Originally Posted by RadioJonD
"For all that's worthwhile, your radio dial is on Radio Luxembourg."
<I grew up with a shortwave radio connected to a long wire antenna stretched across the length of the house! Still have that shortwave radio (plus two more) and the antenna is still up.>
Not at all in the same league, but I remember a Radio Shack dog radio that I had that picked up stations all the way to Chicago, picked up a few truckers on their CB's too.
We travelled quite a bit and the radio in the car was always on. We'd bring the 8-track with us, but before that there was just the car radio and the music was as varied as the DJ's playing them. Sure there were many stations playing the "one hit wonders" and "chart toppers", but it didn't seem pre-programmed and now and then we'd hear something new and different.
I used to listen to the billboard countdown on New Year's Day sprawled out on the floor in front of the old Console TV/Stereo to listen.