Old School Engineer

ON THE RADIO

Mike "Crusty" Johnson

I’ve been studying electronics since I was 15 years old. And I’m still learning. When I started in electronics, TV sets were manufactured using exclusively vacuum tubes and discrete components. The typical radio was manufactured with vacuum tubes, as were the so called home entertainment systems with phonograph and/or reel-to-reel tape machines. Hi-fi audio was introduced, when I was in junior high school, and stereo audio was introduced before I graduated high school. NTSC color TV was introduced, in 1954, but there was no color TV in my parent’s home, until 1963.