History Detectives

Early Transistor Radio

Clip: Season 10 Episode 7 | 12m 34s Video has closed captioning.

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

Aired: 10/08/12

Rating: NR

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