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February 28, 2009

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Angelo

Check this link:
http://langaitis.zenonas-old.radios.fotopic.net/c144729.html

Some of these are quite interesting.

Angelo

E-Bay "ATTRAIT" 130289617987
Never heard of the brand, but the chassis looks familiar. Due to a missing battery cover, this might stay in single digits---my guess is it's surprisingly good.

Jeffrey McMahon

Serious radio eye candy on that link, Angelo. Thanks.

Paul

Radio Broadcaster Paul Harvey Dies

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/story?id=6982226&page=1

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/02/28/AR2009022802096.html

Ed

and that's...............the end........of.............the story.

Hated Harvey.

Paul

Ed,

How come? I have to admit I never listened to him, so I know next to nothing about him and his programming. What was it like?

Angelo

Oh, I liked Paul Harvey. He was a throwback to another era. I remember in the mid-1970's, my older sister commented how Paul Harvey sounds "old fashioned." Over 30 years later, the guy was still on the air! I liked him because there wasn't anything else like him or his show---he was unique. I imagine his son (who filled in for him a lot), Paul Harvey Jr., will keep the franchise going.

Angelo

Two more radios of interest:
290299124946
220366940310
The "Plata" looks like a very heavy duty Wards Airline clone from the 60's. FM isn't working on this one, but I bet the AM is good.
The Zenith is a seldom seen model, probably from the 70's. i like the "hidden tuner."

Ed

Paul Harvey was a rabid McCarthy-ite in the 50's, almost became racist George Wallace's VP, and was militantly homophobic and anti-liberal. On his "news" show he plugged any bogus "cancer-cure" that paid him enough, and carried the right-wing's water for 50 years. Should have retired 40 years ago.

Jeffrey McMahon

I believe Paul Harvey was one of Bose radio's favorite advertisers, and everyone who reads this blog just loves Bose radios.

Ed

Ha-ha Jeff ;)

Mike W

Buy Other Sound Equipment

Angelo

Well, if we hate any broadcasters who are politically extreme (right or left), precious few are left not to hate. I can't think of anyone who is neutral now.

Jeffrey McMahon

I listen to Larry Mantle on 89.3. He is no idealogue for either party. He's fair and explores both sides of an issue.

Paul Harvey is comfort food for a lot of people. I don't hate him. He just doesn't match my sensibility, which is a bit more ironic, edgy.

Paul

Larry Mantle is great. I listen to his podcasts from KPCC in my car, any time I get a chance. Now if I could actually listen to him live on the radio here, that would be even better ...

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