1970 Rod Serling Ad for Radio Shack (video)


Radio Shack is closing. For those who were electronics hobbyists, like myself, Radio Shack was the likely introduction to the trends and fads in consumer electronics. AM and FM radio, stereo, turntables, open reel tape recording, cassettes, 8 track, CB radio, satellite tv, video tape, camcorders, phones, and cell phones.

They also sold a computer called the TRS 80, pejoratively called the “Trash 80.” Of course, you could get accessories and discrete components.

The above website has many old catalogs as well as a thorough history. My Dad liked Radio Shack because when he was young, he went to the large store in Boston.

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