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Electronics-Themed Comics
December 1944 Radio News Article

December 1944 Radio News
December 1944 Radio News Cover - RF Cafe[Table of Contents]

Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics. See articles from Radio & Television News, published 1919-1959. All copyrights hereby acknowledged.

Old Time Radio cassette tapes - RF CafeThere are few better ways to wind down a work week than with some good old-fashioned (literally) technology-themed comics. This three fifths of a handful of comics appeared in a 1944 issue of Radio News magazine. You need to know when looking at these scenarios that people in the 1940s cherished and revered their radio sets like people today do with their cellphones. Magical and supernatural attributes were assigned to them by some, especially the non-technically inclined. Entire families gathered around the radio in eager anticipation of the latest episode of "The Shadow," The Lone Ranger," "Little Orphan Annie," "Jack Benny," and "Inner Sanctum Mystery." BTW, if you want to experience the aura of old time radio shows, many of them are available for listening online on the Old Time Radio Catalog website and others. Or, you can do like I did and buy a set of Old Time Radio shows on CD. My set is on cassette tapes, which only be found these days on eBay.

Electronics-Themed Comics

That reminds me, when are you going to repair the oscillator on the radio? - RF Cafe

"That reminds me, when are you going to repair the oscillator on the radio?"
(Page 35)

"Can I have it repaired for you by four o'clock! Of what day and month?"
(Page 53)

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"Oh goody, John! You've answered the $64.00 Question!"
(Page 70)

 

 

Posted December 20, 2019

 

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