John Schneider’s annual salute to radio’s golden past is back with a new edition for 2021.
The highlight of The Radio Historian’s 2021 Radio History Calendar is, as always, the pictures, usually originally black & white and now colorized by John himself.
These pictures include Gene Autrey singing at KMO in Tacoma, Wash., in 1949; bathing beauties on radio and, always eagerly anticipated views of old equipment and radio practices. Some of these are even more interesting in the age of COVID.
Especially fun is the cover shot of NBC Radio’s master control console at Rockefeller Center. It looks like something from the cover of a pre-World War II science fiction book.
Besides the eye candy, the calendar has a seemingly neverending list of important historical radio dates; at least one for almost every day.
Makes a great Christmas gift for that special radio engineer in your life. The price is $24.95, including shipping, in the United States. Foreign purchases are more.