Sunday, April 6, 2008
A photo of a radio purchased by parents at Goodman's Furniture Store on lower Genesee Street with a dollar down, a dollar a week. Goodman's Furniture was located on Genesee Street adjacent to the Post office, the PO on Broad Street. The building was demolished in the late 1960's to make way for the construction of aproach to new Bagg's Square Bridge. Later, it became the site of the Union-Fern Furniture Store. The model design was a rip-off of the Zenith Console which was higher and sleeker. But this model brought home the bacon. It also had Short-Wave radio where we listened to foreign broadcasts during the war. On the Amplitude MOdulation Band (AM Radio) we listened to the soap operas, the news broadcasts. Not as many radio broadcast stations in the late 1930's and early 40's -- the new stations made an appearance after World War II. This set was made of balsa wood, a lot of space around the speaker (which is covered by a felt cloth) and it had vacuum tubes. I have preserved this radio station so as preserve the wonderful memories. Oh, the name was Delco and, as you notice, a few knobs are missing but it still functions.