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[aprssig] Re: Radio Shack (NOT)

ki6nj at comcast.net ki6nj at comcast.net
Sat Jan 21 17:39:53 UTC 2006


As I recall the present day Radio Shack got its name from a small radio store in Boston, MA.  The present day Radio Shack is the merger of the Allied Radio Co., Chicago and the Boston Radio Shack.  Perhaps someone else has more info on the topic.  When I was a kid in the early thirties, I bought my radio supplies from Allied Radio.
73 Max KI6NJ

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From: Arte Booten <n2zrc at earthlink.net> 

> Hi all, 
> 
> Robert B. wrote: 
> 
> >Don't expect to find any parts at a Radio Shack any more. 
> 
> The funniest thing to me is that none of the RatShack employees I've run 
> across have any idea where the company got its name from! 73 
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