Growing up as a kid, my favorite Christmas gift was a transistor radio.
From about the time I was 5 or 6 years old, it seemed I got one every year because I’d worn out the one I got the previous year.
I was surprised to find that you can still get little hand sized transistors from walmart.com.
I was even more surprised at the reaction of our 4-year-old grandson when he got one from us on Saturday.
By yesterday, he was carrying it around with him wherever he went, and he even fashioned a hanger so he could carry it on his tricycle as he rode around the driveway at his house.
He seemed amazed that he could find various stations and types of music without having to tap a screen, or talk to Alexa.
He was excited when he heard grandpa’s voice on that little radio too.
The only segment of potential audience for radio that’s showing any decline is among Americans 12 years of age or younger.
I think a good reason may be that they’re not getting introduced to those magic little radios we had as kids.
That’s the way I see it.