Vintage Volts Episode 2 – Brief History of Transistor Radios

Before the end of 2013, I was able to slip in episode number 2!

In this episode, I provide a brief history of transistor radios. I also discuss a bit about vacuum tube radios, just to show how the technology had progressed

This episode also introduces a new segment for the Vintage Volts podcast, called the “Vintage Tech Primer”, where the basic technical concepts behind the technology discussed in the episode are presented in a concise, informative style

Source: Vintage Volts Episode 2 – Brief History of Transistor Radios

    

Show Theme Song

The intro theme song is a parody of the Happy Days theme (all rights reserved) sung and produced by Dr. Steven Weyhrich. The lyrics were developed jointly by Steve and Randy.

Altair, Apple, Floppy Days,

Commodore, Tandy, Floppy Days,

Atari, TI, Floppy Days,

The weekend comes, the disk drive hums

Ready to code for you!


These days were all

Happy and free (those floppy days)

The games we played,

You shared with me (those days)


Motorola, Intel, 6502

Graphics and text are there to view

Composite color or RGB

Program fun for you and me!


(instrumental)


IMSAI, PC, Floppy Days,

ST, Amiga, Floppy Days,

Junior, Sinclair, Floppy Days

Classic days, micro ways

Geekin’ all week with you!


These days were all,

Happy and free (those floppy days)

The games we played

You shared with me (those days)


These Floppy Days are yours and mine

(These Floppy Days are yours and mine)

Floppy Days!

Source: Show Theme Song

    

Upcoming Show Schedule

This schedule is subject to change

January, 2014 – Apple II (Part I)

February, 2014 – Apple II (Part II)

March, 2014 – VideoBrain Family Computer

April, 2014 – CompuColor II

May, 2014 – VCF East 9.1

June, 2014 – Exidy Sorcerer

July, 2014 – TRS-80 Model II

August, 2014 – Atari 400/800

September, 2014 – TI-99/4A

October, 2014 – VCF Midwest

November, 2014 – TRS-80 Color Computer

December, 2014 – HP-41C

Source: Upcoming Show Schedule

    

Floppy Days Episode 9 – The TRS-80 Model I (Part 2)

Second part on the TRS-80 Model I:

  • Personal memories from Terry Stewart (Tez).
  • Second part on the history of the machine, beginning with its introduction.
  • Second part of the interview with David and Theresa Welsh of Priming the Pump.
  • News, tech specs, peripherals, software, books, magazines, emulation, Web sites, modern-day upgrades.
  • Special guest host Earl Evans!!

Links mentioned in this episode:

New Acquisitions

Vintage Computer Shows

Other News

Magazines

Books

  • “Priming the Pump: How TRS-80 Enthusiasts Helped Spark the PC Revolution” by Welsh, Theresa; Welsh, David (2011-02-23). The Seeker Books. Priming the Pump Web Site – http://www.microcomputerpioneers.com/

Modern Upgrades

Emulators

Popular Websites

Other Sites Used for Reference

Source: Floppy Days Episode 9 – The TRS-80 Model I (Part 2)

    

Never Seen It – Scrooged

Heather and I put a little love in our hearts with 1988′s Scrooged on another special Christmas Never Seen It. Listen, right click and save as, or find us on Itunes or Stitcher.

Download: NeverSeenIt-Scrooged.mp3

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Source: Never Seen It – Scrooged

    

Episode 43 – Atari 2600 Christmas Memories

As I have been mentioning, this episode features your Christmas memories of the Atari 2600! I didn’t get any Hanukkah or Kwanzaa submissions, so we’ll just go with Christmas. There’s some great stories here, thanks to everyone for contributing and for listening! Thanks especially to Ryan who let me use his Christmas photo from 1978! Next week will be a short episode containing a surprise, I won’t be discussing any games. Think of it as a end of year wrap-up show. Merry Christmas everyone!

Source: Episode 43 – Atari 2600 Christmas Memories

    

RCR Episode 64

Panelists: Earl Evans (hosting), Paul Hagstrom, and Carrington Vanston

RCR Holiday Give-Away Contest
Enter now for a chance to win Sophistication & Simplicity
by Steven Weyhrich.

Topics:

Vintage Computer Commercial:

Retro Computing Gift Idea:

Auction Picks:

Intro / Closing Song: Back to Oz by John X – link
Show audio files hosted by CyberEars

Listen/Download:

Source: RCR Episode 64

    

80s Anthologies: Episode By Episode – Twilight Zone S1E13

CW, Phish, Vicarious Vic, and I celebrate Christmas with Twilight Zone Season 1 Episode 19, which has three Christmas-themed stories: “Night of the Meek”, “But Can She Type”, and “The Star”. Listen, right click and download, or find us on Itunes or Stitcher.

Download: 80sAnthologies-TZS1E13.mp3

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Star

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Source: 80s Anthologies: Episode By Episode – Twilight Zone S1E13