Transistor Radio

A transistor radio is a small portable radio receiver that uses transistor-based circuitry. Following their development in 1954 they became the most popular electronic communication device in history, with billions manufactured during the 1960s and 1970s. Their pocket size sparked a change in popular music listening habits, allowing people to listen to music anywhere they went. In the 1970s their popularity declined as other portable media players such as boom boxes and portable cassette players took over.

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Transistor Radio - Rise of Digital Audio Players
... Use of air signal only radios (AM/FM) have declined in popularity with the rise of portable digital audio players, which allow users to carry and listen to the music of their choosing and ... with listeners who are dissatisfied with terrestrial music radio because of a limited selection of music or other criticisms ... However, transistor radios are still popular for news, talk radio, weather, live sporting events and emergency alert applications ...
History Of The Transistor - Production and Commercialization - Transistor Radios
... Bell immediately put the point-contact transistor into limited production at Western Electric in Allentown, Pennsylvania ... Prototypes of all-transistor AM radio receivers were demonstrated, but were really only laboratory curiosities ... different type of solid-state amplifier which became known as the Bipolar Junction "transistor" ...
Transistor Radio (song)
... "Transistor Radio" was a comic song written by Benny Hill and Mark Anthony (a pseudonym of producer Tony Hatch), and performed by Hill ... thwarted by music played from the girl's transistor radio ... Transistor Radio" finished with the now-married couple alone in bed, with the expectant wife disappointed when her husband asks "Ere, where's the radio?" Released as a single in 1961, the ...

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