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The legs were removable, so it could be converted to a table-top model.That system was in service until 1972 when we got a Denon AM/FM (stereo) tuner/phonograph.I would focus my gaze on the small red pilot lamp at the base of the console as the sounds drifted through the room.
Household favorites played on the RCA system included The Village Stompers (Dixieland Jazz), Louis Armstrong, Oscar Peterson, Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, to name only a few.
This page provides some background and insight to how I originally became interested in radio, as well as a brief overview of selected radios in the collection.
My primary interest in vintage radios became centered around the European shortwave sets from the 1953-1972 era.
In the first decade of the 21st century, music radio programming had become mostly niche-oriented, and generally sounded quite bland.
When I realized that the great radio formatting I grew up with during the 1960s and 1970s was gone forever, I decided to document some of what that early listening experience, and the personal connection to radio was like for me.