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The Little Detrola Radio That Brought Magic Into My Home

Detrola CM 429 wooden table tube radio (1941) I remember the Detrola table model radio being on the end of the kitchen counter close to the window. Part of the morning ritual was turning it on to hear the mellow voice of Clint Buehlman giving the weather and traffic reports. If I was real lucky he would be giving the school closings, and maybe, just maybe, he would be closing mine. The radio was magic. I didn't know how it worked. I could figure out the gas stove. Just a pipe to the burner, ... (read more)