TP-219
Toshiba 6TP-309A
Toshiba 6TP-385
Toshiba 8TP-90
Toshiba 5TP-90
Toshiba 6P-10
Toshiba 7TM-285S
Toshiba IC-70
Toshiba 6TP-315
Toshiba 6TP-314A
Toshiba 8TM-300S
Toshiba 7TP-21
TR-180 Radio
Trancel TR-60
Trancel TR-81
Trancel 7TM-312S
Trancel T-11
Trancel TR-80
Trancel 6TP-243
Trancel T-7
Trancel TP-194 “Reflex”
Trancel TR-50
Trans “Comet 459”
Transitone TR-1645
Transix 6 Transistor
Transonic 10 Transistor
Transonic 7 Transistor
Trav-Ler TR-285B
Trav-Ler TR-284B
Truetone DC-3600
Truetone DC-3812
Truetone DC-3408
Truetone D3715A
Truetone DC 3007
Truetone DC 3704
Truetone DC 3326

United Royal 601
Universal PTR-62B
Universal SM-888 “Big 8 Transistor”

Valiant HT-8053
Valiant 10 and 12 Transistor Radios
Valiant 6 Transistor
Valiant 6 Transistor
Valiant TR-1088
Vesper G-810
VIP TR-620
Viscount 6TP-102
Viscount AR-665
Viscount 12 Transistor
Viscount 10 Transistor
Viscount 602
Viscount 616
Viscount 1030
Viscount 831
Viscount 14 Transistor
Viscount 6TP-102 (metal-front)
Viscount 6T-300
Vista 6 Transistor
Vokar 5000 IF Transformer Kit

Webcor MTR-633
Wendell-West CR-18
Westinghouse H653P6
Westinghouse H841P6GP
Westinghouse H902P6GPA
Westinghouse H968PLA
Westinghouse 5 Transistor
Westinghouse H967P7
Westinghouse RS21P08A “Escort”
Westinghouse RPA5111A
Westinghouse H693P8
Westinghouse H707P6GPA
Westinghouse H798P7
Westinghouse H908PN9GP
Westinghouse H725P6
Westinghouse H771P6GP
Westinghouse H695P8
Westminster 6 Transistor
Wilco ST-88
Wilco G-601
Windsor 5 Transistor
Windsor STR-207 Boys Radio
Windsor 2013
Windsor 8T-888
Windsor 6T-220
Windsor 2024
Winston W-999

Yaesu VX-1R Transceiver
Yaesu VX-2R Transceiver
Yaesu VR-500 Communications Receiver
Yaou 6 Transistor
Yashica YT-300
York TR-102
York TR-103
York TR-62

Zenith Royal 950 “Golden Triangle”
Zenith Royal 500D
Zenith Royal 500H
Zenith Royal 25
Zenith Royal 10
Zenith Royal 16
Zenith Royal 20
Zenith Royal 50
Zenith Royal 250
Zenith Royal 2000
Zenith Royal 50L
Zenith Royal 400
Zenith R7000 Transoceanic
Zenith Royal 35
Zenith Royal C25
Zenith Royal 21
Zenith Royal 185
Zenith Royal 3000-1 Transoceanic
Zenith Royal 13
Zephyr ZR-620
Zephyr ZR-930
Zephyr AR-600
Zephyr GR-3T6
Zephyr GR-711
Zephyr ZR-740
Zephyr AR-665
Zephyr TR-64

Now THAT’S a radio collection! Enjoy!

Happy National CB Radio Day aka “10-4 Day”

I’ll bet you didn’t know October 4th was a national holiday! It is, thanks to former President of the United States Jimmy Carter. On October 2, 1978, President Carter proclaimed this date to be forever known as “10-4 Day” by issuing the following statement:

“This year marks the 20th anniversary of Citizens Band radio. CB is now a widely used emergency communications system. It helps keep motorists safe on our Nation’s highways by providing faster notification of highway accidents, increased detection of reckless driving, and more information to reduce traffic delays. The CB is also effective in emergencies unrelated to motor vehicles. By allowing for citizens’ participation in public safety, we greatly enhance that safety.

The growth of CB use in recent years is extraordinary. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has now issued nearly 14 million licenses. More than 20 million Americans have used a CB radio at one time or another.

While CB is primarily for emergency use, the non-emergency channels bring enjoyment and companionship to millions of Americans, including my own family.

In recognition of the fine service provided by Citizens Band radio, I join with CB organizations across the country in celebrating ’10-4 Day’, October 4, 1978.”

If you’re too young to have experienced CB radio or too old to remember how much fun it was, relive the CB craze by listening to actual CB radio tapes. I recorded these in my hometown of Apple Valley, Minnesota when I was 12-19 years old. There are some real “gems” in this audio collection! Check out vintage CB units in our virtual CB Radio Museum. Have a look back at those classic CB antennas of yesteryear.

Most of all, if you’re lucky enough to still own functioning CB radio equipment, get on-the-air today and make some contacts. You never know who you’ll find out there, just waiting to talk to you on 27Mhz. Happy 10-4 Day, fellow Radio Geeks!

Can You Help a Reader ID this 1990s CHR Tune?

Sometimes, we even get e-mails from readers here at RadioGeekHeaven.com. I draw a blank on this one, but perhaps you can help Rebecca identify this 1990s mystery tune (?)

“Hey Drew,

Came across your website and am hoping you can help me remember a song played on Z93 LaCrosse around the mid 90’s. I’ve been through billboard charts for the whole decade, and couldn’t figure it out!!! I guess it’s just one of those quirky things that drive people crazy trying to remember, haha. As I was a teenager at the time, my memory of the song is pretty thin…. The song was more spoke, than sang, by a man… he went on about things you should do in your life, and things you shouldn’t ignore or take for granted… it was more pop-ish or mainstream music that played while he spoke the lyrics. I want to say it was around 1995 or 1996 ?? maybe a year earlier… Hope you have a better memory than I do, and somehow recall the artist or song… I have a teenage daughter now and I loved how this song gave me a grateful look on life, I’d love for her to hear it. If you can help it would be greatly appreciated, even if you could direct me to some other resources… I don’t think I can give up until I figure this one out!!! =) sorry if I get you stuck too…

Thanks in advance,

Rebecca”

Any ideas?

The Compact Disc Turns 30 Today!

On October 1st, 1982, CBS Records released the first commercial music compact disc. The album, Billy Joel’s “52nd Street”, went on sale that day in Japan. Since then, billions have been sold. McDonald’s has nothing on the CD when it comes to sales! The first CD to sell a million copies was “Brothers in Arms” by Dire Straits, back in 1985.

What was the first CD you owned? Me? I’m not sure. But I do remember my first experience with a CD player: it was at KWKR-FM 99.9 in Garden City, KS. I started working there in November, 1984, doing the 7PM-1AM shift. The station had just traded out for a CD player and compact discs in exchange for promoting a local stereo store. CD platyers were not cheap in those days! Just a basic player (no remote, no multi-disc magazines or carousels) cost around $700. The discs were around $20 each, at a time when vinyl albums sold for about $7 each.

We only had about 15 discs at first. The ones I remember playing were Huey Lewis & the News “Sports”, Meatloaf “Bat out of Hell”, Prince “Purple Rain”, Cyndi Lauper “She’s So Unusual”, Bruce Springsteen “Born in the USA”, and the previously-mentioned Dire Straits “Brothers in Arms.” This was a BIG deal back in those days! Every time we aired a song off of CD, we were required to read a card in the studio that said “that was ___ on digital compact disc. Our discs and player provided by New Concepts Audio, located at 8th & Kansas in Garden City.”

The ironic thing was, once the CD audio made it through our aggressive processing chain and through the FM analog transmitter, you really couldn’t tell the difference between it and a clean vinyl example which had been recorded to cart. But of course, it’s all in the presentation! We were cool because we were the only station in the market to broadcast “digital compact disc audio!”

Aircheck Collector Wants Your Contributions

A few days ago, I received this e-mail from a radio friend:

“I’m on a mission, so to speak.. of collecting airchecks form small town radio stations. The stations have caught my eye.. my interest for whatever reason. Some simply because of where they are, some because of programming.. or some just because they look interesting.

Can you post a link to my WANTED AIRCHECKS List on your website/blog, etc?

http://www.onairdj.com/wantedairchecks.html

You have some readers in the Midwest, so maybe some can help me?

If you know of anyone else you can share the link with or know where you can post it, feel free.”

If you can help Paul out, he would greatly appreciate it. Thanks, fellow Radio Geeks!

Happy New Year from Radio Geek Heaven!

This is Drew, the ‘head geek’ here at RadioGeekHeaven.com! Thanks so much for making this site part of your radio hobby this past year. Whether your interest is current broadcast radio news, classic radio airchecks, CB radio, scanning, AM/FM/TV DXing, or any other aspect of the radio world, I’m glad you chose to spend some time here.

My New Year’s resolution is to devote more time and effort to this site in 2012. During 2011, I was busy with several other projects, so I didn’t get to spend as much time on Radio Geek Heaven as I would have liked. In 2012, I will strive to put some more emphasis on this little corner of the Internet universe. If you have comments, suggestions, or submissions, by all means, please contribute! Without your readership and interaction, this site would not be possible. Feel free to use the comment section, located below each posting. If you’d rather not comment publicly, use the e-mail link, located in the ‘About Drew’ section.

Thanks again for making 2011 a great year for RadioGeekHeaven.com. Here’s to an even better 2012. Happy New Year, fellow radio geeks!

Wanted: GEL FM Transmitter and WLDM-FM 95.5 Detroit Photos

I just received this from a reader. Can you help Shannon? If so, please comment publicly or e-mail me and I will forward the information/photos. Thanks, fellow RadioGeeks!

“Good Afternoon Drew,

Perhaps you could help. I am seeking 2 things. Neither of which I am having any luck finding.
I’ve been scouring the web and wearing out Google.

#1 A COLOR PHOTO of any GEL (General Electronic Laboratories) FM transmitter.
I have attached a black and white photo. These were very early 60’s and marketed to
stations when FM stereo came about. GEL’s were a beautiful powder blue color with shiny brushed aluminum and stainless steel trim. They were one of the finest FM transmitters available at the time. WGBH-FM Boston had one. WBCN-FM Boston had one. The long gone KQAL Omaha Nebraska had one. and of course WLDM Detroit had 2.

#2 A PHOTO of the original building of station WLDM Detroit, 95.5. The building was at 15401 West 10 Mile Road (at Greenfield) in Oak Park Michigan. It stood from 1948 when built to 1978 when the station was sold to Combined Communications. They built a new building and demolished the old one.. (pout)

Perhaps one of your many website visitors could help me?

Shannon”

“You May Have Worked in Twin Cities Radio”

1. If you know who did his show “stone blind and out of my mind”, you may have worked in Twin Cities radio.

2. If you knew “The Catman” before he became one of the premier morning and voice talents in the nation, you may have worked in Twin Cities radio.

3. If you were aware that “The Catman” was NOT a black man, but rather, a young white dude from North Minneapolis, you may have worked in Twin Cities radio.

4. If you remember 93X from when the place was owned by Entercom, not ABC/Disney/Citadel, you may have worked in Twin Cities radio.

5. If you know who “THE CHUCKER” is, you may have worked in Twin Cities radio.

6. If you still tell stories about how WDGY used to cause the lights on a Bloomington baseball field to flicker in time to the music, you may have worked in Twin Cities radio.

7. If you remember when WDGY was on 1130 and their current frequency (630) was owned by arch-rival KDWB, you may have worked in Twin Cities radio.

8. If you have can name all the formats which have graced the 104.1 frequency over the years, you may have worked in Twin Cities radio.

9. If you know what Ruth Koscielak is doing these days, you may have worked in Twin Cities radio.

10. If you know why KUXL-AM 1570 had to sign off at local sunset, you may have worked in Twin Cities radio.

11. In your head, if you can still hear the RF bleedthrough of WLOL-AM 1330 underneath John Hines and Bob Berglund, you may have worked in Twin Cities radio.

12. If you’re aware that the Stereo 101 audio was sent from the Woodbury studios to the transmitter on the IDS via PHONE LINES, you may have worked in Twin Cities radio.

13. If you know what the Shoreview Combiner Project is, you may have worked in Twin Cities radio.

14. If you can recall the date, time, and place where “U100” was born, you may have worked in Twin Cities radio.

15. If you “get” the inside joke where WYOO’s Rob Sherwood gives a Minnesota State Fair shoutout to Rick Kelleher shortly before the birth of U100, you may have worked in Twin Cities radio.

16. If you ever listened through the static and co-channel interference to hear KDAN and/or WJSW, you may have worked in Twin Cities radio.

17. If you knew who “Boogie Dave” was in 1975 and why he is relevant today, you may have worked in Twin Cities radio.

18. If you used to switch back and forth between Bobby Wilde and Alan Kabel, trying to aircheck both of them, you may have worked in Twin Cities radio.

19. If you still own a “U100 Grabs Me” T-shirt or a KDWB “The Rock and Roll Bich” patch, you may have worked in Twin Cities radio.

20. If you realize that KTCR-FM 97.1 was “The FM Country” long before K102 coined the phrase, you may have worked in Twin Cities radio.

21. If you can remember request line numbers from before the ‘989’ common exchange was allocated, you may have worked in Twin Cities radio.

22. If you know which FM stations do NOT transmit from Shoreview and the reasons why, you may have worked in Twin Cities radio.

23. If you recall which station Rod Trongard worked for before coming to KSTP-AM, you may have worked in Twin Cities radio.

24. If you remember the station which branded it’s midday show as “Wifeline” and it’s evening program as “Nightline”, you may have worked in Twin Cities radio.

25. If you can name the TWO stations which shared ONE AM frequency for many years, you may have worked in Twin Cities radio.

26. If you knew from the beginning that Ma Linger, Morgan Mundane, and Backlash LaRue were not real people, you may have worked in Twin Cities radio.

To be continued. Additions are welcome! Please add yours via the “comments” section below or e-mail me. Contributors may remain anonymous if they wish.