Most expensive thing I ever won from a radio station
Tue Jul 26 23:06:37 EDT 2011
Back in the '70s I won a few prizes from shortwave broadcasters for
participating in listener quizzes:
Deutsche Welle gave me prizes on two occasions: first, an LP of
Beethoven works (from Deutsche Grammophon); and later a Grundig portable
shortwave receiver, which was a nice step up from my Toshiba set. To
spare me having to pay duty on it, they shipped it through diplomatic
channels, so it arrived about a year after the quiz.
Also, Radio Canada International once gave me a C$5 coin from their
1973-1976 Olympic series (now worth about $25 if I can find it).
But I was just thrilled to have my name mentioned on the air from a
transmitter somewhere across the world.
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