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

Bob DeMattia
Wed Jul 27 07:56:19 EDT 2011

What do you link an hour at 4AM costs on a station like WRCA?
Enough to pay the electricity?


On Wed, Jul 27, 2011 at 7:00 AM, Dan.Strassberg <>wrote:

> 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.
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