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Are you old enough to remember that time before TV when the family would gather around the radio in the evening and listen to the latest episode of "The Shadow" or "Dick Tracy" or on Sunday morning when they'd read the funnies from the Sunday paper for the kids? As a kid I was fascinated by the radio and those family times and that fascination lead me to another hobby, collecting those old shows. My interest lies in detective, mystery and adventure stories, my collection has 5916 episodes of 95 shows that take almost 50GB of space. I'm just curious, is anyone else on the forum interested in old time radio shows?
 

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Not really but I do remember the entire neighborhood running down the street to see a color TV. all 19" of amazing true color [ back then anyways ] mostly red or green faces. but it was cool.
 

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I'm with bigdog10 on the color TV. First color TV I saw was about 1963/4, summer before 5th grade. We were staying at a motel for Dad's PCS. Two shows I saw was a Jacques Cousteau special and Mitch Miller. I have always remembered the underwater special and since become a SCUBA diver (love it.) I can't sing, so I don't sing along with Mitch. Can't grow a good goatee either. :)
 

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Radio no. We had a black and white tv, most of the time you could see three channels. My dads sister was the first to have a color TV, always liked going there.
 

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Grew up outside Pittsburgh. We got KDKA, the first radio station, WTAE, WIIC and WQED first public broadcasting station, (Home of Mr. Rogers).
My uncle owned a furniture store and was big on innovation. TV's were his toys. My first TV experience, was at another relatives. I was probably about 5. The console, (box) was about 36 high by 34 wide by 30 deep. The screen was a 9 inch black and white. My furniture store uncle had the first color set. I was probably 12 or so.
At home, it was radio until after that first TV experience. I remember The Shadow, Amos and Andy, The Lone Ranger, Fibber Magee and Molly and so many more radio dramas. For my dad it was Pirates baseball.
 
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One of my favorite childhood memories is listening to the Cardinals with my grandfather on his 1940ish radio.It took me back to a day way before I was born but it gave me insight to what it was like before the television.When he passed away,my mom made sure that I got that radio and over the years I spent quite a few dollars making sure it kept working.I had it out in the man-cave for years and listened to the Cardinals and watched them at the same time despite the 7 second time delay.I would give anything just to sit next to my grandfather one more time and listen to Jack Buck call a game.
 

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I remember listening to Dizzy Dean and Pee Wee Reese on the radio calling the game.

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