Vermont Broadcasters bring President on board...better latethannever
Fri Apr 18 23:49:02 EDT 2008
I was born in December 1950 in NYC. My dad worked at NBC-TV on the Today
Show, and we had a TV that was almost always on.
One of my earliest memories is when he bought a car, probably in 1954. He
said that one of the great features of the car was that it had a radio, and
he turned it on.
I crawled all over that car looking for the picture!
----- Original Message -----
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To: "A. Joseph Ross" <Joe@attorneyross.com>; "Bill O'Neill"
Sent: Tuesday, April 15, 2008 4:14 PM
Subject: Re: Vermont Broadcasters bring President on board...better
> To put the 1920 $600 figure in context, more than 15 years later, in
> the mid '30s, $600 (then-current dollars) would still buy a complete
> car--a pretty nice one by the standards of the day. And the price very
> likely included the radio, which would have been an add-on to the even
> lower price of the basic car. So we probably can say that $600 in 1920
> or 1936 dollars bought the equivalent of more than $20,000 in 2008
> dollars. If prices have increased by a factor of 32 in 70+ years, they
> have, in effect doubled every 14 years or so, which is only a little
> more than a 5% compound rate of inflation. I find that believable.
> Dan Strassberg (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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> From: "A. Joseph Ross" <Joe@attorneyross.com>
> To: "Bill O'Neill" <email@example.com>
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> Sent: Tuesday, April 15, 2008 4:21 PM
> Subject: Re: Vermont Broadcasters bring President on board...better
> late thannever
>> On 15 Apr 2008 Bill O'Neill wrote:
>>> The Addison Eagle reported that the Vermont Broadcasters Hall of
>>> Citing President Coolidge as the first president to harness the
>>> of radio. Here's the link - http://tinyurl.com/6y89rd
>>> Interesting story about installing a radio into a car in the 1920s,
>>> and the sets cost over six hundred dollars in 1920 dollars. Take
>>> that, XM....
>> My father told me that he once had a car radio that clamped onto the
>> stearing column and was removable when you got another car. This
>> probably the 1930s, when the price had undoubtedly come down a bit.
>> A. Joseph Ross, J.D. 617.367.0468
>> 92 State Street, Suite 700 Fax: 617.507.7856
>> Boston, MA 02109-2004 http://www.attorneyross.com
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