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Happy Birthday Transistor Radio! AKA The Birth of Rock&Roll.
59 years ago today the first transistor radio was shipped.
Texas Instruments brought the first portable radio, soon to be followed by a cheap Japanese copy by some company that would be called Sony, to market. The radio was called the Regency Radio.
The portable nature of the radio allowed teens to escape the purview of their parents and listen to the godless rhythm and blues.
Originally Posted by 3alarmer
...ixnay on the exsay alktay.