It’s convenient to assume that the radio has lost its role in the entertainment sphere with the advent of streaming platforms. But it obviously isn’t the case. Know that the fine, old-fashioned charm of listening to the radio is impossible to ignore. Listening to the radio is nostalgic, and it’s difficult to let go of the little tradition of listening to the radio for many people. Walk back into memory lane with these best portable radios in the market.
It was the old 1930s and 1940s Singing Cowboy movies (Gene Autry, Tex Ritter, Roy Rogers, Eddie Dean and the Sons of the Pioneers), popular on television in the 1950s, that led Mike Gross into Western Music and to start his Swingin’ West radio broadcast on WSHU-FM, Fairfield, CT on Sunday, February 17, 1980.