The Don Kresge Memorial Museum

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This display shows radios from radio's most popular period of 1930 to 1950 when television began to take over. Even the great depression could not stop radio's phenominal growth.The second world war slowed the production of radios but listeners kept their ears "glued" to their radios for news from overseas. By 1950 the price of a radio required far fewer hours of work to afford than in 1930. Also in this display is some typical "Ham" radio equipment. Many hams filled vital roles in our countries defense during WWII, and continue to serve the public in emergencies.


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