AM radio and Max (Mac?) Richmond
A Joseph Ross
Tue Feb 20 00:29:38 EST 2018
My father once told me of having one of the first car radios. It
clamped on to the steering column, and when he got a new car, he removed
it from the old car and installed it in the new one.
In 1965, when my parents decided it was time for us to be a two-car
family (with me driving and my sister about to get her learner's
permit), my father bought a Plymouth Valiant with no extras at all.
Standard 3-speed manual transmission. He later had a radio (AM only)
and a windshield-washer installed.
On 2/19/2018 11:57 AM, Don wrote:
>> I always wondered why it took so long to get FM into cars.
> Remember....FM was an extra option...and cost more.....just like
> electric windows. Cost conscious buyers and dealers would do
> without! (I have a colleague that told me his father would never buy
> a car with any radio...becuase it was "an extra".)
> It was a little while before they became a stock/standard item.
> I remember some older aunts and uncles who got FM's as a stock radio
> Most of them never listened to the FM option....because car AM radio
> was for "car listening"...and the FM formats were for "home listening".
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