National Radio Day is August 20th

Remember transistor radios? How about Toot-a-Loops? Who had an early adoption radio with the weather band in addition to AM/FM? These each came long before the self-proclaimed National Radio Day, but they’re part of the history that helped create this holiday. Radio stations are known for crazy, off-the-wall promotional events. In the 1990s, it is said that radio personnel at different stations created their own holiday – National Radio Day. That sounds like something radio folks would do – since they are the fun and games people.

Retro Knox customers will notice that we play along with the fun and games quite well. Walk through the showroom and you’ll find vintage radios of all kinds throughout - exuding radio's yesteryear. Here’s a good cross-section of radios with many hours of listening enjoyment remaining in them.

This 1960s Magnavox Stereo Coffee Table is the coolest invention for vinyl lovers. There’s an AM/FM Stereo hatch door on the top with a working turntable inside what could be called that of a “Lazy Susan” on the front of the unit.

1960s Magnavox Stereo Coffee Table

1960s Magnavox Stereo Coffee Table

This 1960s Motorola Radio equals fun with the colors of the era to boot.

1960s Motorola Radio

1960s Motorola Radio

With great sound quality, this mirrored clock AM/FM radio gives off the cool vibes of what radio has created over the years.

RetroKnox_241.JPG

Retro Knox offers up unique Mid-Century Modern furniture, collectibles and art based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Delivering one-of-a-kind, affordable vintage furnishings to your inside and outside spaces, Retro Knox offers vintage decor with name brands such as Herman Miller, Steelcase, Woodward, Henredon and many more. To schedule an appointment to walk through 22,000 square feet of antiquing goodness, send us a message or call John Knox at 616.308.6767. Otherwise, visit us at our retail spaces at Archive Antiques on East Fulton in Uptown and Lost and Found – Treasures of Old and New on Century Avenue SW in Grand Rapids.