Leased-time program on WRCA is about restoring/collecting old vacuum-tube radios

Wed Jul 27 07:00:42 EDT 2011

On Wednesdays from 4:00AM to 5:00AM, WRCA(AM) 1330 is carrying a
program about restoring/buying/selling/swapping old vacuum-tube
radios. The program is called Tube Time. I did not catch the name of
the host. Last night, the program followed the late Danny Stiles'
Music Museum show and the records played between the interview/talk
segments were very much in keeping with Stiles' selections--in this
case, non-rock from the late 40s and early 50s.

The guest on last night's show was the owner/publisher of a specialty
magazine for collectors/restorers of and dealers in old vacuum-tube
radios. I didn't catch his name either, or for that matter, the name
of his magazine, which he said he had owned for only about the last
eight months. I suppose the magazine has a Web site, though given its
subject and the sort of folks it would appeal to, maybe not. In any
event, I don't think the URL of any Web site was given out during the
program. In fact, I don't think the host gave out any contact info
(e-mail or postal address) for himself. Unless I missed the URL and
contact info (I suppose I might have dozed off), you have to wonder
why the guy who runs the show would spend his time putting it
together or his money getting it on the air.

Dan Strassberg (
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