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August 1947 QST Article

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Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics. See articles from QST, published December 1915 - present (visit ARRL for info). All copyrights hereby acknowledged.

Radio Shack, like so many of America's original great companies, was born in the early formative year of electronics and lived long and prospered through the rest of the century during its glory days, then eventually waned into insignificance and obsolescence after around Y2K. It is not always simply an unwillingness to adapt to new technologies and methods that doomed Radio Shack and those like them. The forces behind those life cycles are often beyond their control because start-ups vying for market share do not carry the burden of and have to deal with established investments in people, facilities, and infrastructure. This advertisement from a 1947 issue of QST magazine was from the original Radio Shack in Boston, Massachusetts. The company was bought by Tandy Corporation in the 1960s, then sold to hedge fund operator General Wireless in the mid 2000s. Radio Shack filed for bankruptcy in 2015 and the few remaining outlets are now run by Retail ECommerce Ventures.

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